Yellow House offers comfortable, farm-style self-catering accommodation in Prince Albert

Yellow House Prince Albert

Passing through or visiting the Karoo? Yellow House provides comfortable, self-catering farm-style accommodation in six quaint cottages in Prince Albert, at the foot of the breath-taking Swartberg Pass.

Yellow House is able to accommodate families, tour groups, travelling execs, couples and individuals. Arriving at this pet-friendly property, you will immediately notice that your hosts have made every effort to create a setting for memorable stays.

Enjoy amazing views of the surrounding mountains and orchards. Hiking, mountain biking and local produce such as figs and olives are but a few of the attractions of the Karoo area. Star-gazing is a must for anyone visiting this part of the country.

Many of their previous guests had many wonderful things to say about the hospitality, facilities and their overall stays at this establishment.

Accommodation at Yellow House

Borrie Cottage sleeps two (double or single), the wet-room shower offers respite from the Karoo heat, as does the air-conditioning.  This cottage is ideal for business and adventure travellers seeking a comfortable night’s rest. The kitchenette is well equipped and the view from the private stoep with braai will lure you from your warm bed with electric blanket, in the morning to sip your freshly brewed coffee with a home-baked rusk.

Mustard Cottage has a beautiful four-poster king bed, luxurious bed-linen and electric blankets.  The view of the orchard and mountains are unsurpassed, and you are but a few steps from the swimming pool.  The patio with pit braai is perfect for clear evenings of star-gazing and the kitchen has everything the weekend chef could ask for.  The unit is air-conditioned and guest are spoiled with home -made soap and rusks.

Lavender Cottage is completely private and faces the almond orchard.  Sleeping up to four guests, it comes with a double bed in the bedroom and two single beds in the lounge area.  The flat-screen TV, air-conditioning, top quality bed linen, electric blankets, Nespresso machine and ample stoep with huge braai caters for the whole family.  The swimming pool in the orchard is a few steps away.  And for cold days and nights, a vintage Dover stove keeps the unit toasty.

Honey Cottage is a sunny, minimalistic cottage sleeping two guests. Expect unsurpassed views of the mountains, a fully-equipped kitchen, an indoor fire/braai area, French doors that open onto a wide stoep with built-in braai. Honey and Ginger Cottages can also be interlinked, creating a spacious family unit.

Ginger Cottage is a light-filled, wheel-chair friendly unit with huge French doors leading to a private stoep. The cottage is accessed via a gradual non-slip ramp and everything is on the same level.  A beautiful cherrywood queen sleigh bed takes centre stage.  The kitchen, bathroom, flat-screen TV with DStv, air-conditioning, fluffy towels, electric blankets, as well as tea/coffee making facilities, together with lovely artwork, ensure a luxorious stay. A double door separates Ginger from Honey and they can be opened to create a family unit.

Also suited for families of up to four people, Vanilla Cottage overlooks the mountains and comes with a double bed in the bedroom and two single beds in the lounge area. Other amenities include a kitchen, bathroom, a flat-screen TV with DStv, air-conditioning, towels, bed linen, electric blankets as well as tea/coffee making facilities. Besides a private patio with a built-in braai, the cottage is pet-friendly.

You can make an online booking HERE.

Facilities at Yellow House Prince Albert

Facilities at the guest farm include ample parking for vehicles and trailers, braai facilities and wood, a swimming pool, bike rental and laundry services.  Guests can enjoy dinner at EAT, the restaurant on the premises.  We also offer taylor-made mountain and adventure bike tours, as well as cooking classes. Two lovely coffee shops down the road offer great breakfasts from early morning.

Things to do in Prince Albert

In terms of things to do in the beautiful, historical town of Prince Albert, there are plenty to choose from. Popular activities include a visit to the museum, the fig farm, the olive farms, antique shopping, enjoying a huge variety of local art, hiking, motor-biking and mountain biking.  

Twice a year, the Open Studios Art weekend allows visitors to visit artists at their studios.  Culinary experiences abound, and of course this is the best place to just sit and be quiet or read a book.

Reviews from previous Yellow House Prince Albert guests

“Beautiful setting, great service, very good food and sincerely reasonable prices. We were welcomed in a friendly but professional manner. Menu offers something for all. Enjoyed our lunch and will definitely be back when visiting again. A nice boutique too,” wrote MBurgess1 on their TripAdvisor page.

Kevin R added; “Petro was a wonderful host keeping contact with us before our trip. We asked about a picnic breakfast for the next day and she made a healthy meal, as my husband is diabetic, and it was delicious. Petro met us at the gate and showed us to our room which was very comfortable with a beautiful view of the orange and peach orchards. The aroma of the orange blossoms was awesome. I will definitely refer friends and family to Yellow House.”

Yellow House is located at 519 Christina de Wit Street, Prince Albert. For more information, call +27 (0) 82 480 3725 or email petro@yellowhouse.co.za or visit yellowhouse.co.za today. Here is their location on Google Maps. Also follow them on Facebook HERE.

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