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Barry House on Riverton

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Barry House on Riverton garden with Victorian jungle gym and gazebo.
Family/TV Lounge
Table Tennis, card table and beverage fridge in Family/TV Lounge

Overview
6 bedrooms
5 bathrooms
14 guests
2 nights minimum 
Farmhouse
Exclusive self-catering 4 star original farmhouse with modern bathrooms on Riverton thoroughbred horse stud and wine farm. Nestled in the heart of wine tasting estates in the Cape Central Valley, 6 km from the restaurants in the village of Robertson. Sleeps 10 to 14 guests in 6 bedrooms with 5 bathrooms. Relax in the shade of the long veranda and drink in the magnificent views of the horse paddocks and vineyards back-dropped by the Langeberg mountains. The bedrooms have either an ac or a fan and panel heater and coffee/tea making facilities. The home is spacious with a lounge, dining room, breakfast room, fully equipped kitchen and family/TV room with a flat screen TV offering the full DSTV bouquet of channels, DVD, iPad/IPhone docking station, card table, board games and table tennis. G...Exclusive self-catering 4 star original farmhouse with modern bathrooms on Riverton thoroughbred horse stud and wine farm. Nestled in the heart of wine tasting estates in the Cape Central Valley, 6 km from the restaurants in the village of Robertson. Sleeps 10 to 14 guests in 6 bedrooms with 5 bathrooms. Relax in the shade of the long veranda and drink in the magnificent views of the horse paddocks and vineyards back-dropped by the Langeberg mountains. The bedrooms have either an ac or a fan and panel heater and coffee/tea making facilities. The home is spacious with a lounge, dining room, breakfast room, fully equipped kitchen and family/TV room with a flat screen TV offering the full DSTV bouquet of channels, DVD, iPad/IPhone docking station, card table, board games and table tennis. Guests are welcome to walk around the farm or wander down to the river for a spot of bass or carp fishing. Young children must please not walk around unaccompanied as our horses aren't tame. Horse riding can be organised at the nearby Robertson Riding School. Optional: Housekeeping can be arranged on request. Optional: Single, couple or group Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports or Combination massages in the privacy of your room or under the trees in our beautiful garden for a unique experience can be arranged in advance. Price: ZAR700 ppp hour paid directly to the therapist. We include firewood for the BBQ and fire drum so that our guests can celebrate time together in true South African style. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 4270102371VATREGNO.15%
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
Drink the water provided in the jugs or from the reverse osmosis spout in the kitchen - the tap water comes from the farm dam. Smoking is only allowed outside the house - ashtrays provided. Guests welcome to walk around the farm or down to the river. DO NOT go into the horse paddocks. Young children NOT to wander around unaccompanied. Check that you have all your belongings on departure including your cell phone charger. You leave it, you lose it and our farm staff thank you for your donation.
Bedrooms
2 Kings2 Doubles6 Singles
Bathrooms
1 Full bath3 Attached (ensuite)1 Shower

Meet the host
Natasha B
Hosting since March 2013
Languages spoken: English
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsGuests will be welcomed and given a tour of the house. A guest book and a map of the activities in the area are available in the sitting room for your convenience. The owners live on the farm 400m away and are available should guests require any assistance or information.

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Reviews (13)
StoicZak
StoicZak
Cape Town, South Africa31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Peaceful farm stay in Breede River Valley
We enjoyed two peaceful, relaxed farm days in Barry House on Riverton Stud, just outside Robertson. Distant sound effects were provided by chirping birds or neighing horses. One could sink with one's book into a large armchair in the drawing room or sit on the verandah and watch the horses and birds. Owner Duncan Barry, usually accompanied by four alert German shepherds, can be spotted before sunrise leading one of his magnificent horses to a fresh paddock. His intellectual wife Natasha, is one of the thought leaders of the Robertson Literary Society. She brings in interesting speakers from all over South Africa to address the Society. Nearby is Springfield Wine Estate which makes the world class Life from Stone sauvignon blanc. Springfield Estate is one of more than 50 flourishing wine estates in the Breede River Valley.
Visited October 2021
Written 15 October 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Pam K
Pam K
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect farm stay.
Barry House is the perfect place for a group of friends to experience farm life with peace and quiet and a large ‘ Stoep’ with views of the horses in the paddocks . Natasha and Duncan make you feel as if you are staying with friends. It was a wonderful ‘ Getaway’ . The bedrooms and en suite bathrooms are 5 star .. Would love to return again one say..
Visited March 2021
Written 13 March 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Ilze P
Ilze P
Cape Town Central, South Africa96 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Second time.... and still super special!
We stayed at Barry House for the second time and were, once again, super impressed with the experience. Duncan and Natasha popped in to welcome us and Eva made sure that we had homemade bread and breakfast in spite of load shedding. We enjoyed having our meals in the charming dining room and the ladies loved 'browsing' through the beautiful antique filled rooms. Thank you for a lovely weekend with comfortable beds, good linen & towels and clean rooms & bathrooms. We'll definately return in future.
Visited February 2020
Written 1 March 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Justine M
Justine M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect weekend away!
A wonderful weekend spent at Barry House! The house is stunning and we loved hearing about the history behind it. It is well catered for large groups and offers the perfect space for entertaining. Natasha and Duncan were extremely accommodating and made us feel right at home. We are looking forward to our next visit :)
Visited June 2018
Written 24 June 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Natasha B
Natasha B
So glad you enjoyed your stay at Barry House on Riverton! It was lovely meeting you all!
Written 27 June 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

HHH666Y
HHH666Y
Epsom, United Kingdom427 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nice spot
This is a quaint sprawling house that is perhaps a little lost in time. The rooms are nicely done and there's everything you need but it does feel like the owners left thirty years ago It's very close to Robertson and in a vineyard//stud farm, the payoff for watching numerous foals frolic is an abundance of flies! Worth it if you fill it
Visited November 2017
Written 22 November 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Natasha B
Natasha B
We appreciate your honest assessments and have included them in our budget planning. To help our guest to enjoy the view whilst chilling on the long veranda we have installed 3 overhead fans - the moving air currents are successfully keeping the flies away. Whilst Barry House on Riverton is a heritage manor we certainly don't want our guest to feel that it is too lost in time. We are thus giving careful consideration as to how we can "freshen up" the rooms without the house losing it's historic charm and the "artifacts" that some of our guests find fascinating. So far, aside from some minor subtle changes, we have replaced the brass bed and 2 of our rooms are sporting slightly more 'modern' headboards - one being a padded grey leather Victorian diamond headboard. You have certainly set us an interesting challenge which we are keen to meet and trust our guests will approve of. Thank you! Kind regards, Natasha & Duncan Barry
Written 12 April 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ilze P
Ilze P
Cape Town Central, South Africa96 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Awesome weekend in lovely house
We had the privilege to stay in Barry House for a weekend. Each of our group had a lovely bedroom and could enjoy the most lovely decor and antique furniture while being spoiled with all the modern facilities. The owners were friendly and welcoming and made sure we had everything we needed. Housekeeping staff were friendly and efficient. We were even spoiled with home-baked bread and a lovely breakfast on our last morning. We'll definitely visit Barry House again in future.
Visited November 2016
Written 6 January 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Natasha B
Natasha B
Thank you for your wonderful review! We love that you and your group appreciate the historic charm of Barry House on Riverton as much as we do. Good to hear that our staff were friendly and efficient and came up trumps with your home-baked bread request!
Written 30 January 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Angie047
Angie047
78 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Awesome!
Barry House is a delightful old family home on a beautiful horse farm. The house is wonderfully presented with ample space for large groups. The setting is outstanding, offering beauty and tranquility. We were lucky enough to witness a goal being born, which was fantastic. Local wine tasting and restaurants are close by and offer good value for money. I can highly recommend massages, which can be done at the house by prior arrangement. Overall a great stay. We will definitely be back as Duncan and Natasha complete the experience with their friendliness and hospitality.
Visited October 2016 Travelled with family
Written 27 November 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Natasha B
Natasha B
Very glad that you had the opportunity to experience that special moment of a foal being born and then taking its first wobbly steps! So awe inspiring! Thank you for your wonderful review and we look forward to welcoming you back to Barry House!
Written 28 November 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Anna078340
Anna078340
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Gem in the heart of the Breede Valley
Returning guests for the past four years. The only place we will ever stay. Exceptional stay, especially for a big group like ours.
Visited August 2016
Written 9 August 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Natasha B
Natasha B
Thank you! Always such a pleasure to have you and your wonderful friends on the farm! Very honoured that the little bundle of joy also joined you for his first stay at Barry House!
Written 17 August 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

williireland
williireland
Langebaan, South Africa1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Brilliant
We were 8 ladies staying 3 nights. What an awesome place. Lost each other often in this big house. More than enough space to sleep, place to bath or shower, place to play games and make a fire or sit outside in the garden with horses across in the field. Natasha and Duncan were the best hosts ever. Slight hiccup with water supply one afternoon (not serious) but with 8 woman titivating anything is possible. Duncan was there in no time and sorted things out. We have already said, any golf days in Robertson and we'll be back. 10 minutes from the golf course. 10 minutes from Bon Courage and Van Loveren amongst other wine farms. A must if looking for somewhere to stay. Thank you Duncan and Natasha. Langebaan golfing girls.
Visited May 2016
Written 9 May 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Natasha B
Natasha B
Thank you Langebaan Golfing Girls! It was a such a pleasure meeting you all and experiencing the unbeatable dynamic between you! May your long and short games go from strength to strength and all bunkers be avoided when next we meet again. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Cheers Duncan & Natasha
Written 13 May 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

FlyingGonzo_10
FlyingGonzo_10
Abidjan, Ivory Coast173 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What an amazing find!
This place is one of a kind, it is the old family home and that is exactly the feel you get when staying there...it's not just another holiday rental but it has charm and a fantastic atmosphere. There is plenty of space for larger groups, we were only six people but you could easily sleep 12 in the house. There is a large fully equipped kitchen and the entertainment room (with fireplace) is also a great place for after dinner drinks. It was awesome to see the horses playing in the morning, and all the other 'wild life' (birds, squirrels, visiting dogs and cats)
Visited April 2016 Travelled with friends
Written 28 April 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Natasha B
Natasha B
Thank you! It warms our hearts that you have described Barry House so perfectly! It is a well loved rambling home from a bygone era when families were huge and visitors didn't just pop in, they stayed for days. So glad you all enjoyed your stay and sensed the welcoming atmosphere of the home! Also pleased that you didn't mind our dogs treating you as part of the family. They consider it their duty to look after our guests as well.
Written 6 May 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Tennis court
  • Countryside area
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Scenic views
  • Mountain views
Property features
  • Ceiling Fans
Indoor amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Parking
  • Secure parking available
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Ping Pong table
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Outdoor amenities
  • Patio
  • Private yard
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports

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Map
Getting there
Cape Town Intl Airport
123.6 km
Restaurants
Four Cousins Restaurant
6.6 km

Christina's Bistro at Van Loveren
7.6 km

Bourbon Street
6.1 km

The Small Restaurant
6.6 km
Attractions
Owl's Rest Olive and Lavender Farm
6.8 kmFarms

Van Loveren Family Cellar
4.1 kmGardens

Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary
5.8 kmNature & Wildlife Areas

De Wetshof Estate
4.1 kmFarms
About the neighbourhood
The people in the picturesque Robertson area are warm and friendly. Wine tasting is usually offered at no charge. Viljoensdrift wine estate also offers picnic lunches to be enjoyed on board a river cruise down the Breede. Nerina offers authentic South African cuisine breakfasts, lunches & sundown dinners on board a barge. Birds Paradise has 300 cages of exotic birds and animals with a play park for the children to enjoy whilst the adults enjoy the tea room. Breakfast or partake of a low GI lunch under the pepper trees or in air conditioned luxury at neighbouring Bon Courage wine estate. Celebrate sun down at Mo & Rose whilst strolling through their extensive cactus garden.
Getting around
Contact us to arrange a wine tour. However to really explore the area it is advisable to rent a car at the airport. Due to the vastness of the country South Africa's transport system is not that convenient.
Access
Car required
How to get there
Contact us to arrange an airport transfer to Robertson. To really explore the area it is however advisable to rent a car at the airport. Due to the vastness of the country South Africa's transport system is not that convenient.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilitiesTennis courtWatersports

Things to know
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed
Notes from owner
Barry House is let as a unit, irrespective of the number of guests in any one party (12 with maximum of 14) that wish to book the house. Scroll the flag on the top right to select your currency.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Barry House on Riverton

Barry House on Riverton is able to accommodate up to 14 guests. See all property details.

Barry House on Riverton has 5 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Barry House on Riverton has 6 bedrooms available. See all property details.

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