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About Coniston House

Under New ManagementConiston House provides overnight accommodation in an elegant, historic, Cape Georgian homestead situated halfway between Cape Town and Johannesburg. The house was built in 1835 by Thomas Plewman - an 1820 settler - and has remained in the family to this day. It is one of the very few genuine Cape Georgian double-storey houses in the country. Furnished with antiques and family heirlooms, the establishment exudes a charm not commonly found elsewhere.The rooms available include four comfortable Family Suites; two are located in the main house and the other two are in the coach house. Each Family Suite is furnished and includes twin and double beds serviced by an en-suite bathroom. There are also two Garden Cottages available for couples. They feature double beds and en-suite bathrooms.English breakfasts are served in front of a blazing wood fireplace during winter; the perfect addition for a cosy stay. Guests can rest in peace knowing that their vehicles are safely secure within the gated premises.The town of Colesburg is a quiet one and proudly boats an interesting history in a quaint Karoo setting. Guests can enjoy nature walks, visits of the ostrich farms and museum tours.

  • Response Rate: 94%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 8 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Bed and Breakfast
  • Sleeps: 44
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 9 Reviews


  • Indoor Fireplace

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans


  • 2 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
  • AA Approved

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Reviews for Coniston House

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Tracy Scrooby
11 January 2018

Without a doubt the worst stopover ever in Colesburg

Colin Barlin
04 January 2018

Coniston House is a lovely BnB with an old English feel to it. Within walking distance of many different restaurants, it is nicely situated away from all the loud bustle of the town. We were warmly welcomed and our room was very neat. The beds were adequately comfortable. There is a small garden area for guests to sit in, which is very peaceful and beautiful. Breakfast was very nicely presented, although I would have preferred more vegetarian/vegan options for the warm breakfast. Other than that, I would definitely return to Coniston House!

Annelet Prinsloo
27 November 2017

Beautiful house and furniture with old world charm. A little bit disappointed as I arrived to a locked up house and found a note on the door to phone the care taker. Had to wait on the side walk (with a full bladder after driving from Pretoria) for 10 minutes before she arrived to open up. The dstv in the room that I was allocated wasn't working and I was moved to another room. When I wanted to make coffee which is on offer in the room, I discovered that there was no milk, or milk substitute. I had to phone the care taker again as there was no one else on the property and she just said "oops...
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Fred Hagelberg, South Africa
30 August 2016

All in all a great experience. If you are looking for the most up to date TV, lighting etc. this is not for you. If you are ken on somewhere with history, great ambiance and friendly service, then you wont be disappointed. My only criticism is that not all rooms have showers, but bath only which is not ideal for some. We were fortunate enough that the rooms with showers were not occupied and were able to use them. I would happily visit again.

Anne Munro, South Africa
01 September 2014

Beautiful clean rooms, comfortable beds, friendly host. Had a very enjoyable, restful stay in Colesberg and would definitely stay there again.

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Coniston House is 1.3km from the centre of Colesberg , the nearest airport 216.6km (Kimberley Airport).
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