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The Rectory – Home 241835 Manor House

  • 6 bedrooms
  • 10 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

The Rectory – Home 241835

Excellent Excellent – based on 8 reviews

  • Manor House
  • 6 bedrooms
  • 10 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

Manor House / 6 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 10

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

The Rectory is an historic arts and crafts house designed by Sir Herbert Baker (who designed parts of Oxford University, and New Delhi with Lutyens). The house is large, cool and minimalist, with wooden floors and shutters on the windows. It is designed in a way that is not overlooked and you have total privacy with the windows wide open - have your shower looking down over frigates, submarines and naval exercises, or lie in the huge original Edwardian bath looking up the mountain! The shutters are used to reduce the light and breeze whilst keeping the windows open. Some bedrooms open on to a balcony with magnificent sea and mountain views. The house is finished to a high standard, with a huge kitchen and butler's pantry. There are 3 reception rooms. Simon's town is is a historic and still close-knit village on the Cape peninsula. It was the British naval base and now houses the South African navy. It is a safe place: we can and do walk around day and night, including

The Rectory is an historic arts and crafts house designed by Sir Herbert Baker (who designed parts of Oxford University, and New Delhi with Lutyens). The house is large, cool and minimalist, with wooden floors and shutters on the windows. It is designed in a way that is not overlooked and you have total privacy with the windows wide open - have your shower looking down over frigates, submarines and naval exercises, or lie in the huge original Edwardian bath looking up the mountain! The shutters are used to reduce the light and breeze whilst keeping the windows open. Some bedrooms open on to a balcony with magnificent sea and mountain views. The house is finished to a high standard, with a huge kitchen and butler's pantry. There are 3 reception rooms. Simon's town is is a historic and still close-knit village on the Cape peninsula. It was the British naval base and now houses the South African navy. It is a safe place: we can and do walk around day and night, including the children. For the early risers, if you get to the beach before 6.30 you can swim in the sea with the wildlife around you, whilst watching the sun coming up. It is exhilarating and as though you are in your own scene from The Blue Planet.

Further details indoors

Immaculate holiday home, not a hotel. Furnished with antiques, Persian carpets and South African art. High quality linen, high thread cotton and silk/down duvets in the bedrooms.
Full time house keeper means you don't have to lift a finger.
Come and live in this your house, have a rest and the holiday of a life time.

Further details outdoors

Large extended terrace with outdoor table for meals, and benches and steamer chairs. Please note there is a pond in the garden.

The Western Cape region

Cape Town and the whole peninsula is jaw-droppingly beautiful. The nice thing about Cape Town is that you can't really get lost (look to Table Mountain), all roads lead to Cape Town and any missed turning turns into a stunning picturesque detour - why worry! Simon's Town is one of the coastal villages strung along the Cape Peninsula overlooking False Bay, 40 mins from the city of Cape Town, on the 'warm' side of the Indian Ocean. It is the historic British naval base and now the base of the South African navy. The magnificent Cape Point where the two great oceans Atlantic and Indian meet, is 15 minutes away, and Bill Bailey's baboons are likely to visit you! It is easy to access the rest of Cape Town from here - the beautiful historic Kirstenbosch gardens, the city and the Victoria & Albert (V&A) waterfront, and the winelands of Constantia are in the next suburb.. Go along stunning Chapman's Peak drive to the cold Atlantic side of Hout Bay/Camps Bay, and watch whales, and experience what water straight from the antarctic feels like!

Simon's Town

Book kayaking, cage shark diving sea bird watching or whale watching from the harbour below the house. Go to Boulders beach to swim with the protected African penguins. Book a fishing charter boat. Visit magnificent Cape Point and watch the oceans meet. Go to Muizenberg and learn to surf (boards/swim suits provided), and kite surf. Qualified scuba divers can book dives with the dive shop in Glencairn, the next village, or learn to dive with PADI instructors. Go to the local harbour of Kalk bay and buy fresh caught fish straight off the boat. Visit beautiful St James and enjoy the restaurants. Hike all along the peninsula and Table Mountain. Gallop horses along the Noordhoek beach (where the racehorse trainers go). Take the train from Simon's Town to Cape Town Main station and take the most beautiful commute in the world. Take the cable car to the top of Table Mountain - one of the new wonders of the world. Relax with coffee in historic Gardens. Set off for the day towards beautiful Stellenbosch and the stunning wine route, with excellent restaurants on the estates. Drive to Franschhoek and enjoy the suberb restaurants there. Golf on the tricky Simon's Town course (0.5km) , Westlake (5 km) or the upmarket Steenberg course (10km). Or relax in Simon's Town itself, in the Gordon Ramsay-trained patisserie, the African market and good restaurants.

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Families

  • Suitable for children over 5
  • No pets allowed

Bed & bathroom

  • 5 Double Beds, 1 Single Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom, 2 Shower rooms

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Internet access
  • Fireplace
  • Staffed property
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Jonathan D
Response rate:
55%
Calendar updated::
13 Nov 2016
Years listed:
4
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English


This Manor house has 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and sleeps 10. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 25 Jul 2012. Located in Cape Town, it has 8 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £3500 to £17500.

The Owner has a response rate of 55% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 13 Nov 2016.

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“Historic Simon's town at its best!”

Reviewed 10 Jan 2013

Witness, our host, is an absolute legend. He was friendly and always happy to clean up after us. Beautiful family home. A bit pricy but all in all a great holiday.

Thank you so much for your kind words about our beautiful house and our Houseman. Witness is indeed a legend; he is Jeeves-like in the way he shimmies about unobtrusively whilst seeming to anticipate what you want, and getting your laundry back into your room at the end of the day. I am proud to say The Rectory is actually significantly cheaper than similar luxury accommodation - the prices in Cape Town can be silly. We protect ourselves from wayward guests with a hefty deposit which is given back the instant Witness confirms all is in order. The cost can be as low as £40 pppn for the breakfast option, with bread and pastries freshly baked that morning, the highest quality Brazilian and Ethiopian coffee, fruit and conserves; luxury linen and furnishings, at less than half the price of a very ordinary English b&b, Mount Nelson living at a fraction of the price!

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