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Peace and tranquillity await at this luxurious and romantic wine and fruit estate, set in the heart of the Cape Winelands, South Africa. Dunstone Country House lies at the foot of the historic Bainskloof pass, Wellington, Cape Winelands, South Africa. Escape the big city and accommodation of Cape Town, and enjoy the peace and quiet of the beautiful town of Wellington. Dunstone Country House is ideally located to explore the Western Cape. Only 45 minutes from Cape Town, 15 minutes from Paarl and 30 minutes from Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. Situated at the foothills of the mountains, down a dirt gravel road, amazing views and the sound of nature welcome you. Want to escape to a place with no traffic or town noise then this is the place for you. Dunstone Country House: Five beautifully-appointed guest suites are the original Dunstone guest rooms; they are housed in the converted stables and a stable farm cottage. The rooms delight guests with stunning views of the mountains, vines and the farm. From your private entrance and veranda, enter a little home-away-from-home, with all modern comforts and all the extra touches for which Dunstone has become renowned. These enjoy the comfort of a beautiful guest lounge overlooking the mountains and vineyards with wrap around views and an infinity pool overlooking the vineyards and mountains beyond. Dunstone Manor: A new addition to the Estate is the recently acquired, original manor house. A stately three bedroom house on the southern rise of the farm, set amongst lush gardens, towering shady oak trees, and vineyards. This beautiful property has an air of tranquillity, making it the perfect retreat. The property can either be rented as a private house sleeping 6 – 8 persons on a B&B or self-catering basis, or as individual guest suites on a B&B basis. The three individually decorated bedroom are housed on the first floor and offer beautiful views over the gardens, vineyard and mountains. Downstairs is a gracious guest lounge which opens out on to a pretty stoep with its own sun drenched pool. The Cottages: Guava cottage is a self-catering cottage amongst the guava orchard, it boasts its own Viognier vineyard outside the front door. Guava has 2 king-sized bedrooms, a private garden and private heated swimming pool. Guava can also be taken on a B&B basis. Vine Cottage is a new addition on the southern slope of the Estate. Originally stables, it is tastefully converted into a pretty one-bedroom cottage, a very private escape for 2. Guests at Vine cottage have access to all facilities at the Country House, on a B&B option. Facilities: In addition to the facilities listed below, we also offer off street vine shaded parking; free wifi; DSTV hotel package; a fully licensed family Bistro restaurant; winery, cellar tours and wine tasting. We have 10 hectares of beautiful far to explore, including vineyards and fruit orchards. In-Room: All rooms have air-Conditioning with cooling and heating mode; fine cotton linen; goose down duvets and pillows; en-suite bathroom; high quality towels & bath robes; luxury amenities; hairdryer; large bar fridge with honesty bar, and snacks and tea tray with homemade lavender cookies. Rooms also boast safe, iPod player, flat screen television with DSTV hotel package, DVD Player with USB port, and an in-house DVD library is also available. Dunstone Country House facilities include: beautiful guest lounge overlooking vineyards and mountains, with honesty bar and tea and coffee making facilities; 10m infinity swimming pool with luxury loungers; landscaped gardens including a herb garden, roses and lavender. Dunstone Manor facilities include: A beautiful guest lounge leading out onto a sun drenched swimming pool; vine covered stoep and seating area; fully equipped kitchen and honesty bar; braai facilities. Cottage facilities include: Guava - fully equipped kitchen, fireplace, private garden, private heated 6*4m pool. Vine - private veranda and garden, Area Information: Dunstone Estate is ideally located to explore the Western Cape. Only 45 minutes from Cape Town, 15 minutes from Paarl and 30 minutes from Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. TGCSA 4-Star Guest House | Dinners from R250 pp | B&B Rates include breakfast, wine tasting and afternoon tea
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Kevin4321 wrote a review Mar 2019
Harrogate, United Kingdom45 contributions11 helpful votes
We enjoyed an absolutely wonderful two night stay recently, having read all the reviews etc. before arriving we were not disappointed. We stayed in the Lavender suite which was clean, spacious and relaxing, afternoon tea by the pool was a lovely treat as was breakfast and dinner in the restaurant. The views from the lounge are beautiful as are the wines we enjoyed during our stay. For lunch one day we ordered the Picnic Basket, absolutely amazing, so much choice and food, it would easily have fed four people, we would definitely recommend. If you want a relaxing stay, excellent hospitality, good food and beautiful location then this is the place for you.
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Date of stay: January 2019
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0bsidian wrote a review Feb 2019
Lancing, United Kingdom172 contributions85 helpful votes
we stayed in the manor house as a family group. it is a beautiful old house in stunning scenery with mountains. house is classicly well furnished. it has it's own large pool which is for the sole use of the manor house guests and is a lovely place to relax. there is an on site restaurant for breakfast and dinner which is rustic but very good food.
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Response from DunstoneEstate, Owner at Dunstone Country House
Responded 28 Feb 2019
Thank you so much for your review, we are glad you enjoyed the Manor and hope to see you back at Dunstone again soon Best regards from the whole team
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craigrossie wrote a review Feb 2019
edinburgh25 contributions12 helpful votes
A lovely winery setting just outside Wellington ( 1 horse town !). We stayed in the idyllic Acorn cottage up beside the Winery & Manor House. It’s a gorgeous, recently restored 1 bed cottage. It hascs lovely shaded tree area outside & very refreshing plunge pool ( near freezing I’m pleased to say in 30C+ heat). Very attentive & discrete staff in both the restaurant & facilities team.The owner Abbi made herself known & clearly prides herself on high hospitality standards.Food was decent but not spectacular.The estate wines very drinkable & good value.Dont go strolling along the main road though as the 4*4s fly along, kicking up a dust cloud. All in all a fab place to chill.
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Response from DunstoneEstate, Owner at Dunstone Country House
Responded 28 Feb 2019
Thank you so much for your review, we are glad you enjoyed our Acorn cottage and we do hope to see you at Dunstone again soon Best regards from the Dunstone Team
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Hope2HaveAHappyHol wrote a review Feb 2019
Liverpool, United Kingdom268 contributions18 helpful votes
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We absolutely loved out stay here and were very sad that it was only for one night - we will definitely return for longer next time if in the area. We had the Vine Honeymoon Cottage which was decorated very nice with everything we needed including the bonus of an outside jacuzzi which was so relaxing after a long haul flight. Free wine tasting is provided 6-7 pm in a communal areas which was a great touch to watch the sun go down in such a tranquil location, The honesty bar is really good with good wine prices and selection (beer is available too) - we enjoyed a nice bottle in the jacuzzi looking up at the stars. We ate at their restaurant the Stone Kitchen and really enjoyed the food and service - the gourmet burgers really are delicious and i would highly recommend them. The
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Response from DunstoneEstate, Owner at Dunstone Country House
Responded 28 Feb 2019
Many thanks for your review, we are really glad you enjoyed our estate including the jacuzzi, wine hours, horses and restaurant. I am sorry you were not happy about the price of the water - not sure where else you stayed but our water price is a standard price amongst all restaurants in the area. When doing our pricing calculations we alway double check against our competitors to make sure we are not over charging on items such as water and Sodas. We don't provide free water as our tap water is sourced directly from a natural water source underground that we pump and then filtered - in essence we have free bottled water from the tap! We do hope to see you again, Best wishes from the whole team
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Lynn B wrote a review Jan 2019
Cape Town Central, South Africa4 contributions1 helpful vote
Just absolutely amazing service - above and beyond. We had an incredible weekend there. The Vine cottage is everything you can dream of with it's own private location and jacuzzi. Amazing complimentary wine hour where you can literally just help yourself to as much wine as you want!! Such fantastic included breakfasts too - they even delivered to our room! Hands down our best getaway, thank you Dunstone! We will be back soon.
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Response from DunstoneEstate, Front Office Manager at Dunstone Country House
Responded 11 Jan 2020
Thank you so much for your review, we are glad you enjoyed our Vine cottage and we do hope to see you at Dunstone again soon
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Catherine R wrote a review Jan 2019
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This is a unique and tranquil setting on the beautiful Dusnstone estate with breathtaking views at every angle. We were visiting from the UK but wanted to treat our Cape Town family hosts to something special and this did not disappoint. Staff were attentive and went above and beyond, keeping restaurants open, purely for our party of 7 and offering to come to the simply stunning mansion house where we stayed, and cook for us there. The place is really child friendly with lovely play areas where our 6 and 2 year old died and went to heaven. The pool was a welcome relief in the 34 degree heat and was warm! The house is dreamy with bedrooms and bathrooms we will never forget and spotless. We had the most amazing time and now have a bottles of wine from Dunstone to remember it so
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Response from DunstoneEstate, Front Office Manager at Dunstone Country House
Responded 11 Jan 2020
Thank you so much for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay at the Manor house. We are so glad you bought some of our wines to enjoy in the UK. We do hope to see you at Dunstone again soon. Best regards from the Dunstone Team
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maureenrussell2016 wrote a review Jan 2019
Pringle Bay, South Africa9 contributions4 helpful votes
We have now stayed in 3 different types of accommodation at Dunstone and each one beautiful - our stays just get better! This last visit was in the very opulent Manor House with amazing hotel size size swimming pool, just for us. We love the decor and the comfort as well as the gorgeous bathrooms. We were looked after well by Patience who was very response to anything we required. There were so many options as to where to sit we were spoilt for choice, whether in the front or back of house - all with lovely views. Thank you for the delicious cake we received on arrival. We will be back again and next time bring our dog to Guava Cottage - - the last remaining cottage we have yet to try!
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Response from DunstoneEstate, Front Office Manager at Dunstone Country House
Responded 11 Jan 2020
Many thanks for your lovely review, Its was so great to see you again and we are glad you had a wonderful stay at the Manor house. We look forward to seeing you soon, this time in or Guava cottage . Many best wishes from all of the team here at Dunstone.
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Rosie J wrote a review Jan 2019
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom63 contributions57 helpful votes
We visited Dunstone post New Year with family including small children. It was a great stay and thoroughly recommend to both couples and families alike. Lots of beautiful countryside to appreciate and the food and especially the mid afternoon cake was wonderful . Really well geared for children in the restaurant with a brilliant indoor and outdoor play area. Staff were very friendly and helpful. We stayed in both rooms and had the Guava Cottage with was very well equipped (including a private pool), The beds were so comfortable too! All in all excellent and highly recommended.
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Response from DunstoneEstate, Owner at Dunstone Country House
Responded 09 Jan 2019
Dear Rosie J Many thanks for your review - it was wonderful to have you and your family and do hope to see you again soon. All the best from the Dunstone team
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RomanbyRamblers wrote a review Nov 2018
Northallerton, United Kingdom210 contributions108 helpful votes
We stayed four nights in Acorn Cottage on the Dunstone Estate. The cottage was self-catering and equipped to a high standard although we chose to eat at the estate restaurant. There was a large lounge cum kitchen, a bedroom and a superb large bathroom. Toiletries etc were provided, as was a bottle of estate wine on arrival (further bottles could be bought) The cottage was cleaned on a morning but there wasn’t a turn-down service which was ok for self catering. Outside space was brilliant with a veranda with table and chairs, two loungers, a plunge pool, a large grassed area containing another table and chairs, and a deck overlooking the dam housing a family of farmyard ducks! There was a laundry service available but we thought our own washing machine would have been better.
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Date of stay: November 2018
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Response from DunstoneEstate, Manager at Dunstone Country House
Responded 18 Nov 2018
Dear RomanbyRamblers Thank you for your lovely review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay in Acorn Cottage. We are looking into adding path lights from the cottage. We hope to see you again soon. Regards
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Lisa W wrote a review Oct 2018
10 contributions6 helpful votes
We stayed 2 nights at Dunstone which was part of our Wellington Wine Walk. Fabulous setting and excellent accommodation. Friendly and very helpful staff. Walking through the vineyards to the restaurant was such a treat. Food was superb.
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Date of stay: October 2018
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Response from DunstoneEstate, Manager at Dunstone Country House
Responded 18 Nov 2018
Thank you so much for your review, it was wonderful to have you at Dunstone. Glad you loved the food, wine and accommodation. Looking forward to your next visit Kind regards
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US$97 - US$119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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South AfricaWestern CapeWellington
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