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Affordable self catering accommodation in Constantia Valley ,S/Suburbs Cape Town - Ascot Gardens Self Catering Suites, Cottages and Houses in Constantia

22 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


Southern Suburbs Cape Town Cottage Rental Photos and Description

1 or 2 or 3 Bedroom S/C units plus House and Villa , for sleeping 2-24 person

Ascot Gardens self catering Cottages , offering Standard , Superior and Deluxe One , Two and Three Bed Roomed units , that can sleep 2 - 8 persons .

Situated in the quiet and peaceful and safe Cape Town residential southern suburb of Bergvliet , in the Constantia Valley.

Ascot Gardens central position in Cape Town Constantia Southern Suburbs is an ideal base for visiting and seeing Cape Towns many attractions.

The Airport ,V &A Waterfront , Fish Hoek and Hout Bay Beaches and Table Mountain are 25 minutes drive away and Kirstenbosch Gardens and Constantia Wine Estates are 10 minutes away .

Within walking distance of Ascot Gardens , is a local shopping center , super markets , rail station , and 6 good local restaurants.

Ascot Gardens offers private garden suites and Cottages of various sizes , for sleeping from 2 -8 persons and Holiday Houses can sleep up to 24 persons on the entire Ascot Gardens property .

We charge per unit and not per person

Ascot Gardens ‘Home from Home’ 3 Star Graded Self Catering , is inspected every year by the Tourist Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA). Latest approval was on 25 October 2015. This your guarantee that the accommodation provided , is equal to or better than accepted international self catering standards.

All units surrounded by beautiful gardens . (As featured on BBCTv Gardeners World program.)

• Free WiFi internet to all units

• Private entrance to each unit.

• Private patio with table and chairs and BBQ surrounded by a beautiful garden

Fully furnished and equipped including bed linen , bath towels and toilet rolls.

•Premium satelite DSTv Television and DVD.

Dish washers in larger deluxe suites .

• Music centers , bedside clock radio.

• Private BBQ facilities.

• Secure , off street parking behind remote controlled entrance gates.

. Safe and ceiling fans in all bedrooms and lounges.

• Iron and ironing board

• Laundry . Wash lines for smalls in bathrooms

• Library providing novels , magazines and tourist info brochures and maps , and guest use computers with free Wifi

• Shared swimming pool , sun lounges for sun bathing either around pool or placed outside in your own private area at your own suite.

Ascot Garden is an Ideal base for tourists requiring affordable self catering accommodation in the vicinity of Cape Town and the Southern Suburbs .

Bergvliet is a quiet safe tree lined Cape Town Southern Suburb in the Constantia wine growing area , only 16 klms from City Center.

The Constantia Wine route, Constantia Shopping Village, Blue Route shopping center and Constantiaberg Medi Clinic are 5 minutes drive away.

Kirstenbosch Gardens , Muizenberg Beach , Cavendish Square , Newlands cricket and rugby stadiums , Westlake , Steenberg and Royal Cape Golf Clubs , are 15 minutes drive away.

The Airport , V&A Waterfront , Table Mountain , Cape Town City Center , Fish Hoek and Hout Bay beach , Simonstown , Penguins at Boulders , Canal Walk shopping , Clovelly Golf club are 25 min away.

Camps Bay , Clifton Beach and Chapman's Peak Drive are 35 min drive away.

Stellenbosch Wine Route , Cape Point Nature Reserve , Noordhoek , Somerset West , Franschhoek are within 50 minutes drive .

Hermanus , the Aquila Big 5 Game Reserve and Shark Cage Diving in Gansbaai , are 2-3 hrs drive away.

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Details for Ascot Gardens Self Catering Suites, Cottages and Houses in Constantia 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom

All units have their own private entrance and secure off street parking . Open plan lounge / kitchen/ dining area , outdoor patio with table and chairs and BBQ facility. Free WiFi , Satellite DSTv , DVD, music center, bedside radio. Safe , ceiling fans. Shared library, laundry facilities , swimming pool , sun loungers. Price of each suite is dependent on their size and facilities offered , for the different seasons . Standard suites for 1/2 persons , are from 40 m2 in size and are priced from R680-R780 /night /suite. Superior suites for sleeping 2 or 3 or 4 persons , are from 60m2 in size and are priced from R890-R 880/night/suite. Deluxe suites for sleeping 2 or 3/4 persons are approx 90m2 in size and are priced from R840-R1040/night/suite 2 Bedroom 1 Bathroom House for sleeping 3-6 from R1450-R1040/night/suite 3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom House for sleeping 4-8 , from R 1700-R2100/night/house Entire Houses , sleeping 10- 15 from R2490-R4030 /night/house
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, Afrikaans


Your Hosts @ ASCOT GARDENS - Barry and Lesley Edkins,

8 Eksteen Avenue, Bergvliet

Born in the Baby Boomer decade (post 2nd World War) both hosts are originally from Johannesburg where they completed their schooling.

A shipboard romance on the Cape Town Castle when sailing from Cape Town to England in 1967 led to the couple marrying in 1969 and settling down first in Durban until 1972 and from where they then spent 5 years in Zimbabwe, living in both Bulawayo and Harare.

Since the closure of Barrys clothing factory in October 2005, Barry has been marketing and managing ASCOT GARDENS.

At ASCOT GARDENS, Barry is responsible for marketing, reservations, payments and maintenance;and for ensuring that the money trees continually bear fruit which then enables Lesley to present our guests with immaculate and stunning gardens throughout the year, and accommodation considered the best value for money self catering accommodation in the Constantia Valley

We live on the property in our own private corner house and from there manage the 1 acre property consisting of the 12 different sized ASCOT GARDENS SELF CATERING garden suites .

Ascot Gardens often has open days to show off our lovely gardens , and the money raised is donated to worthy charities .

BARRY EDKINS purchased this cottage in 1996

Why BARRY EDKINS chose Southern Suburbs Cape Town

Barry’s work in the Clothing Industry led to a move from Zimbabwe to Cape Town in 1977 and the purchase of the original ASCOT HOUSE , 6 EKSTEEN AVENUE, BERGVLIET in 1979.

In 1996, when their 3 children Grant , Scott and Angie finally left home , Ascot House was subdivided into 3 separate private self catering suites and the ASCOT GARDENS self catering venture was born.

In 2001 , a property at the back of Ascot House was purchased and rebuilt and opened for guests in December 2001 as ASCOT LODGE , 17 JEFFCOAT AVENUE , also offering 3 private self catering suites.

NOVEMBER 2004 marked the opening of another adjoining property ASCOT VILLA , 30 HIDDINGH ROAD , a luxury entire private House/Villa that sleeps 11-14 or can also be booked as 3 separate private self catering suites for different families .

ASCOT MEWS, 28 HIDDINGH ROAD, was opened to guests in July 2005. Conversion of single house to 3 private self catering suites was completed and offers guests s/c accommodation for up to 10 guests.

All of our units have been refurbished in both 2014 and 2015 and furnishings are continuously being updated .The gardens and property are very well maintained

Our annual 3 Star Grading award ensures that our accommodation is of an international standard . Last successful inspection was in October 2015

What makes this cottage unique

Barry is a keen golfer , and also a partner with son Scott , in Ascot Tours , a company specializing in Golf Tours , hotel accommodation , safaris , car hire and travel throughout Southern Africa.

Barry enjoys drinking good red wine , and his occasional over indulgence has often spoiled a good Thai or fish barbeque meal that he has prepared for his invited friends or ASCOT GARDENS guests.

Lesley , Michael the gardener , Mary and Sheila the cleaning maids , Albert the maintenance man , all ensure that ASCOT GARDENS is always looking good , clean and colorful for our many international guests that often return and stay with us for 3 weeks to 3 month each year during our summer months of November to end March .

Barry loves to pass on local information of where to eat , shop and visit local attractions. He can recommend some good value deals offered by local restaurants , and provide a daily weather prediction ( mostly incorrectly ! )



based on 22 traveler reviews

Ascot Gardens Self Catering Suites, Cottages and Houses in Constantia
average rating of 4.681818 based on 22 reviews

"Great "

  • 5 of 5

A great place to stay with all the comforts of home and conveniently situated to visit all the sights and wine route . It even has a little library with a nice selection and internet with free wifi . We'll certainly come stay here again .

Jan and Yolanda ,

Netherlands .

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent self catering apartments

  • 5 of 5

We stayed one week in this well equipped apartment. Room had full kitchen and separate livingroom and bedroom. There was also nice terrace and beautiful garden, were we had our self made breakfast and sometimes dinner. There are restaurants and shops at a walking distance.

We even had our own garage for the car with remote control !

The owner Barry is extremely helpful and gave good advice for our traveling. There is also information library full of traveling information !

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Property with Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We came to Ascot Gardens with a group, but I was lucky to stay in the Mountain View Suite with a friend. We were very happy with the view and the balcony that overlooked the gardens on ground. We arrived to a clean, and spacious room with plenty of amenities. The bathroom was very clean and the laundry unit available was a big plus! The surrounding area was quite and very well put together. We enjoyed the short walk to the neighborhood park and it's proximity to the major grocery store. Barry and Lesley were very friendly and we really appreciated their hospitality.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to stay just outside of Cape Town

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a place south of Cape Town for our base for touring around the Peninsula for a beginning of our African experience and we picked the Ascot Gardens. We stayed 2 nights and we loved it. It's 2 min from shopping centre, 20 minutes driving for city centre (30 min rush hours), Muizenberg Beach, Constantia and have a good road connection towards other spots like Chapman's Peak Drive, Simon's Town, Cape Point.

The place itself save, quite and you can park the car behind the gate. There few restaurants nearby too. Apartments are clean and well equipped; nice bathroom, full kitchen (so you can save few quid by buying a roasted chicken or ready made meals in a shop), overall great value for money.

In the previous reviews I came across some negative comments regardless additional payment required for central heating -for us despite it was early spring with max temp in late teens and chilly morning and nights but we were not cold without central heating. We used hot water bottles to warm up bed before go to sleep and we were fine till morning.

Barry is very helpful.

We should come a day or 2 earlier and stay longer there longer.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Visitors to Cape Town requiring an affordable good central accommodation base for experiencing all that Cape Town and its surrounding areas offers, will be hard pressed to find better accommodation than ASCOT GARDENS SELF CATERING in the Constantia Valley . The tourist brochures provided in the library , free wifi and fixed internet ,knowledgeable and helpful hosts, dining out cheaply in local restaurants ,and neighborhood shopping with the locals , ensures that ASCOT GARDENS SELF CATERING is the place to stay when visiting Cape Town. .
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Treated like gold

  • 4 of 5

I am in love with the Constantia Valley and wanted to really experience the quaintness of this really majestic location. Ascot Gardens made it that much more special. If you like the homely, quaint farm feel in the heart of the beautiful Southern Suburbs then you will love this place. And dont forget the mountains…

We were due to arrive at 18:30 but ended up being late due to car rental issues and was still greeted with warmth and friendliness.

I love exploring and this was the perfect location with quick access to pretty much anywhere in Cape Town. We managed to zip here there and everywhere in 3 days and see a lot of different things.

Thank you to Ascot Gardens for making it such a stress-free, hospitable visit – even though it was short we were still treated like patrons who came to spend 2 weeks.

Keep up the good work!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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our stay in Lesleys garden at Ascot Gardens

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Ascot Gardens was wonderful. The accommodation were beyound our expecatations, We had the Royal suite. A remarkable place in itself. The accommodation is located a short walk to a mall containing two super markets and bistros.We also ate across the square ,excellent food and service. We realy loved our stay, the aroma of the gardens when you open the windows was breathtaking. The location of the gardens allowed for visiting THE CAPE, wineries, tabletop mountain, and of course CAPE TOWN. All sites were close and accessible. My son in law is a golf pro here in the states and he wanted me to take a look and my report is outstanding golf is available. In my opinion this place is 5 star. Sincerely Robert and Roxanne Schuchman

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am pleased Rob and Roxanne enjoyed their short stay. They certainly visited all the tourist spots which are all situated within 30 minutes drive from Ascot gardens. Yes ,the Cape Town area has 17good golf courses , all open and welcoming to visitors who can book a T Time , subject to availability.
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Hout Bay Harbour, Cape Town
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Cape Town
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Tavern and Ale
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
V& A Waterfront
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Steenberg, Royal Cape And Westlake Golf Course
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Heathfield , Train to City and False Bay beaches
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
from M39 Ladies Mile turn off from M3 Motorway
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Louis on the Block , Rock Thai , Village Bistro
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Car: necessary

Bergvliet is a quiet peaceful tree lined Cape Town residential Southern Suburbs in the Constantia Valley.

Ideally situated within 30 minutes drive of Cape Town Peninsula's many attractions and the City and Waterfront and Beaches .

Within walking distance is a local Shopping Center, rail station, and 6 good local restaurants.

The Constantia Wine Route, including Groot Constantia, the oldest wine farm in South Africa and Constantia Village shopping center , are 5 minutes drive from ASCOT GARDENS .

Kirstenbosch Gardens, Muizenberg Beach, Cavendish Square Shopping , Newlands cricket and rugby stadiums, Westlake, Steenberg and Royal Cape Golf Clubs, are 15 minutes drive away.

The Airport, V&A Waterfront, Table Mountain,Cape Town City Centre, Fish Hoek and Hout Bay beach, Penguins at Boulders , Simonstown and Clovelly Golf Club are 25 minutes away.

Camps Bay, Clifton beach and Chapman's Peak Drive are 35 minutes drive away.

Stellenbosch Wine Route, Cape Point Nature Reserve, Noordhoek, Somerset West and Franschhoek can be reached within 50 minutes.

Hermanus, Aquila Big 5 Game Reserve, Shark cage Diving ,are 2 hours away.


Rates & Availability

Constantia Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 9 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dec 10 2016 - Jan 9 2017
6 night minimum stay
Jan 10 2017 - Apr 30 2017
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

For every 6 nights booked 1 night will be free

The prices quoted above from R680- R 780/night/unit are for the Standard Bedsitter 40 M2 DUCHESS OR MOUNTAIN Suites sleeping 1 or 2 persons.

Single person discount may be offered depending on season and availability .

We also offer larger 60 M2 one bedroom SUPERIOR SUITES FOR SLEEPING 2 PERSONS from R 780- R 1040/NIGHT /UNIT or 3 /4 persons

AND ALSO LARGE 90 M2 ONE BEDROOM DELUXE SUITES that can sleep 2 - 4 from R 990- R 1140/night /unit .

All Prices for suites are per Unit and not charged per person

Some Superior suites and all Deluxe suites can sleep additional 1 or 2 persons sleeping on extra beds placed in bedroom or lounge at no additional charge

Enquire to to ask which available suite will be best suited for your dates required

I require 33% deposit to confirm the booking and the balance to be paid before or soon after arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Southern Suburbs Cape Town Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 40 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Computer Available ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Mountain Standard suites has bath and shower bathroom
  • We supply bath towels and toilet rolls but do not provide swimming towels , hand towels, face clothes or soap . Standard Duchess suite has shower and toilet. Mountain suite has full bathroom with bath and shower and toilet . Superior suites; Duke, Poolside and Cottage suites have full bathroom with bath and shower and toilet . Jack and Queen suites have shower and toilet. Deluxe suites; Royal and King suites have large full bathroom with bath and shower and toilet, plus additional separate toilet . Fountain Suite has large full bathroom with bath and shower and toilet 2 Bedroom 1 Bathroom House has large full bathroom with private bath and shower and toilet which is shared with 2nd bedroom 3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom House has large private full bathroom with bath and shower and toilet which is shared with 2nd bedroom .The 3rd bedroom has shower and toilet . Houses / Villas sleeping 10-14 persons , have 3 or 4 bathrooms per house
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , Some Standard units have double or Queen size beds
  • Contact to ask which available suite is best matched for your dates required . Standard suites( 1/2) sleep 1 / 2 on Double bed or 2 Single beds from R 680/n Superior suites ( 2-3/4) sleep 2 in bedroom on either 2 Single beds or on Queen size bed and 1 or 2 persons on Single bed or Sleeper Couch or Double Bunk placed in lounge from R 890/n Deluxe suites (2-4) sleep 2 in bedroom on either 2 Single beds or Queen size bed with 1 or 2 persons on Single beds placed in lounge , from R 990/n 2 Bedroom House (4-6) sleep 2 in Queen size bed in main bedroom and 2 Single beds in second bedroom .Double bunk or 2 Single beds placed in lounge from R1450/n 3 Bedroom House can sleep 8 in Queen size bed in main bedroom 2 Single beds in second bedroom and 2/3/4 single beds in 3rd bedroom ( or 2 beds placed in lounge) from R1700/n House/Villa sleeps 10 to 14 persons in Single and Queen size beds in bedrooms plus extra beds placed in lounge. from R3140/n
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Child's Swing
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Guests have free access to WiFi to all suites. Shared library, laundry facilities, and swimming pool with sun lounges. There is an internet /library with 2 complimentary computers . We have tourist brochures and information on restaurants and activities in Cape Town. On site laundry and washing lines, Ironing board and iron is provided in each suite. Hair dryers, Adapters and plugs available for R100 refundable deposit . The units are not serviced daily but bath towels, dish cloths, toilet rolls, dish washing liquid and garbage bags are checked and replaced whenever necessary. We will enter you suite daily when you are out and remove your garbage and replace bag if dirty . For longer stays, a complete service, clean and bed linen and towel replacement is done, after every 7 days,. The shopping center and 6 good local restaurants are 10 minutes walk away

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