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“Lovely House and Beautiful Location”
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Private Room, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Clovelly, Western Cape

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MPG3
Sheffield
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Lovely House and Beautiful Location”
Reviewed 26 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Stayed here for 4 nights in August having had a short stay previously in 2013. The location is very convenient, being close to the amenities in Fish Hoek and Kalk Bay. The cottage had everything we needed, and was very comfortable, and Miles and Carin made us feel very welcome from the minute we arrived. Our two young children loved playing on the outside decking and like us enjoyed the fantastic views over the sea and of the mountain behind the cottage. There is a very special and peaceful feel to The Mountain House and we look forward to staying again for a third time very soon

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Travelling group: Young Children
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Lilburn, Georgia
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5 reviews
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“Perfect mix of quiet and convenience”
Reviewed 31 May 2015 for a stay in April 2015

Lovely and responsive hosts but still had total privacy, great views and a convenient location. The house was just the right size for 2 (and could be for more if you were cozy and rented the extra bedroom that is available). The house is facing the perfect direction to take advantage of the fresh air by opening the glass wall between the kitchen and the deck while still being protected from the often strong winds off the bay. We braiied and had guests and it was absolutely lovely.

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Liked least: The whole area had to deal with load shedding (planned electricity outages due to a shortage in the country) but the hosts kept us apprised and reset the wifi for us each time the power came back on. It was at most 2 hours per day.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Esther H
Lusaka, Lusaka, Zambia
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Spectacular views, peaceful and convenient location”
Reviewed 16 November 2014 for a stay in November 2014

We very much enjoyed our week long stay at the Mountain House. I echo all the positives in the previous reviews and will add that we appreciated such details as a kindly set up travel cot for our infant, wonderful underfloor heating, fresh local flowers on arrival, and a pretty baby-proof house. It was even nicer than the photos, in my opinion, secure, and a scenic drive into Cape Town proper and the other beach towns. We also really enjoyed being able to do a scenic hike into Kalk Bay, or just walk along the road. We had a little trouble with the internet but Carin was happy to try to trouble shoot. Fishhoek is a few minutes' drive away and had all the necessary amenities like groceries, and also a quiet beach

Travelling group: Young Children
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Maseru, Lesotho
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Where Mountain meets Ocean”
Reviewed 22 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014

A chance search on TripAdvisor (India) revealed this self catering independent house located between Kalk Bay and Fish Hoek (along the road to Clovelly Golf Course). The Mountain House's web page was intriguing enough to send a message to the owners, Carin and Miles, as we (two couples) wanted a place that was central to all that is "essential" to see and do in and around Cape Town. It turned out to be a truly exceptional place that we'd selected. The house itself, adjacent to the owners' own house (actually its built over their garages) is very well designed with two bedrooms that have en-suite bathrooms and a lovely living cum kitchen space that looks out to the Ocean on one side and the Clovelly valley on the other. A lovely wooden deck with a trellis makes up the entire space available along with a lovely natural garden with a braai and space for parking a car. We really enjoyed our mornings and evenings sitting out on the deck soaking in the serene surroundings and being one with nature. With a car available it was so easy for us to visit the plethora of nature's wonders that dot the Cape, be it Cape Point/Cape of Good Hope, Table Mountain, V&A (and the ferry to Robben Island), Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens and Constantia Valley for wine tasting. The Mountain House was central to almost all places and it was a pleasure to come home each evening to our retreat and chalk out the next day's plans thanks to excellent wifi and helpful suggestions from our hosts. We spent a week at the Mountain House and if ever one gets a chance to visit the Mother City again I have no doubts about where I would be staying. Thank you Carin and Miles Hartford for allowing us into your lovely mountain retreat where the land and water meld into each other as if by magic.

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Liked best: Location
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 50-64
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Rory O
Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
“TOP TOP Class if you wanting something cosy and intimate.”
Reviewed 4 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014

Absolutely Brilliant venue. Close to all necessary places one needs have a great weekend away, Beaches, Trails, Mountains, Shops, Restaurants, Main Road.. Jst a perfect location!! Could do with more steak knives as it is self-catering and a whisk for eggs in the morning, Otherwise, NO COMPLAINTS...

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Liked best: Location is perfect and the under floor heating on the chilly night was a cherry on the top.
Liked least: only 1 steak knife and the house holds up to 4 persons and no whisk, after all its a self-catering venue and scrambled egg is fav breakfast for many South Africans. No dstv either
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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