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Arumvale Country House

Bethel Street Hermitage Valley, Swellendam 6740 South Africa
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#6 of 24 guest houses in Swellendam
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Arumvale Country House provides well appointed, self-catering facilities and friendly, professional service. Situated in Swellendam's beautiful Hermitage Valley, which is a three kilometer walk or drive from Swellendam's historic town centre. Arumvale has three luxury, self-catering suites, one standard suite and a rustic garden cottage within a beautiful garden & countryside setting. Each suite has a large bedroom, en-suite bathroom, a themed lounge, kitchenette, private patio and separate entrance.
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Free parking
Secured parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Hiking
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Wifi
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Outdoor fireplace
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Desk
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Private balcony
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Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
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Mountain view
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English, Afrikaans
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maisiebelleandrews wrote a review 14 Feb
Sydney92 contributions27 helpful votes
A stunning location and a very comfortable stay. The accommodation is like a home from home. I would totally recommend staying here, in under 5 mins from the town but a peaceful spot. Feedback - I would say there needs to be more than one chopping board in the kitchen and perhaps another stand fan for hot weather.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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schapm195165 wrote a review 11 Feb
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We enjoyed a lovely one night stay in a one bedroom guest room, with lounge, kitchen and veranda. The pretty house is in a wonderful rural location but 5 minutes drive to Swellendam. We were met by one of the staff and he helped us settle in and gave us local information.Everything we needed was in the room and we particularly enjoyed having a drink on the veranda on a warm evening. The room was tastefully decorated, a few creaky cupboards in the kitchen but the overall feel is charming, and we wish we could have stayed longer. Thank you for a wonderful stay.
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acaudr536087 wrote a review Jan 2024
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We had a tremendous (much to short!) stay at Arumvale Country House. The place is unique and of great beauty, a small drive from very pleasant Swellendam. Thank you for the welcoming and hope to come back soon.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded 09 Jan 2024
Good Afternoon, Thank you so much for staying with us at Arumvale and for taking the trouble to write this lovely review, much appreciated by us all. Warmest regards, George Missing & Team
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igiann587674 wrote a review Jan 2024
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We stayed for only one night, but we were very pleasantly surprised by the beautiful surroundings and the comfort of our room! We had a very comfortable bed and pillows, a fully furnished kitchen equipped with everything you might need and a spacious sitting area. The views are amazing and the owners and staff were very friendly. Would have loved to stay longer!!
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded 09 Jan 2024
Good Afternoon, Thank you Thank you Thank you - this has totally made our day! Truly appreciate your recommendation, thank you! It was wonderful meeting you and we hope you come visit us again very soon. Warmest regards, George Missing & Team
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LightPacker795084 wrote a review Dec 2023
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Units are so well appointed, home away from home. Peaceful and quiet in the most beautiful mountain setting. Lots of exploring for kids, and peace of mind for parents to let them wander around. Laid back Sunday at the pool surrounded by plenty of shade. Even got to bring the fur baby. Conveniently located for Berry picking season for the kids and plenty of kwirky shops and restaurants in town.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded 09 Jan 2024
Good Morning, We wish to thank you for taking the time to write this review, for your kind comments and for rating us, it’s much appreciated. Please come visit us again very soon! Warmest regards, George Missing & Team
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Madgic wrote a review Nov 2023
Cape Town, South Africa6 contributions2 helpful votes
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Outstanding service, attention to detail. Hosts were very welcoming. Braai was already prepared for us, just needed to be lit. Amazing views. Our new favorite getaway to unwind and enjoy the solitude. Will definitely be going back. Loved it!!!
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 05 Dec 2023
Good Morning, you've totally made our day - Yay! We wish to thank you for taking the time to write this review, for your kind comments and for rating us, it’s much appreciated. Please come visit us again very soon! Warmest regards, George Missing & Team
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astade759235 wrote a review Oct 2023
Robertson, South Africa1 contribution
Thank you for a very pleasant stay! Apartment was clean and well equipped. Nice and comfortable, homely setting. staff friendly and welcoming. Easy check in and out. Wish we could have spent more time.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Responded 01 Nov 2023
Good Afternoon Truly appreciate your recommendation, thank you! It was wonderful meeting you and we hope you come visit us again very soon. Warmest regards, George Missing & Team
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MajaBar wrote a review Sept 2023
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We really enjoyed our stay at Arumvale. The location is beautiful and you will have an amazing mountains view ! The apartment itself has all what you need incl. all kitchen facilities. We will definitely recommend it!
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Responded 04 Oct 2023
Good Morning, We wish to thank you for taking the time to write this review, for your kind comments and for rating us, it’s much appreciated. Please come visit us again very soon! Warmest regards, George Missing & Team
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Andrew B wrote a review Aug 2023
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Beautiful quiet country house but close to town and great restaurants. George is an excellent host with a wealth of local knowledge. Sorry i could only stay for one night - but based on this experience will definitely be back and stay for longer.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 05 Sept 2023
Good Afternoon Andrew, Thank you so much for staying with us at Arumvale and for taking the trouble to write this lovely review, much appreciated by us all. Warmest regards, George Missing & Team
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Y5548EKhayleym wrote a review Aug 2023
Cape Town, South Africa1 contribution
Superb hosts, fantastic views, quaint pretty cottage and dog friendly. What more can you ask for? It is quiet and about 2-3 km from some great restaurants. Solid Wi Fi for work. Will definitely come again.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Responded 05 Sept 2023
Good Afternoon, Truly appreciate your recommendation, thank you! It was wonderful meeting you and we hope you come visit us again very soon. Warmest regards, George Missing & Team
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R 699 - R 1,266 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeOverberg DistrictSwellendam
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Arumvale Country House
Which popular attractions are close to Arumvale Country House?
Nearby attractions include Drostdy Museum (2.7 km), Bontebok National Park (5.2 km), and NG Kerk Swellendam (2.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Arumvale Country House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Arumvale Country House?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Arumvale Country House?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Arumvale Country House?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Arumvale Country House?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Sosta Restaurant, Drostdy Restaurant, and Christelle's Bistro.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Arumvale Country House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Arumvale Country House?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Arumvale Country House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Does Arumvale Country House have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.