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The Garden House

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29 De Wet Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I booked the garden house because of reviews on Tripadvisor and went with an open mind, possibly expecting to be disappointed as most reviews were glowing. We certainly weren't as the hosts Annette and Barry were very welcoming and helpful and the food more than met all expectations. Annette provides a continental style breakfast but there is... More 

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34 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I am not quite sure why the Garden House always works its magic. You arrive feeling exhausted and a few days later are rejuvenated. Is it the wonderful company of Annette and Barry? The fact that there is always a placid dog or cat to stroke with an arm's length? The peace and quiet? The comfy bed or the vast... More 

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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Annette and Barry's hospitality never disappoints. They are impeccable hosts. Literally nothing is too much trouble and they go out of their way to make sure every aspect of their guests' stay is faultless. I run out of superlatives to describe our regular stays here. You will feel utterly at home and be blown away by the beauty of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed at The Garden House for 3 nights in January as the start of our honeymoon. It was the perfect place to stay to explore Franschhoek and the vineyards. Annette and Barry were amazing hosts providing helpful advice and welcoming us to evening drinks before going out to the numerous amazing restaurants in Franschhoek. The Cottage is large and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There were many things that I enjoyed so much on my recent visit to the Garden House: A terrific cold breakfast with fresh ingredients, including fruits, cheeses, smoked trout etc. The very comfortable room with lovely tea, coffee and biscuits The ambience of the house with many unusual art-works, reflecting Annette's and Barry’s taste The lovely garden and pool with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I haven't written a review on trip advisor before, but the Garden House thoroughly deserves one! Annette and Barry along with the lovely cats and dogs have created an idyllic place from which to explore Franschhoek. Set up the on a hill it has beautiful views to enjoy if you're having a lazy day by the pool or relaxing in... More 

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Thank Ben F
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Don't look for anywhere else in Franchshoek, just book the Garden House. It isn't really a B&B its more like staying with your best friends in the country. Annette and Barry plus an assortment of cats and dogs welcome you into their lovely friendly home and garden. Annette sent us loads of useful advice and tips before our arrival, and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the Garden House in December as the last stop of a two week trip before returning to Cape Town. Owners Annette and Barry (and their family of animals) gave us a warm welcome and made us feel at home, even pulling out a delicious bottle of local champagne to share with us when they learnt we were on... More 

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Banbury, Oxfordshire
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34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Annette and Barry are two of the kindest hosts. Their home and garden are just beautiful and extremely tranquil. We were only able to stay one night as our first night had to be cancelled due to disastrous experiences with Emirates airline, but we were offered coffee and croissants on arrival and we shared a bottle of bubbly that evening... More 

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West Sussex
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've just had a great four day stay at the Garden House. Annette and Barry were excellent hosts and made us feel completely at home. Sundowners in the evening and breakfast in the morning sitting on the stoep with good company and a fantastic view - priceless! The guest house has lovely gardens and a large swimming pool. Just the... More 

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