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Bovlei Road, Wellington 7655 South Africa
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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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Michael H wrote a review Feb 2020
Portsmouth, United Kingdom11 contributions5 helpful votes
Beautiful place! We stayed in the lavender room, which was delightful. The honesty bar worked well and the staff could not have been nicer! The view and tranquillity at the infinity pool was divine! Excellent wine also! My only small criticism would be that the directions do not actually take you to the dirt road that leads up to Dunstone - our Sat nav didn't recognise any of the road names given and Google maps on my phone stopped at another track earlier on the road, so a signpost as you turn right off hill road (I think!) and at the start of dirt road would have helped immensely! We ended up stopping at the local pub where the owner gave us excellent directions! Lovely place however and well worth the time spent trying to find it!
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Maureen wrote a review Feb 2020
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Once again I brought out of town guests to experience the warm and gracious hospitality of the Dunstone team. They were awed by the beauty of the Manor house with its spacious bedrooms with a French country feel - casual but elegant and the many out door spaces from front gardens with fountain, to the back views of the mountains, or the pool with all the causal lounging areas- all stunning. The inside living spaces are also generous and well appointed. We spent the afternoon in the pool and enjoyed an afternoon tea with cake just out of the oven. That evening we enjoy their complimentary bottle of Chenin Blanc before dinner. And breakfast at the Stone Kitchen was delicious. All the staff are warm, friendly and professional. I will be back with more friends.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Per25 wrote a review Feb 2020
Helsingborg, Sweden58 contributions23 helpful votes
We had a wonderful stay at Dunstone Country House! The staff was warm and welcoming! Our room, the pool area and the restaurant with breakfast and dinner within walking distance was great. The complimentary wine offered in the early evenings was a wonderful possibility to get to know other guests!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Lorita P wrote a review Feb 2020
Cape Town Central, South Africa53 contributions13 helpful votes
We've stayed at a number of places in Wellington, all very nice, but Dunstone is most definitely my favourite! Everybody was so friendly and welcoming. We arrived there on an extremely hot afternoon, but thankfully there was a lovely pool to cool off in. We spent many hours in there and only took a break when we went for tea and cake. What a special touch! The view from the lounge is absolutely amazing! Unfortunately we didn't go for Wine Hour, as it really was too hot to get out of the pool and we had to get ready to go for dinner. A pity, but next time we will! We stayed in the Lavender Suite and it was beautiful! Very spacious and comfortable. We really loved it. In fact, we loved everything about Dunstone. It was so relaxing and the peace and quiet was just what we needed,
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Jess L wrote a review Jan 2020
Cape Town, South Africa6 contributions2 helpful votes
Our stay at Dunstone Manor was absolutely wonderful. There are so many gorgeous outdoor areas and the pool is perfect for hot summer days. We were four adults and two children and the house felt large, comfortable and safe. Would definitely recommend and stay again!
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from DunstoneEstate, Owner at Dunstone Country House
Responded 27 Jan 2020
Many thanks for your lovely review, we are so glad you loved our Manor, the perfect place for a family of 6. Hope to see you again Best regards from The Dunstone Team
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Monique Williams wrote a review Jan 2020
3 contributions1 helpful vote
We went to Dunstone and stayed in the Guava Cottage with friends and our 2 labradors. We had a fantastic time. Everyone, including the pot bellied pigs, the goats, the horses and the ridgeback were very hospitable and welcoming to our dogs. The cottage was enclosed, with its own pool and braai area, which included superb views. The cottage was lovely and secluded. All the staff were amazing, and we shall definitely returning in the future.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from DunstoneEstate, Owner at Dunstone Country House
Responded 27 Jan 2020
Thank you so much for the lovely review and for visiting us at Dunstone with your furry friends, the resident farm animal do love meeting new friends! Look forward to seeing you again soon All the best The Dunstone Team
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Lucinda Hartzenberg wrote a review Jan 2020
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I absolutely love this place. From the day we arrived, we were treated like royalty. Tea time and Happy hour was my fave, enjoying it while overlooking the beautiful view from the lounge. The stroll over to The restaurant was so calming. The rooms were spacious and spotless. The staff were friendly and extremely helpful. Got to see a few people every day, Quin, Roxy,Sandra and Carmen. All such beautiful souls. Privledge is an absolute darling, always willing to assist us. I will definately be coming back to Dunstone.. My new favourite place!!!!
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from DunstoneEstate, Owner at Dunstone Country House
Responded 27 Jan 2020
Thank you so much for your glowing review and your kind words about our lovely staff members - they really are a great asset. Looking forward you having you back again soon Best wishes from the whole Dunstone team
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Craig P wrote a review Dec 2019
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An amazing setting and great food but the attention to detail has not been there.. they promised certain things and certain things you expect but they did not happen.. the staff are always obliging but you. Shouldn't have to ask to have to ask for certain things.. will be back but will call ahead to make sure things are in order I no disappointed
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from DunstoneEstate, Owner at Dunstone Country House
Responded 27 Jan 2020
Dear Craig, Many thanks for your review, we are so happy you loved our setting and our food. It is true you should not have to ask for certain things, we let you down and we are really very sorry. I have addressed the issue of attention to details (something that we are normally so good at) with all staff member and we strive to always pay attention. We look forward to hosting you again, Best regards Abbi and the Dunstone Team
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Vanessa W wrote a review Dec 2019
Cape Town, South Africa3 contributions2 helpful votes
Beautiful location, stunning accommodation, and an hour and a half from Cape Town! Strongly recommended. Good restaurant (and they kindly turned down loud xmas jingles music), lovely garden and pool in beautifully landscaped gardens.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from DunstoneEstate, Front Office Manager at Dunstone Country House
Responded 10 Jan 2020
Many thanks for your lovely review. We are glad you had a great time and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Regards
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vklompmaker wrote a review Dec 2019
Ede, The Netherlands2 contributions
Nice and clean houses, we stay in beautifull honeymoon suite, with outside a jacuzzi, the views were beautiful and the housea were perfect. good bed and interieur . The breakfast was great , very friendly staff and good food.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Response from DunstoneEstate, Owner at Dunstone Country House
Responded 27 Jan 2020
Thank you so much for your review, It was lovely to host you and look forward to welcoming back again soon Many regards from the Dunstone Team
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PRICE RANGE
US$108 - US$126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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South AfricaWestern CapeWellington
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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