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Spacious en-suite rooms decorated individually with antiques and handmade furniture

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During the heat of summer the rooms are well-shaded, but during the cooler months (Jun - Sep) the sun has free access to the rooms.
The general furniture layout and size of our sumptuous en-suite rooms was arrived at after going through some 600 guest comments as to what they would like and enjoy.

The Queen Elizabeth, The Double Delight, The Ecstasy Rose Suite and The Peace Suite are separate from the main building, measuring 6.5m x 5.5m plus bathroom 3m x 2.5m.

All rooms are en-suite with separate shower and bath. The Ecstasy Suite features a luxurious walk-in double shower with a double vanity and bath for two.

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The four separate spacious, deluxe, air conditioned suites open directly onto a quiet large, private garden where we have a large number of rose bushes, and abundant birdlife.

Relax under the vine-covered pergola with a glass of wine, or recline in your deckchair on the sunny well-manicured lawn.

The grape-vines on the pergola outside the Queen Elizabeth, Double Delight and Ecstasy Rose suites are the ornamental type which ensures that during the heat of summer the rooms are well-shaded, but during the cold months the sun has free access to the rooms.

We chose ornamental grapes to avoid the danger of wasps being attracted to the fruit.

What you can expect in your suite...

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All rooms are en-suite with separate shower and bath; the Ecstasy Suite features a luxurious walk-in double shower with a double vanity and bath for two.
All our suites have three different types of coffees, several different types of teas, and fresh milk is always available in the refrigerator.

Our internationally acclaimed shortbread is renewed daily, as is the locally-grown fruit, the port, and the muscadel (muscadel is the sweet wine loved by early settlers).

All these items are there for your enjoyment at no charge.

The contents of the fridge are there to be enjoyed at no extra cost if consumed on the premises.

There is an extensive range of local Aloe Ferox toiletries in the bathrooms, to be enjoyed.

Electric blankets are available at all times. However, we only put these on the beds during the colder months. The air conditioner is set for maximum coolness at 20C.

All rooms now receive free Wi-Fi thanks to our recently amplified broadband antenna.

All our rooms now include flat screen televisions with a satellite movie channel.

Smokers: all our rooms and indoor areas are "non-smoking" but you may smoke outdoors.


The Queen Elizabeth Suite

Named after the pink Queen Elizabeth Rose, the Queen Elizabeth Suite is a deluxe, air conditioned suite that opens directly onto our quiet large, private garden where we have a large number of rose bushes, and abundant birdlife.

The general furniture layout and size of the room was arrived at after going through some 600 guest comments as to what they would like and enjoy.
360° view of this suite

The ceilings of this suite are of Spanish reed and are tied in the traditional manner. The beams are local Pine.

The king-size bed was made by the first owner of The Hideaway Adin Greaves from Canary Pine to his own design, as are the side tables and lamps. The mattress was custom made for us by the School for the Blind in Worcester.

The sleeper couch (day bed) is another one of Adin Greaves' carpentry originals and is made from indigenous woods; namely Black Ironwood, Stinkwood, Yellowwood and Leadwood. To convert the couch into a bed, the backrest is simply lifted out.

Luxury fittings throughout the suite.

The cupboard and dressing table are early 20th Century oak pieces that for many years were resident in Silverhurst, Constantia, and were inherited by Adin Greaves from his mother. On being restored they were found to have been painted green on top of white on top of a dark stain.

The windows are made from Blackwood in the traditional Victorian style.

The room is en-suite with a bath and walk-in shower (see picture ).


The Double Delight Suite

Named after the deep pink and cream Double Delight Rose, the Double Delight Suite is a deluxe, air conditioned suite with en-suite bathroom that opens directly onto our quiet large, private garden where we have a large number of rose bushes, and abundant birdlife.

The queen-size bed is hand-made from indigenous Yellowwood and Kiaat
360° view of this suite

The ceilings of this suite are of Spanish reed and are tied in the traditional manner. The beams are local Pine.

The queen-size bed is made from Yellowwood and Kiaat to Adin's design, as are the side tables which are made from Canary Pine and Cypress.

One of the lamps is Yellowwood and the other Hard Pear.

The mattress is the latest Sealy Posturepedic Plus which, we think, you will find a superb mattress.

The coffee table and side tables are made from Tambuti, a wood that grows north of Pretoria. This is an exceptionally hard and heavy wood giving off a slightly astringent aroma. African tradition believes that by keeping a piece of this wood in your room, all flu's, mosquitoes, etc., etc., including tokoloshes (gremlins), will be kept away.

Double Delight en-suite

The chairs are genuine leather made by Coricraft of Cape Town.

The Yellowwood kist at the foot of the bed was made by Adin Greaves from old beams extracted from the first building erected at Rhodes University in Grahamstown. The cupboard and dressing table are made from Kiaat, the top of the dressing table being Black Ironwood and Yellowwood.

The windows are made from Blackwood in the traditional Victorian style.

The Double Delight is en-suite with a walk-in shower as well as bath (see picture ).


The Ecstasy Rose Suite

The latest addition to our group of suites, the luxurious Ecstasy Rose Suite.
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Our latest addition, and equivalent of a Honeymoon suite, the beautifully appointed Ecstasy Rose Suite is named after the Ecstasy rose which grows abundantly in the gardens outside the room.

With fantastic mountain views, featuring a Queen Size leather Sleigh bed with hand crafted side tables made from Rose Wood.

The dresser and wardrobe are original stinkwood antiques.

A large luxurious bathroom with double bath, double vanity and double walk-in shower (see picture ).


The Peace Suite

Named after the well-known Peace Rose, the Peace Suite is a deluxe, air conditioned en-suite room that opens directly onto our quiet large, private garden where we have a large number of rose bushes, and abundant birdlife.

The coffee table is made from stinkwood that was cut in the mountains behind Swellendam
360° view of this suite

The two single beds and dressing table are made from old Stinkwood and were manufactured in Pretoria at the turn of the 19 th Century.

The coffee table was made early in the 19th Century for the Cloetes of Cape Town and is in fact made from Stinkwood that was cut in the mountains behind Swellendam.

The chairs are genuine leather and made by Coricraft of Cape Town.

The en-suite bathroom includes a bath and walk-in shower (see picture ).