4 Star Exclusive Self-Catering - Sleeps 12 (max 14)
Barry House on Riverton is only available for the exclusive use of one booking party at a time. With 4 en-suite bedrooms and 2 bedrooms ideal for children that share a shower its perfect for a large group of family or friends. Sleeps 12 (max 14).
Luxury Self-Catering - Sleeps 2
The Wine Down Cottage has one king bedroom with an en-suite oval bath and a shower, and an open plan kitchen, living, indoor braai & dining room opening out to a sheltered patio. Joined to the cottage by an outdoor reading nook is a dedicated office with a stunning view of the farm dam.
Included in all stays
Unlimited WiFi for liking our Barry House on Riverton Facebook page.
Wood for the braai and fireplaces.
DSTV in the Living Room.
Complimentary coffee & tea.
Toiletries are provided.
Our protocols have been relaxed in contrast to the draconian protocols that we instituted at the height of the pandemic. However, your health and the health of our staff remain our priority.
- We fog after each stay, using a food industry proven, non-toxic, non-carcinogenic, biodegradable 60% concentrate QAC/TBTO blend disinfectant. It has 4 active ingredients to ensure bactericidal, fungicidal, virucidal (kills enveloped viruses like the coronavirus) and mycobacterial efficacy.
- Whilst we fog and routinely maintain a high standard of hygiene, particular attention is still paid to dedicated disinfecting of frequently used surfaces like door knobs, light switches, kettles, ovens, the TV remote, taps, toilet seats and handles, etc.
- A hand sanatiser is positioned at the entrance for your use.
Accommodation Vouchers valid to Feb 2024 can also be purchased at R7200 for a 2 night weekend. Please e-mail us at email@example.com to inquire.
Rates and Promotion Specials
All our rates and specials are for booking the entire house as a unit and not per person.
Our availability can be viewed online with our rates and promos preloaded.
Barry House on Riverton rates
- One night stay
- Housekeeping included
- Rate valid till 2 Jan 2023
- 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.
- Rate from 1 March 2023 is R7600
- Minimum 2 nights stays on a Tuesday & Wednesday are less 30% off the promo price of R3600 – an additional saving of 1080 per day!
- Ideal for families with young children, school holidays, 4 Balls, Birding Clubs, Bridge Party, Cell Group Retreat or retired friends.
- Over 60? Enjoy an additional 10% discount
- Housekeeping included
- Check-in from 2:30pm and Check-out by 9am
- Valid till end Feb 2023.
- Promo not applicable to days in between weekends and Public holidays and Public Holidays.
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 2:30pm on the Friday with a late departure by 5pm on the Sunday
- Valid till 13 Dec 2022. From the 3 Jan to 28 Feb 2023 weekend Specials available less 20%!
- Promo not available for Robertson festivals and over long weekends. Enquire about our reduced rates for staying a full long weekend.
- The special weekend package from 1 March 2023 is R7600 for 2 nights for the house.
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 2:30pm and Check-out by 9am
Wine Down Cottage
opened in Feb 2021!
R1250 per night for the luxury house (sleeps 2) with a dedicated remote office overlooking the farm dam – includes a late departure on the Sunday afternoon, unlimited WiFi and streamed DSTV
Less 40% for a 1 week stay that includes 1 weekend
Less 50% for a 2 week stay
Less 60% for a 3 week stay
E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a quote.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
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 on a Tuesday and Wednesday and can include a Monday and or Thursday of a 3 or 4 night midweek booking.
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 for EFT or 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.
A requirement of our 4 Star Exclusive self-catering grading with the TGCSA is that the guest in-charge of a group signs an indemnity form in advance or on arrival. Should you not sign the indemnity 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. Click on the link below to view our indemnity form which we have combined with covid19 contact tracing permission that we by law need to keep on record.
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.”
‘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).”
Frequently Asked Questions
We would like to know more about the housekeeping option?
Our housekeepers have been supplied with PPE made from virucidal and antibacterial silver Nano technologically impregnated fabric so housekeeping is offered as an option.
Should you require housekeeping for a totally relaxing stay please let us know at least 3 days before arrival. We encourage our guests to take the housekeeping option as as our housekeepers know where everything is stored and can save you considerable time. The housekeeper will come in at about 8:45am to service the bedrooms, bathrooms, living areas and the kitchen and on request again at about 4pm if required. Should you require more firewood during your stay she will arrange that for you.
The housekeeper can be paid directly. We recommend about R150 per day as it is a large house, however you are welcome to pay her more should you be happy with the level of service provided.
Kindly note that we live in a low rainfall area. Towels, bath sheets and linen will only be refreshed during long stays and not over a weekend.
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 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, newspaper and matches (we provide firewood for the braai/BBQ)
Ground filter coffee for the coffee machine or coffee plunger in the kitchen (we provide coffee & tea sachets in all bedrooms except the twin bedroom and at Wine Down Cottage there is a coffee & tea station in the kitchen).
Walking shoes to wander around the farm or running shoes for the energetic.
Swimming towels for a dip in the river if you are staying at Barry House on Riverton or the farm dam at Wine Down Cottage (we provide white bath sheets for indoor use only)
Binoculars and your Roberts or Newman’s birding books or App to enjoy our abundant bird life (there is a Birds of Southern Africa book in the sitting room of Barry House on Riverton)
Fresh carrots should you want to become BFF with our beautiful retired 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 and do not have tame ponies.
However, Robertson Horse Adventures is only four farms away! 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 their website.
For enquiries email: email@example.com or contact Wilke Strydom by phone on +27(0)82 963 8976.
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 R90 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.
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 reasonably priced. 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 Olive tasting 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. The new Checkers across from the Robertson traffic circle is the closest to Barry House on Riverton at 5km away. 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. To self- isolate we recommend that you download the Debonairs App and pay online by credit card.
Can you recommend a caterer to make a meal or birthday cake for a special occasion?
For a small party you can try the following options:
Margaret Louw can be contacted to cater for a special occasion or for conference meals. Phone her on +27 83 561 7244 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Maryke van Schoor runs the Cafe Maude restaurant on neighbouring Bon Courage Wine Estate. She has catered at Barry House on Riverton and may be willing to come out to the farm. Contact details: email@example.com Cell: +27 (0)82 898 9592
Or speak to Lea Ward, the owner of Bourbon Street restaurant, who will cater for small parties but you need to fetch the prepared food from the restaurant and take back the plates and bowls the next day. (They are situated in Voortrekker Road. As you enter Robertson you will pass the Four Cousins restaurant, police station, Shell garage, Spar, KFC, antique shop and before the stop street Bourbon street is on your left. Parking is behind the restaurant.
Delicious food like oxtail or chicken floretine, roast veg, etc! Extensive selection and she can give you good ideas.
Contact details: E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Cell: +27 (0)84 825 3336 or phone the restaurant +27 (0)23 626 5934
We can highly recommend Louretta’s in Paul Kruger street to make a special birthday cake! http://www.robertsontourism.co.za/robertson-winelands-weddings-functions/wedding-caterers-cakes/lourettas
Does the house have universal accessibility?
As a historic house Barry House on Riverton unfortunately only has Partial accessibility : the establishment is accessible to independent persons in wheelchairs, with some restrictions. The bathrooms and kitchen are not specifically adapted, except the private outside hot shower (attached to the Joseph Barry room) has space for a wheelchair to turn around, a seat, railings and a low hand held shower as well as a standard overhead one.
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 of Barry House on Riverton.
Wine Down Cottage does not have a scale, but does have measuring spoons. The blender is in the cupboard on the right above the sink.
Do you have champagne glasses?
Yes, in the Barry House on Riverton dining room dresser – cupboard door on the left.
Wine Down Cottage has champagne glasses in the cupboard above and to the right of the coffee station.
The laundry facilities – the Barry House on Riverton washing machine, tumble drier and steam iron are only available to our guests who stay 6 nights or longer.
A weekly laundry service is included for long stay guests at Wine Down Cottage.
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.
To bond, share and celebrate!
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