Green Gables’ owner, Christopher Hughes, is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and is a keen historian and has a collection of maps and pictures that are displayed in the bedrooms and reception rooms.
The rooms in the old farm house take their names from prints displayed in the rooms which all have a relevance to South Africa. The hallway to the rooms has a ‘map wall’, showing copies of maps and charts drawn up by legendary explorers of the past – Speke, Livingstone, Burton. Each room is individually styled and furnished. The Settlers Room is named after the 1820 Settlers, a group of 4000 British subjects who were settled in the Grahamstown area. The Baines Room is named after Thomas Baines, explorer, mapmaker and artist. The Map Room, the Owl Room, the Wagon Room and Pilgrim Room all have their unique identities. Many guests have their favourite rooms.
The gardens are always beautiful, with flowering plants and shrubs. Quiet corners provide seclusion and privacy. We are happy to serve teas in the gardens.
Each bedroom is well-equipped, with:
- Queen sized bed (the Settlers room is smaller and has a double bed
- Egyptian cotton sheets
- Superior furnishings
- TV with DSTV (over 50 television channels plus radio channels)
- Tea/Coffee making facilities with choice of sugar/sweetener
- Ceiling fans
- Underfloor heating in all bedrooms and bathrooms
- Iron & Ironing board
- Guest Amenities
- Mosquito repellent, shoe cleaning kit, emergency lantern, etc.
- A full information folder about Green Gables and the surrounding area
- Superior and single rooms have showers.
- The self-catering rooms have bath and shower.
- We have power plugs outside for those who want to work on the patio
The two self-catering rooms are larger rooms of the same superior standard with a fully equipped kitchen and full bathroom. These rooms are supplied with fresh milk daily.
We regret, no children under 12, except at weekends or by arrangement.
|The Baines Room
|The Pilgrims Room
|The Owl Room
|The Settlers Room
|The Map Room
|The Wagon Room
Regular guests - Contact us for special rates.
Medical visitors – If you have to extend your stay due to surgical procedures, talk to us.
Check in 15:00, check out 10:00, or by arrangement.
We also have other furnished accommodation available. These are not part of the guest house. Each unit is fully furnished and equipped, with private garden and full bathroom. Contact us for more details.
50% deposit to secure booking.
Balance on arrival.
Cancellations less than 48 hours before check-in liable for the full deposit unless we are able to re-let the room.
All major credit cards are accepted. (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Diners Club)
Breakfast at Green Gables
A full English (cooked) breakfast is available as part of the regular room rate at Green Gables. However, please note that all breakfasts are cooked to order (i.e. nothing is pre-cooked and then heated up when ordered), so depending upon what you order, please allow 5-10 minutes.
In addition, there is a selection of the following: Ethiopian blend filter coffee, Nescafe Classic & decaffeinated, Rooibos and Five Roses tea. Muesli, yoghurt, cornflakes, fresh fruit salad (Summer) porridge-oats (Winter), croissants (to order) whole wheat bread, fruit, various jams & preserves.
Breakfast times are:
- Weekdays 07:00 to 09:00
- Weekends & public holidays 08:00 to 10:00
Though if you want to come through earlier for a quick cup of our Ethiopian blend of coffee you are more than welcome.
If you are following Tim Noakes let us know. We have home-made low carb bread on request, there may be double cream yoghurt in the fridge, we may even have boccincini to go with your bacon or a fresh batch of nut granola. SO, let us know if you are Banting.