Decide who gets to sleep in which fabulous room!

Rooms - Joseph Barry Victorian Bathroom en-suite

6 Bedrooms

Fine Percale white linen encased duvets

Double stacked hypoallergenic pillows

Comforter or mohair / woollen blankets

Our guests love our mattresses!

Coffee & tea making facilities (except in twin bedroom)

Jug of filtered drinking water

Dressing gowns



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 Sleeps 2

Joseph Barry en-suite with Victorian bath & outdoor shower, King (Sleeps 2)

Duncan & Hubertha Barry en-suite Sleeps 2

Duncan & Hubertha Barry en-suite with spacious shower, Queen (Sleeps 2)

Barry Nephews twin bedroom

Barry & Nephews, Twin (Sleeps 2)

George Philippa en suite with daybed

George & Philippa Barry en-suite with Slipper bath & shower, King and Daybed (Sleeps 3)

Hamilton Barry room 3 Singles Sleeps 3

Hamilton Barry en-suite with shower over wide bath, King with Daybed, (Sleeps 3)

Hannah's room Queen Sleeps 2

Hannah's room, double with single top bunk bed (Sleeps 2 or 3)

Photos by Daniel Cilliers Photography

5 Bathrooms


4 en-suites – 1 with a Victorian bath and an outdoor shower,

one with a spacious shower,

one with a Slipper bath and a shower,

and one with a large bath with an overhead shower.

1 Separate shower & toilet

1 Separate toilet

Complimentary toiletries

Fluffy bath sheets

Loo paper

slipper bath
Duncan & Hubertha en-suite bath and shower
Photo Above: The Duncan & Hubertha Barry en-suite has a large walk in shower.
Joseph Barry outdoor shower room
Photo Left: Relax in the George & Philippa Barry en-suite Slipper Bath or take a quick shower.
Photo Right: The Joseph Barry en-suite has a Victorian bath and the option of an outdoor shower for the adventurous.
Barry House on Riverton Family / TV Lounge

Family / TV Lounge

DSTV with full bouquet of channels

Air conditioner


Barry House on Roverton Table Tennis

Family / TV / Table Tennis

Spacious enough to enjoy a game of table tennis.

Card table

Board games

Beverage fridge / ice freezer

Barry House on Riverton kitchen


Smeg gas oven & hob

Electric oven & hob


2 Fridges

Coffee machine (takes ground filter coffee beans)


Barry House sitting room photo by J Heddon

Sitting room

Tea anyone?

Desk for a laptop

Reading nook

Day bed

Barry House dining room with fireplace

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No dogs, cats or other pets allowed.

Barry House veranda


Relax and unwind with a chilled glass of wine and drink in the stunning views across the horse paddocks and vines. In summer the fans not only cool you down but keep the flies at bay. The ceilings fans work during loadshedding!

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.

Barry House on Riverton veranda

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.

German Shepherds


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.

No dogs, cats or other pets allowed

We love animals. However, should you have dogs, cats or other pets please don’t sneak your furry friends into the house. We have four intelligent German Shepherds that patrol the farm and we cannot guarantee how they or the horses will react to a strange pet on their territory.