About Saint Du Barrys
Saint du Barrys is situated at the foot of the Cedarberg in the historic town of Clanwilliam., 220 km from Cape Town, on the N7, the main road to Namibia. The coastal town of Lambert’s Bay is sixty kilometers to the west of Clanwilliam, and the Namibian border is 470 km to the north. Overlooking an orange orchard, between the Olifants and Jan Dissels rivers, the air here is clean and clear, and the light has magical qualities.
Saint du Barrys is more than a B&B or guest-house: it is a home with a reputation for comfort, personal attention, friendliness and helpfulness. The Swiss and Scottish backgrounds of the hosts, Wally and Joan, create an atmosphere of cheerfulness and generosity and the friendly dogs and cats are at hand to create a home from home for guests who miss their pets. The parrot, Ramius the Red October, is capable of amusing an audience for hours.
Protected by a huge 150-year-old wild fig tree, Saint du Barrys is under thatch. The original homestead is over a hundred years old. The bedrooms, all en-suite with air conditioning and heating have open rafters, and each bedroom has its own ambience and aroma of thatch.. Bedrooms open onto the garden, close to the splash pool, and are large, each with its own attractive décor, generous seating area and linen of the finest quality.
Bedrooms have 6 channels of TV, air-conditioning and heating, tea, coffee and hot chocolate tray, gourmet rooibos experience, kettle, fridge, and hair dryer. Honey and rooibos toiletries are available in the bathrooms.
Your hosts are Dr and Mrs Willies: Wally and Joan
Breakfast & Dining
Jams, warm bread, fresh muffins, muesli, all home-made, contribute to a delightful breakfast. Dinners which are by arrangement are an outstanding highlight of a visit to Saint du Barrys. Guests return regularly to enjoy Joan’s preparation of the freshest ingredients in ways that enhance their natural flavours. Having drinks on the patio or at the fish-pond in the late afternoon, watching the light change from gold to pink to dark-blue is a favourite past-time of guests. Saint du Barrys is fully licenced and good wines are available.
Fully licenced, Master and Visa cards accepted, wheel-chair accessible, family-friendly, free wifi throughout the guest house, laundry, books and gifts. Secure undercover parking. Restaurants within safe, easy walking distance. Major banks close by.