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It’s rare to find a country retreat as unique and authentic as Penhill. A scenic 90-minute drive away from Cape Town, you’ll spot its towering twin palms long before the outcrop of white-washed buildings set on endless emerald lawns comes into view. It is nothing short of an oasis in the ruggedly beautiful Nuy Valley, so it’s easy to imagine this wonderful historical place as it was some 300 years ago when it was built as a refreshment station on the busy route to Stellenbosch, Swellendam and Graaff Reinet, pre-dating the N1.

Having been lovingly restored, Penhill has literally gone back to its roots; though rather than a stop for the ox wagons of before, it’s now a private and very special place for groups of up to 24 people to relax and replenish body, mind and soul. And to have a whole lot of fun, too, as it’s perfectly suited for hosting fabulous parties, from formal affairs to outdoorsy bashes that make the most of the glorious natural surrounds.

There are dams and pools for splashing about in, a court for tennis as well as boules and croquet, not to mention trails for gentle walks, more strenuous hikes and runs, and mountain biking. While there are dozens of lovely, picturesque spots where everyone can gather for meals, teas, sundowners and to be sociable in general, there’s also more than enough space on the 3 500 acre property with its well-tended garden to find quiet time alone with a book. Where better for a nap than propped up under a tree beside the dam? Similarly, the layout of the various lodgings also allows plenty of room to breathe, which is what sets it apart from so many other places.

sleeps 8

There is 4 other cottages on the farm:
East Grange, sleeps 4
West Grange, sleeps 4
Pepper Tree, sleeps 4
Fruit Barn, sleeps 4

The farm sleeps a total of 24

 

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Facilities

  • 2 x Bedrooms (king)
  • 2 x Bedrooms (twin singles)
  • 3 x Bathrooms
  • Air conditioning
  • All linen provided
  • Bath towels
  • BBQ (Weber)
  • Beach umbrella
  • CD player
  • Cleaning products
  • Coffee maker (Espresso machine)
  • Coffee plunger
  • Dishwasher
  • DSTV (Card supplied)
  • DVD player
  • Firelighters (supplied)
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood (supplied)
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • iPod docking station
  • Oven (Electric)
  • Pool
  • Pool loungers (4)
  • Stove (Gas)
  • Surround sound
  • Swimming towels
  • Toaster
  • Tumble dryer
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wi-fi

Pets

No pets allowed

Check-in time

2pm

Check-out time

10am

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Based on 26 reviews

Guest reviews are written by our customers after their stay at PenHill Manor House.

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Guest reviews

  • Guest
    2017-06-25

    It was fantastic- and I'm fussy!

  • Guest
    2017-05-12

    Thanks so much for the stay at Penhill. The whole group had an amazing time and loved every moment of it. It is a very special property and works so beautifully for a group. I would also love to go back again with just my family on another occasion.

  • Guest
    2017-03-31

    We were extremely impressed with the hospitality and accommodation for the two days. The staff were super-efficient which made getting on with the task at hand so much easier.

  • Guest
    2017-03-29

    We once again had an absolutely magical time!

  • Guest
    2016-12-01

    This is just a quick thank you for all your help with recommending and booking and confirming our stay at Penhill Farm this weekend. The farm and the accommodation is so beautiful. I actually can’t think of anything that would have made it more perfect. What amazing generosity of the owners to make this space available, and how wonderful that you guys are here to facilitate it. I will definitely be in touch again as soon as we start thinking about our next holiday.

  • Guest
    2016-10-18

    It was truly stunning; we could not have asked for anything more. Thank you for a wonderful two days away from the city!

  • Guest
    2016-10-18

    We absolutely loved staying at the farm last weekend and want to get another date for next year.

  • Guest
    2016-10-14

    It was absolutely wonderful, we had a fabulous time thank-you.

  • Guest
    2016-10-13

    We absolutely loved staying at the farm last weekend and want to get another date for next year!

  • Guest
    2016-06-29

    Penhill Manor was just as excellent as the booking procedure and service via Perfect Hideaways. The property itself managed to exceed our expectations by far - it is just the perfect place to relax, wind down and get away from it all! Klaas and his wife took the best care of us!

  • Guest
    2016-06-22

    Thank you so much for the wonderful stay at Penhill this past weekend. We had such a lovely weekend and the kids had an absolute ball. We had 2 amazing hikes – one to Saggey Stone and the other one on Thursday when we arrived. It was just the most special weekend. My boys loved all the birds and we have come home with such amazing photographs and memories.

  • Guest
    2016-01-18

    We had a great time thanks!

  • Guest
    2016-01-15

    Thanks - we had a wonderful time. Explored more new trails and enjoyed the sunshine!

  • Guest
    2015-12-15

    Thanks so much for the stay at Penhill. The whole group had an amazing time and loved every moment of it. It is a very special property and works so beautifully for a group. I would also love to go back again with just my family on another occasion.

  • Guest
    2015-10-01

    Just a short note to say we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Penhill last weekend and hope to return in the not too distant future.

  • Guest
    2015-09-30

    Our weekend at PenHill was absolutely amazing! It is a most stunning property! Please tell Sue we thoroughly enjoyed it!

  • Guest
    2015-07-24

    The place was everything we expected and more - great service.

  • Guest
    2015-05-07

    Hi, we had a great time thanks and are seriously considering coming back next year!

  • Guest
    2015-01-12

    We had a fabulous stay at PenHill, surpassing all expectations. The house was magnificent and very comfortable, the garden absolutely lovely, the staff friendly and discreet, and Nola indulged us with her delicious food and warm spirit. We loved the flexibility and will definitely be back soonest.

  • Guest
    2014-12-10

    We had an amazing weekend and Romano was great!

  • Guest
    2014-11-11

    I chose Penhill Manor as the venue for an important event – a 50th birthday celebration weekend where at least half of the guests were flying in from the UK to be there. It had to be special and it had to be beautiful and preferably a part of the world that a well-travelled group would appreciate. And Penhill certainly delivered. Fabulous location from a natural beauty point of view, accompanied by really great accommodation. Practically it worked excellently as we took over all the cottages and had the run of the place – pretty good thing that we didn’t have neighbours on our “Night of the Famous Dead” Halloween party on Friday. More than that though, everyone had a great room, most en-suite, and the décor and understated elegance of the place as well as the history of some of the areas was appreciated by all. Because we were a large group I outsourced the catering of all meals with the help of Penhill and that also delivered. Nola and her team delivered high quality food for everything from light breakfast to formal sit down dinner. Romano and the team at Penhill also sorted out everything very smoothly – from taking delivery of and chilling the large quantity of wine brought in, to laying out the croquet pitch and fixing up the few more energetic amongst us with bikes. All in all, there is plenty to do at Penhill and some nice things to do nearby. Oh and the website photos don’t do it justice. Try it for yourself…..

  • Guest
    2014-10-30

    We had the most amazing time at Penhill this past weekend. I was joined by 18 friends and everyone was so blown away by the farm and all it has to offer. “Unbelievable”, “Absolutely Stunning”, “Astounding”, “Amazing” were some of the words used and many more compliments. Copious amounts of Pimm’s and wine was consumed and we hiked, played tennis and took numerous swims in the beautiful dam. Romano and the staff were fabulous and Romano took lots of photographs. I will round some up through friends and send through a couple through. Thank you for the opportunity to stay there, we will definitely book again! :)

  • Guest
    2014-10-17

    Penhill is a luxurious place: very relaxing, lots to see and do in surrounding area.

  • Guest
    2014-08-11

    Great getaway, will definitely recommend to all our friends!

  • Guest
    2014-07-10

    Thank you so much for the most amazing weekend we had at Penhill Farm. It is the most amazing house, the setting is just awesome and the staff brilliant. It was freezing cold - snow all around us, but with the fire going and the great tennis, we all had a marvellous time. I shall recommend Penhill to anyone that needs a break. Thanks again

  • Guest
    2014-04-23

    I just wanted to say a massive thank you for our weekend away! It was by far one of the most wonderful places I have stayed! The attention to detail was brilliant and the setting is spectacular! Not to mention Romano who could not have been friendlier! Will recommend to everyone and certainly be back soon!

Toontjiesrivier, Nuy Valley

Toontjiesrivier, Nuy ValleyIt’s rare to find a country retreat as unique and authentic as Penhill. A scenic 90-minute drive away from Cape Town, you’ll spot its towering twin palms long before the outcrop of white-washed buildings set on endless emerald lawns comes into view. It is nothing short of an oasis in the ruggedly beautiful Nuy Valley,

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Activities

Activities on the Farm
Private Wine Tasting – minimum 10 people
Cards / board games including a large, hand-crafted chess set
Tennis – MUST bring tennis shoes please, we supply racquets and balls
Croquet
Boule
Hiking Trails (map provided)
Cycling – 6 mountain bikes available, bring your own helmets please
Birdwatching
Swimming
Canoeing

Area Activities
Wine Tasting
Horse Riding – Robertson – 072 291 7631
Boat Cruises – Viljoensdrift – 023 615 1017
River Rafting – R62 – 023 626 1280
Fairy Glen Safari – 023 347 8933

Places to eat in the Nuy Valley
Willow Creek – 023 342 5793 – lunches Sat
Balance Bistro–023 347 5012–breakfasts/lunches
Bodega Rooiberg-023 626 1663- 9am to 4pm Sat
Saggy Stone-083 453 3526-11am-4pm/Fri to Mon
Nuy on the Hill – 023 347 0272 Open 9-5 daily/ Fri -7.30pm

 

Make the most out of your Hideaway and book the Wellness in the Wild Mobile Spa. For the price list click here

Rates

R6 600 - R7 950

From 18 April to 30 Sept 2017:
Manor House – R5300 per night
Sunday to Thursday pay 2, stay 3 offer

All prices are per night/per property. Please confirm availability / actual rates, and enquire for DISCOUNTS & SPECIAL OFFERS.

Accepted credit cards

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Cancellation / Prepayment

The 50% rental deposit and the 50% balance of payment due 30 days prior to arrival are non-refundable. However, in the event of a cancellation management may consider refunds where those days can be rebooked after deducting any costs incurred with respect to the re-booking and preparation of the residence.