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The Old Jail

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From R390 PPS

Overview

The Old Jail in the peaceful farming town of Willowmore offers a unique experience for tourists, business travelers and sports enthusiasts seeking quality accommodation in the Karoo. Flanked by the spectacular Baviaanskloof and Swartberg mountain ranges, this striking 1880s building is on the edge of the town and is one of the finest examples of Victorian architecture in the area.

Registered by the Government in 1895, the building is built of stone, the walls being half a metre thick with plaster "quoins" (corners) on the windows, doors and wall corners. The Old Gaol, as it was then called, comprised a hospital cell, hard labour cells, awaiting trial cells, a female cell and kitchen cell.

It ceased to operate as a prison and police station around 1960 and was sold to private owners. It has changed hands several times in the past 40 years and remained uninhabited for almost 12 years until its present owners took possession and began transforming it into a boutique guest establishment.

Now lovingly restored and renovated, the building is surrounded by attractive landscaped Gardens. Although oozing character and retaining many original features, it has now been given a new - and less intimidating - lease of life as a welcoming B&B and art gallery. The cells and exercise areas have been cleverly converted into three elegant, air conditioned rooms with modern amenities, high quality period finishes and private courtyards.

Facilities

    Room Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Satellite TV
  • Television

    Local Facilities

  • Other

Rates

Additional Rates Info:
Facilities: WIFI tea and coffee making in rooms. Checking out times: by 11 am... Prices @ The Old Jail from : R 550 per person...

Awaiting Trial 2 single beds

Sleeps 2
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Luxury suite with optional : 2 single beds or 1 big double bed, own private yard with shower and toilet facilities across yard.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2016       R 1200   R 700
February 2016       R 1200   R 700
March 2016       R 1200   R 700
April 2016       R 1200   R 700
May 2016       R 1200   R 700
June 2016       R 1200   R 700
July 2016       R 1200   R 700
August 2016       R 1200   R 700
September 2016       R 1200   R 700
October 2016       R 1200   R 700
November 2016       R 1200   R 700
December 2016       R 1200   R 700

Donkey Room

Sleeps 2

Situated in our Old Stables the Donkey Room has 2 single beds with full DSTV program and flat screen TV, tea and coffee making facilities and bar fridge. En Suite shower. Wheal chair friendly.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2016       R 600 R 390 R 390
February 2016       R 600 R 390 R 390
March 2016       R 600 R 390 R 390
April 2016       R 600 R 390 R 390
May 2016       R 600 R 390 R 390
June 2016       R 600 R 390 R 390
July 2016       R 600 R 390 R 390
August 2016       R 600 R 390 R 390
September 2016       R 600 R 390 R 390
October 2016       R 600 R 390 R 390
November 2016       R 600 R 390 R 390
December 2016       R 600 R 390 R 390

Farmers Suite 1

Sleeps 4
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Family unit in our Old Stables sleeping maximum 4 and children up to the age of 14 only. Self-catering unit with kitchenette and braai area. Breakfast can be taken in our Art Gallery in the main building. R 275 per child max 2 children up to the age of 14.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2016       R 900   R 650
February 2016       R 900   R 650
March 2016       R 900   R 650
April 2016       R 900   R 650
May 2016       R 900   R 650
June 2016       R 900   R 650
July 2016       R 900   R 650
August 2016       R 900   R 650
September 2016       R 900   R 650
October 2016       R 900   R 650
November 2016       R 900   R 650
December 2016       R 900   R 650

Farmers Suite 2

Sleeps 2

This Suite is in our Old Stables and is a self catering unit which can sleep 2 adults and a child for an added cost of R 275. Full DSTV program, Flat screen TV, Air-condition en suite shower and separate kitchen/dining area.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2016       R 900   R 495
February 2016       R 900   R 495
March 2016       R 900   R 495
April 2016       R 900   R 495
May 2016       R 900   R 495
June 2016       R 900   R 495
July 2016       R 900   R 495
August 2016       R 900   R 495
September 2016       R 900   R 495
October 2016       R 900   R 495
November 2016       R 900   R 495
December 2016       R 900   R 495

Female Cell double bed

Sleeps 2
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Double bed separate toilet and bath/shower across the court yard. Yard and amenities are for private use only. Coffee and Tea making facilities, full DSTV program, flat screen TV, bar fridge, private lawned garden.Complimentary Sherry.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2016       R 800   R 600
February 2016       R 800   R 600
March 2016       R 800   R 600
April 2016       R 800   R 600
May 2016       R 800   R 600
June 2016       R 800   R 600
July 2016       R 800   R 600
August 2016       R 800   R 600
September 2016       R 800   R 600
October 2016       R 800   R 600
November 2016       R 800   R 600
December 2016       R 800   R 600

Hospital Room King size bed

Sleeps 3

En-suite bedroom with a full Victorian bathroom, king size bed and fire place, own private court yard with the possibility to have a teenage child sleep in a solitary confinement cell within this court yard.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2016       R 1400   R 850
February 2016       R 1400   R 850
March 2016       R 1400   R 850
April 2016       R 1400   R 850
May 2016       R 1400   R 850
June 2016       R 1400   R 900
July 2016       R 1400   R 900
August 2016       R 1400   R 900
September 2016       R 1400   R 900
October 2016       R 1400   R 900
November 2016       R 1400   R 900
December 2016       R 1400   R 900
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: 15 August 2016
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Sleeping-OUT's Guest Satisfaction Award. Based on reviews of establishments in Willowmore, The Old Jail has been voted Best Establishment in Willowmore for 2016Sleeping-OUT's Guest Satisfaction Award. Based on reviews of establishments in Willowmore, The Old Jail has been voted Best Value for Money in Willowmore for 2016

Location

15 Blignaut Str, Willowmore , 6445

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Guest Comments

We really enjoyed our stay. And have added you to our list of places to return to.
- Hilary Young