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Morley House offers lodge style accommodation set in the grounds of an 1820s settlers' cottage in the picturesque rural village of Bathurst in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. We offer B&B and self-catering accommodation, either within the large thatched lodge or a cute African style thatched rondavel. The accommodation is set in an expansive, lush garden with a pool and plenty of areas to relax in peace. Bathurst is a great place to base yourself in the Eastern Cape. We are only two minutes’ walk from the centre of the village where there are craft shops, art galleries, restaurants, cafes and pubs, including South Africa’s oldest pub the Pig and Whistle. Bathurst is easily accessible via Port Alfred or Grahamstown and we are less than a two-hour drive from either Port Elizabeth or East London airports.
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Property amenities
Pool
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast Available
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Public Wifi
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Family Rooms
Kitchenette
Microwave
Minibar
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Mid-range
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Lovely place. In a pleasant village. Careful and considerate owners who are informative and generous. Close to port Alfred (worth a visit for shopping and beaches), near Waters Meeting (for walking/picnicking, in Bathurst with it’s history. Shops,cafes, pubs and restaurants
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Response from MorleyHouse, Owner at Morley House
Responded 04 Feb 2018
Hi Paul and Cass, Thank you for taking time to write a review of your stay. It was a pleasure having you and your family stay with us and we hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip in South Africa. Best regards, Steve and Emma
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Best place for tea in Bathurst. Enjoyed a pot of Assam and a fresh scone while browsing through the travel books on the shelf inside. Nice British feel to the place. Didn't spend the night, but the accommodation looked great.
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Very nice place to stay in an historical English country house setting. The owners are very welcoming and friendly offering a warm cup of tea or coffee on arrival.I highly recommend this for a comfortable stay.
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Response from MorleyHouse, Owner at Morley House
Responded 19 May 2017
Hi, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of your recent stay at Morley House and for your kind comments. We are very glad that you were comfortable during your stay. It was a shame the weather was not so good, but hopefully you can return soon when the sun is shining as it usually is on the 'Sunshine Coast'. Best regards, Steve & Emma
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We stayed in the historical cottage. There is also a rondavel (round house) and permanent tent in the grounds to stay in. There is a pool, a covered decking area within the well maintained garden. We were lucky enough to stay when they hosted there monthly curry night as the
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Response from MorleyHouse, Owner at Morley House
Responded 04 Apr 2017
Hi, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay at Morley House and for the kind comments. We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay and that you had chance to join us for our Spice Night. We try to do a different cuisine each month (Thai, Indian, Malaysian etc) so hopefully you can come back again soon and join us for another Spice Night. Best regards, Steve & Emma
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Stopped off in Bathurst to look at a craft shop then went to look for a cup of tea and found a gem in Morley House. This place is Immaculate. (Like an Old English garden) and credit to the hosts Steve & Emma for the presentation.The tea shop is quaint and charming and the tea's
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Response from MorleyHouse, Owner at Morley House
Responded 15 Mar 2017
Hi, Thanks for taking the time to write a review of your visit to Morley House and for your kind feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed your experience but we are sorry that you were not happy with the size of the scones. Emma bakes all the sweet treats herself and the recipe she uses is from the 'Be-Ro Baking Book' dating back to the 1920s which she got from her aunty in England. So they are definitely English in style. We did not want to bake the huge scones which are full of baking powder and air which you get in most South African tea gardens but I guess everybody likes different styles. Maybe next time you could try our cream tea which includes a scone, a slice of fruit loaf, jam, butter and cream and a pot of tea. We have over 20 different types of tea to choose from too. We hope you can call in again to try them soon. Best regards, Steve & Emma
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Morley House 3 bedroom self-catering cottage
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The view fro the tea gardens.
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Bathroom for the safari tent is situated 10 metres from the tent.
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Comfortable beds in the safari tent.
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Safari tent.
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"We were self-catering but all accommodation seemed comfortable,clean and hospitable "
"Rondavel is cosy with ensuite bathroom and TV. The cottage is spacious and has a modern kitchen with equipment to cook anything."
"Amazing Cottage, historical place."
"The Rondaval is a delight!"
"The cottage is good for a family or large group"
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FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Morley House Historical Accommodation & Tea Gardens
LOCATION
South AfricaEastern CapeBathurst
NUMBER OF ROOMS
3
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