The Barracks

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from R450 p/p sharing
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Description

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.

Facilities

  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Fireplace
  • Internet Access

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Grading

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

Important Information

Note: Rates for 2015, including a full breakfast, are R450 per adult. Children under 12 are charged R200 and children under one are free of charge. Please advise if there will be any accompanying pets who are charged at R30 per pet. Dinner must be booked prior to arrival, please advise any dietary requirements.

ON REQUEST
Thursday 11th September
  • Per Person Sharing:
  • R450
  • Per Person:
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  • Per Unit:
  • R1350
  • Minimum Stay:
  • 2 Nights
 
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Standard Queen Units >X 3
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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 TV DStv
 
Standard Queen Units
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Family/Pet Friendly Unit>X 1
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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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Standard Queen / Self Catering unit>X 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
 
Standard Queen / Self Catering...
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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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Reviews for The Barracks

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20 January 2015

Comfortable room with great food. Definitely will be using the Barracks as my stopover of choice.highly recommended.

03 January 2015

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!

22 September 2014

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.

16 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 July 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!

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The Barracks is 0.8km from the centre of Colesberg , the nearest airport 216.1km (Kimberley Airport).

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