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Whitsend Cottage

44 reviews
Self Catering

Review Summary

4.5 out of 5from 44 reviews for Whitsend Cottage
Cleanliness
4.5/5
Service
4.3/5
Location
4.6/5
Safety
4.4/5
Value for money
4.4/5
Dutliff & Erika S - Dec 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
4/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Dutliff & Erika S

Lovely cottage to stay in.

We found everything we needed in the lovely well equipped cottage.

Lianne L - Jul 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Lianne L
Family with young children

Good.

What a lovely cottage. Off the grid and next to a small horse stable which my daughter loved! Wonderful setting and equipped just perfectly.

Diane B - Apr 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
3/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
4/5
Diane B
Family with teenagers

Loved the horses.

Lovely place. Barrydale is a gem.

Saskia K - Jan 2019
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
4/5
Location
5/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
4/5
Saskia K

Beautiful cottage.

Perfect for a short or extended stay, beautiful cottage, everything you need and great location, walking distance from main street, very quiet.

Thania E - Dec 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Thania E
With spouse/partner

Pragtig, skoon, tranquil, voel sommer soos my eie huis. Gasvrou pragtig en vriendelik.

Met aankoms was die plekkie baie maklik om te kry. Die wooneenheid is netjies skoon, beddegoed is skoon, alles wat nodig was om te braai was beskikbaar. Regtig baie lekker gekuier.

William F - Dec 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
William F
With friends

Great value for money.

Lovely accommodation on the edge of town yet close enough to all the amenities. I would recommend this cottage to anyone. With the horses, chickens and dog you really feel as though you are in the country. As my friend commented, you can hear the silence.

Arina B - Oct 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
4/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
4/5
Arina B
Family with young children

Rustig.

Lekker stilte met perde en hoenders langsaan - wonderlike Klein-Karoo-wegbreek!

Louise P - Aug 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Louise P
With friends

Ons het heerlik gekuier.

Whitsend Cottage is goed ingerig en baie netjies. Ons het heerlik daar gebly. Daar was hout, ens. om vuur te maak en genoeg komberse en warm water vir die koue.

Marius D - Jul 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
5/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
3/5
Marius D
With spouse/partner

Great weekend away from the office.

Quiet weekend. Witsand Cottage well equipped and neat. But please take portable lights with you in case the solar batteries aren't fully charged.

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Heerlike naweek weg van die kantoor.

Stil naweek. Whitsend Cottage goed toegerus en netjies. Maar neem asb. draagbare ligte saam in geval die solar batterye nie vol laai nie.

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Whitsend Cottage's response

Bly julle het die naweek geniet. Dis 'n jammerte dat 1 van die batterye gelol het. Dit is juis hoekom ons van drei kleiner stelselsgebruik maak, sodat 'n mens nooit heeltemal in die donker is nie. Daar is wel ook 2 los, draagbare lampe in die vensterbank by die voordeur vir sulke noodgevalle, of om buite te gebruik. Dit word ook in die notaboekie genoem op die tafel by die ingang van die kothuis.

Whitsend Cottage
Ilse V - May 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
3/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Ilse V
On business

Eco friendly and a must - well priced.

It is a very nice place to stay for business or family if you like to do your own thing.

Yolanda G - Feb 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Yolanda G
With spouse/partner

A taste of peaceful village life.

We loved staying at Hildegard's Cottage, which is just as described on the website. This little gem is beautifully positioned and we spent our weekend reading, walking and eating. Hildegard was very helpful and pointed out some lovely hikes for us, and also recommended some of the local eateries.This village is wonderful for doggies and my 2 oldies were acknowledged wherever we went, and water bowls presented in the various eateries.

Hansie V - Jan 2018
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Hansie V
Family with young children

Het die rustigheid geniet.

Ons het die rustigheid geniet.

Bennie D - Aug 2017
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
3/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
3/5
Bennie D
With spouse/partner

Het so bietjie meer verwag.

Ek moet bieg, ek het nie die fasiliteite wat beskikbaar is goed deurgelees nie. Dit sou miskien na van die ander plekke laat kyk het. Wat ons sien as tekortkominge: Geen gordyne in leefarea en kombuis nie - privaarheid na skemer is "ongemaklik". Geen kragpunt in die slaapkamer nie (selfoon, haardroër, dalk warmkombers). Was koud gewees en kaggel is "self service". Battery beligting is goeie idee, maar nie gemaklik vir skeer in badkamer nie. Huisie is netjies en skoon, en wat op web is, is daar.

Heinrich S - Jul 2017
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Heinrich S
With spouse/partner

Very good.

Nice stay.

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Baie goed.

Lekker gebly.

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Annika N - May 2017
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Annika N
Individual traveler

Fantastic destination for a good rest.

Whitsend Cottage is a beautiful place created with care on the edge of Barrydale. Built with natural materials from the area and a house with a lovely atmosphere. It's peaceful with lovely views on the mountains. Fantastic value for money.

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Fantastiese bestemming vir 'n goeie rus.

Whitsend Cottage is 'n pragtige plek 'created with care' aan die rand van Barrydale. Gebou met natuurlike materiale van die omgewing en 'n huis met lekker atmosfeer. Dis rustig met mooi uitsigte op die berge. Fantastiese waarde vir geld.

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Charles P - Apr 2017
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Charles P
With spouse/partner

Eenvoud in styl in 'n rustige heerlike omgewing!

Lieflike omgewing met asemrowende uitsig vanaf Witsend op die Langeberge. Beslis aan te bevele vir 'n gesin wat op soek is na 'n plaasgevoel en rustigheid. Die feit dat dit op die rand van Barrydale is hou dit weg van die "verkeer"!

Aj S - Feb 2017
Overall score
Cleanliness
3/5
Service
4/5
Location
3/5
Safety
3/5
Value for money
4/5
Aj S
With spouse/partner

Pleasant.

The house didn't feel a 100% equipped, but it was still comfortable.

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Aangenaam.

Die huis is nog nie 100% ingerig nie voel ek, maar nog steeds gemaklik.

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Johannes B - Oct 2016
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
1/5
Location
5/5
Safety
2/5
Value for money
4/5
Johannes B
With spouse/partner

Nice little cottage in Barrydale. Pet friendly.

House was well equipped and provided. Had a gate you can close so that the pet doesn't get lost.

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Lekker kothuisie op Barrydale. Troeteldiervriendelik.

Huisie was by goed ingerig en voorsien. Het 'n hek wat mens kan toemaak sodat jy troeteldier nie wegraak nie.

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Dohan E - Oct 2016
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Dohan E
Family with young children

Relaxing!

Even though it was a short stay, we had a lovely stay at Whitsend Cottage. It is on the edge of town and very peaceful and quiet. The fireplace is a huge bonus.

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Ontspanne!

Al was dit kort het ons baie lekker gebly by Whitsend Cottage. Dit is aan die kant van die dorp geleë en is baie lekker stil en rustig. Die kaggel is 'n groot plus.

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Freddie M - Sep 2016
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
5/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Freddie M
Family with young children

Unbelievably good for such a small town.

Safe, friendly, helpful, and full of character.

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Dit was ongelooflik goed vir so 'n klein dorpie.

Veilig, vriendelik, behulpsaam en karaktervol.

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Jc F - Jul 2016
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
4/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Jc F
With spouse/partner

Relaxed small town atmosphere.

One of the most beautiful towns in South Africa. I consider moving there permanently.

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Rustige klein dorpie-atmosfeer.

Een van die mooiste dorpe in die land. Oorweeg dit sterk om eendag permanent daar te gaan woon.

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Schalk M - Jul 2016
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
4/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Schalk M
With spouse/partner

Nice place.

Need a proper braai area.

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Lekker plek.

Hulle kort net 'n ordentlike braaiplek.

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Hannes V - May 2016
Overall score
Cleanliness
3/5
Service
3/5
Location
3/5
Safety
1/5
Value for money
1/5
Hannes V
With spouse/partner

Solar power supply and curtains were problematic.

We were not impressed with the Solar Power system. It's suppose to work for 6 hours, but started flashing after 2 hours. There are no curtains in the living area.

Whitsend Cottage's response

Thank you for letting us know, the batteries do have a limited life span.

Whitsend Cottage
Org E - May 2016
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Org E

Perfect!

It was a very cold weekend: There was enough wood for a fire, hot shower, warm duvets (I thought they were to light to do the job - boy was I wrong!). Hildegard came to us at dusk to make sure we managed to get a fire going. Loved the cottage and its location. Impressed with the high door right at carport to unload all luggage straight into the house. Will go there again and again. Thanks for a brilliant stay!

Rentia B - Apr 2016
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Rentia B
With spouse/partner

Baie aangenaam, kan dit aanbeveel.

Die kothuis is pragtig ontwerp vir die omgewing waarin dit is, landelik en rustig. Die toerusting is onverbeterlik en gerieflik en dis 'n plesier om sonder diefwering en alarms te wees. Ons sou een voorstel maak naamlik dat daar een of ander vorm van muskietweerder moet wees, miskien nette oor die beddens.

Johan P - Apr 2016
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
2/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Johan P
With spouse/partner

Netjies en gerieflik.

Dit is waarde vir geld en baie netjies. Daar kort net 'n trappie aan die voertuigafdak se kant. Ons moes ook met koue water klaarkom, want die gasbottel was leeg.

Theo M - Mar 2016
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Theo M
With spouse/partner

Stil en rustig.

Daar was net een punt van ongerief - en dit was dat dit amper onmoontlik was om die verhouding tussen warmwater en kouewater in die stort reg te verstel. Of die water is te koud en dan word die water weer kokend, of andersom.

Bronwen C - Feb 2016
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Bronwen C
With friends

Good value all round.

We enjoyed our overnight stay very much. It was extremely hot weather which curtailed activity in the area but the cottage was very comfortable on the whole.

Marc B - Nov 2015
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
4/5
Location
5/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
4/5
Marc B
With spouse/partner

A great place to stay.

The only negative feature is the lack of power points in the bedrooms to permit the use of electric mosquito repellants.

Liza F - Oct 2015
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Liza F

Die aangename kothuis was skoon en netjies.

Ons gesin, insluitende ons getroude seun (met sy eggenoot) en ongetroude dogter (5 persone) het selfsorg-oornaggeriewe gesoek vir 'n naweektroue van 'n familielid. Ons was verras oor die volledig toegeruste kombuis en badkamer. Ek sou 'n aparte dagbed in woonkamer verwelkom aangesien ons twee egpare en 'n ongetroude volwassene was. Die omgewing was stil en rustig met 'n lieflike uitsig oor die perdekamp. Die polisie het ons straat patrolleer in die nag wat ons veilig laat voel het. Ons was baie gelukkig en tevrede met die kothuis en kan dit beslis aanbeveel.

Magdel K - Sep 2015
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
3/5
Value for money
5/5
Magdel K
Family with young children

Kothuis in lekker aan die einde van die dorp - landelikl

Heerlik! Pragtige natuur. Die kinders het met die perde gespeel. Daar is 'n lekker kaggel binne en braai buite.

Adele T - Aug 2015
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Adele T
Family with young children

Vreedsaamheid verpersoonlik!

Wat 'n heerlike rustige verblyfplek! Die stilte was soos musiek in ons ore, en die kothuis prentjiemooi. Ek sal dit beslis aanbeveel. (En moenie vergeet van die ongelooflike Lamb Shank by A Place in Time nie!)

Zelda V - Jun 2015
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Zelda V
With spouse/partner

Pragtige uitsigte en baie goed toegerus.

Die uitsig vanaf die kothuis is stunning. Al is mens basies in die dorp voel dit of mens op 'n plaas is wat dit ekstra spesiaal gemaak het.

Hennie G - May 2015
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
3/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Hennie G
Family with teenagers

Heerlik gekuier!

Basiese, maar baie lekker huisie in 'n lekker stil omgewing, perfek vir 'n stil naweekwegbreek. Kort egter bietjie afronding om bo die gemiddelde uit te styg. Verstaan die groen-benadering, maar vat so ekstra paar goedjies saam indien jy nie heeltemal "unplugged" kan gaan nie. Die hout wat verskaf word en die kaggel is ook 'n treffer! So, gaan kuier gerus, maar wees voorbereid.

Leonie V - Apr 2015
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
5/5
Leonie V
With spouse/partner

Wonderlike ervaring.

Die aller beste. Heerlike verblyf met mooi uitsig.

Ansie C - Apr 2015
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
4/5
Location
3/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
4/5
Ansie C
With friends

Goeie waarde vir geld.

Netjies en gerieflike verblyf.

Christo V - Mar 2015
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Christo V
With spouse/partner

Rustig en heerlik.

Lekker aards. Dit was hemels om die stilte te kon hoor.

Jan K - Jan 2015
Overall score
Cleanliness
3/5
Service
5/5
Location
4/5
Safety
3/5
Value for money
4/5
Jan K
With spouse/partner

Die eenheid is nog in die proses om ontwikkel te word en behoort verkieslik nie uitverhuur te word voor al die werk afgehandel is nie.

Sien die sterre.

Willie A - Jan 2015
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
3/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
3/5
Willie A
Family with young children

Aangename verblyf en blywende indrukke.

Al negatiewe aspek is dat die huis se elektrisiteit afstandbeheer word van 'n naburige eiendom. Die yskas moet ook deur die opsigter aan-/afgeskakel word.

Susan C - Jan 2015
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
4/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
5/5
Susan C
With spouse/partner

Die verblyf was vir twee volwassenes en twee klein hondjies.

Die Cottage is goed toegerus met al die benodigdhede vir 'n aangename verblyf. Die enigste kritiek is dat daar baie min muurproppe is. 'n Kas of hangplek vir klere in die hoofslaapkamer sou verwelkom word. So ook 'n bedlampie vir lees sodat die hoofligte nie gebruik hoef te word nie.

Christo P - Jan 2015
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Christo P
With spouse/partner

Puik verblyf in pragtige omgewing.

Ons twee dae in Whitsend was te kort, ons moes langer gebly het. Hildegard se gasvryheid en die pragtige kothuis sorg vir verblyf uit die boonste rakke.

Bernize D - Dec 2014
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
3/5
Location
3/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
3/5
Bernize D
Family with young children

Baie aangenaam.

Netjiese kothuis. Vriendelike ontvangs. Ons voel die prys is effe aan die hoë kant. Was teleurgesteld met elektrisiteit wat nie gewerk het nie. In vandag se tye moet selfone gelaai kan word vir die volgende dag se reis. Baie vriendelik ontvang, dankie.

Retha B - Nov 2014
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Retha B
Individual traveler

This is the best place to stay when you visit Barrydale.

Al die inwoners van Barrydale is behulpsaam, vriendelik en gasvry.

Carol S - Sep 2014
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
4/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
3/5
Carol S
With friends

Ons het ons verblyf in Barrydale baie geniet, Whitsend is sentraal geleë, kon oral stap.

Kan Jamtarts Restaurant aanbeveel vir vriendelike diens en heerlike kos. Ons het die kaggel in die kothuis lekker benut. Sonkrag vir elektrisiteit was 'n probleem, ligte in kamers en badkamer nie gewerk nie, moes kerse gebruik. Geen stort, was probleem vir die ouer dame wat saam met ons gereis het. Ons het ook 'n probleem gehad met waterdruk in die badkamer.

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  • Capacity: 5 people
  • Check-in: 14:00 to 20:00
    Check-out: 11:00
  • Address: Whitsend Arboretum, Van Coller Street, Barrydale, 6750, Western Cape
  • All ages welcome
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