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Accommodation rating: Luxury

Located in Fresnaye, in an elevated position above the Atlantic Ocean and Bantry Bay, this gorgeous Relais & Châteaux property is just 10 minutes drive from Cape Town's bustling waterfront. Once the stately home of Sir John and Lady Ellerman, the property has been restored to its original early 20th century splendour, with renovations and extensions blending impeccably. With a 'country house' atmosphere, vibrant paintings by South African artists contrast the regency fabrics and antique furnishings throughout the house. The 11 individual rooms and suites are beautifully appointed with en suite bathrooms. The views are a feature of almost every window and balcony and are absolutely stunning. The exclusive villa, more contemporary style, has the latest in high tech gadgetry and floor-to-ceiling glass windows. Spend your days under the arches on the broad patio or in the terraced garden by the large pool and spa to admire the view. The chef prepares meals using local produce, which can be taken either in the formal dining room or out on the terrace. The cosy bar has a wine cellar with over 17,000 bottles so you're assured of finding something to suit your taste. The sheer grace and style of Ellerman house makes this one of Cape Town's finest hotels.

Please call 020 3813 2966 for more information or to make a booking.

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