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Fiddlewood Fields Guest House

1 Harrismith Street, Grahamstown 6139 South Africa
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Fiddlewood Fields is a beautiful guest house, set in quiet, lush gardens in the city of Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. Owned and managed since January 2023 by Kurt & Ros Schwechheimer, the accommodation options are suitable for individuals, couples, friends and families. We are located close to 500m from St Andrews College, St Andrews Prep, DSG and are a short drive away from Kingswood College and Rhodes University.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast in the room
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Secured parking
Wifi
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Sun terrace
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Bathrobes
Desk
Dining area
Fireplace
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Seating area
Sofa
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Iron
Private bathrooms
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Quaint
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English
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Wade V wrote a review Dec 2023
Boksburg, South Africa6 contributions
Wow...what a fantastic venue! Perfect in every way... The Blue Room accomodation was outstanding and I really enjoyed the scrumptious breakfast served on the porch overlooking the stunning gardens. The kitchenette was well equipped with complementary milk, coffees, rusks and other yummy treats supplied. Furnishings including the bed, the work desk, lounge and cupboard space were all excellent. The cherry on top, however, was the host, Ros and her team who made me feel very spoilt indeed. They went out of their way to accommodate my requests and to assist where I needed support. All in all...a highly recommended stayover...and the one that should be your first choice when visiting Grahamstown.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded 13 Dec 2023
Thank you so much Wade for the Fantastic review!! We are so pleased you had a wonderful stay and look forward to welcoming you back to Fiddlewood Fields soon. Warm regards, Ros
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Jenny A wrote a review Oct 2023
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When in Grahamstown, Fiddlewood Fields is an absolute must to stay at. Kurt and Ros welcome you warmly to their guest house. They have thought of everything to provide for a comfortable stay and to give a feeling of a "home away from home". Their staff are friendly and helpful. Kurt and Ros have every reason to be proud of their guest house. Fiddlewood Fields is a real treat to stay at so don't hesitate to book your stay.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 19 Oct 2023
Thank you so much Jen for your lovely review! We so enjoy welcoming you and your family to Fiddlewood Field. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Warm regards Ros
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687albert wrote a review Jul 2023
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extreme comfort with every need anticipated and catered for. It doesn't get better than this. I arrived on a motorcycle during a cold snap,so I dropped the location value a bit....not their fault really,it's close to the town centre.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Responded 01 Aug 2023
Thank you so much Albert for your great review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Fiddlewood Fields and hope to see you again soon, when you are back in Makhanda for business. Warm regards Ros
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Katherine wrote a review Jul 2023
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We had a wonderful stay at Fiddlewood Fields. Our cottage was perfect. Spotlessly clean, extremely well-equipped, warm and cosy but with plenty of space and a lovely outside area. We felt very safe and were not affected by load shedding at all. Thank you so much, we will be back soon.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Responded 01 Aug 2023
Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay over a very chilly weekend. We look forward to welcoming you and your family back to Fiddlewood Fields soon!! Warm regards Ros
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tlndaba wrote a review Jul 2023
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The host and the staff were amazing. The room was amazing, it really felt like home. The host literally goes above and beyond for her guests. Thank you Ross and your staff! I really had a good time at this place.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Responded 22 Jul 2023
Thank you so much for your lovely review, we are so pleased you had a wonderful time at Fiddlewood's. Your kind words are very much appreciated! We hope to see you again. Warm regards Ros
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vernamorrison wrote a review Jul 2023
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What a gem in Grahamstown! Beautiful surroundings. Rooms were clean & well presented. Ros was a wonderful host. Will definitely be staying again soon. I will be recommending this property to all my friends & family.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Responded 17 Jul 2023
Thank you so much Verna for the wonderful review. We are so pleased that you had a lovely stay and enjoyed your time in Grahamstown. We look forward to welcoming you to Fiddlewood's again soon. Warm regards Ros
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rodephraim wrote a review Jul 2023
Durban, South Africa1 contribution
It was my first time back to Makhanda (I grew up knowing it as Grahamstown) after 20 years, this time with my family. We spent a week in town, attending the Arts Festival. Ros was superb from my first contact with her. We felt right at home from the time we walked in to our cottage, which was prepared 'to the T'. Room service was excellent, the quaint garden was manicured to perfection, and great care was taken to ensure our comfort at every point. What a special place – Thank you Ros. It was the best family stay ever!
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Responded 10 Jul 2023
Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We are delighted that you and your family enjoyed your time at Fiddlewood Field's Guest House. We look forward to seeing you all again next year for the Arts Festival. Warm regards Ros
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Pam T wrote a review May 2023
Knysna, South Africa3 contributions
A beautiful garden setting takes you to home away from home accommodation -everything one needs from beautiful linen, electric blankets, a fire place, fully equipped kitchen and best of all a spotless bathroom! Ros was so accommodating in respect of changes made and true Makhanda hospitality and friendliness made for the perfect stay - close to schools and university too!
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Responded 09 May 2023
Thank you so much Pam, for the lovely review. We are so glad you had such a wonderful stay and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
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d2023ok wrote a review May 2023
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Fantastic hospitality and clear communication. Spacious, well-equipped rooms with attentive staff. Easy to find, secure location, with a nicely-miaintained garden that attracts many dazzling birds. I thoroughly recommend staying at Fiddlewood Fields.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Responded 04 May 2023
Thank you for choosing to stay at Fiddlewood Fields and for the lovely review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and the birdlife in the garden. We hope to see you again soon.
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c8472 wrote a review Jun 2022
Cape Town, South Africa1 contribution
Fiddlewood was lovely , close to the school , delicious breakfast , warm , cosy and the bed was super comfortable, contactless check in is convenient and easy , off street parking , we will definitely be back
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,471 - R 1,510 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaEastern CapeGrahamstown
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fiddlewood Fields Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Fiddlewood Fields Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Cathedral of St Michael and St George (1.1 km), Brothers Safaris (1.2 km), and Amazwi South African Museum of Literature (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Fiddlewood Fields Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at Fiddlewood Fields Guest House?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Fiddlewood Fields Guest House?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Fiddlewood Fields Guest House?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Fiddlewood Fields Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Major Fraser's Craft Bar & Eatery, The Rat & Parrot, and The Barista.