St James Seaforth

Accommodation in Kalk Bay


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ST JAMES SEAFORTH - The most elegant retreats on the False Bay coast

ABOUT ST JAMES SEAFORTH: With its spectacular ocean views, St James Seaforth is set above the coastal road that wends its way through St James en route to Cape Point. It is a destination paradise for a wide variety of reasons: its spectacular ocean views, large stretches of public beach, unique natural setting, mild ocean climate, outdoor activities, year-round events and unique shopping.

Seaforth House was originally a four-bedroom thatch residence built by a Mr William Mortimer Farmer in 1877. Built further back from its present position, it passed through several hands, the last being Bridget O’Callaghan who renamed it Kilcreen House after her birthplace in Ireland. In 1939, tragedy struck and the historic old home was gutted by fire and reduced to ashes. In 1940, Sophia Walker rebuilt it as a new double-storey but further forward towards the Main Road. It again passed through several hands with the longest occupants being the Meikles family of Rhodesia. Rovos Rail took ownership in 2010.

The house has been refurbished to create a modern guesthouse with a casual but elegant atmosphere in keeping with its seaside village location. Strewn with Arabic rugs, fashionable fabrics, antiques and handmade South African furniture, the three individually designed bedrooms are furnished in soft cerise, greens and blues with original paintings by local artists such as Peter Jander and Eugene Marais. The downstairs facilities are as engaging and stylish and include a breakfast and dining room, a well-equipped kitchen and a large lounge and study that flow onto the verandah, pool and ground-floor gym.

St James Seaforth is perfect to hire as a unit for a family or group of friends. Breakfasts are a speciality offering a wide choice of interesting fare and are inclusive, as are all beverages. Dinners and lunches are available by arrangement.

Room Description at :

SEAFORTH ON-SITE FACILITIES
* By arrangement
Swimming pool (40m2 )
Fully-equipped kitchen for self-catering
Breakfast room
Large lounge with fireplace
Family TV room
Library with computer station
Downstairs bathroom facilities
Bar facilities
Gym
Laundry services
Secure parking
24-hour security
The railway line is close by for enthusiasts
Picnic baskets *
Spa treatments *
Tours & transfers *

DELUXE SUITE ±45m² -Farmer
Sea view
Separate shower, bath & toilet
Separate lounge area
Air-conditioning
Underfloor heating
Heated towel rails
Hair-dryer & shaving points
Select satellite TV
DVD player
Alarm clock/radio/CD player
Private room safe
Wireless Internet
Laundry *
Mini-bar & snacks *
Tea & coffee tray *
Port/Sherry decanter
Bespoke amenities
Robes & slippers

DELUXE SUITE ±45m² -Meikles
Sea view
Separate shower, bath & toilet
Air-conditioning
Underfloor heating
Heated towel rails
Hair-dryer & shaving points
Select satellite TV
DVD player
Alarm clock/radio/CD player
Private room safe
Wireless Internet
Laundry *
Mini-bar & snacks *
Tea & coffee tray *
Port/Sherry decanter
Bespoke amenities
Robes & slippers

DELUXE SUITE ±45m² Twin -Kilcreen
Sea view
Separate shower, bath & toilet
Air-conditioning
Underfloor heating
Heated towel rails
Hair-dryer & shaving points
Select satellite TV
DVD player
Alarm clock/radio/CD player
Private room safe
Wireless Internet
Laundry *
Mini-bar & snacks *
Tea & coffee tray *
Port/Sherry decanter
Bespoke amenities
Robes & slippers

 

Inclusions / Exclusions

RATE INCLUDES
Full gourmet breakfast, all alcoholic and other beverages, in-room mini-bar fridges and snacks, laundry, Internet access, parking and personalised concierge services.

RATE EXCLUDES
Lunch and dinner, chauffeur transfers and tour services, telephones, special chef services and gratuities.

 

Extra information

CHILD POLICY
• Children over age 5: most welcome.
● Children between age 5 and 7: can share a room with parents; first child is free; second child will pay 25% of room rate (this is limited to two children).
● Children over age 8 and sharing need to take their own room and pay applicable room rate.
• If entire guesthouse is booked on an exclusive basis: children of all ages are welcome.