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SSelf- Catering and Guest House Accommodation in Historic Grahamstown Bartholomew's Loft is centrally situated off the historic 'Artificers Square', the original heart of 1820 Settler Grahamstown and is within easy walking distance from the city centre, 600m from the Cathedral in High Street and less than 1km from the entrance to Rhodes University. Artificer’s Square, the intersection of Cross and Bartholomew street is the old artisan quarter of 1820 Grahamstown. Many restored original houses, now National Monuments, reflect a number of 1820 Settler architectural styles. Wagon stones and cobbled gutters still exist. Bartholomew’s Loft​ and ​Bartholomew’s Cottage​ are two beautifully renovated, character filled buildings offering 3 spacious fully equipped self-catering units. Bartholomew’ Loft This lovely building, once an old church with its loft conversion and double volume living area has been converted into very comfortable self-catering accommodation for a group of up to six people. The loft accommodation comprises of a large spacious open plan living area, tastefully decorated: a comfortable lounge with TV, a large dining room table, and fully equipped kitchen. Off the living area are two twin bedrooms. A wooden staircase leads up to a spacious double room with large bed fitted with lovely linen, a dressing table with hairdryer and wardrobe with plenty hanging space. The decor creates a feel of warmth for both the old and new. There is only has ONE bathroom downstairs which is not en-suite to any of the bedrooms and the loo is separate. Bartholomew’s Cottage​ has been converted into two spacious self-contained units: The Courtyard Suite​ of Bartholomew's Cottage has a king size bedroom, en-suite bathroom with shower and a separate open plan kitchen/dining room. Both rooms open onto a private walled courtyard, the charming stone walls are a typical feature of 1820 Grahamstown homes. Complete with water feature and small raised garden it gives the sense of an inner city sanctuary. The Patio Suite​ of Bartholomew's Cottage has a bedroom with twin beds, an en-suite bathroom with a bath. The sunny open plan kitchen/living room opens up onto a small patio. The original wooden beams, old wooden floors and windows keep to the character of this historic building. All linen and towels are supplied and the cottages are serviced daily. Each room has a heater and electric blankets for Grahamstown's chilly winter nights. Tea and coffee are provided, there is DSTV and secure off street parking. The Corner House @ Bartholomew’s Loft Built in 1852, this elegant double story building offers 3 en-suite guest rooms on the top floor and 1 self-catering flat let with private entrance on the ground floor. The Corner House was built to house Joseph Green Biscuit and Bread Baker in the early days of Grahamstown. Breakfasts are now served in the original bakery shop. Each room in the guest house is elegantly decorated with a modern touch and are equipped with air-conditioning, flat-screen TV’s, a mini fridge and tea and coffee making facilities. The Garden Cottage The Garden Cottage consists of 3 en-suite units each with private entrances opening onto a small garden and swimming pool. One of these units has a fully equipped kitchen and can open into the other room to form a family unit.

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