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29 De Wet Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #1 of 58 Franschhoek B&B and Inns
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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

Annette and Barry provide a first class b&b in a quiet area of Franschhoek with a fantastic breakfast that will fill you up until dinner.

With Benjie, Lizzie, Marmaduke, Charlie, Tonto and Monster for company a love of cats and dogs is absolutely essential!

Annette was great at suggesting places to eat and the best vineyards to visit in the area. All together a most wonderful visit. We hope to be back soon

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Aldeburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

We were made so welcome by Annette and Barry from the moment we arrived. Our room and en suite in the house had everything we could possibly wish for and it was all spotlessly clean. Breakfasts on the stoep offered everything from bowls of mixed berries, cereals, smoked salmon trout to delicious breads and croissants. It was a real feast, enhanced by the views of the beautiful garden created by Annette and in the second area of garden was a swimming pool. Barry was a wealth of information for walking, cycling and other things to do in the area. Then there were the two dogs, Benji and Lizzie, plus four cats of which Marmaduke was top cat! They were all gorgeous and a great delight to have around. Thank you, Annette and Barry, for a truly happy, memorable stay. We shall be back.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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Hove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

My partner and I stayed at the Garden House for 2 nights. Annette and Barry were wonderful hosts, and made us feel so at home. The quality of the accommodation cannot be faulted, and the garden, pool, breakfast, and company of the wonderful collection of animals made it a perfect place to stay to explore the Franchhoek wine region. Annette and Barry were great company, and we enjoyed our trip to the local housing estates to feed the dogs with Annette:-) If you can get a reservation here, you must go, it really is beautiful and great value for money

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Wonderful!!!
We were here the second time,and felt like coming to very good friends!
Annette is a great host,very good connected ( dinner reservations!) and has a lot of good recommendations.
The house is beautiful,calm and they have a great pool!
You have always a nice cat or dog around you!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We enjoyed two wonderful nights with Annette and Barry in January and our only regret is that we did not stay longer. The bedroom and bathroom in the garden house are very large and well appointed. The breakfast on the balcony was really memorable and all the more welcome after an early morning bike ride with Barry! The beautiful garden and pool provided a welcome refuge from the heat. We would have no hesitation in recommending.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

The house is near the top of De Wet Street, close enough to the main road to walk, far enough from it to enjoy the tranquility of the unique and beautiful town of Franschhoek. Annette makes the concierge at the Ritz look like an amateur. Based on her authoritative précis of Franchhoek eateries, that was emailed to us in anticipation of our trip together with a note on the Summer Wine Festival, she managed to secure reservations for us at Le Quartier Francais for dinner and then Sunday lunch at La Petit Ferme. The house and magnificent garden is in immaculate condition. Annette and Barry are exemplary hosts. The breakfast would put the offerings of many of the hotels in the winelands to shame. We will most certainly return. Regularly.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We really enjoyed our stay at the beatiful Garden House! The host really made our small family feel welcomed. They went the extra mile in order to help us with all out request. The afternoon spent in their garden with their lovely pets is a nice memory.
Absolutely breathtaking view of the mountains and a super fresh and cool interior in the lovely cottage. Thank you so much for taking care of us, we will come back.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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Additional Information about The Garden House

Address: 29 De Wet Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 58 B&Bs / Inns in Franschhoek
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 2
Also Known As:
The Garden House Hotel Franschhoek

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