Newlands Cottages consist of three attractively restored, self-catering cottages with small private gardens in the convenient Rondebosch area. Up to 14 guests can be accommodated.
The decorating style of the cottages is the "Shabby Chic" style that suits the authentic history of the cottages. Each cottage is as close to the original design as possible with oregan wood floors, original doors, door frames and decorating style.
General Amenities: The cottages are ideal for three or four individual groups, or for family/friends who want to stay close but still have privacy. Each cottage has a modern, fully-equipped kitchen with ovens, convection ovens, microwaves, toasters, kettles, two- or four-plate gas hobs, dishwashers and full-size fridge/freezers.
They share a small heated pool which is available for guests between 10am and 5pm. The courtyard garden has been designed with great care to ensure privacy for each group and easy access to all facilities. All three cottages have a full alarm system with easy remote control access.
All cottages are strictly non-smoking.
Office Manager: Godfrey Machado is highly experienced and has been in our service for more than 10 years.
Location: The cottages are right below the University of Cape Town and only a 10-minute drive from the airport, city centre and the V&A Waterfront.
Clarkia Cottage can sleep 4 guests in two bedrooms. It is free standing, self-catering, and has secure parking for one sedan car next to the cottage.
Two spacious double bedrooms have superior quality beds, either single or king-size. Bed linen is 100% percale cotton. Down duvets, extra blankets for icy winters and extra flat sheets for hot summer nights are provided. Main bedroom has en-suite bathroom with bath and shower. Second bathroom has shower only.
An open-plan, comfortable, well-equipped TV/dining/kitchen area leads to an enclosed private patio with barbecue/braai facilities and outside table and chairs. A gate leads to the courtyard pool area and laundry facilities. There is also a wood-fire oven for the cold wet winters in Newlands and roof fans for the few very hot days in summer.
The cottage is decorated in the Annie Sloan "Shabby Chic" style with distressed painted furniture. This style enhance the restored, authentic feel for the cottage. Original doors were all restored, light fittings where possible are original as well as the floors.
RyanClare House - consists of two cottages: RyanClare and Little RyanClare. It is a 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom house that can be used either as one unit (RyanClare House) or as two separate units (RyanClare Cottage and Little RyanClare Cottage). It is free standing, self-catering, and has secure parking for a sedan car per cottage. There is direct access to the attractive front garden.
Three of the 4 bedrooms can have a king-size bed or 2 single beds. Bed linen is 100% percale cotton. Down duvets and blankets for icy winters and extra flat sheets for hot summer nights are provided.
Main bedroom downstairs (RyanClare Cottage) has an en-suite bathroom with shower. Second bedroom (RyanClare Cottage) has 2 single beds that can be made into a king bed. The second bathroom is a very spacious bathroom with shower.
Main bedroom upstairs (Little RyanClare) is a very spacious bedroom and shares the family bathroom with the second bedroom upstairs. The second bedroom upstairs (Little RyanClare) can have 2 single beds (bunk beds dismantled) or bunk beds and a small single bed.
An open-plan, spacious, comfortable, well-equipped TV/dining/kitchen area leads to an enclosed private patio with barbecue/braai facilities and outside table and chairs (RyanClare Cottage). There is access to the courtyard garden, pool area and laundry facilities. This cottage also has an air-conditioner in kitchen/TV area.
The second kitchen is a kitchenette for Little RyanClare and becomes a bar area if booked as RyanClare House. The formal lounge provides lots of extra space for RyanClare House and becomes the TV room/dining room for Little RyanClare.
Creating the "Shabby Chic" look is an ongoing process, but we are in good company as Annie Sloan has been quoted that her house in France is a "work in progress".
Little Clarkia Cottage is a double-storey, one bedroomed cottage ideal for a couple or a single person needing lots of space. There is garage parking with direct access to the courtyard garden.
The very big bedroom can have either 2 single beds or a romantic king-size bed. Bed linen is 100% percale cotton, plus down duvet. Extra blankets for icy winters and extra flat sheets for hot summer nights are provided. En-suite bath/shower and toilet.
Downstairs is a very spacious kitchen/living room which opens up with stack doors onto a vine-covered patio with barbecue/braai area. There is also access to pool, courtyard garden and laundry room. An air-conditioner cools you down during hot summers. In addition, a combustion wood oven keeps you cozy, warm and dry in the typical, wet, cold winters of Newlands.
Little Clarkia was the stables of the original cottages. The shape and the position on the plot is an indication of it's previous function. The original thick walls keep the cottage well insulated.