About Bartholomew's Loft and Cottage
Artificerís Square, the intersection of Cross and Bartholomew Street is the old artisan quarter of 1820 Grahamstown. Many restored original houses, now National Monuments, reflect a number of 1820 Settler architectural styles. Wagon stones and cobbled gutters still exist and is within easy walking distance of the city centre and Rhodes University.
The Loft is an historic building, once an old church with its loft conversion and double volume living area has been converted into very comfortable self-catering accommodation for a group of up to six people.
Self Catering Accommodation
The loft accommodation comprises of a large spacious open plan living area, tastefully decorated: a comfortable lounge with TV, a large dining room table, and fully equipped kitchen. Off the living area are two twin bedrooms. A wooden staircase leads up to a spacious double room with large bed fitted with lovely linen, a dressing table with hairdryer and wardrobe with plenty hanging space. The decor creates a feel of warmth for both the old and new. There is only has one bathroom downstairs which is not en-suite to any of the bedrooms and the loo is separate.
Bartholomew's Cottage provides additional accommodation in two spacious self-contained units.
The Courtyard Suite
The Courtyard Suite of Bartholomew's Cottage has a king size bedroom, en-suite bathroom with shower and a separate open plan kitchen/diningroom. Both rooms open onto a private walled courtyard, the charming stone walls are a typical feature of 1820 Grahamstown homes. Complete with water feature and small raised garden it gives the sense of an inner city sanctuary.
The Patio Suite
The Patio Suite of Bartholomew's Cottage has a bedroom with twin beds, an en-suite bathroom with a shower/bath combination. The sunny open plan kitchen/living room opens up onto a small patio. The original wooden beams, old wooden floors and windows keep to the character of this historic building.
The Loft offers self catering accommodation, but if necessary a self serve Continental breakfast can be provided on request at an additional cost.
All linen and towels are supplied and the cottages are serviced daily. Each room has a heater and electric blankets for Grahamstown's chilly winter nights. Tea, coffee and rusks are provided, there is DStv and secure off street parking. The entrance to this property is through large gates with paved driveway with ample secure parking.
Grahamstown is only 60km from some of South Africa's most beautiful beaches on the Sunshine Coast and is also the perfect overnight stop when travelling along the Garden Route from Cape Town and on to Durban along the Wild Coast.
Grahamstown is a lively student town, with a buzzing night life and a wide selection of great restaurants. It is also home to the world renowned Standard Bank National Arts Festival.