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The Garden House

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29 De Wet Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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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
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    5 of 5 stars
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London
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What can I say, staying at The Garden House was the icing on the cake of a wonderful holiday in South Africa and Namibia. We were greeted warmly by our hosts, with the family of cats and dogs in tow - I was in heaven! We were soon having wine and nibbles overlooking the beautiful view, we've never felt at... More 

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Cape Town
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were on a magic carpet ride of delectable experiences !!! Stunning garden, giant Camphor tree right outside our beautifully appointed cottage, underfloor heating in our enormous magnificent bathroom complete with luxury bathrobes, and gently lulled to sleep by the soothing background comforting sound of the warm air being gently expelled from the aircon. Annette is straight from God, our... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Garden House was even more wonderful than we had expected. Annette was an endearing host, along with her lovely pets Lizzie, Benjie, Marmaduke, Tonto, Charlie, and Monster. The accommodations were inviting and well-kept, breakfast each morning was lovely, and the grounds were beautiful. We happened to come during the winter on two very cold, windy, rainy days. Annette and... More 

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Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We stayed 4 nights at The Garden House. Although the weather wasn't that nice, we have very good memories about our stay here. Annette and Barry made us feel very welcome, almost like they were family. We enjoyed the sundowners with them and appreciated the great advice we got about restaurants, wine tastings and other (rainy weather) activities. It's a... More 

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Port Elizabeth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

What a special place! Comfortable, warm, and luxurious. We felt so spoiled. Barry and Annette strike a good balance between being warm and friendly and giving you your own privacy. From the start they go out of their way to make your stay extra special with close attention to detail. Beautiful garden. A fridge full of treats. Underfloor heating... There's... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Even before we left for Franschhoek, we knew we would love Annette and Barry. From the very first email, Annette was volunteering help with our plans and sharing about her dogs. Meeting them in person--the couple and their pets--was such a treat. Annette and Barry were incredibly attentive to our needs. They offered drinks and conversation as we sat by... More 

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

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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