Two one bedroom cottages with great living spaces, private patios, fresh shower rooms and kitchens.  Well equipped for self-catering, with high quality linen and attractive furnishings.  Secure parking.  Use of pool, loungers & gas BBQ.

A bright, cosy, comfortable and very clean space in a good location - excellent value.  

Superhost status - excellent Airbnb & TripAdvisor reviews. 

Guest House Association of South Africa (GHASA) Silver Graded - VERY GOOD

TripAdvisor - Certificate of Excellence

Courtyard Cottage

  • Living room with sleeper couch, dining table & fully equipped kitchen

  • Sunny bedroom with a comfy queen size bed 

  • Ensuite showeroom /toilet

  • Private patio & entrance

  • 36m2

       

Garden View Cottage

  • Sittingroom with sleeper couch, chair & dining table

  • Separate kitchen

  • Separate bedroom with twin  beds or king size, on request

  • Large shower & basin

  • Separate toilet & basin 

  • Well suited to friends sharing

  • 45m2

       

 

The Neighbourhood

 

Pinelands is a 'Garden City' with gracious thatched/period properties & large trees, wide roads and generous gardens.    We have a popular Italian restaurant around the corner and a local shopping centre within walking distance.  

 

Our house, built in 1942, is in a tranquil street, with the Oval Sportfields behind the house.  A perfect location for holiday makers, solo travellers, business and educational trips to Cape Town.  The two cottages are on either side & adjacent to the main house, with their own entrances and common access to the swimming pool. 

 

We have free, secure onsite parking, free wifi, good security, a beautiful landscaped garden and a sparkling blue, solar heated pool with comfortable pool loungers & large umbrellas.  (Sadly, the pool & garden are affected by water shortages). 

Pinelands is in a perfect location for exploring the city - with easy access to the N2 highway and other major routes.  

Driving/Travel times:  

  • Cape Town International Airport (10 minutes)

  • CBD & CTICC (15 minutes off peak and 30 minutes peak)

  • Clifton & Camps Bay Beaches (20 minutes)

  • V&A Waterfront (20 minutes)

  • Stellenbosch Winelands (40 minutes) 

  • Kirstenbosch Gardens (10 minutes) 

  • Constantia Winelands (30 minutes)  

  • Vincent Pallotti Hospital (15 minute walk)

  • Old Mutual Business Park & De Beers Marine HQ's are up the road

  • University of Cape Town (UCT) & CPUT (10 minutes) 

  • Mowbray  & Rondebosch golf courses (5 minutes) 

  • Red Cross Children's Hospital (7 minutes)

Nearby - all within 5 minute drive:  

  • Kwikspar (5 mins walk); Pick 'n Pay & Woolworths (10 mins)

  • Restaurants - Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Thai, Burgers, BBQ, Steakhouse

  • Banks & ATM's 

  • Mobile/Cell Phone outlets

  • Bakery & Off licence bottle store

 

Amenities & Services

  • Premium (satellite/cable TV) DSTV 

  • Free uncapped wireless (WiFi) internet access  (10mbps)

  • Private patio with tables & chairs

  • Secure parking behind automatic gates

  • Serviced weekly and more often by arrangement

  • Laundry services available at a reasonable extra charge

  • Complimentary welcome pack of tea, coffee, milk, sugar, salt, pepper & oil

  • Iron, ironing board, hairdryer

  • Picnic set and beach umbrella available 

  • Security gates & separate alarms

  • Access to gas & weber BBQ and wood braai

  • Panel heaters and electric blankets

  • Comprehensive guest manuals in each cottage

  • Advice on sightseeing etc as needed

  • Shared swimming pool with loungers & umbrellas

  • Water restrictions in Cape Town will affect water supply

Seasonal Rates per Cottage - Please request a quote

  • From R800 pd Off Peak

  • From R1400pd  Xmas Peak 

  • From R270 per person for third occupant or 2 children under 12 accompanying 2 adults

  • cR240 per booking cleaning & admin fee

​Reservations

  • 2 night minimum stay (usually).

  • Time of arrival by arrangement, check in after 14h00.

  • A 50% deposit is required to secure a booking, balance of payment at least 60 days before arrival. 

  • Checkout time before 10h00.  Later by arrangement at an additional charge.

  • No credit card arrangements in place at present.  EFT with POP  required within 48 hours of booking to secure the booking

To book:

  • E-mail your full name, contact details & booking request to janet@ailsworthcottage.co.za

  • Phone Janet Lytwynchuk on +2721 531 9567 or +2783 635 7117 (cell)   

Off Peak Cancellations (please take travel insurance)

  • Full refund of the deposit for cancellations up to 60 days before arrival

  • Zero refund within 60 days of arrival date

  • No refunds for Peak Periods

  • Booking Agreements will specify specific terms

Note:  We have two friendly Labrador X dogs  - we ask guests not to allow them into the Cottages.

Reviews

Always a lovely stay at AilsworthSherpa12964069583 (USA) - TripAdvisor

 Left on Mar 27, 2019 for a stay in Mar 2019

This was out second time staying with Janet and Andrew. They always make us feel right at home. And the location is so convenient with shops and a few restaurants a short walk away. We'll be back again for sure!

This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

 

A lovely home from home in a great location - NorthStar594888 (UK) - TripAdvisor

 Left on Mar 22, 2019 for a stay in Jan 2019.  

A wonderfully warm welcome greets you at this lovely well equipped, spacious and stylish cottage which is conveniently located to reach most of Cape Town's main attractions within a 15-20 min drive. The garden and pool is an inviting and relaxing place to cool off. The location is quiet and feels safe day and night. The hosts Janet & Andrew are very knowledgeable and are happy to help you plan your days out. A good supermarket, nice cafes and an excellent restaurant are a short walk away and it is close to the motorway system enabling you to get to most tourist destinations and the airport quickly and easily. I would thoroughly recommend staying here and will definitely be returning again.

Lovely place - sarah_zetterli (Tanzania) - TripAdvisor

 Left on Jan 15, 2019 for a stay in Apr 2018 We booked this place when we ran the Two Oceans half marathon and we loved it. Conveniently located. Uber drivers found it easy to pick up and drop off. Our host was lovely and the facilities were simple and clean!

This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

A wonderful home away from home! Amy W (Johannesburg) - TripAdvisor

 Left on Jan 3, 2019 for a stay in Dec 2018

An superb self catering B&B in the heart of Pinelands. Janet and Andrew (the owners) and Gift (their assistant) went out of their way to ensure that my husband, my parents and I felt right at home from the moment we arrived. We stayed in the Courtyard Cottage (my parents stayed in the Garden Cottage) and Janet had thought about everything right down to clothes pegs for our washing, an umbrella and even provided 2 bottles of wine. The large bed and pillows were super comfy and we even had a fan for the hot evenings. The bathroom was compact with excellent finishes. There was secure off street parking for our two vehicles, place to have a braai (barbeque) and a swimming pool. We had a magical time and would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for accommodation in Pinelands. We'll definitely be back!

This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Leonardo Mundombe  (Angola) - Review on Google  5/5

February 2019 for a stay in February 2019

My family and I have been there for several times and of course it means that we enjoyed it, we do recommend that place for everyone.

Liz Sankey (UK) - Review on Google  5/5

February 2019 for a stay in September 2018

We stayed with Janet and Andrew for three nights and were very happy with everything. The cottage was comfortable, warm and clean. They were able to give us help and advice when needed and even organised an emergency dentist appointment. We would highly recommend them.

John Malone (USA)- Review on Google  5/5

January 2019 for a stay in 2018

We stayed with Janet and Andrew for about 30 days Feb/Mar 2018 for the Cape Town Cycle Tour. We are currently scheduled for the same stay in Feb/Mar 2019. The location is great, quiet neighborhood. Stores and good restaurants in easy walking distance. Rooms are clean and nicely appointed. Good TV reception. Janet and Andrew were always helpful in providing travel tips and directions. Would recommend to friends without reservation.

 

Pablo (Johannesburg) - Airbnb

June 2018

If on a business trip or on holiday I recommend Janet's place. Good uncapped wifi, clean spacious kitchen/living room and bedroom, and a swimming pool outside. Walk around the tranquil leafy green suburb of Pinelands, see squirrels run up and down the trees. Shops and restaurants nearby at Central Square and Howard Center. In the evenings the sports park nearby is full of dogs running around and playing, this will instantly uplift your mood.

 

Your Hosts/ Booking

Janet & Andrew Lytwynchuk moved to Cape Town from England in 2004.  Andrew is a retired Clinical Research Associate and Janet is an HR Consultant and Headhunter, having started her career in the Hotel industry in South Africa.    We love travel, wine, good food and friendships.  

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Map & Directions

Take the N2 Highway to Cape Town from the Airport and exit at junction 10b Pinelands. Continue up Forest Drive and cross the traffic light at the BP petrol garage.  Take the next left into Uitvlugt Road.  The entrance is in the cul-de-sac at the side of the house.

(GPS devices sometimes cannot find no 10 or no 11 Uitvlugt Road - try putting in number 1 or 2 instead and follow these directions once you find the road.)

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