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About The Cock House

Built in 1826, this charming Victorian home has been lovingly restored and is a declared National Monument. Accommodation consists of nine double en-suite rooms and four spacious two-bedroom apartments with kitchens, lounges and dining areas.

The warm and welcoming main house features a cosy pub, a lounge/library and Norden's Restaurant. Norden's is renowned for its innovative menu offering delicious South African cuisine, complemented by an excellent wine selection.

Since opening in 1991, many guests have returned to the convivial atmosphere of The Cock House, including President Nelson Mandela on three occasions. We are centrally located to explore the historic Grahamstown, South Africa's festival city and home to Rhodes University and many prominent schools.

Linking the Garden Route and the Wild Coast, a two to three night stay is recommended to enjoy Frontier Country, the Sunshine Coast and nearby game reserves such as Addo Elephant National Park.

Family friendly: We offer babysitting services.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 2 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Guest House
  • Sleeps: 36
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 10 Reviews

Facilities

  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
  • Cosy
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Xhosa (isiXhosa)
  • Afrikaans

Grading

  • 4 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
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Availability and pricing

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  • Apartments Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 4 These apartments have two bedrooms; one with a queen-size bed and the other with twin beds. There is a bathroom with... see more Features:  Twin beds, Queen beds, DStv, Private bathroom, Fan, Heater see more Twin beds, Queen beds, DStv, Private bathroom, Fan, Heater, Television, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Hair Dryer
    from R1400 For 2 guests
    • Rooms Adults
      • Room 2 Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Twin beds with en suite. Opens onto the garden. Features:  Twin beds, M-Net, Local channels, DStv, En-suite, Garden views see more Twin beds, M-Net, Local channels, DStv, En-suite, Garden views, Fan, Heater, Television, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Wi-Fi, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer
        from R1400 For 2 guests
        • Adults
          • Room 1 Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B The main room has an extra-length queen-size bed and en suite. Opens up onto the garden. Features:  Queen beds, M-Net, Local channels, DStv, En-suite, Garden views see more Queen beds, M-Net, Local channels, DStv, En-suite, Garden views, Fan, Heater, Television, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Wi-Fi, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer
            from R1400 For 2 guests
            • Adults
              • Room 7 Sleeps 4 Includes: B & B Room 7 has a queen bed and there are 2 single beds suitable for children in the loft. Full bathroom. Features:  Twin beds, Queen beds, M-Net, Local channels, DStv, Private bathroom see more Twin beds, Queen beds, M-Net, Local channels, DStv, Private bathroom, Garden views, Fan, Heater, Television, Tea and Coffee Facilities, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer
                from R1400 For 2 guests
                • Adults
                  • Room 5 Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Twin beds with en suite. This bedroom is in the main house. French doors open up onto a balcony. Features:  Twin beds, M-Net, Local channels, DStv, En-suite, Balcony/patio see more Twin beds, M-Net, Local channels, DStv, En-suite, Balcony/patio, Fan, Heater, Television, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer, City views
                    from R1400 For 2 guests
                    • Adults
                      • Room 3 Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Queen bed with en suite. Opens up onto the garden. Features:  Queen beds, M-Net, Local channels, DStv, En-suite, Shower only see more Queen beds, M-Net, Local channels, DStv, En-suite, Shower only, Garden views, Fan, Heater, Television, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer
                        from R1400 For 2 guests
                        • Adults
                          • Room 4 Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Four poster queen bed with en suite. French doors open onto a patio. Features:  Queen beds, M-Net, Local channels, DStv, En-suite, Shower only see more Queen beds, M-Net, Local channels, DStv, En-suite, Shower only, Balcony/patio, Garden views, Fan, Heater, Television, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer
                            from R1400 For 2 guests
                            • Adults
                              • Room 6 Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Spacious bedroom with four poster bed and en suite. French doors open up onto the balcony. Small lounge area. Features:  Queen beds, M-Net, Local channels, DStv, En-suite, Shower over bath see more Queen beds, M-Net, Local channels, DStv, En-suite, Shower over bath, Television
                                from R1400 For 2 guests
                                • Adults
                                  • Room 8 Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Queen bed with en suite. Small lounge area. Features:  Queen beds, M-Net, Local channels, DStv, En-suite, Balcony/patio see more Queen beds, M-Net, Local channels, DStv, En-suite, Balcony/patio, Upstairs, Garden views, Fan, Heater, Television, Tea and Coffee Facilities, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer, City views
                                    from R1400 For 2 guests
                                    • Adults
                                      • Room 9 Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Bedroom with en suite full bathroom. Small lounge area. Features:  Queen beds, M-Net, Local channels, DStv, En-suite, Garden views see more Queen beds, M-Net, Local channels, DStv, En-suite, Garden views, Fan, Heater, Television, Tea and Coffee Facilities, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer
                                        from R1400 For 2 guests
                                        • Adults

                                          Reviews for The Cock House

                                          10 guest reviews Reviews of

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                                          Kennedy Maxwell
                                          20 November 2017

                                          Unit 4 was comfortable. The patio to Unit 4 is delightful. There is considerable maintenance required.

                                          Samantha Southey, South Africa
                                          05 April 2016

                                          Superb!  Comfortable, amazing breakfasts and friendly staff.  A special thank you to Jacque for making us feel so welcome.  Robert & Samantha Southey

                                          Pamela Reynolds, South Africa
                                          04 April 2016

                                          We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.   The staff were very friendly,helpful and obliging.   We have no hesitation in recommending the Cock House.

                                          Conrad Schulz, South Africa
                                          16 March 2016

                                          The food at this establishment is wonderful but the overall service is horrible. When we arrived they had no idea of our reservation or the fact that we have paid a deposit. It is not acceptable for a guest to have to go into the kitchen to ask for a napkin or tomato sauce. The management and staff training of the Cock House needs a serious shake-up otherwise there will be no business left very soon.

                                          Tom Eden, South Africa
                                          09 February 2016

                                          Very comfortable.

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                                          The Cock House Map

                                          The Cock House is 1.5km from the centre of Grahamstown , the nearest airport 127km (Port Elizabeth Airport).
                                          *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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