Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Olive Tree House, Hemel en Aarde, Hermanus

Next, it was time to head back towards Cape Town. On the way, Annette Ashley had invited us to stay for the night at Olive Tree Country House in Hermanus, which is owned by her family. This large house, available for hire, is on the banks of the Onrus river and is situated on Glen Fruin estate, just behind the Hemel and Aarde Village on the R43. This makes it perfectly situated for visits to the wine country of the Hemel and Aarde valley behind it or to the seaside resorts all along the coastline from Stamford to the Bot River estuary. If you are interested, contact Michael Fox on 084 720 4050
The entrance and the large garage attached
This is a large, very spacious, house with 5 bedrooms, perfect for the summer and it has a large pool on the front terrace. There are two bathrooms, one en suite, and a cloakroom in the entrance hall.
The entrance hall
The dining room. Almost all the public rooms open out onto the garden
The large kitchen, which leads directly off the garage and the main hall
It has a large breakfast bar and leads also onto the dining room
The main bedroom ...
... has its own en suite bathroom
with a shower and a bath
A twin bedded room
We had the main bedroom for the night
Another double bedroom
and a twin with brass beds
The house has access to the river frontage walk
The Onrus river has a ford! It was in full flood after the recent rains
© John & Lynne Ford, Adamastor & Bacchus 2014

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