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Highcliffe House looking towards the Hottentots Holland mountains

Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming Pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
  • Car advised
  • Nearest beach 1km

Highcliffe House is an upmarket guest house, owned and managed by Jane & Jim Yeomans who have travelled extensively, is ideally located on the mountainside overlooking Gordon's Bay, with breathtaking sea views across False Bay to Table Mountain and round to the mountains of the Helderberg. Gordon's Bay, known by many as the jewel of the Western Cape, has recently been designated as the start of the Whale Coast Route, further enhancing its claim as the number one base for visiting all of the attractions of the Western Cape, without big city hustle and bustle, and pricing !

We offer three unique self-contained apartments : the 1 bedroom Merlot and Pinotage Suites, and the 2 bedroom / 2 bathroom Riesling Suite. Each suite is spacious, and stylishly furnished to a very high standard, with double en-suite bedrooms, fully equipped kitchens, and comfortable lounges. Each suite has a private entrance with direct access from safe private parking, and has either a private balcony, patio or garden, each with individual barbecue facilities and patio furniture for al fresco dining. Each suite has air conditioning, ceiling fans, satellite TV, DVD/CD player and WiFi internet access, as well as many extra luxuries to ensure a comfortable and relaxing holiday.

There are private golf lockers for each suite - Highcliffe House Suites are very popular with golfers as there are 5 championship golf courses within 30 minutes drive. The historic Cape Winelands of Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek are all within an hour's drive, while the start of the Helderberg Wine Route, with almost 50 top wine estates, is less than 10 minutes away. Central Cape Town is just 45 minutes, and we are only 25 minutes from Cape Town International Airport.

The location therefore of this superior Guest House provides the perfect venue for enjoying the many attractions of the Western Cape, while providing a warm friendly ambience in which to enjoy an idyllic vacation, in the luxury of your own comfortable suite and with the flexibility of self-catering without having to worry about any chores.

After enjoying the beautiful sights of the area, playing golf, or tasting wine at one of our many superb wine estates, relax by the pool, enjoy a glass of local wine and watch the magnificent sunsets over the Bay, before dining under the stars. Join fellow guests in the bar for a 'nightcap' before retiring to your own comfortable suite at the end of any other perfect day.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Gordon's Bay 1 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Cape Town International 25 km, Nearest railway: Strand or Somerset West 10 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property, Sea view
General Air conditioning, CD player, Fax machine, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

Highcliffe House luxurious Suites offer the ultimate in self-catering accommodation, with quality decor throughout and particular attention to detail.

The Riesling Suite is a very spacious 150 sq m apartment, also located on the upper level, so has breathtaking sea views across the Bay round to the mountains of the Helderberg. The apartment has two large bedrooms - the main bedroom is huge with air conditioning/heating, a kingsize bed, comfortable couch to enjoy the wonderful views and an en-suite shower room. The large second bedroom has large twin beds, and a full en-suite bathroom with corner bath and separate shower. The spacious open plan kitchen is fully equipped, has modern appliances, granite worktops and a bar counter with 4 stools, as well as a dining area for 4. The comfortable lounge enjoys wonderful sea views and an electric 'log' fire for cooler evenings. Riesling Suite has its own private garden with fountain, gas barbecue and patio furniture - ideal for family dining outside. This apartment also has a private entrance with direct access from secure parking (no stairs), and is ideal for a family of 4 or 2 couples travelling together.

All of the suites have ceiling fans and/or airconditioning, satellite TV, DVD/CD players, hi-fi systems, personal safes, hair dryers, radio alarm clocks,quality toiletries, percale cotton lines, extra blankets and many extra luxuries to ensure a comfortable and relaxing holiday

The suites are fully serviced on weekdays, clean towels are provided daily (including beach towels) and bed linen is changed twice weekly. We also offer a deluxe laundry service.

We provide tea, coffee, sugar, milk, sparkling water and condiments on arrival, and can provide breakfast baskets on request.

View this link http://rtvpix.com/RS-8767-M59BG4-01 for a virtual tour of Highcliffe House and it's apartments.

Further details outdoors

Highcliffe House is a superior guest house located on the mountainside in a very quiet, yet well lit area of Gordon's Bay. All guests have safe private parking (including spaces for a trailer). The very attractive gardens are well maintained and attract a wide variety of birdlife. Guests can enjoy their own patio, balcony or garden of whichever apartment they are in, and use the heated pool, terrace and garden with other guests - a maximum of 8 at any one time. There are sun loungers, chairs, umbrellas and a large awning on the terraace, as well as a large patio table and 8 chairs which guests are also welcome to use, should they so wish. There is also an indoor gas barbecue, which guests can also use on windier days. All areas are well lit and easily accessible. the whole property is fenced and secure.

Further details

Welcome pack on arrival.

Breakfast basket on arrival on request, at cost.

Owners available to assist with tours, onward bookings, car hire or any other information about the area.

Cots and high chairs provided free of charge - limit of 1 per room.

Air beds for toddlers also available on request - limit of 1 per room.

Check in : 14.00 Check out : 11.00. Highcliffe House will try to accommodate early check in / late check out on request.

The Western Cape region

Known as 'The Mother City', Cape Town, capital of the Western Cape, is one of the most spectacularly beautiful cities in the world and voted one of the top three cities in the world to visit. The climate is mild with temperatures rising to over 35 degrees in Summer and very little rain. Winter is the rainy season, and temperatures can drop to below 10 degrees with a midday average of 14 degrees. However the period between May and November is ideal for those who seek to explore the Western Cape and its many attractions with most days where the weather is a pleasure.

The City of Cape Town sits to the north of the Cape Peninsula, a 60 km long peninsula with the Atlantic to the West and the warmer waters of False Bay to the East. In between lie Table Mountain, the rugged buttresses of the Twelve Apostles, and the Silvermine. The natural beauty of beaches, mountains and valleys, coupled with the warm climate means there are plenty of outdoor activities.

Table Mountain, now recognised as one of the New7Wonders of Nature, is first on most visitors' list and the cable car runs daily, weather permitting. The V&W waterfront is also one of the main attractions of the City. There are shops, restaurants, bars, cinemas, markets, an aquarium and boat trips, including trips to Robben Island. Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens are recognised as one of the great botanical gardens of the world with floral displays all year round. Outdoor concerts are held in the gardens in the Summer. The Hop-on Hop-off Bus is a great way to view the City at leisure, and there are many top quality restaurants to enjoy the wonderful Cape Malay food which is unique to the Western Cape.

Gordon's Bay

Gordon's Bay is a picturesque coastal village, often called the 'jewel of the Western Cape' and still one of the best kept secrets in the area. With safe sandy white beaches, including the Blue Flag Bikini Beach, two harbours on False Bay, Gordon's Bay is also a boating and fisherman's paradise.

This quaint seaside village has bars and restaurants to suit all tastes, a 9 hole golfcourse right in the village, bowls, horse riding as well as a number of hiking trails and walking routes. It is the start of the famous 'Whale Coast Route' which follows the spectacular Faure Marine Drive round the coast to Hermanus, and in July to December the Southern Right whales can be seen in False Bay, along with dolphins and sharks - shark cage diving is available nearby, and there are a colony of penguins at Betty's Bay, just along the coast. There is also MonkeyTown - a fascinating Primate Centre and ideal for children, and Blue Rock Cable Waterski is a great centre for all ages, offering very safe cable water skiing, fishing, diving and other activities.

Located just 45 km from the centre of Cape Town, 25 km from Cape Town International Airport, Gordon's Bay is the ideal location for exploring all of the Western Cape from Cape Point to Hermanus and beyond.

There are 5 championship golf courses all within 15 minutes drive, and the historic Cape Winelands of the Helderberg, Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek start just 10km away offering superb wine tasting and gourmet restaurants. The Helderberg Wine route actually starts in Gordon's Bay. There is also a large shopping mall nearby with upmarket shops, cinemas and coffee shops.

With its beautiful scenery, fantastic sunsets, wonderful birdlife and plethora of water sports, Gordon's Bay is the perfect holiday venue - away from the city rush, providing visitors with a tranquil holiday in beautiful peaceful surroundings.

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Review 1-10 of 13

15 Apr 2014

5/5

"Luxury Apartment in Gordon's Bay"

We have made five visits to Highcliffe House and hosts Jane and Jim Yeomans and we must say that each visit just gets better and better! Jane and Jim are fantastic hosts and always go the extra mile t… More

21 Mar 2014

4/5

"We hebben genoten."

Het was een mooi ruim appartement voor 3 volwassen mensen.De eigenaren waren heel vriendelijk en behulpzaam.We zullen het zeker aan andere aanbevelen.Wel zullen we melden dat er veel wind is.De badkam… More

17 Dec 2013

5/5

"Excellent"

The Riesling suite was perfect for us and our young family, we easily enjoyed the evenings with bbq's and dinners while the kids were sleeping. Spacious, clean, tastefully decorated and very wel… More

Thank you for your very kind review. Very much appreciated, and it was a pleasure having you stay here. We look forward to welcoming you back to Highcliffe House in the future.

22 Apr 2013

5/5

"Clean, spacious, comfortable apartment with a fantastic view and with great hosts."

Due to its location this is a perfect base for exploring the Western cape. Close to the wine district and Cape Town with surroundings. The beach at Gordons bay is nice for children and adults. We had … More

13 Apr 2013

5/5

"Palatial accommodation with excellent hospitality, great location."

This accommodation and location ticked every single box for our 4 week stay in this area.The accommodation itself was palatial....spacious, excellently equipped, terrific sunset views and a lovely poo… More

16 Nov 2012

5/5

"Stunning accommodation in an extremely convenient location"

Absolutely top class accommodation for a family of four. Magnificent views across False Bay towards Table Mountain to greet you every morning. All rooms very well appointed, lacking for nothing. A rea… More

Thank you for your kind and considerate review, which is very much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back to Highcliffe House soon.

7 Jan 2012

5/5

"Excellent facilities, superb hospitality, great touring base."

We shared the Riesling Suite with relatives we only meet every 10 years, so our life styles, tastes etc are quite different. The accommodation was ideal for this situation; we could be private somet… More

6 Jan 2012

5/5

"An ideal home away from home.... set in a gorgeous location."

It was our second visit to Highcliffe House and was as wonderful as the first. Hosts Jane & Jim are caring and very interesting people. The personal touches in the Riesling suite are charming - everyt… More

25 Sep 2011

5/5

"Excellent accomodation and hospitality"

Fantastic accomodation with magnificent views over False Bay and the mountains. The unit is extremely comfortable and well fitted out with all the furniture and applicances one would normally have in … More

17 Sep 2011

5/5

"An excellent time in a beautiful area of Sa"

Jim and Jane are excellent hosts. The house is decorated with good taste, very well equipped and comfortable. Guests are most welcome, received warmly and help is provided for the organization of trip… More

Thank you for your kind words.

We have just been advised that our FOUR STAR Grading by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa has been re-confirmed against the new higher criteria for Self-Catering establishments

Kindest regards

Jane & Jim Yeomans

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