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Comfortable, homely self-catering accommodation in historical homestead

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Holiday Rental House -
3 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Grahamstown, Eastern Cape
This quirky, charming stone house, built in 1840 as a soldiers' convalescent home, is set on a rustic smallholding just outside Grahamstown. Transport is necessary for the short, scenic 5km drive to town. It is now home to rescue donkeys and a large cluster of chickens. Jessam offers a tranquil, pastoral, secure environment, ideal for those needing time out to write, read, bird watch or contemplate the spacious natural surrounds. The generous 'stoep' provides an ample, sheltered, comfortable area to be outdoors. The separate kitchenette is a light, sunny space for use by guests, and by arrangement, fresh garden veg and eggs can be used. In this water-stressed area, we have our own borehole and rain harvested of excellent quality, however we do ask guests to be sparing when showering; we are not an establishment that can offer... Read more
Listing #HL8851164
About the Owner
Liz C
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:July 2017
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  • Fireplace
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Internet Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Safe
  • Secure Parking
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Towels Provided
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
Guests must observe reasonable water use and please have short showers. Laundry service available for additional fee. Septic tank system must be maintained, so no rubbish allowed...
    1 Full bath
    2 Twins
    1 Queen
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