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The Garden House
Ranked #3 of 64 Franschhoek B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 16, 2010

Our favourite place in South Africa. Annette and Barry have managed to create a very special place. The very well appointed room and fantastic (and huge) bathroom have all the comforts of a fine hotel yet this is home from home. You have your privacy yet you very soon feel that you are staying with old and lovely friends. They are very sociable people and you should absolutely take them up on their offer to book your restaurants for you as maitre d's don't say no to Annette! Not only did she secure us 'that table with the best view' but also organised a fabulously memorable evening at the restaurant of an exquisite boutique hotel which we would never have known about. We have come away not only with fond memories, but the determination to return (and to recommend to our friends) and a stack of book recommendations to boot. Please go, as you will love it.

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 14, 2010

The garden house is a haven in this world you have to visit before you pass,the quiet gentle breezes all to be experienced,the comfort of home .

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank knightdj
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Reviewed March 10, 2010

We had the pleasure of sharing Annette and Barry's wonderful home in Franschhoek for three nights in February 2010. We enjoyed the sumptuous accommodation, magnificent views and their friendly manner to such an extent that we returned for an extra two nights at the end of our holiday. Franschhoek is the prettiest town we visited on our trip to South Africa
and is truly the gourmay centre of the Cape area.We intend to return as soon as possible.

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank MargaretWhitefieldUK
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Reviewed March 4, 2010

The perfect end to a perfect honeymoon. Upon arrival Annette had booked us in to the local Jazz night. By the end of the night we were on the grass dancing, it was like reliving our wedding. Forget your guide books here you will find your own personal, non intrusive holiday planner. Words will never do justice to how welcoming Barry and Annette are, you must go and live it for yourself.
The accomodation is fab, secluded, private and way bigger than the pics. The breakfast home made, tasty and served at a really nice easy pace.
I would have no hesitation in recommending the Garden house.
hope we get to go back for our anniversary!

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank LADYHEALY
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Reviewed March 2, 2010

We decided to stay 3 nights in the Garden after reading all the reviews...and we were not disappointed at all...
Almost everything was already said in the previous reviews. The cottage is fantastic, very spacious and comfortable, all the documentation is available in the room to organize your daily trips and if not sufficient Annette will help you with tons of ideas.
Excellent breakfast with amazing view, lovely cats and dogs, nice hidden pool...
Annette and Barry are more than hosts, you feel yourself very quickly as a family member.
We can only recommand this wonderful place

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank Ompile
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Reviewed February 21, 2010

Having just stayed in a great place in Camps Bay and having previously stayed in Franschoek, topping our previous experiences seemed unlikely. But the Garden House achieved it. Annette and Barry (plus menagerie) become friends without ever invading your privacy or the peace you will discover.
We are discerning and not afraid to criticise where necessary, but equally we will always praise when warranted. This took no effort. You'll love it.

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Reviewed February 21, 2010

What can one say that hasn't been said over and over again previously. Annette and Barry are the hosts you wish you had on every holiday. Their helpfullness and kindness shows no limits. Her energy should be bundled up and passed on to everyone.
We stayed for two nights during our month's visit to South Africa and wished we had stayed longer. The Garden House is superb, the views are stunning and you have to sample the breakfasts to appreciate them.
If you are interested in the welfare of cats and dogs then a visit with Annette to the Township is also a must !
Keep up the good work.

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled as a couple
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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
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Ranked #3 of 64 B&Bs / Inns in Franschhoek
Price Range: $128 - $168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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