The Gables at Glen Avon

Glen Avon Lodge is a family run boutique hotel in the heart of Cape Town’s leafy Constantia Valley, just 20 minutes from the airport and the V&A Waterfront.  Annette and David Stringer along with their daughter Wendy ensure that all guests feel like part of their family in this gracious Cape Dutch Manor House with its beautiful gardens and solar heated pool.

An exciting recent development has been that the family bought the adjacent property last year – bringing the property  full circle as the land originally housed the barn of the farm Glen Avon, back when ‘Peddlars on the Bend’ was still a farmstall.  They have knocked down the dividing wall so both properties now sit amongst extensive gardens including rolling green lawns, stunning rose bushes and ponds giving it a gorgeous country garden feel.  Both properties have their own swimming pools.

They have since totally refurbished and extended the next door property to create ‘The Gables’ at Glen Avon, which is ideal for families who want to hire out the whole house – or as a businessman’s “home from home” retreat, although individual suites can be booked too.  It has an authentic Cape-Dutch style throughout to maintain that “sense of place” – and offers four deluxe suites, all with private patios or balconies – plus a self-contained two bedroomed cottage.

Because it also has a large open plan lounge and dining area (ninety square meters), leading out onto an outside patio area overlooking the pond and a fully equipped kitchen – it is ideal for small private celebratory functions for groups of up to 50 guests – be it a private breakfast party, high tea birthday celebration, family Christmas lunch – or even an intimate wedding!

The team can co-ordinate anything guests may need – from celebratory cakes, to table decor and flowers including amazing food for which Glen Avon is known, complemented by a selection of local wines from the surrounding Constantia vineyards.

For more details please visit their website

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