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The Country House

The Country House

Gooding's Groves - The Country House

We’ve just spent an amazing four days and New Year’s Eve at The Country House at Gooding’s Groves Olive Farm about 20km from Bonnievale. This restored Karoo-Georgian home has three large en-suite bedrooms and is furnished in a lovely, relaxed country style. I loved the exposed copper pipes in the bathrooms and kitchen which added a more quirky, industrial touch.

What I loved most about the house though was the gorgeous open plan kitchen and spacious living area which flows out onto the stoep. Sitting out on the stoep in the early mornings and looking out onto beautiful views of the valley was quite magical.

The farm is situated between McGregor, Bonnievale and Robertson so there’s plenty of exploring one can do and loads of farm roads for mountain biking. I’m definitely looking forward to visiting again!

Gooding's Groves - The Country House

Gooding's Groves - The Country House

Gooding's Groves - The Country House

Gooding's Groves - The Country House

Gooding's Groves - The Country House

Gooding's Groves - The Country House

Gooding's Groves - The Country House

Gooding's Groves - The Country House

Gooding's Groves - The Country House

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  1. Lew Rood

    3 January

    Another superb country house experience must be that provided by Jilly Paynter and her husband Alan Paine at ‘Fig Tree Cottage’ alongside their home in Greyton. Superbly decorated in impeccable taste with the bonus of a large glorious garden, its is very special in every resepect. Cell: 072-341 8061/email: [email protected]

    • Lana

      5 January

      Hi Lew
      Thanks for the info, that sounds amazing. If I recall, Jilly is an interior decorator which would explain the beautiful cottage. I’ll definitely put it into my ‘travel notebook’!
      Wishing you a fabulous 2014 with many more travel adventures!

  2. Gail

    4 January

    Looks stunning!! You always seem to choose the most gorgeous places to stay!!

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