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Reviewed 5 January 2015

Fig Tree Cottage is a stunning haven of peace and quiet set in glorious nature - while also only a few minutes walk from Kiddie's Beach and a quick drive away from Kelly Beach. The Links Coastal Inn is also within walking distance for those too busy resting to consider being in the kitchen!

The cottage is immaculately and tastefully furnished, with every convenience (down to heated towel rails). There were also thoughtful touches everywhere - such as the herbs, fresh from the garden, placed next to the bath in the evening, the wine chilled for us on arrival, and the handwritten notes delivered with our laundry.

Pen somehow managed to make us feel genuinely cared for while at the same time being completely unobtrusive. The cottage, similarly, feels like a home as well as a luxurious guesthouse.

The owners were the most gracious of hosts, even bringing iced Christmas cookies to our children. We couldn't have hoped for a more special place to start our holiday in! Hope to be back.

Room Tip: Fig Tree Cottage was perfect for our family of four and very private
  • Stayed: December 2014, travelled with family
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rhcottages, Public Relations Manager at Richmond House Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2015

Dear Deborah
Thank you so much for reviewing us! We're so glad you and your family had such a relaxing and comfortable stay at Fig Tree Cottage, which from your review seemed like a home away from home whilst you were in Port Alfred.
Wishing you the very best for 2015 and we hope to welcome you back here!
Warm wishes
Richmond House Cottages

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Reviewed 5 January 2015

most relaxing 5 star accommodation, service was EXCELLANT, close to all amenities yet once at the accommodation it felt as though you were miles from everything.Sandymount is a tribute to Neville and Sue Gordon, gracious hosts of Richmond House Cottages.

  • Stayed: December 2014, travelled as a couple
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rhcottages, Public Relations Manager at Richmond House Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2015

Thank you very much for your review of your stay with us. We're so glad you found Sandymount Cottage comfortable, conveniently located yet private and tranquil. We hope to welcome you back to Richmond House Cottages again. Best wishes for 2015!

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Reviewed 9 December 2014

This is my 2nd stay at the cottages, and i just can't get enough of them. They are so quiet and homely, but oh so convenient for everything in town. This is my little piece of paradise, and i can't wait to come back again!

  • Stayed: December 2014, travelled solo
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rhcottages, Public Relations Manager at Richmond House Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2014

Thank you so much for staying with us at Sandymount this month! We're so glad you continue to have an excellent all-round experience with us. Wishing you a joyous Christmas season!

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Reviewed 24 September 2014

How often does one get to stay in a bonafide stone cottage with all the modern luxuries one could want??? The stoep, a "Pièce de Résistance", which allows one to soak up the tranquility and peace of the property. Sandymount is a tribute to Neville and Sue Gordon, gracious hosts of Richmond House Cottages.

  • Stayed: September 2014, travelled with family
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rhcottages, Public Relations Manager at Richmond House Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2014

Thank you so much for staying with us and for your review. We're so glad you found Sandymount as charming and as comfortable as it is! We look forward to welcoming you back here.

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Reviewed 8 June 2014

We were fortunate enough to spend a few nights at Sandymount Cottage soon after we got married and really enjoyed the little treat to ourselves. We were amazed that we could feel so far from town but yet right there where we grew up. It really is a little hidden gem, tucked away between the bushes, so quiet and still. The cottage itself was stunning, very comfortable and the owners made sure we had everything we needed. We loved the friendly dogs and being so welcomed by the owners. We had a wonderful braai right outside the cottage and sat outside for hours. We would love to go back!

Room Tip: Sandymount Cottage has a great location, perfect for a couple.
  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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rhcottages, Public Relations Manager at Richmond House Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2014

We're so glad you and such a memorable time over your honeymoon period! We're glad to hear the room was comfortable and our dogs friendly. Sandymount has a great patch of lawn in front so we're glad you enjoyed the garden with friends over a braai/barbeque. We wish you well and hope to welcome you back again!

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