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About The Habit

The Habit is a unique building in that it was home to the Secular Sisters of Schoonstadt before being converted into a beautiful guest house. The serenity of The Habit, possibly due to all the prayers over a 60 year period, is enhanced by the high pressed ceilings, wooden floors, and beds dressed in crisp white linen.

Large verandas and louvered shutters give a cooling effect in the long summer days. The cosy lounge is equipped with an honesty bar. An eye-catching outdoor feature is a large swimming pool set in the centre of an attractive country garden, abounding with the twitter of birds.

For those guests who wish to do their own thing or like travelling with their animals, the three self-catering garden cottages, Oak, Jacaranda and Pepper Tree are ideal. Each has their own secure private garden if you do decide to bring “Boomer” on holiday.

The guest house is centrally situated in the “old town” which has more gabled buildings than any other town in South Africa, and every gable is different. It is within easy walking distance of restaurants, most of the schools, and other places of interest. In fact nothing is very much more than five to 10 minutes away.

Dinner is also available by prior arrangement. The dining area opens onto a lovely deck and on beautiful moonlit evenings there is nothing nicer than sitting outside and dining under the starry sky.

Facilities

  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic
  • Cosy
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Grading

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

Availability and pricing

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  • Room 1 Queen Room Room 1 Queen Room Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Beautiful Street facing room with Queen Size bed and en-suite bathroom, the bathroom has a shower and a bath. Secure... see more
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      • Room 2 King/Twin Room Room 2 King/Twin Room Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B This street facing room consists of one king bed or two twin beds and an en-suite bathroom with a shower. Off street... see more
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          • Room 3 King/Twin Room Room 3 King/Twin Room Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Room offers a King Size bed of two twin beds and on suite bathroom with a shower and a bath. The room opens in the main... see more
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              • Room 4 King/Twin Room Room 4 King/Twin Room Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Beautiful Street facing room with King Size or Twin beds and en-suite bathroom, the bathroom has a shower and a bath.... see more
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                  • Room 5 King/Twin Room Room 5 King/Twin Room Sleeps 3 Includes: B & B Street facing room with king size or two twin beds, sleeper couch and en-suite bathroom with shower and bath. The room... see more
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                      • Room 6 King/Twin Room Room 6 King/Twin Room Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Room with one king size or two twin beds, en-suite bathroom with shower and bath. Room opens on the back terrace and... see more
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                          • Room 7 King/Twin Room Room 7 King/Twin Room Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Garden facing air conditioned room with one king or two twin size beds, en-suite bathroom with a shower. DSTV, complemen... see more
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                              • Room 8 King/Twin Room Room 8 King/Twin Room Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Room with private patio in back garden offers one king size or two twin beds and an en-suite bathroom with shower only.... see more
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                                  • Room 9 King/Twin Room Room 9 King/Twin Room Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B This luxurious room offers a sitting area and opens on the pool and garden, the room features a King Size bed or two... see more
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                                      • Loft apartment Loft apartment Sleeps 3 Includes: B & B The Loft Apartment offers a Queen Size bed, en-suite bathroom with shower only, a small kitchen area with coffee station... see more
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                                          • Pepper Tree Cottage Pepper Tree Cottage Sleeps 5 Includes: Self-catering Two bedroom cottage, one with a double bed, one with two single beds, a third single bed can be placed in the living... see more
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                                              • Oak Cottage Oak Cottage Sleeps 6 Includes: Self-catering Three bedroom cottage, one queen size bed, one double bed and two single beds, the cottage has one shared bathroom with... see more
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                                                  • Jacaranda Cottage Jacaranda Cottage Sleeps 8 Includes: Self-catering Four bedroom cottage, queen size bed, two double beds and two single beds, one bathroom with shower only. Open plan kitc... see more
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                                                      Reviews for The Habit

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                                                      Miriam Jimenez
                                                      02 January 2019

                                                      The place is beautiful, quiet and with a stunning pool. The 4 bedroom cottage was nice and spacious, kitchen a bit dated tho. They allowed my doggie, so it was very hepfulWe would definitely come back.Miriam

                                                      Helen Naude
                                                      29 October 2018

                                                      Well-equiped room , friendly staff, ironing of shirt. Floor-space in room somewhat limited though.

                                                      Chloe Glover
                                                      28 October 2018

                                                      It was wonderful! Our host was so helpful, kind and very friendly! Having grown up in Worcester, it was strange not staying in parents home, but they passed away some years ago, and staying at The Habit was just as good as if I was staying at home. Many years ago my brother and I used to have music lessons there when the nuns were still there. Wonderful and thank you!

                                                      Caroline Gibson
                                                      21 March 2017

                                                      Tarrika is a very warm and hospitable hostess. She made our stay very enjoyable. The room was lovely and clean and well equipped. Having stayed here twice before, we were not disappointed in the continued excellence this B & B offers. Lovely stay and worth every cent.

                                                      Liani Swanepoel, South Africa
                                                      15 September 2015

                                                      Perfekte fasiliteite en diens! Baie dankie!

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                                                      The Habit is 0.7km from the centre of Worcester , the nearest airport 100.2km (Cape Town International Airport).
                                                      *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling