Schoone Oordt Country House: Information from the owner
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|No. of rooms||10|
Main description of Schoone Oordt Country House
Schoone Oordt C. House: Facilities
|Property facilities||Internet Access (Complimentary)|
|Room facilities||Air Conditioning, Mini Bar, Tea / Coffee, Television, Satellite / Cable Television, Fridge, Heater, Fireplace, Shower, En-Suite, Lounge Area, Verandah, Dressing Gowns, Heated Towel Rails, Pure Cotton Linen, Underfloor Heating, Complementary Wi-Fi, Hair Dryer, Bath, Electrical Outlets, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Available), Safe|
|Available services||Babysitting Service, Laundry Service, Credit Card, Travel Desk, Airport Shuttle|
|Activities on site||(some activities may be seasonal) Massages, Bird Watching, Fine Dining, Gourmet Picnic, High Tea, Golf, Squash Court, Bowls, Kayaking / Paddling, Horse Riding, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Cycling, Whale Watching, Boat Cruises, General Sightseeing, Museums, Cultural Tours, Historical Tours, Wine Tasting, Child Friendly Activities, Health and Fitness Centre, Beach, Game Walks, Fishing, Adrenaline Activities, Canoeing, Quad Biking, River Cruises, Shark Cage Diving, Tennis Court|
Room types at Schoone Oordt C. House
The family cottage is at the top end of the property, private, cosy and set apart from other guests. Our Family Cottage has 2 extended length single beds in an upstairs loft area with an extended length king bed for parents downstairs.
The Honeymoon Suite is tucked away on the edge of a shady forest with the Koornlands River gurgling along at its perimeter. The honeymoon suite is unashamedly romantic with its large hearth, exquisitely carved four-poster bed and oversized bathroom.
The six Luxury Rooms are positioned around a fragrant rose garden, peaceful fountains and landscaped shrubbery. There is a single sofa bed, ideal for a child of up to 10yrs of age and space for a cot (pre-booked) in each room.
The 2 Standard Rooms are upstairs overlooking the grounds, accessible from the back entrance and have an inter-leading door via a balcony. There is a single sofa bed, ideal for a child of up to 10yrs of age and space for a cot (pre-booked) in each room.
Restaurants at Schoone Oordt Country House
Meals are made with love. Our country food is good, unpretentious and served with true Schoone Oordt flair and style. We source the freshest best quality produce from small local suppliers as organically and ethically as possible as well as fresh herbs and occasional veggies from our garden or local market. Breakfasts are traditionally a gourmet affair and Schoone Oordt has developed quite a reputation for them. Complimentary snack platters with boutique coffee, tea, wine or beer are served overlooking the garden on arrival.Intimate, delicious dinners are served in the Conservatory or more privately, in the manor house’s cosy dining room. Here guests can enjoy a carefully prepared, by Chef Wander himself, sophisticated South African menu with wines sourced (by Sonette) from the celebrated verdant regions surrounding Swellendam; Robertson and Hermanus. Occasionally, a traditional South African braai or fun-filled music evening is offered. Talented Chef Wander is well on the way to building The Conservatory restaurant into one of the finest of Swellendam Restaurants. Our menu constantly evolves, depending heavily on Chef Wander’s inspiration and seasonality of beautiful produce, but be assured that it will always be honest, unpretentious and delicious…. Some picks from our menu sweetcorn velouté ginger, coconut, chilli, coriander, popcorn potato gnocchi roasted beetroot, local buffeljachts goats cheese, crispy sage dukkah spiced kingklip marinated tomato, pickled cucumber, potato mousseline braised pork belly noodles, mushroom, ginger broth overberg beef fillet potato pureé, trio of onion fynbos honey pannacotta chocolate soil, seasonal berries cape brandy pudding handmade vanilla icecream, rooibos anglais Do remember to book dinner with us.. We LOVE to cook for you! Please come and ‘kuier’ with us, soon..