Bella Rosa Guest House is a wonderful rustic accommodation in Ficksburg

Bella Rosa Guest House Ficksburg accommodation

Bella Rosa Guest House, Ficksburg, Free State

Situated in the heart of Ficksburg, the Cherry Capital of South Africa, is Bella Rosa Guest House. This lovely accommodation has been standing for more than 100 years and is the perfect resting place for business or leisure travellers of the area.

The beautiful sandstone building of Bella Rosa not only has beautiful rooms and gardens, but also a great restaurant and pub to keep you entertained and well-fed during your stay.

Their staff are hospitable, multilingual and aim to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

Ficksburg is filled with many historic buildings and churches that have been constructed with sandstone, which can be viewed when walking through the town. You can also enjoy some San rock art or enjoy some horseback riding through the beautiful natural surroundings.

As the Cherry Capital of South Africa, Ficksburg hosts a Cherry Festival every year that brings in many tourists and brings much joy to the locals.

Accommodation at Bella Rosa Guest House

Bella Rosa Guest House, accommodation, Ficksburg, Free State, guest house

There are 22 en-suite rooms to choose from at Bella Rosa Guest House, some of which you will find in the houses while the rest can be found in the cottages spread out in the gardens of Bella Rosa.

You can choose from the four historic Sandstone Houses, four Garden Houses, four Fauna Houses and eight Cottages.

The Sandston House rooms have either a double bed or two single beds and come with tea and coffee-making facilities, a TV with DStv and a bathroom with either a shower or bath.

Situated right by the beautiful gardens the Garden House rooms come with a double bed or two single beds with one house featuring two double rooms and a kitchenette. The rooms come equipped with tea and coffee-making facilities, a TV with DStv and a bathroom with either a shower or bath.

All the rooms of the Fauna Houses have double beds and come with tea and coffee-making facilities, a TV with DStv and a bathroom with either a shower or bath.

Each of the cottages at Bella Rose has unique architecture and offer spacious and comfortable rooms. All rooms come with a double bed and have either a large or intimate stoep to sit down and relax on.

The cottages come equipped with a bathroom with a shower or bath, tea and coffee-making facilities and a TV with DStv.

Facilities & breakfast at Bella Rose Guest House

Bella Rosa Guest House, accommodation, Ficksburg, Free State, guest house

At Bella Rosa, you will find a fully-licensed restaurant and pub where you can enjoy a great meal and drink after a long day of adventure in Ficksburg.

Every morning, you can enjoy a full farm-style breakfast in their dining room in the main house. You will find that their A La Carte menu offers wide of options for lunches and dinners.

You can enjoy a sundowner in their pub and warm yourself up by their comfy fireplace during the winter or sit back and relax on the veranda or in the hidden nook of the grounds.

Free Wi-Fi is available in all rooms and the entertainment areas of the accommodation, and secure off-street parking is available for your vehicle to help keep your peace of mind. Laundry services are available and a small library can keep you entertained with a good book of your choice.

Bella Rose can play host to intimate weddings or small business functions for up to 30 people. Simply book their venue and discuss all your needs with the owners and they will do their best to make sure your event is memorable and perfect.

What do people say about Bella Rosa Guest House

“We were visiting the Sandstone Heritage Trust farm and stayed over one night. The reception was very helpful and showed me to my room. The Guest House has an “antique” feel to it but suited all my requirements. Comfortable bed, could watch a bit of the IPL on DSTV, warm shower and a hearty breakfast. It ticks the boxes and I had a comfortable stay-over.” – Anton TripAdvisor.

“Really great stay for 2 weeks while attending the Stars of Sandstone event. The team at Bella Rosa couldn’t have been more helpful, from booking right through to check out, really helpful, kind and polite. Accommodation was really comfortable and spacious with everything that was needed during the stay. Access was straightforward and available at all hours which were ideal given our early hours and late evenings. Breakfast was a lovely mix of cereals, toast and cooked and all very nice. Would definitely stay again.” – Rich TripAdvisor.

“Rooms are clean and neat with historic furniture and decor. Breakfast is good. With historic sandstone buildings, there is an antique feel about the place. Not sure about vegetarian options. Dining setting is very pleasant.” – David TripAdvisor.

Top reasons for staying at Bella Rosa Guest House:

  1. The rooms at Bella Rosa are spacious and beautifully decorated.
  2. Dining is delightful in their restaurant and the staff are very friendly
  3. The owners are welcoming and will do their best to make sure to accommodate you and all your needs.
  4. There are a number of fun activities to enjoy in the area and sightseeing is a must.
  5. The rooms are well-priced.

To make a booking at Bella Rosa Guest House, give them a call on 051 933 2623/063 516 7759 or email Visit their website at Find them at 21 Bloem St, Ficksburg, 9730.

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