Richmond House Cottages B&B or Self Catering Accommodation in Port Alfred

Richmond House Cottages

Bed & Breakfast / Self Catering / Conference Venue at 19 Wesley Hill, Port Alfred, Sunshine Coast, Eastern Cape, South Africa . Show on Map

About Richmond House Cottages

Upmarket self-catering accommodation for discerning guests seeking privacy and comfort (breakfasts negotiable). It is also an ideal getaway for a private executive retreat, think-tank or mini conference. Port Alfred is located on the Eastern Cape’s magnificent Sunshine Coast, between East London and Port Elizabeth.

Richmond House is a 7-acre hilltop estate on the west bank of the Kowie River. It commands breathtaking views of the river mouth, piers and East Beach, and has an illustrious 170-year old history. It was originally owned by the Hon William Cock, 1820 settler and entrepreneur, who in the 1840s ‘moved’ the river and built the harbour. Soirees are held in the museum on site, which houses salvaged artifacts and the wonderful story of what was formerly ‘The Castle’.

Self Catering Accommodation

Our three charming cottages are comfortably furnished, generously equipped and serviced. Each has its own special décor and ambience, offering a cosy, tranquil and historically interesting stay. Enjoy birdsong, shady ancient trees, pristine coastal bush - and unmatched views from the garden!

Both Fig Tree Cottage and Ship Ahoy Cottage have two bedrooms each (twin and double beds). Each has one full bathroom (bath and shower) and an outside shower open to trees and stars. Kitchens have automatic dishwashers. Perfect for a couple or small family!

Sandymount Cottage is a bed-sitter with covered verandah, ideal for a single guest or couple. It has a well-designed kitchen and bathroom with shower.

We want our guests to experience:
• A retreat where privacy and rest are guaranteed, with all comforts provided, yet where guests can determine their own schedules
• A tranquil, private garden full of birds and Eastern Cape flora - and the best views Port Alfred can offer
• A full range of services (including laundry) on site, as well as local recreational activities - including both beach and river a short walk away.

Services and Facilities

• A select list of fine dining venues
• A breakfast, and picnic baskets for day outings (with advance notice and at additional cost)
• A mini conference facility
• A babysitting (advance notice required)

Attractions and Activities

Local attractions:
Beaches, boating, surfing, canoeing, fishing, river cruises, hiking, historic 1820 settler sites, Bathurst village and game lodges nearby. Famous Woody Cape dunes, Diaz Cross and Addo forest in vicinity. New Port Alfred Hospital and Rosehill shopping Mall.

Richmond House estate offers:
Birdwatching, garden strolls, a billiard room, the Museum and Music Room, a Cape country antique shop (including renovated architectural fittings).

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In Room / Unit

  • = in all rooms
  • = in some rooms
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom (shared)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Cleaning materials supplied
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • DVD player
  • Fan(s)
  • Fireplace
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • International plug point(s)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Iron / trouser press
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Television (with M-Net)
  • Television (with satellite)
  • Underfloor heating

On Site

  • Complimentary newspapers
  • Garden(s)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (off street)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Security (alarm system)
  • Smoking: none indoors

Food & Drink

  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee


  • Free Wi-Fi

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Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -33.59963888855555
Longitude: 26.891041666333333

Closest airport(s)
East London Airport - 150km
Port Elizabeth Airport - 150km

Children policy
Children 6 years and older are welcome.

Check-in/out times
Check-in from 14h00
Check-out by 10h00

Listed on
November 2010 - 7 Reviews

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