The Barracks

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  • Exterior
  • Exterior
  • Dining area
  • Fireplace
  • Our Small Pub
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  • Bedroom
  • Interior
  • Description
  • Facilities
  • Important Information
An AA Superior, full service guest house situated in a quiet area of Colesberg. The Barracks so named as the property was used as barracks during the Anglo-Boer War was built in 1851 and substantially renovated in 2004. The original building, which is now our family unit, was soon augmented by the main house as the owner, David Arnot, was a prolific breeder of children and needed plenty of accommodation to house his large family.

The comfortable and spacious double rooms, all with private access, have their own bathrooms each with a bath and separate shower and private patios. They are all fully air-conditioned to ensure a comfortable stay no matter what the season is. All rooms have TV with M-Net or any other channel from the DStv bouquet. We also have a large family unit with its own private courtyard shaded by a large oak tree and grape vines. This unit is also ideal for guests traveling with dogs. A further unit, which is ideal for pets, has a self-catering option. Secure off-street parking is available, but limited, so guests towing trailers, boats, caravans, etc. should inform us, at the time of booking, so that arrangements can be made.

The Dining Room is open for breakfast and dinner. Breakfast, served from 7:00am, is a choice of continental or full English or both and is included in the rate, dinner is extra. Whilst Karoo Lamb is very popular, we can arrange for any dish that you desire, provided that the ingredients are available. Special dietary requirements are also catered for - please advise us of your needs at the time of booking. We are fully licensed and the pub has, amongst the usual beverages, a collection of over 150 SA brandies whilst there is also a fair selection of Malt Whiskeys, wines and beers.

Besides a large selection of up-to-date magazines in each room, there are folders containing much information about the history of Colesberg and its involvement in the Anglo-Boer War. The Barracks - The reason for the N1.
  • Type: Guest House
  • Sleeps: 15
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Reviews: 96
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Fireplace

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Grading

  • 4 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
  • AA Superior
* Please enquire for further details.


Note: Rates for 2014, including a full breakfast, are R415 per adult. Children under 12 are charged R195 and children under one are free of charge. Special dietary requirements? Will you like to have dinner? Please advise if there will be any accompanying pets who are charged at R30 per pet.

96 Reviews on The Barracks

Situated about half way between Cape Town, Colesberg is a good place to overnight if travelling from Jo'burg. The rooms are clean and comfortable. I had organized dinner in advance and was impressed that the host would take the trouble to check whether we had any dietary requirements. Dinner was tasty, tender and very generous! The bar is well stocked with an impressive range of spirits and liqueurs, as well as a decent selection of wines. Our host Mike was unobtrusive but always present to attend to our needs. All this in the Karoo!


03 January 2015

Very good overnight stay. Clean and neat, hospitality great and the supper was just fantastic, including breakfast. Would recommend anytime and will look to return if stopping off at Colesberg.


22 September 2014

The welcome from the host, Mike, was warming after a long day of driving. The dinner was excellent. The history of the guesthouse as a barracks for British troops adds to the experience. It's a guesthouse I would certainly use again.


16 September 2014

After travelling from Cape Town we were very happy to have an evening meal in a warm, interesting dining room. Accommodation was tastefully decorated, it was a quiet street and we enjoyed our stay. We just had one night as we were en route to Johannesburg. The dinner and breakfast were delicious!


16 July 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our stopover at The Barracks. Found Mike and Annelie genuinely friendly and helpful. We liked it so much that we stayed there again on our trip back! We would like to recommend this pleasant B&B to anyone who enjoys good food, comfortable beds and genial hosts!!


07 April 2014
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Price & Availability

ON REQUEST
Thursday 11th September
  • Per Person Sharing:
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  • Per Person:
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  • Per Unit:
  • R1350
  • Minimum Stay:
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Standard Queen Units X 3
Includes: Breakfast
Double en-suite with private patio, has a queen-size bed. Fully air-conditioned and ceiling fans. Please note that all our rooms are non smoking but smoking is allowed on the patio.
Beds Queen beds
Other Balcony/patio, Air-Conditioning, Fan
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Sleeps 2 Price:
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Family/Pet Friendly UnitX 1
Includes: Breakfast
This unit consists of a king sized bed (or two singles on request) and two singles with an en-suite bathroom (shower and bath) (It can sleep four people in total) The Family Unit is open plan, not two separate rooms. There is no inter-leading door but they are right next door to each other. Other features include, air-conditioning with ceiling fan/s, DStv, a mini fridge, tea and coffee facilities. There is a large and secure courtyard (Ideal for Owners travelling with Pets) – Please note that the courtyards are not escape proof for cats. Please note none of the pet units have got grass for the dogs, thus if your dog prefer grass vs concrete / soil. Please note that all the rooms are non-smoking, but smoking is allowed on the patio.
Bathroom Facilities En-suite, Shower over bath
Beds King beds, Single beds
Other Air-Conditioning, Fan, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Balcony/patio
TV DStv
 
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Sleeps 5 Price:
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Standard Queen / Self Catering unitX 1
Includes: Breakfast
This unit has a Queen Size Bed with En-suite Bathroom with a shower and a bath. We also offer air-conditioning with a ceiling fan,and DStv. The kitchen has a microwave, a two plate stove, a mini fridge, as well as tea and coffee facilities There is also a small private courtyard. This unit is not Pet Friendly. Please note that all rooms are non smoking, but smoking is allowed on the patio.
Bathroom Facilities Bath only, En-suite, Shower only
Beds Queen beds
Other Balcony/patio, Air-Conditioning, Fan, Tea and Coffee Facilities
TV DStv
 
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Standard Twin Unit X 1
Includes: Breakfast
Room has a private patio with two single beds. This unit is not pet friendly. please note that all our rooms are non smoking, but smoking is allowed on the patio.
Beds Single beds
Other Air-Conditioning, Fan, Balcony/patio
TV DStv
 
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* This data is a guide and is subject to change. Please confirm rates and availability by requesting a quote.

Family/Pet Friendly Unit x 1

Includes: B & B

This unit consists of a king sized bed (or two singles on request) and two singles with an en-suite bathroom (shower and bath) (It can sleep four people in total) The Family Unit is open plan, not two separate rooms. There is no inter-leading door but they are right next door to each other. Other features include, air-conditioning with ceiling fan/s, DStv, a mini fridge, tea and coffee facilities. There is a large and secure courtyard (Ideal for Owners travelling with Pets) – Please note that the courtyards are not escape proof for cats. Please note none of the pet units have got grass for the dogs, thus if your dog prefer grass vs concrete / soil. Please note that all the rooms are non-smoking, but smoking is allowed on the patio.

Features available

Bathroom Facilities En-suite, Shower over bath
Beds King beds, Single beds
Other Air-Conditioning, Fan, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Balcony/patio
TV DStv

Standard Queen / Self Catering unit x 1

Includes: B & B

This unit has a Queen Size Bed with En-suite Bathroom with a shower and a bath. We also offer air-conditioning with a ceiling fan,and DStv. The kitchen has a microwave, a two plate stove, a mini fridge, as well as tea and coffee facilities There is also a small private courtyard. This unit is not Pet Friendly. Please note that all rooms are non smoking, but smoking is allowed on the patio.

Features available

Bathroom Facilities Bath only, En-suite, Shower only
Beds Queen beds
Other Balcony/patio, Air-Conditioning, Fan, Tea and Coffee Facilities
TV DStv

Standard Queen Units x 3

Includes: B & B

Double en-suite with private patio, has a queen-size bed. Fully air-conditioned and ceiling fans. Please note that all our rooms are non smoking but smoking is allowed on the patio.

Features available

Beds Queen beds
Other Balcony/patio, Air-Conditioning, Fan
TV DStv

Standard Twin Unit x 1

Includes: B & B

Room has a private patio with two single beds. This unit is not pet friendly. please note that all our rooms are non smoking, but smoking is allowed on the patio.

Features available

Beds Single beds
Other Air-Conditioning, Fan, Balcony/patio
TV DStv

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