View of Abbotsford House from the garden In fine weather eat on our delightful patio Functions in our Marquee Food glorious food Typical table setting on the patio at Abbotsford House Twin beds in the Fig Room Fig Room bathroom
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Abbotsford House, a 3 star English-style guest house, is well situated in the secluded suburb of Abbotsford in the heart of the northern, leafy suburbs of Johannesburg on an acre of shaded gardens close to all major roads - yet placed in a quiet street.

Abbotsford House provides sought after country house comforts within a city setting. Four elegantly furnished bedrooms, all have en suite bathrooms with separate bath and/or shower. We offer you all the modern comforts including television and a mini bar fridge, built-in safe, tea/coffee making facilities and clock/radio alarm and we now have free wi-fi throughout the property.

Our breakfasts are famous for freshness and choice. Please let us know in advance if you have any special dietary requirements. Dinners are available by prior arrangement.

This venue is ideal for business travellers, offering small conferencing facilities for up to 12 delegates. Families will enjoy the peace and space in our beautiful gardens.

We also have a marquee for larger functions of up to 80 guests. Our aim is to make you feel at home even when you are away from home.

Accommodation at Abbortsford House:
Fig Room
Large airy room with twin beds facing north and west. Fully appointed room with television, broadband internet connection, built in safe and minibar. Ensuite bathroom with oval bath and double basin.

Lavender Room
Cosy room with queen sized bed and ensuite bathroom with shower. Fully equipped with television, mini bar fridge and broadband connection. Faces west and has lovely garden view.

Rose Room
A delightful, sunny, spacious room overlooking the garden, with a king size bed and bathroom ensuite. Fully equipped with television, mini bar fridge, built in safe and broadband connection. The bathroom has a large oval bath and separate built in shower as well as double basins and a bidet. Ideal for honeymoon couples but also parents with children as there is space for 1 or even 2 extra beds.

Verandah Room
Sunny bright north facing room overlooking the garden, with queen size bed and ensuite bathroom. Fully equipped with television, mini bar fridge, built in safe and broadband connection. Bathroom has separate shower and bath.


Onsite we have a lovely large garden ideal for children or space for our marquee to be set up for functions of up to 80 people. We also have a swimming pool, built in trampoline, abseil rig and climbing wall. The Acrobranch tree adventure is within walking distance in James & Ethel Grey Park.

Abbotsford is extremely central to a host of facilities in the Northern suburbs of Johannesburg. We are 4 minutes drive from the Gautrain station in Rosebank. Rosebank offers a multitude of restaurants and movie houses. We are within walking distance of Melrose Arch with its upmarket shopping precinct and trendy restaurants.

Rooms and Units Available:

Deluxe double room - Rose Room
Space and comfort. Normally for 2 people to enjoy comfort and space with a beautiful view. Sunny north facing room with loads of light. Ideal honeymoon suite
Sleeps 2 Adults and 2 children

Deluxe twin room - Fig Room
Sunny, north facing, spacious with ensuite bathroom with bath only. Fully equipped with wi-fi, mini bar fridge, tea and coffee making facilities, safe
Sleeps 2 Adults and 2 children

Luxury double room - Verandah Room
Sunny north facing room with queen size bed and ensuite bathrrom. Fully equipped with wi-fi, tea and coffee making facilities, mini bar fridge and safe.
Sleeps 2 Adults and 1 child

Standard double room - Lavender Room
Cosy room with ensuite bathroom with shower only. Fully equipped with minibar fridge, safe, tea and coffee making facilities and wi fi.
Sleeps 2 Adults

Facilities & Services available:

Children under 12
Honeymoon Couples
Airport Shuttle Service
Babysitting Service
Laundry Service
Ironing Service
Special Meals on Request
Conference facilities
Dining room
Cots available
Fireplace on the Premises
Internet Access
Parking (off-street - open)
Xhosa / Zulu
Tswana / Sotho
Other Language
Communal Satellite TV
Swimming Pool

Cancellation Policy:

No cancellation penalty unless a no show who did not give 24 hours notice.


From OR Tambo International Airport:
Take the signs to Johannesburg.
At the Gilooly's interchange take N3 NORTH to Pretoria.
Take next off ramp which is LINKSFIELD ROAD.
At the end of the off ramp turn RIGHT and go up the hill. At the top of the hill where there is a large traffic light and a nursery on your right. Turn RIGHT.
Proceed pass Sandringham High School (on your left) through Glenhazel, pass Northview High School (on your right) and keep going straight with Balfour Park shops on your right until you reach Louis Botha Ave. (Intersection with a Fontana Chicken and MacDonalds on corners)
Turn LEFT into Louis Botha Ave Turn first RIGHT (Zenex garage) into 11th Ave Highlands North.
Go down the hill and then up again. Two thirds of the way up turn RIGHT into PARK street.
Turn first LEFT into FIRST street. We are the second house on the left hand side. No 16 First Street.

From Sandton
Take M1 South and take the Athol Oaklands Offramp.
As you come off the highway go left.
You immediately come to a T junction where you turn RIGHT.
Count 4 streets on your left.
Turn LEFT into FIRST Street. Abbotsford House is in the first block one house before the stop street, on the right hand side.

16 First Street, Johannesburg, Houghton

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