4 Star Exclusive Self-Catering
Barry House on Riverton is only available for the exclusive use of one booking party at a time. We regret no pets allowed.
Sleeps 10 to 14
Barry House on Riverton has 6 bedrooms sharing 4 bathrooms. Ideal for a large group of family or friends.
Rates and Promotion Specials
All our rates and special promos are for booking Barry House and not per person.
Our availability can be viewed online with our rates and promos preloaded.
Our Standard Rate applies to a one night stay and over peak times eg. Robertson festivals, long weekends, public holidays, day in between a public holiday and a weekend, Christmas or New Year bookings.
(Enquire as we do sometimes run specials for the minor Robertson festivals and for staying a full long weekend as opposed to only 2 nights of a long weekend.) Midweek Promos are for a minimum of 2 nights – Monday to Thursday. Weekend Promos are for a minimum of 2 nights – Friday to Sunday night. To confirm your reservation we require a 50% deposit within 5 days of booking. The balance will be due 2 weeks before arrival. A tax invoice with our banking details and a SnapScan link will be e-mailed to you. We regret that we do not have credit card facilities. Our rates include VAT. Should you require a tax invoice for your Company please include the name, address and VAT number to be reflected on your invoice when booking.
- One night stay
- Housekeeping included
- Rate valid till 28 February 2019
- Applicable over peak times:
- Robertson festivals, long weekends, public holidays, day(s) in between a public holiday and weekend and over the Christmas and New Year season.
- From 1 March 2019 the Standard rate is R6800 per night.
- Minimum 2 nights stay
- Ideal for families with young children, school holidays, 4 Balls, Bridge Party, Cell Group Retreat or retired friends
- Housekeeping included
- Check-in from 2pm and Check-out by 9am
- Valid till 28 February 2019
- Promo not applicable to days in between weekends and Public holidays and Public Holidays.
- From 1 March 2019 the midweek special rate is R2450 per night.
Weekend PromoMost Popular
- Minimum 2 nights stay
- Ideal for families or friends to enjoy a weekend away or celebrate a special occasion
- Housekeeping optional
- Check-in from 2pm on the Friday with a late departure by 6pm on the Sunday
- Valid till 28 February 2019
- Promo not available for Robertson festivals and over long weekends. Inquire about our reduced rates for staying a full long weekend.
- From 1 March 2019 our weekend rate is R3400 per night.
Long Stay Promos
- Discounts are offered on the PROMO rate
- Check-in and Check-out days are flexible but a 6 night stay may only include ONE weekend
- Stay 6 nights – 10% discount
- Stay 13 nights – 20% discount
- Stay 28 nights – 35% discount
- Check-in from 2pm and Check-out by 9am
Kindly note that a signed indemnity form is a requirement of our 4 star Exclusive Self-Catering grading with the TGCSA. We require our guests to sign the indemnity form in advance and to distribute it to everyone in their party. Should you not sign the idemnity form it shall be understood that by staying at Barry House on Riverton you and your guests automatically agree to all the terms and conditions.
Note: We do not allow guests to bring their dogs, cats or pets to the farm. We have 4 highly intelligent German Shepherds that freely patrol the farm. We cannot however guarantee how they will react to another pet on their turf. A city dog may also get kicked by a horse should it go sniffing around a horse paddock or startle a horse leading to possible injury to the horse. Guests found sneaking pet(s) onto the farm will be fined R5000 and asked to leave immediately. We do not accept any liability for any loss they may suffer. See the FAQ section below for local kennel options.
What Our Guests Are Saying
Don’t just take it from us, let our guests do the talking!
Perfect house for a lovely weekend away
“Just left Barry House and want to go back! Had such a wonderful weekend here with 10 friends and 3 little kiddies. The house is huge so we all had our own space and it is equipped with anything you may need. Every care was taken by the owners (jugs of water next to the bed, dining room set for dinner, wood in all the fireplaces, etc). Very close to the best wineries and great to braai on the porch, looking at the view of mountains and grazing horses. Highly recommend it for families or a group of friends.”Nichola - Cape Town
‘n Plek waarheen jy beslis sal teruggaan
Ons was ‘n familie van 6 volwassenes en een 2 jarige kind. Die huis is so groot dat jy nie mekaar hoor nie. Jy het soveel spasie en dan ook heerlike kuiervertrekke. Die kamers is pragtig. Die rustigheid sal jou lank nog bybly. Daar is GEEN ander gaste nie – die perde wat net oorkant die huis wei skep so ‘n rustige atmosfeer met die mooiste berge in die verte. In die aande kuier jy buite tot baie laat. Indien jy gou na die dorp toe wil gaan is dit net 4 km, maar dan is jy haastig terug. In kort, jy is vies as die tyd om is en jy weer huis toe moet gaan.”
Monika Van Zyl
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, visiting dogs and cats).”Ritzema Party - Somerset West
Frequently Asked Questions
We would like to know more about the housekeeping option?
What is your cancellation policy?
Our Standard Cancellation policy is as follows:
We offer no-questions-asked refunds to our guests should they cancel more than 60 days before arrival. Cancellation between 31 and 59 days before stay – 50% of the deposit will be refunded. Cancellation between 15 and 30 days before stay – 25% of the deposit will be refunded. No show or cancellation within 14 days of stay. No refund and the full amount will be due.
Our Robertson Festival, long weekend and Christmas & New Year cancellation policy is as follows:
We offer no-questions-asked refunds to our guests should they cancel more than 90 days before arrival.
Cancellation between 61 and 89 days before stay 50% will be refunded. Cancellation between 31 and 60 days before stay 25% will be refunded. No show or cancellation within 30 days of stay. No refund and the full amount will be due.
By booking Barry House on Riverton it is understood that you will abide with our cancellation policy.
What do you recommend we bring with us besides our clothes, food and personal toiletries?
Blitz and matches (We provide firewood for the braai/BBQ and 2 fireplaces. There is one braai grid.)
Ground filter coffee for the coffee machine or coffee plunger in the kitchen (We provide coffee & tea sachets in all the bedrooms except the twin bedroom)
Walking shoes to wander around the farm
Swimming towels for a dip in the river or farm dam (We provide large white bath towels and robes for indoor use only)
Binoculars and your Roberts or Newman’s birding books to enjoy our abundant bird life (there is a Birds of Southern Africa book in the sitting room)
Fresh carrots should you want to become BFF with our beautiful grey stallion Blue Tiger
Can I bring my dog?
NO DOGS OR CATS ALLOWED PLEASE!
We have 4 highly intelligent German Shepherds that freely patrol the farm. We cannot however guarantee how they will react to another pet on their turf. A city dog may also get kicked by a horse should it go sniffing around a horse paddock.
Stella’s Kennels, in Vinkrivier on the Worcester side of Robertson, takes in small breed dogs and cats.
Bonnievale Kennels on the other side of Bonnievale, in Gelukshoop where they breed labbies and retrievers. Tertius and Annelise Carstens take all dogs provided they are human friendly. Beds and food provided. Cell: +27(0)82 901 4044.
One of our guests with large dogs kindly reviewed the Bonnievale Kennels, “The dogs seem to enjoy the kennels and I feel happy to recommend it. It was a very clean and calm dog environment.” Wendy
Can we ride horses on the farm?
No, we breed thoroughbred racehorse athletes for their speed, not tame ponies. The Robertson Riding School is only four farms away and you can book outrides through the vineyards and along the banks of the Breede River or wine tasting carriage rides with them. Bookings can be made via email email@example.com or by phone call to +27(0)82 402 7088 or +27(0)72 291 7631.
We are a group with several age groups and not everyone enjoys wine. Can you recommend activities that everyone will enjoy?
We can highly recommend doing a 50 minute barge trip up and down a stretch of the Breede River. Viljoensdrift River Cruises are about another 6km further down our road. Costs R60 per adult including an informal wine tasting. They also have a deli where one can select your own picnic to take on board. Over weekends they often have live music on the deck. A lovely outing that all ages will enjoy. Bookings can be made via their website: https://www.viljoensdrift.co.za/river
Our neighbours Bon Courage make some of the best wine in the world. So enjoy a wine tasting and pop into their Café Maude afterwards for a late breakfast or light lunch. They have a jungle gym and play area to keep the children entertained. Our neighbours on the other side are Springfield wine estate – no food but delicious wine and well worth tasting. They have a boat that can be taken out for a paddle on the dam. Bird Paradise has exotic birds and monkeys, lama’s, crocodiles, porcupines, etc and a play area that the kids will enjoy. They also do light meals – toasted sandwiches and teas.
Brandy lovers will enjoy Klipdrift Brandy Distillery – one can do a tour of the distillery and a brandy tasting as well. They have a small menu – do light gourmet burgers and nachos for lunch.
Should you have beer drinkers in your party a visit to the Saggy Stone Pub & Restaurant in the middle of nowhere is well worth the trip and their food is good and very cheap. It really is a hidden gem, if a bit of a drive unless you do that on your way back to Cape Town. They are only open Friday to Monday. Bookings are via their website: http://www.saggystone.co.za/
For further ideas and contact details including beekeeping with Farmer Redbeard, tractor rides, skydiving and Marbin Olive Estate see our activities page. .
What languages do you speak?
We speak English and Afrikaans with an understanding of Dutch and a little bit of French if spoken slowly.
Can we buy groceries in Robertson?
Yes, both the PNP in Church Street and the Robertson SuperSpar in Voortrekker Road (the R60 ring road that bypasses Robertson) are excellent and stay open until 8pm. Otherwise see our activities page for nearby restaurants.
Can we order food to be delivered to Barry House on Riverton?
Yes, Debonairs in Robertson will deliver pizzas to Barry House on Riverton. Their menu is in the guest guide on the entry table in the foyer. Phone +27(0)23 626 6482 or order online https://order.debonairspizza.co.za/menu/1924/view/Debonairs-Pizza-Robertson.
Can you recommend a caterer to make a meal or birthday cake for a special occasion?
Does the house have universal accessibility?
No, as a historic house Barry House on Riverton unfortunately only has Partial accessibility with many of the door frames only being the standard 700mm wide. We regret that the bathrooms and kitchen are not specifically adapted.
We would like to make a potjie (stew). Does Barry House have a pot?
Yes, we have a 3 legged number 3 pot that you will find next to the gas oven range in the kitchen.
Your website says that the kitchen is fully equipped. Do you have a blender and a scale?
Yes, both are in the kitchen cupboard to the right of the sink.
Do you have champagne glasses?
Yes, in the dining room dresser – cupboard door on the left.
The laundry facilities – washing machine, tumble drier and steam iron are only available to our guests who stay 6 nights or longer and will be operated by the housekeeper.
Complaints & Praise
Please let us know immediately should you not be happy with your accommodation and we will try and rectify the situation asap. We trust it will never happen but should you still not be happy call the TGCSA Feedback Centre on 083 123 6789 or contact them through their website, www.tourismgrading.co.za.
Our TGCSA membership number is 331018092.
Praise will also gladly be accepted! Our vision is for families and friends to enjoy the warmth of a country home in vintage style.