Fine Percale white linen encased duvets
Double stacked hypoallergenic pillows
Comforter or mohair / woollen blankets
Coffee & tea making facilities (except in twin room)
Jug of filtered drinking water
Air conditioner or fan & panel heater
Mosquito / fly / insect prevention mesh covering at least one window in the room (Note: We are in a Malaria free area)
Joseph Barry en-suite King Sleeps 2
Duncan & Hubertha Barry en-suite Queen Sleeps 2
Barry & Nephews Twin Sleeps 2
George & Philippa Barry room King and Single Sleeps 3
Hamilton Barry room 3 Singles Sleeps 3
Hannah's room Queen Sleeps 2
2 Baths with overhead Showers
1 Victorian bath
Fluffy bath sheets
Family / TV Lounge
DSTV with full bouquet of channels
Family / TV / Table Tennis
Spacious enough to enjoy a game of table tennis.
Beverage fridge / ice freezer
Gas oven & hob
Electric oven & hob
Desk for a laptop
Barry House veranda
Relax and unwind with a chilled glass of wine and drink in the stunning views across the horse paddocks and vines.
Note: The Duncan & Hubertha Barry en-suite has double doors leading out onto the veranda. These can be used with entrance to the house via the front door should the interleading door to the adjacent twin room not be used by a couple with 2 children.
Rooms are all named after the Barry family
Each room in this historic home has been decorated individually to reflect the personality of the Barry personage that they were named after. Hannah’s room however is named after the governess that not only raised Duncan van Reenen Barry’s children and grandchildren but the extended family as well. Famous for keeping a very strict eye on her charges she would also gather them and all their friends up for a feast of fresh farm bread and homemade butter with her renowned watermelon or fig konfyt (preserve). Honouring her request she is buried in the Barry family cemetery plot in Robertson.
To learn more about Joseph Barry and his firm Barry & Nephews that developed trade and farming opportunities in the Overberg see our Heritage of Wine and Horses page. To find out more about Duncan v Reenen, George and Ham Barry click on the PDF links below.
Barry House on Riverton is a charming historic farm home redolent of a bygone era. Originally built in the 1880s and added onto by each successive generation.
Should you be looking for a sleek, modern sterile house – please don’t book.