check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand

Jonelle

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

A majestic castle located in a beautiful and unspoiled beach location

Sleeps13
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms7
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Knysna Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

A comfortable and luxurious property sleeping 13 persons in 6 bedrooms

At Craighross Castle you can let your imagination soar as you rule over a mystical kingdom in one of the world’s most beautiful and unspoiled beach locations.

The historic, privately owned Noetzie Castles are world famous. Located just 20 minutes from Knysna, their stunning oceanfront location and extraordinary design have made them a favorite retreat for the rich and famous – including Nelson Mandela and his family. The stunning sandy beach, rocky outcrops harbouring wild oysters, the meandering Noetzie River and the backdrop of fynbos-covered cliffs are part of a prime nature conservation area.

Dolphins, sharks and whales (in season) are regular visitors, as are several species of sea birds and raptors. By night, the minimal light pollution makes stargazing an unforgettable experience.

Being right on the beach, you’ll wake up to nothing but the roar of the Indian Ocean and the call of the oyster catchers. Here you can forget the stresses of everyday life in an environment of peace and seclusion.

Have a right royal time

The extensive and spacious accommodation offered at Craighross Castle is enhanced by modern facilities. Sleeping up to 13 people, plus a separate room with its own entrance (for the live-in maid), it’s perfect for large families or groups of friends. It features an impressive master bedroom on the top floor with a lounge area, coal-effect gas fire, well-appointed en-suite bathroom with separate shower, dressing room and patio with glorious sea views.

On the ground floor there are two en-suite bedrooms with king-size beds and superb ocean views, three further twin/king rooms (both with en-suite facilities) and a large children’s bedroom – playroom with 3 single beds.

At the heart of the castle is a light and airy lounge/dining room with fireplace, opening out to a unique walled patio. Overlooking the beach, it’s a romantic setting for all fresco meals and sun downers. Off the lounge, there’s a separate family room with Satellite TV, DVD player & iPod docking station.

The spacious, well equipped kitchen and adjoining utility room features a hob & oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, toaster, kettle and ample crockery, cutlery, cooking pots and utensils. A breakfast bar and wide serving hatch (with doors) link the kitchen to the dining room.

Access & parking

NOTE: As the castle can only be accessed via the public steps and beach, guests should use the public car parking [at the top] and the allotted parking space at the entrance to the beach (around 100m from the castle). A free porterage service to convey luggage is provided at the beginning and end of your stay. This service can also be requested at other times for an additional charge.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jonelle (Property Manager)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the manager

"We had a lovely stay at Craighross Castle, in one of the most beautiful locations in the world!"
Jul 2016
  • 1 of 4

Reviews

Map

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
George
Nearest Barpub
10 Kilometres
Knysna
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Pezula
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
Knysna
Car: recommended

Sports & leisure;

Safe paddling, swimming & kayaking in the pristine Noetzie River. Surfing and fishing on Noetzie Beach. Hiking, cycling, quad biking, scuba diving, horse riding & dolphin/whale watching are close by, as are extreme sports such as paragliding, bungy-jumping and treetop zip-line forest canopy tours. The superb golf courses at Plettenberg Bay, Goose Valley, Pezula, Simola & Knysna are all within easy reach.

Excursions;

The area between Knysna & Plettenberg Bay is nature’s playground. In addition to scenic drives, boat trips on the Knysna lagoon & beautiful forest and coastal walks, there are several superb wildlife reserves and sanctuaries - perfect for children & adults alike. These include: Knysna Elephant Park, Monkeyland, Birds of Eden, Buffalo Hills & Plettenberg Game Reserves, Tenikwa Wild Cat Park, Noah’s Park Wolf Sanctuary, Eagle Encounters & Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary. Try a day trip to the ostrich farms in Oudtshoorn, the magnificent Cango Caves.............

Photos

Rates & Availability

Knysna Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
ZAR
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season
Jul 11 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$383
 
 
High Season
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 12 2016
5 night minimum stay
$540
 
 
Peak Season
Dec 13 2016 - Jan 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
$905
 
 
High Season
Jan 12 2017 - Apr 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
$540
 
 
Low Season
May 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$404
 
 
Oyster Festival
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
$568
 
 
Low Season
Jul 11 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$404
 
 
High Season
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 12 2017
5 night minimum stay
$568
 
 
Peak Season
Dec 13 2017 - Jan 11 2018
7 night minimum stay
$954
 
 
High Season
Jan 12 2018 - Apr 30 2018
5 night minimum stay
$568
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$383
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $376

Terms and Conditions

1. A 30% non-refundable deposit will be required to secure all bookings.

2. Full payment must be received by us at least 4 weeks prior to arrival.

3. The 30% deposit will be held as a breakages deposit and will be returned within 30 days of the end of the booking. Customers should leave the accommodation as they found it in a tidy and orderly fashion and are liable for brea

30% deposit to book. 100% payment 4 weeks before arrival. All by EFT (Internet Transfer)
Original 30% deposit converted to refundable security deposit

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Send a Message
Available arrival
Available stay (no arrival)
Unavailable

Amenities

Knysna Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower , Maids room
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Can be 2 x singles
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , Can be 2 x singles
    Bedroom 7 - 1 double , Maids room
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , King bed can be made up as twin beds
  • Sleeping up to 13 people, plus a separate room with its own entrance (ideal for visitors bringing their own maid or nanny), it’s perfect for large families or groups of friends. It features an impressive master bedroom on the top floor with a lounge area, coal-effect gas fire, well-appointed en suite bathroom with separate shower, dressing room and patio with glorious sea views. On the ground floor there are two en suite bedrooms with king size beds and superb ocean views, two further twin/king rooms (both with en suite facilities) and a large family bedroom/playroom with king size bed (can be twin beds) plus 1 x single bed and its own bathroom. The master suite and 2 queen rooms have views out across the beach and sea.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • 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
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Be king of the castle At Craighross you can let your imagination soar as you rule over a mystical kingdom in one of the world’s most beautiful and unspoiled beach locations. The historic, privately owned Noetzie Castles are world famous. Located just 20 minutes from Knysna, their stunning ocean front location and extraordinary design have made them a favourite retreat for the rich and famous – including Nelson Mandela and his family. The stunning sandy beach, rocky outcrops harbouring wild oysters, the meandering Noetzie River and the backdrop of fynbos-covered cliffs are part of a prime nature conservation area. Dolphins, sharks and whales (in season) are regular visitors, as are several species of sea birds and raptors. Access & parking NOTE: Due to the castle’s secluded location, a 4x4 vehicle is advisable. An allotted parking space is provided above the entrance to the beach. Local conservation rules restrict vehicular access to the beach to four journeys per day.

Partner Offers

Travelers who viewed this property, also viewed...