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Taliesin from the lagoon

Villa | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 12

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Taliesin sleeps twelve adults in luxury. It has many decks to relax and take in the stunning views. Heaven for the bird watcher as it is steps from the bird reserve. Feeling energetic you can swim in the heated 10m pool or the safe waterways. As it is steps from the beach you could swim there.

A daily house keeper looks after the house and you so this is a real holiday for all!

It has been designed to make the most of the Knysna light and breezes with many windows and high full hieght ceilings.

The area is stunning and there are many things and places to explore.

Size Sleeps up to 12, 6 bedrooms
Nearest beach Steps away
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: George 60 km, Nearest railway: Knysna 1 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 5 En suites
Furniture Single beds (6), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 12
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Wheelchair users, Secure parking
Further details indoors

Taliesin can either be rented out as a six or four bedroom house depending on the beds needed. There is also a two bedroom apartment which is rented out when the house is vacant. This makes it a very special apartment as it has the sole use of the gardens, decks & pool of the main house. All the beds & linen are of a very high standard so you will get a great nights sleep. There are many restaurants in the area. The small island boasts three.

Further details outdoors

Parking is in an automated garage. There is room for two cars. Taliesin has it's own boat dock. If you don't have a boat it is great to fish off. The island being private is very secure and you will see many children cycling around without the adults. The gardens are beautiful and well maintained.

Further details

There is wheelchair access to the ground floor, where there is one large bedroom.

The apartment can sleep upto four. The four bedroom house upto eight and the main house twelve.

The Western Cape region

Knysna nestles on the banks of a beautiful lagoon in the heart of the ‘Garden Route’, South Africa. It is surrounded by a natural paradise of lush indigenous forests, tranquil lakes and golden beaches, making it a real natural wonderland.

It offers many activities and attractions to a wide variety of people. "People. beauty and mystery" is what comes to mind when describing Knysna. The town nestles between the impressive Outeniqua Mountains and the Indian Ocean, with the world-renowned forests encircling it like a protective mantle. The 21 ha estuary is protected from the sea by the monolithic sandstone "Heads" - silent sentinels down the centuries of the rich history of this unique part of "paradise of earth".


In and around Knysna one will find a selection of fine restaurants, seafood taverns, pubs, coffee shops and eateries, to match your mood or budget. For the shopper, there are interesting shops tucked away around every corner, authentic African traders and for the person with a passion for history, well, Knysna will intrigue you...

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Review 1-5 of 5

24 Aug 2013


"Best holiday ever"

Taliesin was the perfect venue for our large group. Space and views abound! Attentive manager made sure our arrival was easy and Joanna, the house keeper took care of us. It is quiet and private but s… More

12 Jul 2013


"An absolute must stay, breathtaking views from a perfect location"

We spent 4 days with friends and our kids at Taliesen on Thesen during the Knysna Oyster Festival. The house is beautiful with loads of space, large entertainment areas and stunning views. Our children were cycling around the estate and enjoying the lagoon whilst we were enjoying sundowners on the veranda overlooking the lagoon.

We can't wait to be back.

12 Aug 2012


"Magnificant House"

Thank you for an unforgettable holiday experience at Taliesin. I am certain the family will treasure it for a long time. This house was perfect for our large family.
From the reception at the security gate to the daily housekeeping service was excellent.
Taliesin was perfectly situated for all our holiday requirements. A short drive daily took us to all the tourist hotspots in the Knysna region.

14 Oct 2011


"Most wonderful house in Knysna"

A perfect stay: friendly welcome, house is in a very quiet location, but near enough to shops and restaurants. Its very stylish decorated and offers so many lounges inside and outside. The maid is very kind. A big table accommodates up to twelve guests.The views from all rooms and decks are so beautiful. The garage offers space for two cars. Internet connection is fast and easy to handle. We'd love to come back.

19 Sep 2011


"What an amazing house with great views of the heads"

Taliesin is a beautiful house with a great view. The security is excellent, the house is very clean. Everything about this place is perfect. I would definately recommend and will sure visit again. The owner and the manager are really great and help.. What an awesome and gorgeous place. We really have a great time there.

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Calendar last updated:01 Oct 2014

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