Reviews of The Brown Jug Guest House


"We liked it very much"

(South Africa) anonymous | 23 June 2022

"Great location and it was clean with a nicely sized kitchen though we didn't use it much.

The plugs are too far from the bed that was bad and also the cleaning service person came to ask if we needed the room tidied up 10 minutes before her knockoff time, so we spent the second night with ..."

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"Great location and it was clean with a nicely sized kitchen though we didn't use it much.

The plugs are too far from the bed that was bad and also the cleaning service person came to ask if we needed the room tidied up 10 minutes before her knockoff time, so we spent the second night with the place not cleaned but it wasn't too bad.

The skylight was also a bit of an annoyance as it made it difficult to sleep with the early light, maybe there could be a way to close it or something. "


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(South Africa) MELANIE DU TOIT | 23 March 2015

"We enjoyed our stay.Friendly welcoming staff and neat and clean accommodation.Everything you need to break away.
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"Overnight stay"

(South Africa) Carolyn Hall | 1 October 2014

"Unfortunately we only had an overnight stay here, but our second time. A great spot, private, beautifully kept, with plenty of space that is tastefully decorated. Would definitely stay here again."


"Pleasant stay!"

(South Africa) Cornie stols | 3 October 2011

"We had a great stay at Brown Jug. Everything was beautifully prepared for our arrival and all amenities was in great working order! Thanks for a great stay!"


"Very nice"

(South Africa) Zane van der Elst | 19 September 2011

"Helpful hosts, friendly and made us feel welcome. Accommodation comfortable and clean. All necessary facilities provided to make for a pleasant stay. Well situated in Hermanus, with easy access to the shops, restaurants and shoreline on foot."


"Very nice place"

(---Not Specified---) Anonymous | 23 March 2011

"Very restful and peaceful. Brown Jug was the ideal accommodation for the long weekend. Unit was clean and very comfortable and within easy walking distance of shops and restaurants."


"Really good"

(South Africa) David Girzda | 17 March 2011

"We really enjoyed our stay at the Brown Jug. Unit was very clean and well equipped. Everyhting we needed was there and the owners were very friendly and helpful. The sea and the shops were within easy walking distance. We would recommend the Brown Jug and would stay there again."


"Most enjoyable"

(Cyprus) Debbie Wood | 8 March 2011

"We were travelling with friends, and stayed in Unit 2 at the Brown Jug for two nights. The rooms were very clean, and the gardens were lovely, complete with pool. The hosts were friendly, and offered suggestions for local restaurants. "


"Friendly"

(New Zealand) Sheila Bosch | 31 January 2011

"Great location, friendly and very comfortable. We were made to feel very welcome. Highly recommend to anyone."


"Spotless"

(South Africa) Jeanette Benn | 28 April 2010

"I'm very happy that I booked at the Brown Jug. The place was spotless and the owners were very nice. The shops , seafront and other attractions are within walking distance and the area is safe and secure. We enjoyed our time and will definitely recommend it to anybody and are looking at booking..."

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"I'm very happy that I booked at the Brown Jug. The place was spotless and the owners were very nice. The shops , seafront and other attractions are within walking distance and the area is safe and secure. We enjoyed our time and will definitely recommend it to anybody and are looking at booking it for September again waiting for the winter to pass. ."


"brown jug-highly recommend you try it"

(South Africa) Spencer Erling | 19 April 2010

"We spent a weekend at this excellent facility. The rooms have everything you need, are clean and comfortable.

Very friendly and helpful owners"


"I love this place."

(South Africa) Kieran Cookson | 11 January 2010

" Very tranquil and the hosts are friendly and humble, made me feel very welcome. Thank you to all for such a glorious weekend. i will be coming again"


"Great Place to stay!"

(South Africa) Sara Floyd | 12 August 2009

"The Brown Jug was a great place to stay - very clean and comfortable, close to the beach and really good restaurants. The Savannah restaurant just down the road was superb. Our hosts made us very welcome.

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"Excellent location"

(South Africa) Danie van der Walt | 16 December 2008

"Well looked after self catering accommodation. Close to Hermanus CBD and excellent location for morning walks."


"Recommended"

(South Africa) Walton Carelse | 12 May 2008

"We had an enjoyable stay - it felt like home.

Will return."


"Very good"

(United Kingdom) caramia rudman | 4 December 2007

"It was lovely and the hosts were very helpful and friendly."


"Beautiful garden, pool and friendly hosts"

(South Africa) anonymous | 24 April 2018

"Very close to the beach, shops and secure, off road parking. Everything we needed for a weekend break."


"Home way from home"

(Switzerland) Cathrine | 12 November 2017

"Excellent place. We felt very welcome. Friendly Hosts. Super breakfast. Large rooms with kitchen. Good price. Close to shops and Restaurants - did not have to use the car. Would visit again and can recommend."


"Absolute Perfection"

(United Kingdom) Mrs Andrews | 22 April 2012

"We cannot praise The Brown Jug highly enough. Beautifully appointed, wonderfully comfortable, lovely toiletries provided and absolutely everything that one could wish for in a self-catering unit!!

We were made so welcome by Louise and Abel and the house is very convenient for walking into t..."

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"We cannot praise The Brown Jug highly enough. Beautifully appointed, wonderfully comfortable, lovely toiletries provided and absolutely everything that one could wish for in a self-catering unit!!

We were made so welcome by Louise and Abel and the house is very convenient for walking into town and sampling one of the many great restaurants.

We will be back!!"


"Great stay"

(South Africa) anonymous | 10 April 2012

"Wonderful space, beautiful decor, well-appointed and very reasonably-priced. I couldn't have asked for more. Thanks for a great stay at "The Brown Jug" "


"The Brown Jug"

(South Africa) Mrs De Kock | 8 November 2011

"When we arrived at "The Brown Jug" on Thursday 3 November we were warmly welcomed by Jan and Louise. Our accommodation was beautiful. It was clean and we immediately felt at home. When we returned to our accommodation after being away for the day, even though it was a self catering unit, our plac..."

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"When we arrived at "The Brown Jug" on Thursday 3 November we were warmly welcomed by Jan and Louise. Our accommodation was beautiful. It was clean and we immediately felt at home. When we returned to our accommodation after being away for the day, even though it was a self catering unit, our place was neatly cleaned. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay there and would definitely stay there again."


"Family vacation"

(United States) Mrs Acevedo | 14 August 2010

"We enjoyed our stay very much. The owners made us feel welcome and they were very kind to us. They allowed us to borrow DVD's, they drove us to the beach, and offered to drive us to the market on a rainy day.

The accomodations are within easy walking distance to shops and walking trails. Th..."

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"We enjoyed our stay very much. The owners made us feel welcome and they were very kind to us. They allowed us to borrow DVD's, they drove us to the beach, and offered to drive us to the market on a rainy day.

The accomodations are within easy walking distance to shops and walking trails. The room was comfortable and clean. The owners were very responsive to our needs."


"Large, beautiful, well furnished room"

(Italy) Vinicio & Luisa | 12 August 2009

"The bed & breakfast Brown Jug Guesthouse is situated in a beautiful residential area close to the centre of Hermanus. We had booked a room, we actually deliver a suite, a lounge, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a kitchen. The rooms overlook a beautiful garden with swimming pool and outside it is also a ..."

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"The bed & breakfast Brown Jug Guesthouse is situated in a beautiful residential area close to the centre of Hermanus. We had booked a room, we actually deliver a suite, a lounge, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a kitchen. The rooms overlook a beautiful garden with swimming pool and outside it is also a barbecue.
The furniture is new, tasteful and well-appointed details.

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"Brown Jug"

(United Kingdom) anonymous | 28 April 2009

"The Brown Jug is located within walking distance of Hermanus town centre.
We stayed for 2 nights in a spacious apartment. Our private area comprised double bedroom, lounge, kitchenette, bathroom, toilet making the Brown Jug excellent value for money. The rooms were clean, homely and comfortable...."

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"The Brown Jug is located within walking distance of Hermanus town centre.
We stayed for 2 nights in a spacious apartment. Our private area comprised double bedroom, lounge, kitchenette, bathroom, toilet making the Brown Jug excellent value for money. The rooms were clean, homely and comfortable.
The owners and their pets (dog and cat) were genuinely friendly and made us feel welcome. Breakfast was served in a very relaxing environment.
Really enjoyed the stay.
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"Pleasant cottage discovered"

(South Africa) Harry B | 27 November 2008

"Very pleasant stay at your cottage. From the initial welcome received from our hosts Louise and Amla, right through our stay nothing was too much for them in their effort to keeping us satisfied and happy. Everything beautifully maintained and spotless. When I return to Hermanus, the 1st place I w..."

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"Very pleasant stay at your cottage. From the initial welcome received from our hosts Louise and Amla, right through our stay nothing was too much for them in their effort to keeping us satisfied and happy. Everything beautifully maintained and spotless. When I return to Hermanus, the 1st place I will check for accommodation availability will be the Brown Jug."


"Nice place to stay in Hermanus"

(Germany) Mr Bauer | 24 November 2008

"We had a really nice stay in Hermanus at The Brown Jug. The owners were very friendly, the location really nice and quite. The breakfast was lovely, so we felt there very very comfortable. If we come back to Hermanus, we will stay at The Brown Jug for sure."


"Excellent value"

(Australia) anonymous | 11 November 2008

"We were very impressed by the Brown Jug Guest House. It's very central and excellent value for money."


"Our stay at The Brown Jug Guest House"

(South Africa) Ms Hubbart | 22 September 2008

"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Brown Jug. The room exceeded our expectations by far, and the service was amazing. The hosts are friendly and very accommodating :)

I would recommend the Brown Jug to anyone planning to stay in Hermanus for a holiday, it's great value for your money :) ..."

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"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Brown Jug. The room exceeded our expectations by far, and the service was amazing. The hosts are friendly and very accommodating :)

I would recommend the Brown Jug to anyone planning to stay in Hermanus for a holiday, it's great value for your money :)
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"A great place to stay!"

(Netherlands) Peter Nichting | 15 September 2008

"While touring South Africa with the wife and kids, we stayed a single night in The Brown Jug Guest House.
The units are spacious, clean and equipped with everything one would need.
I can highly recommend the Brown Jug, we would certainly stay there again. Moreover... what lovely people that ..."

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"While touring South Africa with the wife and kids, we stayed a single night in The Brown Jug Guest House.
The units are spacious, clean and equipped with everything one would need.
I can highly recommend the Brown Jug, we would certainly stay there again. Moreover... what lovely people that run this establishment!

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"Nice place"

(South Africa) anonymous | 23 June 2008

"Nice location, heated floors, spacious. I would recommend it highly."


"Superb Guest House"

(South Africa) Mr Williams | 19 March 2008

"This is the best guest house I have stayed in. I have been in England, New Zealand and various other places but this one comes out tops. Beautiful swimming pool.
Hosts very friendly and helpful. Great breakfast - just simply the best."


"Relaxing and homely"

(South Africa) Mrs Mirfin | 31 January 2008

"My husband and I spent 3 days at the Brown Jug Guest House in January for our honeynmoon. It was so homely, with the pets and the couple that own the Guest house, are so welcoming and make you feel at home. The surroundings are absolutely beautiful and we would definately recommend it to anyone loo..."

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"My husband and I spent 3 days at the Brown Jug Guest House in January for our honeynmoon. It was so homely, with the pets and the couple that own the Guest house, are so welcoming and make you feel at home. The surroundings are absolutely beautiful and we would definately recommend it to anyone looking to relax and have a little time-out. The breakfast that was served was devine! We would love to visit again soon."


"relaxing weekend in Hermanus"

(South Africa) Mrs Fourie | 18 December 2007

"A pleasant stay the room was great, service special and the breakfast was well worthwhile.
Hermanus was a great surprise, having not stayed there before. We where lucky enough to see an amazing number of Whales (for December that was unbelievable) at the Kelders after Louise suggested we go ther..."

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"A pleasant stay the room was great, service special and the breakfast was well worthwhile.
Hermanus was a great surprise, having not stayed there before. We where lucky enough to see an amazing number of Whales (for December that was unbelievable) at the Kelders after Louise suggested we go there
Lots of walks and not enough time will need to return soon
Thanks
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"2 very plesant days at Brown Jug"

(Switzerland) Mrs Klaey | 24 November 2007

"A very warm welcome in spacious rooms. We enjoyed your stay at Brown Jug a lot. Breakfast was a treat. Clouse to the sea and town and still nice and quiet. Make a booking!"


"Felt very welcome at the Brown Jug"

(Canada) Ms Mayer | 12 November 2007

"I only stayed one night at the Brown Jug in lovely Hermanus. Louise and Abel made me feel very welcome at their home. The room is lovely, extremely roomy and has a fantastic bath. I would have loved to stay longer. The location is only 3 blocks from the cliff path and town centre. All is in easy wal..."

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"I only stayed one night at the Brown Jug in lovely Hermanus. Louise and Abel made me feel very welcome at their home. The room is lovely, extremely roomy and has a fantastic bath. I would have loved to stay longer. The location is only 3 blocks from the cliff path and town centre. All is in easy walking distance. Louise and Abel also provide transfer service from Bot River for those arriving on the Baz Bus but there are cheaper transfers available through the backpackers in town.
Breakfast was lovely. And the dogs and cats in the household made this so much more homely for me. Thanks for a great stay!"


"Warm welcome"

(Netherlands) Ms Freriks | 16 October 2007

"We very much enjoyed staying at The Brown Jug Guest House. Abel and Louise, the warmest people you ever can imagine make you feel very welcome. The apartment/guesthouse is sufficient and gives all the comfort you need on a holiday. Breakfast in the main house is great.

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"We very much enjoyed staying at The Brown Jug Guest House. Abel and Louise, the warmest people you ever can imagine make you feel very welcome. The apartment/guesthouse is sufficient and gives all the comfort you need on a holiday. Breakfast in the main house is great.

I should recommend the Brown Jug Guest House to my friends and relatives!
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"Home from home"

(South Africa) Sonja Jefferys | 10 October 2007

"Great place. We felt so at home. Everything was just right. Abel and Louise are warm helpful people without overdoing it. The accommodation was clean and the beds were very comfortable. Considering that the weather was not too good and the whales were very lazy we had a wonderful few days. I love th..."

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"Great place. We felt so at home. Everything was just right. Abel and Louise are warm helpful people without overdoing it. The accommodation was clean and the beds were very comfortable. Considering that the weather was not too good and the whales were very lazy we had a wonderful few days. I love the name "Brown Jug"."


"September at the Brown Jug"

(United Kingdom) Mrs Knight | 25 September 2007

"Our stay at the Brown Jug was fantastic; the hosts could not do enough for us. They are lovely people made us feel so very welcome. The breakfast was fantastic and the accommodation was more than we expected, in fact I think they deserve another star, thank you very much."


"A great stay"

(South Africa) Mr TERRY | 27 August 2007

"My wife and I enjoyed our stay at the Brown Jug and will most definitely use this establishment in future.
We found the room / en-suite / lounge spotless and well decorated and the Hosts friendly and warm. Highly recommended.
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"Excellent accommodation at excellent rates"

(South Africa) anonymous | 22 August 2007

"We spent 3 nights at the Brown Jug in Hermanus and have nothing but praise for the owners and the accommodation. Louise and Abel are warm, friendly and helpful without being intrusive. The suites (the word rooms doesn't do justice) are large, comfortable and clean. Bathrooms are spacious and incl..."

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"We spent 3 nights at the Brown Jug in Hermanus and have nothing but praise for the owners and the accommodation. Louise and Abel are warm, friendly and helpful without being intrusive. The suites (the word rooms doesn't do justice) are large, comfortable and clean. Bathrooms are spacious and include baths and showers. Extra touches include hot water bottles and hair dryers.

Our only criticism is that we prefer a queen size bed and are not used to sleeping in a narrower one (although I do believe that one of the suites does have a queen size bed).

Finally, the Brown Jug is well situated within an easy stroll to the village and the sea."


"Fantastic accommodation"

(United Kingdom) Mrs Quinnell-Scott | 10 August 2007

"This was an excellent guest house in Hermanus. The accommodation was particularly well decorated and furnished and provided very spacious living space with a separate lounge area, kitchen and bedroom as well as a spacious bathroom with both shower and bath. There was also a swimming pool which we ..."

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"This was an excellent guest house in Hermanus. The accommodation was particularly well decorated and furnished and provided very spacious living space with a separate lounge area, kitchen and bedroom as well as a spacious bathroom with both shower and bath. There was also a swimming pool which we did not use as it was winter.
The owners of the guest house were extremely friendly, helpful and accommodating. An excellent place to stay!"


"The Brown Jug"

(South Africa) Ms Steynberg | 4 July 2007

"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Brown Jug. The apartment was clean and tidy and it was very centrally located, so that we could walk wherever we needed to go.

We only have 2 suggestions for improvement.

1) The outside light could be a bit brighter. It was a bit difficult to..."

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"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Brown Jug. The apartment was clean and tidy and it was very centrally located, so that we could walk wherever we needed to go.

We only have 2 suggestions for improvement.

1) The outside light could be a bit brighter. It was a bit difficult to braai in the evening as the light was quite dim.
2) The sleeper couch was not very comfortable to sleep on. My friend did not sleep very well.

Kind regards
Renate "


"It was excellent."

(South Africa) Ms Wiborg | 17 May 2007

"I really enjoyed my stay at the Brown Jug.
The people at the Brown Jug were extremely friendly.
We felt really safe at the place we stayed in.
I would love to stay there again next year.
I have already recommended this place to two of my friends and they seem very keen on coming with..."

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"I really enjoyed my stay at the Brown Jug.
The people at the Brown Jug were extremely friendly.
We felt really safe at the place we stayed in.
I would love to stay there again next year.
I have already recommended this place to two of my friends and they seem very keen on coming with next year.

Thanks,
Rene"


"The Brown Jug Guest House, Hermanus"

(United Kingdom) Mrs Brooks | 25 April 2007

"We could only stay one night but wished we could have stayed longer. Accommodation was excellent with very pretty gardens. Our greeting was very friendly and helpful (providing local information, maps and restaurant guides). Would definitely recommend it."


"Lovely spot in Hermanus"

(Ireland) Mr O'Connell | 16 April 2007

"Most enjoyable stay at The Brown Jug. Hosts were so friendly and welcoming. Lovely, peaceful, safe location and very near to the town, harbour and the cliff walks - all within comfortable walking distance. Swimming pool and availability of sun loungers an added bonus. Beautiful breakfast - freshly p..."

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"Most enjoyable stay at The Brown Jug. Hosts were so friendly and welcoming. Lovely, peaceful, safe location and very near to the town, harbour and the cliff walks - all within comfortable walking distance. Swimming pool and availability of sun loungers an added bonus. Beautiful breakfast - freshly prepared fruit and juice, cereals, full hot breakfast - and all served with a smile! Excellent value as well! Highly recommendable.
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"Exceeded our expectations"

(United Kingdom) Mrs Tonks | 6 March 2007

"We booked The Brown Jug last minute as the previously booking I had made proved to be too expensive. The Brown jug came up on RoomsForAfrica and the rates were reasonable. As the rate was now almost half of what we would have been paying I honestly didn't expect much. How wrong I was. It was spacio..."

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"We booked The Brown Jug last minute as the previously booking I had made proved to be too expensive. The Brown jug came up on RoomsForAfrica and the rates were reasonable. As the rate was now almost half of what we would have been paying I honestly didn't expect much. How wrong I was. It was spacious clean and fully equipped. There was a very relaxing pool area which we made full use of. BBQ was supplied and we were able to take breakfast on our own veranda area. I would not hesitate to recommend The Brown Jug to anyone."


"Feels like being at home"

(South Africa) Mr Zaayman | 5 February 2007

"Just want to thank you for the wonderful weekend. It was a nice relaxing atmosphere. Amy just want to know when are we going again for a weekend.

Thanks for everything

A person feel at home, and that is also what made the weekend so nice.


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"Brown Jug Review"

(South Africa) Mr Dahya | 7 November 2006

"We received outstanding hospitality at the Brown Jug. The accommodation was very satisfactory. "


"We could hear the whales"

(Germany) Mrs Höckelmann | 31 October 2006

"Although we were not in the right time, we were warmly welcomed by the owners.

Our room was big, nicely decorated, everything was neat and tidy. There was even a hair-dryer.

We especially enjoyed the breakfast, the probably best we had on our whole trip."


"Brown Jug - 3 Oct. 2006"

(United Kingdom) Mr D G Walker | 17 October 2006

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A very friendly & hospitable place to stay in Hermanus, in a quiet residential area with easy walking access to the Old Harbour area, and a very good 'Belgian Themed' restaurant.

Excellent faclities, catering for either B&B or full self-catering, with a lot of space and very comfortabl..."

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"
A very friendly & hospitable place to stay in Hermanus, in a quiet residential area with easy walking access to the Old Harbour area, and a very good 'Belgian Themed' restaurant.

Excellent faclities, catering for either B&B or full self-catering, with a lot of space and very comfortable accommodation.

Most of all, a very friendly welcome from Loise & Abel Erasmus, who make you feel like a family guest. Wonderful hospitality!"


"Good establishment in a beautiful tranquil garden."

(South Africa) Des Adams | 16 September 2006

"We attended a wedding in Stanford in February. Our suite was very comfortable & the home is set in a lovely garden. We found the owners very friendly.

My wife, who is an avid gardener, talked 'garden' with the owner, who is an expert gardener, for ages.

The privacy was good and b..."

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"We attended a wedding in Stanford in February. Our suite was very comfortable & the home is set in a lovely garden. We found the owners very friendly.

My wife, who is an avid gardener, talked 'garden' with the owner, who is an expert gardener, for ages.

The privacy was good and breakfast was fantastic. The accommodation is reasonably priced.

I would not hesitate to recommend it.
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