The Doolhof: Winehouse Cottage

  • 2 guests
  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 bathrooms

Picture an idyllic mountain oasis: horses grazing in green paddocks, a trickling stream, sun-kissed vines and towering mountains that enclose a secret spot at the foot of the Bainskloof Pass (just five minutes from the town of Wellington). Nestled in this tranquil valley is The Doolhof, an original Cape Dutch manor house that’s been transformed into a luxurious boutique country hotel.

The elegant manor house is home to just six exquisite suites and one thatched cottage, offering visitors the ultimate away-from-it-all escape. A 15m swimming pool and terrace set the mood for supreme rest and relaxation, plus welcome drinks, afternoon tea (with a glass of bubbles) and breakfast are included in the rate.

If you’re looking for something romantic, the free-standing thatched stone Winehouse Cottage dates all the way back to 1707 – but it’s been carefully and lovingly restored to offer guests (especially honeymoon couples) every comfort and additional privacy. It can even be booked as a chapel for wedding ceremonies and private functions! The ground floor contains an open-plan lounge and two luxurious bathrooms (one with a jet bath), while the bedroom is upstairs with a large, private patio that overlooks the paddocks and forest.


Bedrooms + bathrooms

  • 1 luxurious bedroom on the first floor (king-size bed)
  • 2 bathrooms on the ground floor (jet bath and separate shower)
  • Twin basins
  • Underfloor heating in bathroom
  • Heated towel rails
  • Bathroom amenities

Indoor and outdoor living

  • Open-plan lounge
  • Large private patio overlooking the paddocks and forest
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Flat-screen TV with DStv
  • Minibar with complimentary water, soft drinks, beers and ciders
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Air-conditioning and heating
  • Complimentary WiFi


  • Fresh flowers and fruit basket in cottage
  • Welcome glass of bubbles on arrival
  • Breakfast and afternoon tea included in rates


On the property

  • 25m swimming pool
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Hiking and biking trails
  • Wine tasting
  • e-bike rentals
  • Private functions

In the area

  • The town of Wellington
  • Horse riding
  • Clay pigeon shooting
  • Quad-biking
  • Golfing
  • Wine and whiskey tasting
  • Various hiking and biking trails
  • Game drives in the Bontebok Ridge Reserve
  • Canyoning


  • WiFi
  • Heating
  • Pool
  • Bath
  • Air-Conditioning
  • DStv
  • Hairdryer
  • Secure Parking
  • Serviced
  • TV

Best for

  • Couples


Low Season
R5,202.00 Per Night

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