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The Garden House

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29 De Wet Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
The Garden House
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was such a treat to stay in this beautiful, quaint garden cottage overlooking Franschhoek. Annette and Barry were delightful hosts and made us feel very welcome. The house is very cozy (we had some very cold weather, but we were never cold there). It also has everything you could need - hair dryer, fridge, kettle, drinks, coffees and teas,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Our arrival coincided with that of our hostess, Annette, returning from the vet with a dog she was fostering, in the company of her two other dogs. Walking through the gate into a garden festooned with white roses and purple salvia--against a glorious backdrop of mountains--we were delighted to meet one of the four cats also in residence. This is... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We had two nights here and could have stayed much longer! The B&B is so perfect, set in beautiful gardens in wonderful Franchoek. Walking distance to the village. Our room was great, comfy bed, TV, big bath and separate shower, selection of teas - very important! Breakfast was a delight. As everyone else has said, the hosts Barry and Annette... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We stayed at the Garden House for one night (sadly only one night - we wanted to stay longer!) in the delightfully beautiful and private cottage. Barry and Annette were fantastic hosts, recommending activities in Franschhoek and the surrounding area and lending us bicycles for a lovely explore in the sunshine. It was lovely to be invited in for a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

My wife Stephanie and myself stayed 2 nights over at the garden house. It was wonderful. Terrific views, very comfortable guest room, healthy breakfast, and most of all our host Annette and Barry. We had some real interesting conversations. Travel isn't just about visiting places, but interacting with the people who live there as well. We left learning something new.... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We stayed in the inside room of the house, and we had a good night. Annette and Barry made us feel right at home immediately, and Annette was kind enough to make us a dinner reservation at Cafe des Arts. We had a drink with them in the early evening before we went off to dinner. In the morning we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

We had such a great stay at the garden house. Annette and Barry were amazing hosts and the house was beautiful! Annette took us the the informal settlement wuth her to feed the dogs and cats which was a truly eyr opening experience and one that will not be soon forgotten. 10 out of 10 only issue was i couldn't... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Annette and Barry were such great hosts! Annette was awesome about communication and answering questions and giving recommendations leading up to our stay, as well as when we were there. The included breakfast is excellent (smoked fish, delicious cheeses, granola, coffee, juice, bread). Couldn’t have asked for more and the luscious garden view while devouring the feast just added to... More 

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Mansfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

After checking TripAdvisor reviews, my wife and I decided to stay at The Garden House and we weren't disappointed. As the cottages were already booked, we took the guest room in the house which was perfectly fine. The owners, Annette and Barry were wonderful -- making sure we were comfortable and well taken care of. The Garden House grounds is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

My husband and I visited The Garden House in January as part of our honeymoon and couldn't recommend it enough. Annette and Barry are fantastic hosts! On our first day staying there, they kindly allowed us to borrow a couple of bikes and we cycled up to a winery. This is the kind of added extra you just wouldn't get... More 

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