Schoone Oordt Country House  Verified Listing

  • The country house in Swellendam, Western Cape , South Africa
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  • Welcome
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  • Dining
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  • Family Cottage
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  • Swimming pool
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  • Swimming pool
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  • Wedding on lawn
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  • Meals offered
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  • High Tea
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  • Family Cottage Kitchenette
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  • Family Cottage
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  • Honeymoon Suite Bathroom
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  • Bathroom
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  • Luxury Room Bathroom
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  • Family Cottage Bedroom
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  • Family Cottage Loft room
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  • Luxury Room
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  • Luxury Room Interior
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  • Honeymoon Suite
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Swimming Pool
Aircon
Garden
Serviced Daily
Parking on Premises
Airport Transfers
Hairdryer
Sleeps
WiFi
Bath towels
Internet access
Tea and coffee facilities
Fireplace
Breakfast included
Linen
TV
Dining Area
Child friendly
Mini Bar
Underfloor Heating
Safety Deposit Box
DSTV
Patio

There is something quite magical about this striking Victorian Manor House.
She has been lovingly restored over many years by Richard and Alison Walker and is passionately run by Ian Clulow and a wonderful team of passionate and committed people. As a result, she has been instilled with charm and grace and she adores welcoming guests.

Her extensive grounds house eight luxury rooms, a quaint, private family cottage, a sunny, spacious family suite and a romantic and secluded honeymoon suite set in abundant gardens and sheltered by aged oak trees. Each luxury accommodation has conceded to every modern convenience whilst unique, restored (mostly by Richard) antiques, retain the Victorian feel of the Manor House and a bygone era.

The Manor House itself boasts the most exquisite light and airy conservatory, which Richard built in true English style, a cosy fire-lit bar and lounge, an intimate dining room and a typical country kitchen. The warmth of the original wooden floors, ceilings and doors coupled with many quirky antique pieces creates a wonderful welcoming ambience and guests are encouraged to ‘kuier’* here.

Schoone Oordt Country House is a gracious old dame with heart and soul and the emphasis is on unpretentious, unaffected luxury, elegance, quality and acute attention to detail. She invites you to visit... soon...


Property Facilities:
Gorgeous gardens, tinkling fountains, lush lawns and an invigorating saltwater pool invite relaxation and rest. Meals are made with love and served with true Schoone Oordt flair and style. The freshest best quality produce from small local suppliers is sourced as organically and ethically as possible, as well as fresh herbs and occasional veggies from the garden. Breakfasts are traditionally a gourmet affair and our country hotel has developed quite a reputation for them. Complimentary afternoon tea with home-baked savoury and sweet goodies is served overlooking the garden on sunny summer afternoons. In winter, complimentary snack platters and a warming welcome drink are offered on arrival. Intimate, delicious dinners are served in The Conservatory where guests can enjoy a carefully prepared, sophisticated South African menu with wines sourced from the celebrated verdant regions surrounding Swellendam; Robertson and Hermanus.

Area Information:
Swellendam is steeped in History, Architecture, Nature, Adventure, Food & Wine and is the perfect stopover on the way to or from the Garden Route. For those explorative travellers, it is a destination unto itself with enough to keep busy for at least 3 days. For a diverse view of the countryside, we recommend Cape Town, Swellendam, over the Tradouws Pass to Barrydale, Oudtshoorn and then down the Outeniqua Pass to George, Knysna. If travelling back to Cape Town, a quick stop in Hermanus is a must.

In Room Facilities:
Antique wardrobes and dressers
Extra length King or Twin Beds
Custom-made 100% cotton percale linen
Goose Down bedding
Private balconies and entrances
Satellite TV’s
DVD Players
Custom built tea/coffee stations with handmade biscuits or rusks
Mini Bars with fresh milk, complimentary bottled water and a selection of local wines & beers
Luxurious wool carpets
Fireplaces (in Luxury Rooms & Honeymoon Suite)
Air-conditioning
Under floor heating in bathrooms
Heated towel rails
Embroidered towelling gowns
Complimentary slippers
Selection of locally handmade luxurious bath/body products
Over-sized showers
Double basins
Separate reconditioned original Victorian baths
Hairdryers
‘In case you forgot’ box with sewing kit, shoe polish, headache tablets, organic mosquito repellent and so on
Emergency light
Daily housekeeping and evening turndown service

Attractions:
The Swellendam area offers guests an abundance of activities. Hiking, horse-trails, bike-trails, trail-runs, watersports as well as visits to the nearby Nature Reserves are a must. A trip to the De Hoop Nature Reserve for seasonal whale watching cannot be missed, a short journey over the Tradouw’s Pass to quirky Barrydale as well as a day trip wine-tasting in the Robertson Wine Valley or down to the Breede River. Along with a nine-hole golf course, quaint coffee shops, the renowned Drostdy Museum, berry-picking, great restaurants and a feast of art, Swellendam spoils its visitors for choice.

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Property Type Boutique Hotel, Guest House
Conditions

Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us!
We very much look forward to sharing Schoone Oordt and Swellendam with you soon.

Please remember to book for dinner and do let us know of any dietaries, allergies or special requests.

Thank you so much.
Happy Travelling!

Cancellation Policy Moderate
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Swellendam Reviews

Andrew Connold
07 January 2019

Relaxed and safe atmosphere. Lots of places and museums of historical interest. Good restaurants and convenient grocery/food shopping. Friendly people. Well located as a base to explore the Southern Cape.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Ayesha Abrahams
14 October 2018

Kind hearted and down to earth natured people.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Jaco Badenhorst
05 September 2018

Historic town with lots of activities and very clean. Also one of the safest in Western Cape.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Desiree du Plessis
03 September 2018

The beautiful nature and visiting some of the historic buildings.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Saskia Valente
15 August 2018

The nature reserve.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5

Nearby Attractions & Landmarks

Swellendam Church