Arumvale Country House
TRIPADVISOR NO. 8 OF 42 B&BS/INNS
You don’t have to have a canine or feline child to fall in love with Arumvale’s self-catering suites and cottages but, my word, it’s fantastic to find a pet-friendly establishment that’s this luxurious and tastefully furnished! It’s romantic yet also a great choice for families, located just outside town in the picturesque Hermitage Valley. All five options (three flatlets and two cottages) enjoy sweeping views of the lush green paddocks and majestic backdrop of the Langeberg mountains. All have kitchens with big fridges (great for longer stays), private verandas with braais, dining tables and lovely lounge areas with indoor fireplaces (wood and charcoal supplied). Guests are welcome to pick herbs and veg in the garden, and there is a pretty (unfenced) pool. There is Wi-Fi and a TV and DVD player in all units except off-the-grid Rustic Garden Cottage. George Missing is a wonderful host – gregarious, generous, humble, laid-back; he and wife Bev (founder of Rain cosmetics) have created a real gem.
ROOM TIP I loved the Carol Suite (sleeps three) for its elevated views. Anneline Cottage is another great choice – très romantic for two, but can sleep four (there is an en-suite bedroom on the mezzanine level and two single sleeper couches on the ground floor). The Garden Cottage, accessed via a small bridge, is the most basic but charming.
COST R600 pp sharing, R200 per extra person (children under eight are free). Garden Cottage R450 pp sharing (sleeps two). Great winter specials.
CONTACT 028-514-3545, arumvale.com