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A Majestic Castle Located in a Beautiful and Unspoiled Beach Location

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Last updated: 08/29/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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.

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Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Daily Maid Service

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    King...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Queen...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    Queen...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 double

    Can be 2 x singles...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 double

    Can be 2 x singles...moreless

  • Bedroom 7: 1 double

    Maids room...moreless

  • Bedroom 6: 1 king, 1 twin/ single

    King bed can be made up as twin beds...moreless

  • 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....moreless

Bathrooms: 7 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • 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....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Pond
  • Rain Forests
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean

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

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people

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

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included

Property Descriptor

  • Detached
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
Jul 11 - Sep 30, 2016
3 night min stay
$382
High Season
Oct 1 - Dec 12, 2016
5 night min stay
$538
Peak Season
Dec 13 - Jan 11, 2017
7 night min stay
$903
High Season
Jan 12 - Apr 30, 2017
5 night min stay
$538
Low Season
May 1 - Jun 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$403
Oyster Festival
Jul 1 - Jul 10, 2017
3 night min stay
$566
Low Season
Jul 11 - Sep 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$403
High Season
Oct 1 - Dec 12, 2017
5 night min stay
$566
Peak Season
Dec 13 - Jan 11, 2018
7 night min stay
$952
High Season
Jan 12 - Apr 30, 2018
5 night min stay
$566
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$382

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $375.12
  • No additional mandatory fees
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

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


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Last updated: 08/29/2016
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Location

60 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
George
10 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Knysna
10 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Pezula
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
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.............

 

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  • The beautiful beach location.

    The beautiful beach location.

  • The master and suite.

    The master and suite.

  • The comfort castle lounge.

    The comfort castle lounge.

  • Lazy lounging and relaxing.

    Lazy lounging and relaxing.

  • Looking out across the beach.

    Looking out across the beach.

  • The large and stock kitchen.

    The large and stock kitchen.

  • Comfort and relaxation with views to die for.

    Comfort and relaxation with views to die for.

  • The impressive master bedroom.

    The impressive master bedroom.

  • The beautiful beach location.

    The beautiful beach location.

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  • Sleeps
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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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