About Lindsay Castle
The castle sits within the Noetzie Conservancy, established in 1999. Its remote but stunning location offers total privacy and seclusion, far removed from the hustle and bustle of 21st century living.
The extensive accommodation at Lindsay Castle is arranged in a most unusual fashion. Sleeping up to 12 people, it resembles a medieval castle and is full of comfy, well furnished rooms with beautiful views over the rocks and sea from its many turret windows.
Self Catering Accommodation
The accommodation comprises of six bedrooms, three accessed from the main castle and three more via steps built against its outside walls. All bedrooms offer wonderful views of the beach and Indian Ocean.
• The North Turret bedroom – with a queen-size bed and en-suite shower room, accessed via steep wooden steps
• The downstairs bedroom – located just off the main lounge and with a king-size bed that can be converted to two single beds, plus separate shower room also reached from the main lounge
• The South Turret bedroom – a queen-size bed and en-suite bathroom accessed from the main lounge via steep wooden steps
• The Honeymoon Suite – accessed via steep stone steps on the outside of the castle’s west wall. It features a king-size four-poster, sleeper couch and large en-suite bathroom
• The Hemmingway bedroom – with queen-size bed and en-suite shower-room. This room is accessed externally via a set of of wooden steps up from the main garden area
• The Tower bedroom – at the top of a set of steep wooden exterior steps, also off the main garden area. It features a queen-size bed, en-suite shower room and wood burning ceramic stove
Main Living area
There is a large lounge with two double sofas in front of a large open fireplace as well as an open-plan TV lounge with bench, seats and a large, flat-screen TV (with full Multichoice bouquet). The castle is also equipped with a small ‘office’ area with a desk and chair (with ADSL wireless Internet) and small drinks cooler box.
A well equipped open plan country-style kitchen with: gas oven, gas hob, small microwave, large fridge / freezer, kettle and double toaster. There is a separate circular dining room seating 12 guests around a circular table with integral ‘lazy-Susan’.
The "utility" area to the rear of the building is not accessible to guest. It is a work and store area containing solar electrical system (batteries and inverter), back-up petrol generator and staff sleeping quarters.
The lock-up store room has laundry spares, cleaning materials etc while the ‘utility’ area to the rear of the building is not accessible to guests. It is a work and store area containing solar electrical system (batteries and inverter), back-up petrol generator and two staff sleeping quarters.
This property does not have any clothes washing or drying machines. All laundry is managed off-site. There is ample external space for drying.
As there are no direct neighbouring properties, Lindsay Castle is very private and secluded. The views to the from are of the beach and waves crashing against the rocky outcrops. There are stone steps leading down from the castle and gardens directly onto the foreshore pebbles and golden beach.
The castle boasts gardens to the front and sides and extensive fynbos and rock. The outside entertainment area has a built-in wood / charcoal braai, plus several tables and benches. There are two sun loungers and two exterior sun chairs as well as two parasols.
Please note: We regret no pets allowed.
On Site facilities
• Dedicated internet facility and landline telephone
• Gas hob and oven, electric solar powered fridge
• Flat screen TV, DSTV and some DVD's
• All linen, together with bath and beach towels
• Weber braai and stone built braai
• Wood supplied
• Buckets, spades and other beach toys provided
The castle relies solely on solar power, this is perfectly adequate under normal circumstances (i.e. if guests keep their usage to a minimum and conserve power where possible). If usage is high and the weather not very bright then the auto start silent generator will supply the castle with electricity until the solar power system has recharged and returned to normal functionality. Once cell phones, computers, music players and the like can be used in the plug sockets. No Hair dryers / curling irons or any other appliances are to be plugged in as this could damage the solar power system.
There is no municipal water supply and the tap water cannot generally be drunk. The water supply is rain-water and in exceptional circumstances (very long booking or dry conditions) it can be supplemented by tanker-supplied water from the Municipality.
As with the electrical supply, guests are expected to to be conservative regarding water usage at all time. A limited amount of bottled drinking water will be provided.
Access & Parking
Whilst Lindsay Castle is a very special property, it does come with some caveats.
The private road down to the castle is steep but can by managed by most vehicles as long as it is take at a steady speed. Ideally, however, we recommend a high clearance vehicle and preferably a 4 x 4 to access the property. The management team will have adequate porters available to carry luggage from the car-park to the castle during check-ins and check-outs.
A free porter service to convey luggage is provided at the beginning and end of your stay. We provide a porter service for two hours when guests arrive and the same when guests depart. Porterage services can also be provided at other times at an additional charge.
The steps from the castle car parking area to the front door are also steep and unsuitable for those with mobility issues.