Rooms

  • Hospital Room x 1

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    (Room Type: General) Sleeps: 2; Max Adults: 2; Smoking: No; Children Allowed: No Luxury Room in main building with King size bed full ensuite victorian bathroom private court yard Room IncludesAir ConditioningBathShowerDigital room safesDouble WashbasinEnsuiteFire PlaceGarden FurnitureHair DryerHeaterLinenMNet / Satellite TVPrivate BalconyPrivate Garden / PatioPrivate TerraceSafe DepositTea / Coffee making facilitiesTowelsTVShower & BathBed&Breakfast (B&B)King (K) 

  • Awaiting Trial x 1

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    (Room Type: General) Sleeps: 2; Max Adults: 2; Smoking: No; Children Allowed: No Private court yard with single beds in Awaiting Trial cell. Shower and loo and basin facilities across own private court yard. Room IncludesAir ConditioningShowerGarden FurnitureLinenMNet / Satellite TVPrivate BalconyPrivate TerraceSafe DepositTea / Coffee making facilitiesTowelsSingle (S)Bed&Breakfast (B&B) 

  • Female Cell x 1

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    (Room Type: General) Sleeps: 2; Max Adults: 2; Smoking: No; Children Allowed: No Own private court yard with lush lawn. Original Female cell with private facilities across court yard. Room IncludesAir ConditioningShowerGarden FurnitureHair DryerLinenMNet / Satellite TVPrivate BalconyPrivate TerraceSafe DepositTea / Coffee making facilitiesTowelsTVQueen (Q)Bed&Breakfast (B&B) 

  • Farmers suite 1 x 1

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    (Room Type: General) Sleeps: 4; Max Adults: 2; Smoking: No; Children Allowed: Yes Family unit consisting of 2 rooms with sleeper couch; self catering facilities & braai area. Can sleep 2 adults and 2 children up to the age of 16. Room IncludesAir ConditioningShowerEnsuiteHair DryerHeaterIron and boardKitchen UnitLinenMNet / Satellite TVStove / Electric StoveTea / Coffee making facilitiesTowelsTVSingle (S)Braai EquipmentBed&Breakfast (B&B)Sleeper Couch 

  • Farmers Suite 2 x 1

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    (Room Type: General) Sleeps: 3; Max Adults: 2; Smoking: No; Children Allowed: Yes Self catering unit in our Old stables can sleep 2 adults and 1 child on sleeper bed at an extra cost of R 250 Room IncludesAir ConditioningShowerDouble WashbasinEnsuiteHair DryerIron and boardKitchen UnitLinenMNet / Satellite TVStove / Electric StoveTea / Coffee making facilitiesTowelsTVSingle (S)Bed&Breakfast (B&B)Sleeper Couch 

  • Donkey Room x 1

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    (Room Type: General) Sleeps: 2; Max Adults: 2; Smoking: No; Children Allowed: Yes In our Old Stables this is our budget room sleeping 2 ( optional sleeper bed for child at extra cost of R 250) Room IncludesAir ConditioningShowerEnsuiteHair DryerLinenMNet / Satellite TVTea / Coffee making facilitiesTowelsTVSingle (S)Bed&Breakfast (B&B) 

General

The Old Jail in the peaceful farming town of Willowmore offers a unique experience for tourists, business travelers and sports enthusiasts seeking quality accommodation in the Karoo. Flanked by the spectacular Baviaanskloof and Swartberg mountain ranges, this striking 1880s building is on the edge of the town and is one of the finest examples of Victorian architecture in the area.

Registered by the Government in 1895, the building is built of stone, the walls being half a metre thick with plaster “quions” (corners) on the windows, doors and wall corners. The Old Gaol, as it was then called, comprised a hospital cell, hard labour cells, awaiting trial cells, a female cell and kitchen cell.

It ceased to operate as a prison and police station around 1960 and was sold to private owners. It has changed hands several times in the past 40 years and remained uninhabited for almost 12 years until its present owners took posession and began transforming it into a boutique guest establishment.

Now lovingly restored and renovated, the building is surrounded by attractive landscaped gardens. Although oozing character and retaining many original features, it has now been given a new – and less intimidating – lease of life as a welcoming B&B and art gallery.

The cells and exercise areas have been cleverly converted into three elegant, air conditioned rooms with modern amenities, high quality period finishes and private courtyards.

Whether you’re looking for an overnight stay along the N9 highway or a few days’ hiking, cycling, golfing, small game hunting or relaxing in peaceful, unspoiled surroundings, The Old Jail is a place you won’t want to escape from in a hurry.
Policy
No smoking in the buildings. No pets allowed.Checking in timesthe latest 6pm in winter and up to7 pm in summer.

Establishment Code

A01981

Price

Price : 435.00 ZAR - 900.00 ZAR p/p sharing

AATravel Code

PA45246

City

willowmore

Facilities

  • Afrikaans
  • Air conditioning
  • Breakfast Only
  • English
  • German
  • Hairdryer
  • MNet / Satellite TV
  • Private Garden / Patio
  • Room Cleaning Service
  • Secure Parking
  • Self-catering
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tea and coffee maker

Activities

4x4 Trail, Bird watching, Game Viewing, Golf, Hiking, Historical Attractions, Mountain Biking, Outdoor, Swimming Pool, Wilderness

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