About Craighross Castle
At Craighross Castle you can let your imagination soar as you rule over a mystical kingdom in one of the world’s most beautiful and unspoiled beach locations.The historic, privately owned Noetzie Castles are world famous. Located just 20 minutes from Knysna, their stunning oceanfront location and extraordinary design have made them a favorite retreat for the rich and famous – including Nelson Mandela and his family. The stunning sandy beach, rocky outcrops harbouring wild oysters, the meandering Noetzie River and the backdrop of fynbos-covered cliffs are part of a prime nature conservation area.Dolphins, sharks and whales (in season) are regular visitors, as are several species of sea birds and raptors. By night, the minimal light pollution makes stargazing an unforgettable experience.Being right on the beach, you’ll wake up to nothing but the roar of the Indian Ocean and the call of the oyster catchers. Here you can forget the stresses of everyday life in an environment of peace and seclusion.Have a right royal timeThe extensive and spacious accommodation offered at Craighross Castle is enhanced by modern facilities. Sleeping up to 13 people, plus a separate room with its own entrance (for the maid should she stay over), it’s perfect for large families or groups of friends. It features an impressive master bedroom on the top floor with a lounge area, coal-effect gas fire, well-appointed en-suite bathroom with separate shower, dressing room and terrace with glorious sea views.On the ground floor there are two en-suite bedrooms with king-size beds and superb ocean views, two further twin/king rooms (both with en-suite facilities) and a large children’s bedroom – playroom with 3 single beds.At the heart of the castle is a light and airy lounge/dining room with fireplace, opening out to a unique walled terrace. Overlooking the beach, it’s a romantic setting for all fresco meals and sun downers. Off the lounge, there’s a separate family room with Satellite TV, DVD player & iPod docking station.The spacious, well equipped kitchen and adjoining utility room features a hob & oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, toaster, kettle and ample crockery, cutlery, cooking pots and utensils. A breakfast bar and wide serving hatch (with doors) link the kitchen to the dining room.Access & parkingNOTE: As the castle can only be accessed via the public steps and beach, guests should use the public car parking [at the top] and the allotted parking space at the entrance to the beach (approx. 100m from the castle). A free porter service to convey luggage is provided at the beginning and end of your stay. We provide a porter service for 2 hours when guests arrive and the same when guests depart. Porterage services can also be provided at other times – at an additional charge.
A 30% non-refundable deposit will be required to secure all bookings. Full payment/balance of rental amount must be received by us at least four weeks prior to arrival. An additional 30% deposit will be required as a breakages deposit. This deposit must be paid directly to us (Not SafariNow) and will be refunded by us within 30 days of the end of...
A 30% non-refundable deposit will be required to secure all bookings. Full payment/balance of rental amount must be received by us at least four weeks prior to arrival. An additional 30% deposit will be required as a breakages deposit. This deposit must be paid directly to us (Not SafariNow) and will be refunded by us within 30 days of the end of the booking. Customers should leave the accommodation as they found it and are liable for breakages and damage caused during their stay, including but not restricted to the value of the breakage deposit.
Reservations will be confirmed on receipt of a deposit, DAV1ES Property Management reserves the right to alter rates without notification.
Please also note that, because the castle lies within a conservation area, there are several conservation guidelines and rules that must be adhered to. These are not particularly prohibitive and should not adversely influence the enjoyment of your holiday. Details are available on request and will be briefed in full at the beginning of your stay. see more
Craighross Castle Map
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling
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