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Blackwood Cottage Self Catering Accommodation In Bellville

Blackwood Cottage (accommodates up to 6 guests)

The self-catering apartment consists of 2 bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom and a lounge with a double bed sleeper couch. This pet friendly unit has a lovely garden where one can relax around the campfire.

The apartment has a fully equipped kitchen, DSTV, DVD-players and sufficient parking. Linen and towels are provided.

The apartment is conveniently positioned; 30 minutes from Cape Town centre as well as Paarl and only 20 minutes from Cape Town International Airport. The N1 and R300 highways are close-by and allow convenient traveling in the area. Stellenbosch is a mere 25 minutes away. The close proximity to universities, conference venues, various beaches and to some of the most famous vineyards in the country makes Blackwood Cottage the ideal base for the family holiday, business trip or conference. Holiday makers, business people and academics alike enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the surroundings.

Our guests enjoy the close-at-hand convenience of all the facilities normally associated with a large city; yet the apartment setting is relaxed. A few shops in the area including a Woolworths Food Store cater for all your grocery needs and refreshments. People staying for longer periods will find a laundry close-by.

No smoking inside; you are welcome to smoke outside.

The apartment offers the following:

  • Tastefully furnished establishment
  • Modern bathroom
  • Linen and towels
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Open plan living area with dining area
  • DSTV and DVD-player
  • Private entrance
  • Own parking
  • Braai facilities

Facilities close by:

  • Cape Town International airport - 20 min
  • Gym - 2 km
  • Shopping centre(s) - 2 km
  • Laundry - 2 km
  • Medical facilities - 4 km
  • Restaurants - 3 km
  • Tygervalley and Cape Gate shopping centres - 10 min
  • Bellville Velodrome - 10 min
  • Stellenbosch and surrounding areas - 25 min
  • Paarl - 20 min
  • Stikland & Brackenfell industrial areas - 5 min
  • Bellville & Kraaifontein industrial areas - 10 min
  • Table Mountain - 35 min
  • Beaches - 30 min
  • V&A Waterfront - 30 min

Payment Options:
Cash on arrival
EFT / Bank Transfer
Sorry, Credit cards not accepted

Features:
bowls (less than 5km)
braai / barbecue - onsite
DSTV (premium)
DVD player
exercise facilities (less than 5km)
fridge in unit
golf (less than 5km)
heaters in unit
kitchen (fully equipped)
laundry facilities (less than 2km)
linen & towels provided
medical facilities (less than 5km)
microwave in unit
movies / cinema (less than 5km)
parking all onsite
pets allowed by prior arrangement
Portable (movable) fans in cottage
private entrance
radio in room
remote security
restaurant (less than 5km)
squash court (less than 5km)
stove in unit
tea / coffee making facilities
television in room (non-satellite)
washing machine in unit
wheelchair friendly
wi-fi / hotspot

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RATES 2019 / 2020 

(Winter special:  10% discount on published rates

for stays of 3 nights and longer - valid 30 May - 30 September)
 

 Normal SeasonHigh Season
1 personR 500/nightR 550/night
2 personsR 550/nightR 650/night
3 - 6 persons + R 110pp/night extra+ R 175pp/night extra
  • Monthly rates available on request
  • 10% discount on bookings > 10 days, OR
  • 10% discount for regular guests
  • *High season : March - April and December - January
    *(only during school- and public holidays)