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Long Cottage B&B

81A Newlands Avenue, Newlands 7700 South Africa
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#3 of 10 B&Bs in Newlands
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We offer you a taste of the early Cape - our home is an historical monument in a unique and peaceful setting at the end of a tree-lined driveway.Long Cottage is conveniently situated in the heart of Newlands where you are within easy walking distance of restaurants and the village for shopping. We are within easy reach of Cape Town Airport (15 mins),V&A Waterfront (10 mins),Kistenbosch (5 mins), University of Cape Town (5 mins), Newlands Rugby and Cricket Stadiums (5 mins),Cavendish Square Shopping Centre (5 mins)and Newlands Forest(5 mins.)
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832MJB wrote a review Nov 2019
Sydney, Australia9 contributions9 helpful votes
There’s no prettier drive than downNewlands Avenue in the Spring when the Oaks have just put on their finest greenery. 81A is right in the heart of this stunning avenue and a haven of peace and quiet. Our room was large and comfortable and kept in great order by industrious Cathy. To return to a sight of the mighty mountain I grew up with and in such luxurious surroundings was a pleasure and we look foreword to doing so again should the opportunity arise.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Tour13916838672 wrote a review Nov 2018
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We had a week in this charming bed sitting room with an suite and kitchen facilities. Situated in the lovely leafy suburb of Newlands, our room included a wide terrace overlooking a quiet and private garden, and we were able to use our host's swimming pool whenever we wanted. Our room was beautifully serviced and stocked daily, and the are very good shops and restaurants nearby. Central Cape Town and all the attractions of the Cape Peninsula are an easy car ride away. The ideal base for an interesting holiday.
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Date of stay: November 2018
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Response from Cathy D, Owner at Long Cottage B&B
Responded 28 Nov 2018
We so enjoyed meeting you both and enjoyed sharing our Scottish connections. We hope to see you again some day and of course were happy that you made use of our pool which is kept sparkling for all to enjoy.
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Stephanie R wrote a review Oct 2018
Hamburg, Germany7 contributions2 helpful votes
Long Cottage is the perfect CT base, a home from home in a great location in Newlands. A charning cottage, well furnished, secluded with a garden. Our hosts were a delight and we felt very well looked after, a big thank you to Andrew and Cathy and we will be returning.
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Cathy D, Owner at Long Cottage B&B
Responded 25 Oct 2018
Thank you for this review Stephanie - we too love living here close to the mountain and Newlands Forest. We do hope to see you here again enjoying pool and relaxing in the garden. Cathy
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Ashley B wrote a review Apr 2018
Harrogate, United Kingdom237 contributions72 helpful votes
Have stayed in the area many times but first time here and only wish we had found it sooner! Great location being close to restaurants, cafes, pubs, Newlands (for Rugby & Cricket fans) and Kirstenbosch Gardens. Accommodation and hospitality superb. Situated at end of a private driveway with ample car parking there is a good sized garden for lazying in and access to the owners swimming pool. Cathy and Andrew were fab hosts offering plenty of tips for the local area. Accommodation comprises of good sized sitting area with TV (all Sky channels), large and very comfy bed, kitchen and dining space and nice shower room. Daily cleaning during the week. Could not fault anything and plenty of options available - being able to book the room only, have breakfast with hosts or do your own thing. Will certainly be back on next visit.
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Date of stay: March 2018
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Cathy D, Owner at Long Cottage B&B
Responded 13 Apr 2018
Thank you for this lovely review Ashley - we enjoyed having you and Juliet to stay. You also helped us by giving me updates on the local restaurants! We look forward to having you to stay again and hope that all your pics of Kirstenbosch will encourage you to plan another trip soon. Cathy
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NicciRo wrote a review Apr 2018
Schladming8 contributions6 helpful votes
This little gem, offering secure off-street parking, is tucked away in Newlands, in a leafy haven amongst trees which must be all of 100 years old. In this environment, with early morning joggers and cyclists, it is hard to imagine that close by is a selection of great restaurants and everyone’s favorite, “Forries” (Foresters Arms Pub). Cavendish shopping center and access to town or the Southern suburbs is a stone’s throw away. Hosts Cathy and Andrew are a delightful couple who when I left my tablet and eye glasses behind, went that extra mile to return them to me by driving to the Vineyard hotel where I was meeting friends. When they did not find me there, they eventually tracked me down via a mutual acquaintance.
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Date of stay: March 2018
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Cathy D, Owner at Long Cottage B&B
Responded 04 Apr 2018
We enjoyed meeting you Jack and like you - we love living in this secluded corner of Newlands. Next time I hope The Stables will be free as you can enjoy the private garden and pool. Regards Cathy
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T347A wrote a review Mar 2018
Amsterdam, The Netherlands169 contributions88 helpful votes
I arrived at this charming residence in a beautiful and very well situated area of Cape Town. Cathy and Andrew are charming hosts who made my stay extremely comfortable and pleasant. The accommodation is tastefully and thoughtfully decorated and every detail was attended to. In the nearby vicinity is excellent shopping, very many restaurants and an easy drive into the city center. I enjoyed my stay here and will definitely return on my next visit.
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Date of stay: March 2018
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Response from Cathy D, Owner at Long Cottage B&B
Responded 28 Mar 2018
Thank you Jack for reviewing us. I know you had a busy schedule here in Newlands but as you mentioned we are well situated for meeting friends and for shopping! Enjoy your summer in Europe - we are still waiting for rain. Cathy
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Harald O wrote a review Mar 2018
Epping, United Kingdom26 contributions7 helpful votes
The wife and I (Ellen & Harald) had a most enjoyable stay at the looooong cottage. A spacious place with a marvellous humongous bed and all the amenities and comforts for a short stay. Coming from the airport it is easy to locate and situated pretty near to all the attractions in the surrounding areas. Trish (and Bella) looked after us whilst we were there. Most helpful and kind lady. Would definitely recommend the establishment to anyone.
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Date of stay: March 2018
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Response from Cathy D, Owner at Long Cottage B&B
Responded 14 Mar 2018
So pleased you enjoyed your weekend in The Stables and I was sorry not to meet you. I knew Trish and Bella would take care of you and I'm happy to know you were comfortable and managed a stay in Cape Town using the minimum amount of water. Thank you for your review Cathy
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boxbeck wrote a review Mar 2018
Reading, United Kingdom29 contributions24 helpful votes
We stayed in the Stables, self catering for 5 nights. The accommodation was beautiful, private and spacious. The kitchen was well equipped and completely up to the job of breakfasts and light suppers (especially with the goodies obtained from the Avenue Cafe and Cassis). The location is very secure, with an impressive long drive, and well situated for restaurants, shopping and, of course, Kirstenbosch. Cathy was a friendly and attentive host, nothing was too much trouble. We have booked our return visit already. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: February 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Cathy D, Owner at Long Cottage B&B
Responded 12 Mar 2018
We enjoyed having you to stay and were pleased to see Mike enjoying the pool. We are very happy to have you back again next year.
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alexandra599 wrote a review Jan 2018
Johannesburg, South Africa2 contributions1 helpful vote
Beautiful place, lovely hosts, very clean and well kept. The Annexe is cosy with a courtyard surrounded by trees, private but not isolated. Very reasonably priced and within walking distance of PnP and restaurants.
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Date of stay: January 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Cathy D, Owner at Long Cottage B&B
Responded 30 Jan 2018
Thank you for reviewing us Alexandra. As I said - we love anyone who loves Kirstenbosch! You were the perfect guest and I'm happy to know you enjoyed our leafy refuge. Cathy
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Kate T wrote a review Dec 2017
Johannesburg, South Africa14 contributions2 helpful votes
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We stayed at the stables, a large room with all amenities needed, including a cosy tv lounge and kitchenette. The garden is filled with a multitude of beautiful flowers which we indulged in while resting on the garden loungers. We were provided with fresh fruit, yoghurt, bread and homemade marmalade each day which was absolutely delightful. The accommodation is well maintained and very clean. Cathy was very accommodating and came to check that everything was in order on more than one occasion which made us feel welcome and attended to. This is truly a gem in the middle of an already magnificent area with such rich history. We will definitely stay there again and have recommended it to our guests who will be flying down to CT for our wedding. Thanks for a lovely stay :)
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Date of stay: November 2017
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Frequently Asked Questions about Long Cottage B&B
Which popular attractions are close to Long Cottage B&B?
Nearby attractions include Montebello Design Centre (0.7 km), Barnard Gallery (0.7 km), and Newlands Forest trail (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Long Cottage B&B?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Is parking available at Long Cottage B&B?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Long Cottage B&B?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Gardeners Cottage Restaurant & Coffee Shop, Mamma Roma, and Barristers Grill & Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Long Cottage B&B?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Long Cottage B&B located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Newlands.
Are there any historical sites close to Long Cottage B&B?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Groot Constantia (6.5 km), Iziko Slave Lodge (6.2 km), and City Hall (5.4 km).
Is Long Cottage B&B accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.