The Family Self Catering Unit accommodates 4 people. It comprises of two separate inter-leading rooms, one with a double bed and the other with two single beds. The latter room has a small dining and fully equipt kitchenette. There is a wood fire Dover stove and a gas stove for your cooking needs. Car parking available. Private entrance. Overlooking the pool. We have a Labrador that is very friendly and playful and 2 cats.
Begins in 1796
Cypress Cottage guesthouse is a majestic, unique, small family run bed and breakfast in the centre of Swellendam, South Africa. It has longed enjoyed a storied past in this historically rich town in the countryside.
Cypress Cottage is steeped in history and originated in the Dutch East India Company (VOC) era. It was build in 1796 in the Dutch tradition with lovely gables, the latter unfortunately destroyed in the fire on 1840. At that stage the owners renovated the house in the Victorian style. Remnants of the Cape Dutch era still remains in lovely Yellowwood ceilings and doors of the main house. According to the legend the house was used by the local town sheriff, hence the horse stables at the back of the manor house, leading out to Church Square. Much later it became a guesthouse and for some time, it has been a desired destination for travellers and businessmen who appreciated the beauty and comfort of old historical architecture.
A new chapter began in 2007 with the arrival of the Van Leeuwen family who with them brought an exciting and worldly outlook on how to treasure this beautiful establishment and the town it is in. Cypress Cottage guesthouse is a place of comfort, character and of families (a home).
The main house remains the centrepiece of the Cypress Cottage guesthouse with 2 en-suite rooms in the main house and if you walk through to the back there are 4 en-suite rooms situated in the stables, 1 of which is a large family unit.
Come and enjoy a lovely drink on the veranda – choose from a selection of quality wines from the Overberg and Boland regions.
We recently got a new addition to our family called Daniel, a young golden Labrador dog. He is the sweetest dog with the biggest heart and loves people and hugs.
Cypress Cottage invites anyone who want a place to call home-away from home.
Traditional room with bath and private garden.
The Garden Room is located in the main house. The centre piece of the room is a beautiful wooden sleigh King size, extra long bed. Original Yellowwood ceilings and doors. Classic bathroom with a Victorian bath. It also features your own small private garden.
Victorian with a garden view
The Victorian Room is characterised by a romantic and relaxed style. It has a Victorian King size bed with original Yellow wood ceilings. Located on the front veranda of the Manor house overlooking the beautiful garden with century old Oak and Cypress trees.
” Delightful, character filled experience.” The accommodation was luxurious with excellent friendly service and great breakfast. Beautiful well-kept garden. Close to the cultural museum and also walking distance to good places for lunch and dinner. We were sad that we had to leave.
”We felt welcome and very comfortable” Cypress Cottage guest house has spacious and comfortable rooms. The hosts are very nice. They gave us good trip advise for further excursions. They gave great restaurant recommendations. We had breakfast overlooking the beautiful garden and we spend the afternoons relaxing by the pool.
”Excellent location that is characterised by comfort, refined decor and hospitality.” We absolutely loved everything, the comfort, the setting and hospitality of the owners. The owners gave us a lot of detail about the area and the activities that there is to do. The breakfast was really grand.