Morley House Historical Accommodation in Bathurst, Eastern Cape

Morley House Historical Accommodation

Bed & Breakfast / Self Catering at 1521 Kowie Road, Bathurst, Sunshine Coast, Eastern Cape, 6166, South Africa. Show on Map

  • Property TypeResort
  • Guests10
  • Units/Rooms2
  • Minimum Stay1-3 Nights

About Morley House Historical Accommodation

Morley House is an 1820s settlers' cottage in the picturesque rural village of Bathurst in the Eastern Cape. Bathurst is a great place to base yourself in the Eastern Cape.

We are only two minutes’ walk from the centre of the village where there are craft shops, art galleries, restaurants, cafes and pubs, including South Africa’s oldest pub the Pig and Whistle.

Bathurst is easily accessible via Port Alfred or Grahamstown and we are less than a two-hour drive from either Port Elizabeth or East London airports.


Morley House offers accommodation in the 3 bedroom self-catering cottage for families and groups of friends, or in our African style thatched ‘rondavel’ on a bed and breakfast basis. The accommodation is set in a large lush garden with a pool and plenty of areas to relax in peace.

The Cottage (Sleeps 6-8):
Morley House is an old settlers' cottage built in 1828 and has lots of original features such as yellow wood floors and fireplace. The cottage can accommodate up to 6 adults in the 3 bedrooms and is perfect for families or a group of friends. The cottage has 3 bedrooms, a cosy living room with DStv, a large fully-equipped kitchen and a private patio area with the all-important braai.

The Rondavel (Sleeps 2):
Our cute African-style thatched rondavel is an amazing place for a couple or individual to stay in Bathurst. We are sure you will enjoy the experience of staying in a traditional African dwelling and it has all the mod-cons you need to be comfortable during your stay. There is a double bed and an en-suite bathroom with a hot-water shower. We provide tea and coffee making facilities, a fridge and a flat-screen TV with DStv channels. Outside is a small private patio for you to sit, relax and enjoy the garden and the birdlife. A full English breakfast is included.

'Settlers Camp'
When the settlers arrived from England in the 1820s they would have set up camp before building their houses. So why not stay like a settler in our settlers' camp, although with a lot more comfort. The permanent safari tent offers lots of room, real twin beds and wooden furniture and a private patio with great views of our lush garden. A full bathroom is close by outside the tent and is for your private use. You will love 'glamping' at Morley House.


We have a tea garden where you can enjoy a light lunch or an ‘English’ style afternoon tea, out on the deck in the summer or by the cosy log fire in winter.

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In Room / Unit

  • = in all rooms
  • = in some rooms
  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Beach towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Cleaning materials supplied
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Fan(s)
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Private pool
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Television (with satellite)

On Site

  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Garden(s)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Parking (off street)
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool

Food & Drink

  • Restaurant / dining room
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  • ZAR 600
  • per unit per nightbased on 2 persons

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Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -33.504801
Longitude: 26.834825

Children policy
Children of all ages are welcome.

Listed on
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