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A majestic castle located in a beautiful and unspoiled beach location

People13
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms7
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

A comfortable and luxurious property sleeping 13 persons in 6 bedrooms

At Craighross Castle you can let your imagination soar as you rule over a mystical kingdom in one of the world’s most beautiful and unspoiled beach locations.

The historic, privately owned Noetzie Castles are world famous. Located just 20 minutes from Knysna, their stunning oceanfront location and extraordinary design have made them a favorite retreat for the rich and famous – including Nelson Mandela and his family. The stunning sandy beach, rocky outcrops harbouring wild oysters, the meandering Noetzie River and the backdrop of fynbos-covered cliffs are part of a prime nature conservation area.

Dolphins, sharks and whales (in season) are regular visitors, as are several species of sea birds and raptors. By night, the minimal light pollution makes stargazing an unforgettable experience.

Being right on the beach, you’ll wake up to nothing but the roar of the Indian Ocean and the call of the oyster catchers. Here you can forget the stresses of everyday life in an environment of peace and seclusion.

Have a right royal time

The extensive and spacious accommodation offered at Craighross Castle is enhanced by modern facilities. Sleeping up to 13 people, plus a separate room with its own entrance (for the maid should she stay over), it’s perfect for large families or groups of friends. It features an impressive master bedroom on the top floor with a lounge area, coal-effect gas fire, well-appointed en-suite bathroom with separate shower, dressing room and terrace with glorious sea views.

On the ground floor there are two en-suite bedrooms with king-size beds and superb ocean views, two further twin/king rooms (both with en-suite facilities) and a large children’s bedroom – playroom with 3 single beds.

At the heart of the castle is a light and airy lounge/dining room with fireplace, opening out to a unique walled terrace. Overlooking the beach, it’s a romantic setting for all fresco meals and sun downers. Off the lounge, there’s a separate family room with Satellite TV, DVD player & iPod docking station.

The spacious, well equipped kitchen and adjoining utility room features a hob & oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, toaster, kettle and ample crockery, cutlery, cooking pots and utensils. A breakfast bar and wide serving hatch (with doors) link the kitchen to the dining room.

Access & parking

NOTE: As the castle can only be accessed via the public steps and beach, guests should use the public car parking [at the top] and the allotted parking space at the entrance to the beach (approx. 100m from the castle). A free porter service to convey luggage is provided at the beginning and end of your stay. We provide a porter service for 2 hours when guests arrive and the same when guests depart. Porterage services can also be provided at other times – at an additional charge.

More Details

Property Manager
Jonelle
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
10%
Calendar last updated:
20 October, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

My husband and I spent 3 amazing days at Craighross in September. Given that it was winter, we had the beach almost entirely to ourselves, and while the ocean was chilly, the lagoon just next to us was perfect for a swim. From the front deck, we could see pods of Bryde’s whales in the ocean while enjoying a braai and glass of wine. At night, the fires inside the house kept us warm over games (well-stocked in the house!), books and conversation. We had made plans to spend our days visiting local attractions and towns, but once we got to Craighross we found it very hard to leave! There are also tons of things to do nearby, from hiking along the beach to gathering mussels and oysters in the ocean. Inside the house, there is everything you could ask for, decorated in a beachy, bright style. The kitchen was very well stocked with cookware, glasses, etc., and our maid Constance was incredibly helpful. This is an absolutely magical home, perfect for small or large groups, and situated in one of the most beautiful locations in the world.
Sep 2017
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Knysna in South Cape DC

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 7 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Maids room
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , Can be 2 x singles
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed , Can be 2 x singles
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , King bed can be made up as twin beds
  • Sleeping up to 13 people, plus a separate room with its own entrance (ideal for visitors bringing their own maid or nanny), it’s perfect for large families or groups of friends. It features an impressive master bedroom on the top floor with a lounge area, coal-effect gas fire, well-appointed en suite bathroom with separate shower, dressing room and patio with glorious sea views. On the ground floor there are two en suite bedrooms with king size beds and superb ocean views, two further twin/king rooms (both with en suite facilities) and a large family bedroom/playroom with king size bed (can be twin beds) plus 1 x single bed and its own bathroom. The master suite and 2 queen rooms have views out across the beach and sea.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Be king of the castle At Craighross you can let your imagination soar as you rule over a mystical kingdom in one of the world’s most beautiful and unspoiled beach locations. The historic, privately owned Noetzie Castles are world famous. Located just 20 minutes from Knysna, their stunning ocean front location and extraordinary design have made them a favourite retreat for the rich and famous – including Nelson Mandela and his family. The stunning sandy beach, rocky outcrops harbouring wild oysters, the meandering Noetzie River and the backdrop of fynbos-covered cliffs are part of a prime nature conservation area. Dolphins, sharks and whales (in season) are regular visitors, as are several species of sea birds and raptors. Access & parking NOTE: Due to the castle’s secluded location, a 4x4 vehicle is advisable. An allotted parking space is provided above the entrance to the beach. Local conservation rules restrict vehicular access to the beach to four journeys per day.

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Location

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
George
Nearest Barpub
10 Kilometres
Knysna
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Pezula
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
Knysna
Car: recommended

Sports & leisure;

Safe paddling, swimming & kayaking in the pristine Noetzie River. Surfing and fishing on Noetzie Beach. Hiking, cycling, quad biking, scuba diving, horse riding & dolphin/whale watching are close by, as are extreme sports such as paragliding, bungy-jumping and treetop zip-line forest canopy tours. The superb golf courses at Plettenberg Bay, Goose Valley, Pezula, Simola & Knysna are all within easy reach.

Excursions;

The area between Knysna & Plettenberg Bay is nature’s playground. In addition to scenic drives, boat trips on the Knysna lagoon & beautiful forest and coastal walks, there are several superb wildlife reserves and sanctuaries - perfect for children & adults alike. These include: Knysna Elephant Park, Monkeyland, Birds of Eden, Buffalo Hills & Plettenberg Game Reserves, Tenikwa Wild Cat Park, Noah’s Park Wolf Sanctuary, Eagle Encounters & Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary. Try a day trip to the ostrich farms in Oudtshoorn, the magnificent Cango Caves.............

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Knysna, Western Cape

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
ZAR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
High Season
1 Oct 2017 - 12 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
£2,292
for 5 nights
From
£458
 
 
Peak Season
13 Dec 2017 - 11 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£5,395
for 7 nights
From
£771
 
 
High Season
12 Jan 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
£2,461
for 5 nights
From
£492
 
 
Low Season
1 May 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,046
for 3 nights
From
£349
 
 
Oyster Festival
7 Jul 2018 - 16 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,477
for 3 nights
From
£492
 
 
Low Season
17 Jul 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,046
for 3 nights
From
£349
 
 
High Season
1 Oct 2018 - 12 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
£2,461
for 5 nights
From
£492
 
 
Peak Season
13 Dec 2018 - 11 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£5,769
for 7 nights
From
£824
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £303.77

Terms and Conditions

1. A 30% non-refundable deposit will be required to secure all bookings.

2. Full payment must be received by us at least 4 weeks prior to arrival.

3. The 30% deposit will be held as a breakages deposit and will be returned within 30 days of the end of the booking. Customers should leave the accommodation as they found it in a tidy and orderly fashion and are liable for brea

30% deposit to book. 100% payment 4 weeks before arrival. All by EFT (Internet Transfer)
Original 30% deposit converted to refundable security deposit

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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