Grahamstown Accommodation at Bartholomews Loft and Cottage, Eastern Cape
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About Bartholomew's Loft and Cottage

Artificer’s 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.

Bartholomew's Loft and Cottage 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.

Self Catering Accommodation

The Loft:
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.

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 Corner House:
The corner house offers accommodation in three Double Rooms each sleeping two guests and with an en-suite bathroom. There is also one self catering room sleeping two guests in a King-size bed or twin beds if preferred. This room has a kitchenette and an en-suite bathroom.

Garden Cottage:
There are two en-suite guest rooms, each with private entrances opening onto a small sunny stoep. These rooms sleep two guests each. There is also a self catering unit with twin beds or a double bed, an en-suite bathroom with a shower and a fully equipped kitchen.


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.

Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom (shared)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)
  • Kitchenette (semi-equipped)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Television (with satellite)

On Site

  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Garden(s)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (off street)
  • Swimming pool


  • Free Wi-Fi

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Rooms & Rates

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Bartholomew's Loft

A self catering unit consisting of 2 twin rooms, 1 king room and open plan lounge/diningroom/kitchen. 1 bathroom and separate loo.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 6 guests (max 6 adults)
Children: from 0-18 years are allowed

Bartholomew's Cottage

The Courtyard Suite of Bartholomew's Cottage has a bedroom with a king size bed and a separate open plan kitchen/diningroom, both leading onto a walled private courtyard. The bathroom has a shower.

Qty: 2
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-18 years are allowed

The Corner House - Double room

Double room with en-suite bathroom.

Qty: 3
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-18 years are allowed

The Corner House - Self Catering

Bedroom with en-suite bathroom and kitchenette.; King or twin bed option

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-18 years are allowed

Garden Cottage

En-suite guest room with private entrance opening onto a small sunny stoep.

Qty: 2
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-18 years are allowed

Garden Cottage self-catering

Bedroom twin/double with en-suite shower and fully equipped kitchen

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-18 years are allowed

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Need to Know

Response timeBartholomew's Loft and Cottage typically responds to requests in 5-10 minutes.

Child policyChildren of all ages are welcome.

Closest airport(s)
Port Elizabeth Airport - 120km
East London Airport - 200km

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

Payment methods accepted by the propertyMastercard, Visa, EFT or secure online payment via

Listed on since October 2012

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