Tv room with DSTV, wifi, dining room with authentic wooden floors newly renovatedMain bedroom with en-suite bathroom with bath and shower.  Bed can be king or 2 singles
Newlands Cottages: Clarkia Cottage

Entire home/apt

4 guests

2 bedrooms

2 beds
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Clarkia is a two bedroom, two bathroom, free standing, self-catering cottage in Newlands, Cape Town. We offer a home away from home in a secure setting with easy, quick drive to cape beaches on atlantic and cape point side. Close to Kirstenbosch.

The space

Clarkia cottage has been restored to resemble its original plans. It used to belong to an Irish family.

Guest access

Clarkia cottage can accommodate up to 4 guests. The bedrooms can have a king bed or 2 single beds. Godfrey (manager) has been looking after our guests for the last 10 years and he lives on the premises.

Interaction with guests

Godfrey is available during office hours and are on site after hours.

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/apt

Family/kid friendly
Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet

Extra people $32 NZD / night after 2 guests
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 2PM


Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

9 Reviews

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Robyn User Profile
May 2017
Attractive heritage cottage in convenient location.
Susanne User Profile
Response from Susanne:
Dear Robyn Thank you very much for your feedback about Clarkia Cottage. This cottage had a 4 month renovation in 2014 when it was totally stripped, damp proofed and insulated. There is therefore no damp in this cottage and we were not busy with damp renovation. Old, original clay walls and modern plastering does not like each other. Part of my everyday maintenance is repairing this recurrent cracks and bubbles. The very small piece of unpainted plaster, at the time of your booking, was bone dry (done 3 days before your arrival). I checked the cottage the morning of your arrival and it was clean and fresh smelling. Cape Town is very dry at the moment :) 60% of my guests are not even aware of the traffic and does not close one of the 3 layers I am providing to exclude traffic noise. In fact, some sleep with open windows and comment on loving to listen to the water feature in the garden. The other 39,9% use one or all layers and are happy. There was no way I could have known that you belong to the 0,1% that could not settle. I would never move guests to a different cottage than the 1 they booked. I offered to move you for the second night very early the next morning after receiving your message. You however, declined. Your late book-in time was on the booking system and Godfrey was waiting and ready for you as arranged by you beforehand. You phoned me and I immediately thought you must be later than arranged if Godfrey was not at hand - my mistake - as he was there and waiting for you when I phoned him. I am sorry that you did not enjoy staying at Newlands Cottages. We (Godfrey and myself) take pride in providing a high quality service and strive to, with the best effort possible, have happy guests.
May 2017

James User Profile
December 2016
Really great stay, nice place and good location for getting around Cape Town. You really need a car. Godfrey helped us out a lot when we needed it.
Susanne User Profile
Response from Susanne:
Dear James It was great to host you and your family! It is a bit easier nowadays to be without a car due to the improved quality of transport - especially the Uber service. We do however provide a secure parking for a sedan type car on the property for each cottage. Will love to have you back. Regards Susanne
December 2016

Dimitri User Profile
November 2016
cosy little house conviently located in the middle of the city.
Susanne User Profile
Response from Susanne:
Dear Dimitri It was lovely to host you. Would love to have you back! Kind Regards Susanne
November 2016

Douglas User Profile
October 2016
Clarkia Cottage was wonderful: warm and inviting with a classic feel. The cottage is in a great neighborhood, right across the street from the president's compound and a ten minute walk from shops and restaurants in Rondebosch. The place was clean, quiet, and classy. Godfrey was on hand whenever necessary and actually came to fix a problem that I didn't even know existed. I loved listening to the fountain outside my bedroom at night, and I felt quite at home. Thanks for a great stay!

Benjamin User Profile
April 2016
We enjoyed Clarkia cottage. Altough we didn't spend alot of time in the cottage, we felt very comfortable. The house is in a good area, in a great location. We are even could enjoy the pool area and it's is sunbeds. Godfrey was very lovely and helpful, when we needed him. thank you
Susanne User Profile
Response from Susanne:
Dear Benjamin Thank you very much for this great review! We would love to have you back on your next visit. Kind Regards Susanne
April 2016

Katie User Profile
February 2016
Clarkia cottage is a really lovely home in a great location - the pool area is a good chill out space and Godfrey was very lovely and helpful. We very much enjoyed our stay - thank you very much

Meghan User Profile
February 2016
Clarkia cottage was a home away from home - beautiful, comfortable, quiet and very welcoming. We had everything we needed and then some in the cottage. It is beautifully maintained, beds were comfortable, very secure, fully functioning kitchen and very spacious. It was easy for us to get around by car or via public transport and there is a small set of shops not far for you to walk to you and get necessities. The backyard area is beautiful and a relaxing place to enjoy your morning coffee! Godfrey (who maintains the properties) was lovely - very kind and helpful with any questions/concerns we had. Would definitely return and recommend!
Susanne User Profile
Response from Susanne:
Thank you, Megan. It seems that the inside shutters that we have added to all the front facing windows have made a huge difference to the cottages :). Hope to see you again very soon!
February 2016

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