The Barracks (so named as the property was used as barracks during the Anglo-Boer War) was built in 1851 and substantially renovated in 2004. The original building, which is now our family unit, was soon augmented by the main house as the owner, David Arnot, was a prolific breeder of children and needed plenty of accommodation to house his large family.
The comfortable and spacious Colesberg Accommodation has double rooms, all with private access, have their own bathrooms (each with a bath and separate shower) and private patios. They are all fully air-conditioned to ensure a comfortable stay no matter what the season is. All rooms have televisions with M Net (or any other channel from the DSTV bouquet).
We also have a large family unit with its own private courtyard shaded by a large oak tree and grape vines. This unit is also ideal for guests travelling with dogs.
Secure off-street parking is available, but limited, so guests towing trailers, boats, caravans, etc. should inform us, at the time of booking, so that arrangements can be made.
The Dining Room is open for breakfast and dinner. Breakfast, served from 7am, is a choice of Continental or Full English (or both) and is included in the rate. Whilst Karoo Lamb is very popular, we can arrange for any dish that you desire, provided that the ingredients are available. Special dietary requirements are also catered for - please advise us of your needs at the time of booking.
The cosy pub is fully stocked with a wide range of beers, wines, whiskies, etc. and has a collection of over a hundred South African brandies, should you wish to bring your own special wine, please bring another one for the proprietor.
Accommodation at The Barracks:
3 x Standard Queen Units - Queen Sized Bed with En-suite Bathroom (Shower + Bath) - Air-conditioned unit - DSTV - Small Private Patio / These Units are NOT Pet Friendly
1 x Standard Twin Unit - 2 Singles with En-suite Bathroom (Shower + Bath) - Air-conditioned unit - DSTV - Small Private Patio / This Unit is NOT Pet Friendly
1 x Queen Unit / Self Catering - Queen Sized Bed with En-suite Bathroom (Shower + Bath) - Air-conditioned unit - DSTV - Small Private Patio / This Unit is NOT Pet Friendly
1 x Pet Friendly / Family Unit - Queen Sized Bed + 2 Singles with En-suite Bathroom (Shower + Bath) - Air-conditioned unit - DSTV - Large and secure courtyard (Ideal for Owners travelling with Pets)
Rooms and Units Available:
Family / Pet Friendly Room
Queen Sized Bed 2 Singles with En-suite Bathroom (Shower Bath), Air-conditioned unit, DSTV, Large and secure courtyard (Ideal for Owners travelling with Pets)
Sleeps 2 Adults
Queen Sized Bed with En-suite Bathroom (Shower Bath), Air-conditioned unit, DSTV. Small Private Patio
Amount of similar units: 3
Sleeps 2 Adults
Self Catering / Queen
• Queen Size Bed with En-suite Bathroom (Shower + Bath)
• Air-conditioned unit with ceiling fan
• Microwave, Two Plate Stove, Mini Fridge, Tea and Coffee Facilities
• Small Private and secure courtyard
Sleeps 2 Adults
2 Singles with En-suite Bathroom (Shower Bath), Air-conditioned unit, DSTV, Small Private Patio
Sleeps 2 Adults
Facilities & Services available:
Babies Children under 12 Elderly Disabled (wheelchair friendly) Honeymoon Couples
Pets only by Arrangement Special Meals on Request Bar on the Premises Dining room Cots available
Fax & Photocopy Machine Fireplace on the Premises Garden Internet Access Parking (off-street - open)
Wi-Fi Afrikaans English
- 25% of total cost of stay if cancelled less than 30 days prior to arrival - 50% of total cost of stay if cancelled Less Than 15 to 29 Days Prior To Arrival - 100% of Total Cost Of Stay If Cancelled Less Than 14 Days Prior To Arrival - There will be no refund for early departures
PLEASE NOTE THAT 20% WILL BE TAKEN AT ANY GIVEN TIME BEFORE THE 30 DAY CANCELLATION PERIOD TO COVER BANK COSTS
Fantastic place - such character and great service! We'll definitely be back! Andrew & Carla Harding Dec 2018
Nice accommodation in a quiet street, large room and bathroom, excellent breakfast and evening meal (Karoo Lamb) also a great selection of wines and whiskies. Hosts were very welcoming. graham diss Oct 2015
A great place to stay midway between Jo'burg and the Cape. Clean comfortable and friendly. They also take dogs which was fantastic. We stayed there coming back as well. Chris Roberts Liz Roberts Feb 2015
The perfect combination of unobtrusive yet friendly unobtrusive hospitality! We look forward to our next stay in 2 weeks on our way back home! Dorothee Backeberg Apr 2014
This way by far the best stopover we have ever done and the first time traveling with our dogs! Make sure to book for dinner, lamb was great and the wine list awesome. HL Taylor Dec 2013