Situated on the warm Indian Ocean side of Cape Town, Stonehurst has been in Judy's family for 50 years. The house, built in 1928, has original sash windows with wooden shutters and beautiful Oregon pine floors. Stonehurst is beautifully decorated, with an eclectic mix of old and new. Judy and Peter have traveled extensively and this is evident from some of the interesting items from the Middle East. Stonehurst is nestled into the base of the mountain, a 1-minute walk from sea, with wonderful views and peace and tranquility away from the noise of traffic and trains.
During the whale season, you can see and hear the whales from the house, often breaching in the late afternoon sunlight. Take a stroll down to the famous Rhodes Cottage Museum is typical of the historical importance of the St James area.
A short walk in the other direction takes you past Danger Beach to Kalk Bay with its art galleries, unusual decorating and fashion shops, and a wide selection of excellent restaurants. Kalk Bay has the picture perfect harbour where you can watch the traditional fishing boats unloading their catch of the day.
For those more energetic there are a number of walks up the mountain that start close the Stonehurst.
A large lounge, with couches in the windows for whale watching and quiet reading. There is a wood-burning stove, wood supplied, for the cool winter evenings. The rear of the lounge has a TV, with DStv and video/DVD player. There are DVD's and videos in the house, as well as an ample selection of books, board games and cards. A separate 8-seater dining room, with wonderful views over the sea, to enjoy with your croissants bought from the local bakery! The kitchen is well appointed, with dishwasher and all the usual mod-cons and has a couch for long chats while you cook risotto or bake muffins, using the cookery books in the kitchen.
There is a large courtyard outside the kitchen, with a barbecue and a table that seats 10. There is a 2 man and a 1 man kayak, with paddles supplied, if you are brave (or foolish) enough to want to paddle in the ocean.
Stonehurst can sleep 8 people comfortably. The bedrooms are over 2 levels with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms upstairs, and a large suite with dressing room and bathroom downstairs.
Upstairs accommodation comprises of a large double bedroom and 2 bedrooms with twin beds and 2 bathrooms.
Bedroom 1: The large main bedroom elegantly appointed with a 4-poster queen bed, bedecked with flowers and fairy-lights, and a stunning view of the entire False Bay. The fireplace is surrounded by hand-painted flower tiles, and the soft white curtains move gently in the breeze. Crisp white embroidered linen bedecks the bed.
Bedroom 2 and 3: 2 single beds in each bedroom with crisp white linen and throws for afternoon siestas.
Bedroom 4 - The master bedroom is situated downstairs: an exceptionally large en-suite bedroom, with a 4-poster queen bed, and decorated with luxurious finishes with a silk canopy over the bed, and a beautiful art-deco lounge suite make this room wonderfully romantic. Ostrich feathers add a touch of whimsy and this bedroom is perfect for a romantic weekend away. Wonderful sea-views. There is also a fireplace for those cool winter evenings.
Stonehurst is a non-smoking establishment and good children are welcome!
Stonehurst is 20 minutes from Cape Town city bowl and V&A Waterfront.
We look forward to sharing our home with you.