A converted barn (and neighbouring guesthouse) situated in the village itself
Budget Getaways Review
To kick off our description of The Barn at The Suntouched Inn - a new spot on Napier's self-catering map - two comments from our undercover Budget spies...
"We were made to feel very much at home by our hosts. They even allowed us to have our 'breakfast' at midday, after returning from the half marathon in Bredasdorp! The beds were super comfortable and I loved sleeping on the mezzanine floor - very cosy! "Very friendly and accommodating hosts, beautiful setting, great fun!" That from Sarah, the Barn's first ever guest.
So far so good, therefore onto the blurb we go. The Barn sits adjacent, yet completely separate from, The Suntouched Inn Guesthouse & Restaurant, a laidback inn catering to weary travellers on their way to Africa's southern tip and other exotic places.
A simple barn that's been converted into a self-catering cottage, it features an airy open-plan layout, with a separate bedroom with double bed and a mezzanine level, also with double bed. There are a further two single daybeds in the living area.
As there's only one bathroom (with bath and shower), we'd say The Barn is best suited to max two couples or a young family (with or without their faithful hound). The living area comes with a fireplace and an eclectic mix of decor, while the kitchenette is adjoined and fully equipped.
Outside there's a kiddies jungle gym for dad - that's been reincarnated from an old fishing boat - a garden area, and views stretching across Napier.
Given the convenient fact that the guesthouse is a mere stroll away, there's the big plus of enjoying the full platter of guesthouse facilities: free wireless internet, a pool table, a dunk in the splashpool, breakfast and other meals in the restaurant, lively conversation with fascinating people from all over the world...
We haven't been there, but tried and tested gut instinct tells us the Barn is a quirky, friendly and chilled spot suited to young families and sociable weekenders keen to be based in the village itself.
Getaway Facts: The Barn at The Suntouched Inn
|GPS co-ords||S 34°28'18'' E 19°53'48''|
|Sleeps||4-6 (two double beds, two singles in living area)|
|Meals available||yes, and many restaurants nearby |
|Rate guide||R500 - R800 for the unit (More detail...)|
|Activities||mountain biking, museums & galleries, restaurants, swimming, walking|