Hawksmoor House at Matjieskuil Farm

Address: Matjieskuil Farm, Stellenbosch, Western Cape, 7599, South Africa | B&B
 
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This B&B, located on Matjieskuil Farm, Stellenbosch, is near Backsberg and Klawervlei.
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      Historical Traveler Reviews Hawksmoor House at Matjieskuil Farm Stellenbosch

      Special touches made honeymoon special

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      We stayed three nights in Hawksmoor House as part of our Honeymoon and could not have made a better choice. Maike and the girls went out of their way to make things special for us and were incredibly helpful when our itinery changed at short notice helping us rearrange flights.

      The house itself oozes old world charm and the staff sypathetically add to the experience with the food and service that is provided.

      We loved the food, the wine, the room (with the fire!) and the big bath!

      We only had a week in SA and having already spent three nights at the waterfront we wanted a quiet retreat for some romance and from where we could explore the winelands - and Hawksmoor House was the perfect place.

      We would love to return and spend some more time there and and wish Maike and the team all the very best!!

      Steve and Marina Fox

      Beautiful gem

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      I stayed at Hawksmoor for almost a week and could have easily stayed longer. I just loved it! Staying in such a gorgeous place in such a fab location made my trip to the Cape extra special: it's a stunning yet very conmfortable hotel. Maike and her team are the most charming and helpful hotel owners I've ever met and they made our stay even more wonderful - they helped with recommending and booking the best restaurants in the area, pointed out the most spectacular drives and served every delicious breakfast with a sunny smile. My room was relaxing, specious, with a stunning view - a perfect mix between original and precious antiques and tastefully added modern cons and designs. It was tempting never to leave the stunning terrasse and view, combined with the Hawksmoor wine but there was too much too see and explore. I'm planning another trip for next year already....

      Einfach traumhaft!

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      Für uns war es der erste Aufenthalt in Südafrika und der Start hätte nicht besser sein können: in Hawksmoor House erwartete uns ein sehr persönlicher und äußerst netter Service, man fühlt sich gleich zuhause dort. Das historische Haus ist sehr geschmackvoll mit Antiquitäten (die auch zum Verkauf stehen!) eingerichtet, jedes der Gästezimmer hat seinen eigenen Stil und Reiz. Auf der Terrasse wird nicht nur ein ansprechendes, frisch zubereitetes Frühstück serviert, man kann dort auch am Abend zB den "Hauswein" genießen und hat dabei einen wunderbaren Blick bis zum Tafelberg. Obwohl es in absoluter Ruhe und Einsamkeit liegt, ist Hawksmoor House der ideale Ausgangsort für Ausflüge in die schöne (Wein)Gegend um Stellenbosch. Auch Kapstadt ist gut erreichbar, nach den Großstadteindrücken kehrt man gerne wieder in die traumhafte Idylle zurück. Wir werden bestimmt wieder dorthin zurückkehren - wie verschiedene andere Gäste, die wir kennengelernt hatten, anscheinend auch! ABSOLUT EMPFEHLENSWERT!

      Absolutely Wonderful!

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      Hawksmoor House was more than we'd hoped it would be. The setting is beautiful. When I awoke in the morning and looked out my window, I had to throw my clothes on and rush outside to enjoy the sunrise, it was so beautiful. The house is everything the pictures show it to be. We loved having Max and Cosmo around, and our host Maike was as helpful and friendly as could be, making luncheon arrangements for us. I wish we didn't live so far away so that we could visit often!

      A gem off the beaten path

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      We found Hawksmoor house on the internet when we were looking for a quiet place in the Stellenbosch-Paarl wineland area last Winter.

      Thanks to Maike and John and the girls of Hawksmoor House it turned out to be the highlight of our stay in South Africa.

      Enjoying the view of Table Mountain in the distance while you have breakfast or dinner or while you enjoy some of Hawksmoor's fine wines is just as great as it can get.

      It's an easy drive to Stellenbosch, to Cape Town, to the Airport, to Sumerset-West and the beaches as well as to the vineyards in the area.

      The house was newly renovated and had just opened it's doors when we visited in February 2007.

      We loved the beautiful individual rooms, the bath rooms, the herb garden and the historical interior and feeling of the house. Don't miss the relaxing massage on the garden patio or the evening walk through the vineyards, but be home in time for the sunset view of Table Mountain.

      We felt at home from the moment we arrived.

      We recommend Hawksmoor House to those travelers who enjoy the magic and the privacy of a one-of-a-kind boutique hotel.

      Andrea and Michael, Munich, Germany

      The beatifull Hawkmoor House

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      We stayed at Hawksmoor house for 2 nights and had an excellent time. Maike and her staff are really kind and caring.

      The house is recently restored, but it has been done beatifully and the old features are still there. They have four rooms all differently furnished, with beautifull bathrooms.

      Although the weather was bad, I can see my self sitting outside on the porch or taking a swim in the pool. Now we had to "settle" with a nice glass of wine in front of the fire place (not bad at all!)

      Harmony at Hawksmoor House

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      I had booked into stay at Hawksmoor house for 3 days, but ended up staying for a week! This is a ' best kept secret' hotel. The house is beautiful, with lovely individual rooms, all decorated to the highest standard with huge bath tubs and great power showers at the same time as maintaining 'old world' charm. Maike and John could not have been more gracious during my stay and were most helpful with ideas and suggestions of things to do in the local area. The girls in the house were just delightful, nothing was ever too much trouble for them. The answer was always 'yes' before they even knew what the question was!

      This was great value for money - hurry before everyone else finds out about it!

      I recommend Hawksmoor House to anyone who wishes to stay at an individual boutique hotel in the beautiful winelands of the Western Cape, but within easy driving distance of Cape Town.

      I found eden...

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      In case anyone is looking for an 'garden eden experience' here are some news: visit Hawksmoor House at Matjieskuil Farm.

      This guesthouse is a very fine gemn set amidst wonderful wine land that produce the most fantastic chenin blanc etc. The rooms are fantastic and breakfast on the terrace a true experience overlooking field and mountains. The management, maike and jon, are lovely and really know how to run a place to the highest standard and make guests feel warmly welcomed.

      I had such a great time that i am now taking my parents down there for 2 weeks over new year. Thank you, maike, jon, esmeralda and dolly, for the wonderful time and see you again in in december. Looking much forward

      Truly a gem!

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      The Hawksmoor house is a stunning farmhouse with plenty of charm along with modern comforts. Maike and Jon were very gracious hosts. The rooms were just beautiful and the breakfast was just fantastic. Sunset and breakfast on the porch with great views of Table Mountain. Most relaxing. Our only regret was that we couldn't have stayed there longer -- next time!

      www.hawksmoor.co.za

      Exquisite country retreat

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      Hawksmoor House is a wonderful country retreat in an original Cape Dutch mansion amidst vineyards It is only 15 minutes from Stellenbosch and 30 minutes from Cape Town.Its location makes it an ideal spot to explore the entire wine region of the western cape.

      All rooms are individually furnished with beautiful antiques. From the terrace you can enjoy romantic sunsets with view to Table Mountain. The hosts Jon and Maike are very caring, helpful and give you losts of useful hints to make your stay as pleasant as possible. We extended our stay there because we loved it so much and can recommend this place absolutely.

      Cheers, Timm and Anja

      TripAdvisor Reviews Hawksmoor House at Matjieskuil Farm Stellenbosch

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