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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
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Chalfont St. Giles, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We had a great time here when we visited in 2013, and we decided we would come back for a longer period to use as our our base in the winelands. We were not disappointed. Hosts were fantastic, helping us in deciding what to do, booking our restaurants for us, even taking us on a mountain bike ride and generally... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We stayed in the cottage which was very spacious, pretty and private. Staying with Annette and Barry was like visiting with relatives (the ones you actually like!). They are lovely people – welcoming, informative and went to great lengths to make our visit special. Barry not only lent us bikes but took us out in his car into the mountains... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

A beautiful place with very friendly hosts!! They help you to prepare your stay in Franschhoek. The breakfast is also amazing! I definitely recommend this place if you go to franschhoek! Thanks a lot for everything! Victoria & Baptiste

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