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2 storey cottage in the heart of the Garden Route

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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
1 night minimum 
Cottage
situated in a residential area our spacious cottage can accommodate a family or 2 couples comfortably. It is close to the waterfront and all the other amenities of the area.It has 2 bedrooms an open planned kitchen which is fully equipped and a lounge opening onto a lovely decking amongst the Syringa trees and bamboo. The decking has a braai and comfortable furniture to chill out or watch the Knysna Turacos who come at certain times of the year..The main bedroom has double doors that open out onto a small private patio. The other room has an 3/4 bed and a single bed. There are ceiling fans in all the rooms and heating panel for when it is cold Our cottage has now been awarded a 3 Star rating with the Tourism Grading Board of South Africa.
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
Bedrooms
1 King1 Double
Bathrooms
1 Full bath

Meet the host
Lesley P
Hosting since March 2012
Languages spoken: English
Response Time: Within a few hours

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Reviews (13)
mikewolfman
mikewolfman
Rustenburg, South Africa34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wow amazing
So this has been an amazing stay lovely rooms and open plan kitchen lounge and belcany so friendly and welcoming. No need to worry about loadshedding as the is lots of battery globes and an inverter for the Wi-Fi and TV with gas stove so when the power goes out you can still get the cup of coffee mmmm so good. I would like to thank Heather and her family for letting us stay in the lovely place and I hope that everyone one that read this will make this there place to come and stay. We wish you could have stayed longer,but home is calling and we will miss this peaceful place but try to return when we can. Best wishes
Visited January 2023
Written 13 January 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Jane R
Jane R
Port Elizabeth, South Africa22 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect for what we needed
My husband and I along with our two year old daughter stayed here for two nights when visiting Knysna. We had a lovely welcome and felt that our vehicle and the accommodation itself was very secure. The owners showed us around the place and we were then left to our own devices which we appreciated. The place itself was very functional with the bedrooms being downstairs and living area upstairs with a gate at the top which eased our nerves with such an active little one. The kitchen was well equipped and it was lovely to have outside space both upstairs and downsairs although we didn't tend to use it that much in the evening because of the mozzies. Overall a lovely place to stay which is very functional.
Visited April 2015
Written 12 July 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

K8_Gillespie
K8_Gillespie
Derby, United Kingdom12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Just Perfect
Alan and Lesley are the perfect hosts. The cottage is well equipped and to a very high standard. I love the garden which is set out to relax the viewer. Maggie and Temba are the friendly resident dogs, who definitely add to the welcoming and relaxed ambience of Syringa. Highly recommended!
Visited April 2014 Travelled as a couple
Written 1 May 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Much appreciated. Would love to see you back again Kind regards Lesley and Alan
Written 30 April 2014. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Lorna P
Lorna P
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada116 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic cottage
If you are looking for a holiday rental in Knysna , look no further. We stayed in this beautiful cottage for 3 weeks and we could not have asked for anything more. The deck in the trees j ust off the kitchen/ living room is to die for. Sitting among the trees reading a book watching the sunbirds come to the feeder each day was magic. Lesley and Alan our hosts were fabulous and helped us navigate the area and could not have been more helpful. Do not think twice about renting either short or long term. Knysna is just a great base to tour The Garden Route.
Visited January 2014 Travelled as a couple
Written 30 January 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Thank you Lorna and Derek hope to see you again!!
Written 29 January 2014. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

SIYANDA N
SIYANDA N
Parow, South Africa26 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent Everything
The place is so spotless and big with all the basics that one would need. It's close to all amenities. Lesely and Alan are excellent hosts.
Visited December 2013
Written 19 December 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Mariedusud
Mariedusud
Petite-Ile, Reunion Island18 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Belle escale à Knysna
Belle escale à Knysna, logement spacieux, bien équipé dans un quartier résidentiel, bien situé pour découvrir la ville et la région. Accueil chaleureux et disponibilité des propriétaires, 3 jours bien remplis, séjour bien agréable.
Visited November 2013
Written 3 December 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Rick -:- Jeffreys Bay
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Great private venue with cool pleasant atmosphere and great serv
Great private venue with cool pleasant atmosphere and great service.
Visited March 2013
Written 4 April 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

claudia c
claudia c
Province of Castellon, Spain38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
No te lo pierdas!
La propiedad es muy bonita, esta muy bien equipada. si bien no hay servicio de mucama, en los placares hay toallas, sabanas, fundas, almohadas, mantas, frazadas impecablemente limpias y listas para usar cuando uno lo desee. Los propietarios son muy amables , brindan información y cupones de descuento para muchos lugares y actividades. La cocina es muy cómoda y tiene de todo : procesadora, microondas, cocina y horno electricos, jarra electrica, tostadora, etc. El living es adorable, muy acogedor. Tiene televisor, dvd, equipo de musica! El balcón aterrazado es el toque de distinción , la paz, los pájaros exóticos,el sonido de la naturaleza es realmente divino, para quedarse a vivir... tambien tiene sillones, barbacoa, mesa para comer afuera...IMPRESIONANTE !!!! DIVINO!!!
Visited January 2013 Travelled as a couple
Written 27 January 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Clint S Davids -:- Pasadena, Los Angeles
5.0 of 5 bubbles
great stay
Looking for a place to stay in Knysna that was affordable, comfortable and just amazing may have been wishful thinking, then I found this absolute gem in the heart of the garden route. Totally stunning. Surrounded by Nature in all its splendour. Owned by folks who went out of their way to make our few nights truely memorable. Would I recommend?? In a heartbeat. Thank you so much. Alan! we really loved that Yorkshire accent. Raymond, Clint and Rosie, who, by the way, could not stop singing your praises. take care
Visited November 2012
Written 11 November 2012. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Holidayfun -:- Port Elizabeth
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Relaxing and private
Had an absolute lovely stay at Syringa. Very homey feel, owners extremely friendly and helpful. Will definitely go back again.
Visited November 2012
Written 11 November 2012. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Parking
  • Secure parking available
Property features
  • Ceiling Fans
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Patio
  • Terrace
Location info
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 15 min walk)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Tennis court
  • Hiking areas
Location features
  • Waterfront location

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Map
Getting there
Plettenberg Airport
24 km

George Airport
60.9 km
Restaurants
Freshline Fisheries
2.4 km

34 South
2.7 km

The Drydock Food Co
2.8 km

Anchorage Restaurant
2.7 km
Attractions
Knysna Heads
4.6 kmGeologic Formations

Brenton on Sea
6.3 kmBeaches

Knysna Lagoon
7 minBodies of Water

Featherbed Nature Reserve
3.2 kmNature & Wildlife Areas
About the neighbourhood
The residential area where the cottage is situated is quiet and pretty. It has easy to access the beaches, 3 golf courses, two of which are signature golf courses. The beautiful forests that surround Knysna where there are numerous bike and walking trails where you might be lucky and sight one of our illusive elephants which roam around the forests. The ocean or the lagoon, to fish or try our water sports or our steam boat to make trips to Feather bed where you can have a lovely meal at their great restaurant and a trip around the Western head walking back along beside the ocean and lagoon. Our small Blue Duiker where you can see them and our famous Seahorses which are in a tank for you to view. This is all next to our famous Heads where the sea comes into our large lagoon. There are many restaurants at the waterfront and shopping close by. Knysna is famous for its oysters and there are many places to try them as well as lovely fish restaurants . Close by there are plenty of interesting places to explore such as our Elephant sanctuary as well as a bird farm and monkey sanctuary and a couple of small wine farms where you can do some tastings . These are just some of the interesting places to visit along the Garden Route Our cottage is private and easy to find and has safe and under cover parking for your vehicle.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
Hiring a car is probably the best way to get around and see every thing there is. Usually one fly's into Cape Town where there are many car hire places. That is one of the best ways so that one can drive the Garden Route to Knysna and experience the lovely scenery and other things that are on offer.The trip will take about 5 hours. The other way is to catch a flight to George which is 67 kms away from us or about 40 miles.There are also many car hire places at the airport. It takes less than and hour to our cottage . There are also buses which one can board, from Cape Town. The roads are all in very good condition.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 15 min walk)Horse riding facilitiesTennis courtWatersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 2 pm Check out by 10 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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