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Richmond House Cottages

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Richmond HOUSE Cottages - Upmarket self-catering for discerning guests

Our three charming, serviced S/C cottages are comfortably furnished and generously equipped. Each has its own special ambience; all offer a cosy, tranquil retreat. Enjoy privacy, birdsong, indigenous coastal bush and shady ancient trees!

Richmond House is a 7-acre hilltop estate on the west bank of the Kowie River. From parts of the property there are breathtaking views of the river and beach. It also has an illustrious 170-year old history displayed in a Museum on site: it was originally owned by the Hon William Cock, 1820 settler and entrepreneur, who 'moved' the river, built the harbour and settled in the town's manor house, The Castle (1840).

Both Fig Tree Cottage and Ship Ahoy Cottage are perfect for a couple or small family: two bedrooms each (twin and double/king beds), an open-plan living space, one full bathroom (bath and shower) and an outside shower open to trees and stars. Kitchens have automatic dishwashers.

Sandymount Cottage is a romantic bed-sitter with covered verandah, well-designed kitchen and bathroom with shower. Ideal for single guests or a couple.

About 170 years ago William Cock, 1820 Cornish Settler and entrepreneur, decided to convert the Kowie Estuary into a port to help bring prosperity to the E Frontier. He built his home on this spectacular viewsite in 1840 and added crenellations to the building's facade.

Today we enjoy sharing this heritage with discerning guests.
Our three self-catering cottages make available:
an upmarket retreat where privacy, comfort and rest are guaranteed, yet where guests can determine their own schedules
a tranquil, private garden full of birds and Eastern Cape flora - and the best views Port Alfred can offer
an insight into the history of Port Alfred's most significant historical site and 'the man who moved the Kowie River'
a full range of services on site, as well as local recreational activities - including both the beach and river a short walk away.

Our rates include:
On arrival: a welcome drink; tea, coffee, sugar and milk for 1 day; fresh fruit and flowers/herbs; pillow chocolate and welcome note
On weekdays: newspaper, turn-down service, housekeeping and a full laundry service on site
Essential bathroom toiletries and all kitchen detergents

We require a 50% deposit to secure the booking, and a refundable key deposit. Balance payable on arrival.

Check-in & out times
Check in from 14:30 daily. Check out before 10:00 on the day of your departure


    Room Facilities

  • Non-Smoking
  • Television

    On Site Facilities

  • Laundry
  • Secure Parking
  • Self Catering

    Local Facilities

  • Bar
  • Beach
  • Beauty
  • Biking
  • Casino
  • Fishing
  • Game Viewing
  • Golf Course
  • Gym
  • Hiking
  • Horse Riding
  • Shopping/Curios
  • Tours


Fig Tree Cottage and Ship Ahoy Cottage

Sleeps 4
Fig Tree Cottage and Ship Ahoy Cottage Room Thumbnail Pic 1

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Bedrooms - 2 With combination of twin beds or double/kingsize bed Bathrooms - 1: bath, shower, basin & toilet Special Feature Outdoor shower with Hot & Cold water Lounge-dining area Two Sofas, ottoman and easy chairs TV and coffee table Table with 4-6 dining chairs Fireplace Modern Kitchen Fully fitted kitchen with microwave, hob, oven, dishwasher and all equipment & utensils Patio Large shade umbrella Four lounger chairs, garden table Weber barbeque (braai)

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2016       R 1125   R 925
February 2016       R 1125   R 925
March 2016       R 1125   R 925
April 2016       R 1125   R 925
May 2016       R 1125   R 925
June 2016       R 1025   R 825
July 2016       R 1025   R 825
August 2016       R 1025   R 825
September 2016       R 1025   R 925
October 2016       R 1025   R 925
November 2016       R 1025   R 925
December 2016       R 1980   R 990

Sandymount Cottage

Sleeps 2
Sandymount Cottage Room Thumbnail Pic 1

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a bedsitter for a single person or honeymoon nest for a couple Kingsize bed Two easy chairs Flat screen TV Wardrobe Table and two dining chairs Study corner with desk and chair Bathrooms - 1: Shower, basin and toilet Kitchen Fully fitted with microwave, hob & oven All equipment and utensils Covered Patio Two lounger chairs, one bench; private garden

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2016       R 980   R 780
February 2016       R 980   R 780
March 2016       R 980   R 780
April 2016       R 980   R 780
May 2016       R 980   R 780
June 2016       R 890   R 690
July 2016       R 890   R 690
August 2016       R 890   R 690
September 2016       R 980   R 780
October 2016       R 980   R 780
November 2016       R 980   R 780
December 2016       R 1780   R 1780
NOTE: If a search was made without stipulating the month of occupation the rate shown on the search results page is for the lowest cost month and the least expensive room. Where pricing is "per unit" the Average Price Per Person based on maximum occupancy is used for the price range comparison. A search made for Homes and Villas however will always be based on the full daily rate of the unit irrespective of the number of people the unit sleeps.

Rates are deemed correct at time of publication and may fluctuate depending on supply and demand. Establishments maintain their rates online and any differences should be referred to the Establishment's staff. Quotations once accepted are binding.

Rates last updated: 22 December 2015
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  • Average Response Time: 8 hours
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19 Wesley Hill, Port Alfred, E C, 6170

Map Richmond House Cottages in Port Alfred  Cacadu (Sarah Baartman)  Eastern Cape  South Africa

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