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1521 Kowie Road, Bathurst 6166 South Africa See on map
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Family Rooms
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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 ...More 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. Less
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast Available
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Refrigerator in room
Room types
Family Rooms, Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
Room types
Family Rooms, Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
Price range
US$31 - US$119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
Morley House Historical Accommodation & Tea Gardens
South Africa > Eastern Cape > Bathurst
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Room & Suite (17)
Dining (13)
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Reviewed 2 February 2018

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 there. The property is well...More

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Response from MorleyHouse, Owner at Morley HouseResponded 5 February 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...More

Reviewed 31 August 2017

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.

Thank CareyF65
Reviewed 18 May 2017

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.More

Thank Vietfrancesco
Response from MorleyHouse, Owner at Morley HouseResponded 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...More

Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

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...More

Thank Ushi100
Response from MorleyHouse, Owner at Morley HouseResponded 4 April 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...More

Reviewed 13 March 2017

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...More

Thank Bowwow2
Response from MorleyHouse, Owner at Morley HouseResponded 15 March 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...More

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"We were self-catering but all accommodation seemed comfortable,clean and hospitable"
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"Rondavel is cosy with ensuite bathroom and TV. The cottage is spacious and has a modern kitchen with..."
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"Amazing Cottage, historical place."
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"The Rondaval is a delight!"
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