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The Purple Dog Self Catering House

Entire house hosted by Ines And Mark
6 guests3 bedrooms4 beds2 baths
Entire home
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The Purple Dog Is spacious, modern house, full of fresh character and flooded with light. The artistic interior mixes perfectly in keeping with its location: sun-kissed open plan living, dining and kitchen area and a huge patio to relax.

The space
The Purple Dog is ideal for groups of friends looking to getaway together and family holidays. The self catering house offers 3 modern bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with all amenities for up to 6 guests with excellent quality beds and linen and even 2 folding mattresses (including blankets, pillows and linen) if there are more children. Towels are also provided. There are two bathrooms and plenty of space inside and outside the house with inviting open lounge dining areas.

Facilities
Fully equipped modern open plan kitchen with large cooking island (including electric kettle, filtered coffee maker, plunger, microwave, toaster, sandwich-maker, gas stove, oven, fridge and freezer).
1 queen bedroom with private en suite bathroom
1 queen bedroom (with shared bathroom)
1 double bedroom (with shared bathroom)
Linen and towels provided
Hair dryer
Washing machine
Under floor heating in all rooms
Fireplace
Braai facilities
Large covered decking with table settings
Garden with lawn area, flowers and lemon trees (yes, you can pick the fruit in season).

Guest access
The house is perfectly located between the famous Saturday’s Greyton Morning Market (that shouldn’t be missed) and the Nature Reserve. A lovely private garden with citrus trees and lovely mountain views will spoil your soul and make you wish to stay forever. Therefore, to really appreciate the beauty of the surroundings and to experience Greyton at its best, a 2 night stay is recommended.

Other things to note
Hi, we are Ines Stoll and Mark Dittke from The Purple Dog Self Catering House in Greyton in the Cape Overberg, Western Cape.

Greyton IS BEST KNOWN FOR as a magnificent piece of peace, tucked away from the N2 but still close enough to Cape Town with its oak tree lined streets surrounded by the majestic Riviersonderend Mountains.

GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN whilst meandering in the Nature Reserve along the Gobos River with an easily accessible waterfall or from the top of the Mountain whilst hiking the Loerkop Trail with a marvellous 360-degree view with the whole chain of the Riviersonderend mountains spread from east to west, with Greyton and Genadendal in sheltered positions. While on this path, scanning the surrounding hills with binoculars may also reward you with the sight of some antelopes, probably the Grey Rhebok/Reebok, and with some luck also blue cranes, indigenous to this area. So keep your camera ready to shoot.

THE BEST still life PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN on the Knietjieshoogte Walk, from the bench at the highest point of the walk, affording not only wonderful views of the surrounding mountains and area, with glimpses of Boschmanskloof in the west and a glimpse of Genadendal in the distance, but also from beautiful colourful flowers in all sizes encountering along this path like proteas, ericas and several spring flowers.

OTHER HAPPY SNAPS all over the village… including the picturesque restaurants and shops and the Saturday morning market.

WHEN THE WEATHER’S GOOD, WE LIKE TO trail run, go hiking and mountain biking on the numerous trails of all difficulties Greyton has to offer. Many of the Cape Epic riders consider Greyton as one of the best MTB territory in South Africa (in 2014 Greyton was included as one of the stages). The trails range from family friendly to more strenuous.

WHEN THE WEATHER’S BAD, I still like to trail run as I cannot resist the beauty of the surroundings. My reward will be sipping a red wine beside a crackling fire, curl up with a good book, or have friends over for delicious dinner which has been cooked by Mark in the meantime .

WE THINK THE BEST TIME OF YEAR TO VISIT IS November, because the spring display of colouring flowers is quite spectacular, the weather is mild and clear. But anytime in the summer is perfect for braaing and hanging out with friends and the winter is filled with cold but sunny days. Sometimes there is even snow on the mountains which calls for cosy log fires and an abundance of Von Geusau chocolates.

OUR FAVOURITE BREAKFAST SPOT IS Via’s Deli as they offer good healthy wholesome breakfasts with the best cup of hot chocolate, a meal in itself. It is also a WiFi Spot.

FOR LUNCH, WE SUGGEST Searle’s Trading Post with its fancy Décor/gifts/antiques/bric-a-brac/deli and something unusual from the past. Good food in a varied atmosphere (cosy fire place inside for cold evenings and big outside area for sunny days) where most furniture and other accessories are for sale. Our favourite: mouth-watering beef fillet medium rare and great pizza for the kids!

OUR FAVOURITE RESTAURANT IS The Hungry Monk as they serve a nice selection of tapas in a comfy artistic atmosphere.

FOR A NIGHT OUT ON THE TOWN TRY The Post House pub … it’s so tiny and quaint and you’ll be sure to make new friends. It is home to the famous Bells whiskey advert – ‘give that man a Bells’!

IF YOU WANT TO MEET LOCALS, GO TO the Saturday morning market or if you are an early bird and of the active kind join the local MTB enthusiasts on a Saturday morning.

GREYTON’S BEST KEPT SECRET IS that you get addicted to it. Maybe the secret lies in the fact that it always feels like being away for weeks even after a quick weekend as the village, nestled in a kind of cul-de-sac road at the foot of majestic mountains just has its own arty character. It doesn’t come without a reason that many visitors wish to buy a house here after their first visit (like we did and rent it out ever since to share this treasure).

MY FAVOURITE THING TO DO WITH FRIENDS IS to first hike, shower in the garden with the hose thereafter and to end with a sumptuous meal together. Mark prefers cycling his lungs out, sipping a coffee at Oak & Vigne and cooking up a storm for dinner.

FOR SOME LIVE MUSIC, we always look forward to the annual Greyton Classic for All Festival which takes part at the end of May/beginning of June. The festival’s focus is on classical music concerts, but there are also workshops, a concert for children, art exhibitions, wine tastings and various food events.

IF YOU’RE FEELING ADVENTUROUS, go 4x4 with your car, run or get on your bike to do mountain biking. Once you are hooked it does not matter if the weather plays along and provides perfect conditions or not at the annual Greyton Classic which is a popular annual top event mid June for mountain bike riders (47km) and runners (21km and 10km) alike. Alternatively take part in the Greyton Tour which is a non-competitive 2 day MTB stage event at the end of August.

TO RELAX AND RESTORE MY SOUL, WE LIKE TO sit on the stoep, enjoy the surroundings and feel so privileged having the opportunity to escape hectic Cape Town on some weekends.

MY FAVOURITE HIKE is from McGregor to Greyton on a Friday and hiking back on a Saturday. It is 14km long and winds up through the only gap in the Riviersonderend Mountain Range, also known as the Boesmanskloof Traverse. During the 1920's there was an attempt to link Greyton with McGregor by way of a road. Portions of this road survived which now form part of the Boesmanskloof Trail. It requires five to seven hours of walking both days. During the summer there is nothing better than to take a refreshing swim in the rock pools. In winter though snow on the mountains make this a very frosty option. But if you wear the right clothing nothing will stop you.

OUR FAVOURITE GALLERY IS David Kuijers’ Gallery. David was studying Graphic Design and majored in illustration. David’s work, incorporating clean cut lines and vibrant colours, is well known throughout the greater Cape Town area. Guess who drew the PURPLE DOG?

TRAVELLING WITH CHILDREN? A FUN OUTING IS a picnic on the banks of the Gobos River and build sand castles. Or taking the “donkey-taxi” to meander through the village on a Saturday morning. If you want to go for a doddle on your bicycles with the kids check out the Rockhopper Forest for real fun riding without the hills!

WHEN WE WANT TO GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY, we support our local Red Cross, Animal Welfare and Nature Conservation societies.

WE LOVE GREYTON BECAUSE there is something for everyone, at any time. There is fun for all, no matter if young, old, active or not so energetic . Greyton caters for culinary bon vivants, fauna and flora lovers (Greyton Rose Fair in October) and for the outdoor enthusiasts who may enjoy many kilometres of hiking and cycling tracks through stunning scenery. We just love it for its pristine environment, surrounded by magnificent natural beauty, the amazing community spirit and the peace and tranquillity which we will gladly share with guests.

Ines Stoll & Mark Dittke
The Purple Dog
www.thepurpledog.co.za
The Purple Dog Is spacious, modern house, full of fresh character and flooded with light. The artistic interior mixes perfectly in keeping with its location: sun-kissed open plan living, dining and kitchen area and a huge patio to relax.

The space
The Purple Dog is ideal for groups of friends looking to getaway together and family holidays. The self catering house offers 3 modern bedrooms and 2…
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Amenities

Washer
Fire extinguisher
Kitchen
Essentials
Free parking on premises
Hangers
Hair dryer
Iron
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Greyton, Western Cape, South Africa

Hosted by Ines And Mark

Joined in February 2016
  • 19 Reviews
Hi, we are nature, sports and food lovers. We love to cycle all over the world when we are not working at our law firm. We enjoy every day and that's why we share our home . Just indulge, enjoy the outdoors or have a glass of bubbly, read and relax.
Hi, we are nature, sports and food lovers. We love to cycle all over the world when we are not working at our law firm. We enjoy every day and that's why we share our home . Just i…
During your stay
In summer (or actually all year round) enjoy the diverse outdoor activities such as walking and mountain biking or just relax and indulge in this wonderful getaway. The huge patio and a shady entertainment area under a beautiful old oak tree are an invitation to entertain your family and friends for a braai. MTB and Hiking maps at the house.
In summer (or actually all year round) enjoy the diverse outdoor activities such as walking and mountain biking or just relax and indulge in this wonderful getaway. The huge patio…
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House rules
Check-in: After 2:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Long term stays (28 days or more) are allowed
Health & safety
Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Learn more
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
No smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $130
Cancellation policy