R1600 nightly for the house (sleeps 6)
Budget Getaways Review
How about a slow jaunt through wine country, a weekend swigging back some of the Cape's finest merlots and chenins, a backdrop of impressive scenery, historic sights and decent dining under ancient oaks?
Add to your weekend of sniffing and spitting an elegant base camp, and you're all set to go.
Dreamcatcher is a tastefully restored house in the heart of historic Tulbagh, a mere 500m from Tulbagh’s picturesque and historic Church Street, and its selection of good coffee shops and restaurants.
The house, decorated in earthy tones, centers around a cosy living room with exposed rafters, and a separate dining room, open-plan equipped kitchen and large fireplace.
Apart from staring into the flames over yet another fine bottle of merlot, there's a telly and DSTV to pass the time while loved one prepares your evening meal in a kitchen equipped with large fridge, oven and hob and microwave.
Double doors lead from the living room to an enclosed braai area and courtyard with dining table and much needed plunge pool for those baking summer months.??
Turning to your sleeping arrangements, Dreamcatcher can sleep six guests in three double rooms - two of these ensuite, the third with separate bathroom/toilet.
The rooms appear spacious, with plenty nice touches, such as fine linen, towels and complimentary toiletries to make you feel just a tad special.
Besides the pool, each room at Dreamcatcher is equipped with air-con - therefore perfect both as summer and winter venue.
And don’t sweat over that trailer-load of wine you bought on HP; with secure off-street parking it's perfectly safe.
So whether it’s just the two of you or the entire mob looking for a few days surrounded by towering mountain peaks and some of the Cape’s finest vineyards, Dreamcatcher offers good value for your moola, with the option of booking the entire house or individual rooms - the house is still exclusively yours if you opt for the latter - meaning you’ll have plenty of spare change to throw at a few extra boxes of plonk.
One delighted guest sums it up nicely: "What a gorgeous place! Absolutely perfect, with every convenience. We can definitely recommend it."
"The place is absolutely stunning! We most definitely are planning to make our way back there…very soon! The one thing that sticks out for me is that when we arrived back in Cape Town, it never really felt like I was “away” for the weekend... that place just feels like you ARE home. We will most definitely go back."
(Ronelle Frans, visited February 2013)
"Thank you again for everything! Your guest house is absolutely stunning and makes for the perfect honeymoon vacation spot! Cannot wait to come back asap."
(Amanda Phillips, visited January 2012)
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