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The Garden House

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Annette & Barry welcomed us at the Garden House where we stayed for 2 nights on our way to Cape Town. They are a lovely couple, and they gave us all the right advice that made every minute in Franschoek enjoyable. Annette went out of her way to help us with restaurant and excursion reservations too. The room was very...

Thank Melita191
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The cottage at the Garden House remains a beautiful location to relax and enjoy yourself. Annette and Barry are wonderful hosts and couldn't do more for us. They attract interesting guests and the conversations flows naturally Their breakfasts are loevly and often involve the charming Marmaduke!. A refreshing swimming pool and lovely afternoon happy hour with the hosts makes this...

Thank TunaTownFC
Vancouver Island, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cottage at the Garden House was a perfect place to unwind and relax. Annette and Barry are wonderful hosts and couldn't do more for us. Their breakfasts are endless and their conversations lively and interesting. A refreshing swimming pool and lovely afternoon happy hour with the hosts makes this an ideal choice. With just one cottage, and 1 room...

Thank auntym48
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in the cottage room which was delightful. Big bedroom and bathroom. Tastefully decorated. In the evening we sat outside in the courtyard, entertaining the resident cats and dogs, which were adorable. Annette and Barry are great hosts, inviting us every evening for sundowner drinks on the veranda watching the sunset. Barry makes a lovely gin & tonic. Lovely...

Thank Wolfgang K
Basel, Switzerland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This B&B in Franschhoek was chosen as a venue to chill and that's exactly what we experienced. The cottage room was fabulous in every respect (massive bathroom) and the pool and gardens were a perfect setting (beauty and solitude). The hosts (Annette and Barry) are amazingly witty people and a highlight of the day was the sundowner drinks session on...

Thank Budkiri
Stuttgart, Germany
Reviewed 12 December 2016

We loved to stay in in the Garden House. Anette and Barry are very friendly and generous hosts. The garden and the mountain view are amazing. Eveything was perfekt and relaxing. This is the ideal stay for animal-loving guests. I joined Annette to support her in her social work. We distributed cat and dog food, where it was needed. It...

Thank Katja G
East Anglia, UK
Reviewed 8 December 2016

From the emails Annette sent us before we arrived from the UK, through to Barry's warm and friendly welcome, we simply couldn't fault this wonderful place. Delightful rooms, delicious breakfast, friendly pets, exemplary local advice, spectacular views from the verandah. I really cannot recommend this place highly enough. We have travelled all around the world, and this is at the...

Thank davidh of england
Reviewed 25 November 2016

Everything about our two night stay at the Garden House was perfect. Annette and Barry were wonderful, thoughtful hosts and their old colonial style property just a short walk from the centre of town is beautiful, with a glorious English country style garden and fantastic views. There's also a proper good sized pool in the corner of the garden for...

Thank brynsdad
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Annette and Barry welcomed us into their home as if we were family and we felt as if we were right from the start of our visit. It's a beautiful house in a charming village and Annette provides the most wonderful breakfast on a delightful terrace with breathtaking views. Great scenery and wonderful restaurants, with the added bonus of cats...

Thank fwigeon
Ulm, Germany
Reviewed 15 November 2016

The host were very warm and welcoming. There are beautiful funny cats and dogs, we loved to stay there, having some chat with Annett and Barry whilst having a sundowner. Breakfast was perfect and delicious. The Garden House is only minutes away from the beautiful centre. We can fully recommend the garden house. Thank you Annett and Barry! Hope to...

Thank Melanie W

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about The Garden House

Address: 29 De Wet Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Price Range: €57 - €92 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
Also Known As:
The Garden House Hotel Franschhoek
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“The separate cottage annex is full of character and brilliant!”
 of 5 bubbles brynsdad, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Small B&B - all rooms are gorgeous - just book early.”
 of 5 bubbles fwigeon, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Both rooms are awesome & spacious, but preference for outside one! It is like a home from home. You will definitely make a furry friend!”
 of 5 bubbles 911camerons, 19 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Garden Courtyard Terrace”
 of 5 bubbles 747mrsa, 20 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Annex is obviously bigger and more private but both the annex and main house bedroom are to the same very high standard and lovely”
 of 5 bubbles lt8182, 14 Apr 2016 | Read review
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