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Dunstone Country House

Bovlei Road, Wellington 7655 South Africa
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#2 of 30 B&Bs / Inns in Wellington
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Peace and tranquillity await at this luxurious and romantic wine and fruit estate, set in the heart of the Cape Winelands, South Africa. Dunstone Country House lies at the foot of the historic Bainskloof pass, Wellington, Cape Winelands, South Africa. Escape the big city and accommodation of Cape Town, and enjoy the peace and quiet of the beautiful town of Wellington. Dunstone Country House is ideally located to explore the Western Cape. Only 45 minutes from Cape Town, 15 minutes from Paarl and 30 minutes from Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. Situated at the foothills of the mountains, down a dirt gravel road, amazing views and the sound of nature welcome you. Want to escape to a place with no traffic or town noise then this is the place for you. Dunstone Country House: Five beautifully-appointed guest suites are the original Dunstone guest rooms; they are housed in the converted stables and a stable farm cottage. The rooms delight guests with stunning views of the mountains, vines and the farm. From your private entrance and veranda, enter a little home-away-from-home, with all modern comforts and all the extra touches for which Dunstone has become renowned. These enjoy the comfort of a beautiful guest lounge overlooking the mountains and vineyards with wrap around views and an infinity pool overlooking the vineyards and mountains beyond. Dunstone Manor: A new addition to the Estate is the recently acquired, original manor house. A stately three bedroom house on the southern rise of the farm, set amongst lush gardens, towering shady oak trees, and vineyards. This beautiful property has an air of tranquillity, making it the perfect retreat. The property can either be rented as a private house sleeping 6 – 8 persons on a B&B or self-catering basis, or as individual guest suites on a B&B basis. The three individually decorated bedroom are housed on the first floor and offer beautiful views over the gardens, vineyard and mountains. Downstairs is a gracious guest lounge which opens out on to a pretty stoep with its own sun drenched pool. The Cottages: Guava cottage is a self-catering cottage amongst the guava orchard, it boasts its own Viognier vineyard outside the front door. Guava has 2 king-sized bedrooms, a private garden and private heated swimming pool. Guava can also be taken on a B&B basis. Vine Cottage is a new addition on the southern slope of the Estate. Originally stables, it is tastefully converted into a pretty one-bedroom cottage, a very private escape for 2. Guests at Vine cottage have access to all facilities at the Country House, on a B&B option. Facilities: In addition to the facilities listed below, we also offer off street vine shaded parking; free wifi; DSTV hotel package; a fully licensed family Bistro restaurant; winery, cellar tours and wine tasting. We have 10 hectares of beautiful far to explore, including vineyards and fruit orchards. In-Room: All rooms have air-Conditioning with cooling and heating mode; fine cotton linen; goose down duvets and pillows; en-suite bathroom; high quality towels & bath robes; luxury amenities; hairdryer; large bar fridge with honesty bar, and snacks and tea tray with homemade lavender cookies. Rooms also boast safe, iPod player, flat screen television with DSTV hotel package, DVD Player with USB port, and an in-house DVD library is also available. Dunstone Country House facilities include: beautiful guest lounge overlooking vineyards and mountains, with honesty bar and tea and coffee making facilities; 10m infinity swimming pool with luxury loungers; landscaped gardens including a herb garden, roses and lavender. Dunstone Manor facilities include: A beautiful guest lounge leading out onto a sun drenched swimming pool; vine covered stoep and seating area; fully equipped kitchen and honesty bar; braai facilities. Cottage facilities include: Guava - fully equipped kitchen, fireplace, private garden, private heated 6*4m pool. Vine - private veranda and garden, Area Information: Dunstone Estate is ideally located to explore the Western Cape. Only 45 minutes from Cape Town, 15 minutes from Paarl and 30 minutes from Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. TGCSA 4-Star Guest House | Dinners from R250 pp | B&B Rates include breakfast, wine tasting and afternoon tea
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ChrisCharlesCT wrote a review Dec 2020
Cape Town Central, South Africa54 contributions38 helpful votes
Dunstone Country House is neither a B&B nor a hotel but boasts the best of both. So let’s call it more of a delightful country retreat (without the Kumbaya). With so many 5 star reviews (with which I heartily concur), I have little to add except to mention the most generous breakfast delivered to our room’s garden: a great picnic hamper containing, croissants, brie cheese, biscuits, hot quiches, toast, jams, cereals, fruit salads, fruit juices, yoghurts, mueslis (home made), muffins, Pastel de Nata…and more, and rounded off with hot teas. Absolutely overwhelming! Of course, we couldn’t finish the lot; Abbi, our delightful host suggested that we keep the rest for lunch (which was most of it). On the second day, we elected to have breakfast at the Stone Kitchen (easily within walking distance of our beautifully appointed room). There they offer a full à la carte menu for all appetites… more of a complimentary breakfast on offer rather than the B in B&B’s usual limited fare.(Stone Kitchen also offers lunch and the occasional pop-up dinner. And they are quite a number of wine estates that offer dinners within easy driving distances.) In all, a wonderful, tranquil, relaxing three day stay.
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Date of stay: November 2020
Richard B wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom143 contributions61 helpful votes
We had stayed a couple of year ago and the quality has remained the same. Very friendly staff in a beautiful setting. The rooms are not very large but well appointed with comfortable beds. A very nice communal area looking at the valley and the vines with a happy hour every night. A peaceful swimming pool with comfortable loungers and shade. The Stone Kitchen produces a very good breakfast (and is a pleasant place for dinner a short walk from the main buildings)
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Michael H wrote a review Feb 2020
Portsmouth, United Kingdom11 contributions5 helpful votes
Beautiful place! We stayed in the lavender room, which was delightful. The honesty bar worked well and the staff could not have been nicer! The view and tranquillity at the infinity pool was divine! Excellent wine also! My only small criticism would be that the directions do not actually take you to the dirt road that leads up to Dunstone - our Sat nav didn't recognise any of the road names given and Google maps on my phone stopped at another track earlier on the road, so a signpost as you turn right off hill road (I think!) and at the start of dirt road would have helped immensely! We ended up stopping at the local pub where the owner gave us excellent directions! Lovely place however and well worth the time spent trying to find it!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Maureen wrote a review Feb 2020
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Once again I brought out of town guests to experience the warm and gracious hospitality of the Dunstone team. They were awed by the beauty of the Manor house with its spacious bedrooms with a French country feel - casual but elegant and the many out door spaces from front gardens with fountain, to the back views of the mountains, or the pool with all the causal lounging areas- all stunning. The inside living spaces are also generous and well appointed. We spent the afternoon in the pool and enjoyed an afternoon tea with cake just out of the oven. That evening we enjoy their complimentary bottle of Chenin Blanc before dinner. And breakfast at the Stone Kitchen was delicious. All the staff are warm, friendly and professional. I will be back with more friends.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Per25 wrote a review Feb 2020
Helsingborg, Sweden58 contributions22 helpful votes
We had a wonderful stay at Dunstone Country House! The staff was warm and welcoming! Our room, the pool area and the restaurant with breakfast and dinner within walking distance was great. The complimentary wine offered in the early evenings was a wonderful possibility to get to know other guests!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$96 - US$200 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dunstone Country House
Which popular attractions are close to Dunstone Country House?
Nearby attractions include Doolhof Wine Estate (2.4 km), Upland Organic Wine (4.0 km), and Welvanpas (3.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Dunstone Country House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Dunstone Country House?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Dunstone Country House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Dunstone Country House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Dunstone Country House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Oude Wellington Restaurant, Perfect Place, and The Grillroom.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Dunstone Country House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Dunstone Country House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to Dunstone Country House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Groot Drakenstein Prison (Victor Verster Prison) (10.9 km).
Does Dunstone Country House have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.