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3 Star Self Catering Accommodation in Constantia Valley ,S/Suburbs Cape Town - Ascot Gardens Self Catering Studio Cottage (1-2) in Constantia Valley

Bedrooms Studio
Space 430 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking



Ascot Gardens Self Catering Studio Cottage (1-2) in Constantia Valley

Standard Self Catering Bedsitter Studio unit for sleeping one or 2 persons , has its own private entrance and secure off street parking .

We do not service daily but for long stays we clean and service Unit and replace Towels and Bed Linen every 7 days .

Open plan one room with Bedroom / Sitting area / Kitchenette . Fully equipped with bedding and bath towels and toilet rolls provided .

Private outdoor patio with table and chairs and own BBQ facility .

Free WiFi , Satellite DSTv , DVD , Music center , Bedside radio . Safe , Ceiling fan.

Library with many books and Tourist Information and Guest computer .

Laundry facilities with Washing machine , ( A Tumble dryer provided only in winter months )

Shared ( child safety fenced ) Swimming pool , Sun lounges.

Standard Bedsitter Studio Suite for 1/2 persons , is approximately 40 m2 in size and is priced from R680-R780 / night / suite. ( See prices for different seasons as published on this website )

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About the property

Ascot Gardens Self Catering

Ascot Gardens ‘Home from Home’ 3 Star Graded Self Catering , is inspected every year by the Tourist Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) . This your guarantee that the self catering accommodation we provide you with , is equal to international self catering standards.

Ascot Gardens offers 1 or 2 or 3 Bedroom Garden view private self catering Suites and Cottages of various sizes and differing furnishings , for sleeping from 2 -8 persons and a exclusive Ascot Holiday Villa for sleeping 8 and up to 14 persons .

All S/C units are surrounded by beautiful gardens . ( As featured on BBCTv Gardeners World program .)

• Free WiFi internet to all units

• Private entrance to each unit.

• With private patio with table and chairs with own BBQ , and surrounded by the beautiful gardens .

Fully furnished and equipped units including all cutlery and crockery , bed linen , bath towels , bath mats , and with toilet rolls provided .

Serviced weekly

•Premium satellite DSTv Television viewed on Flat screens and also DVD.

• Music Centers , Bedside Clock Radio.

• Secure Off Street Parking close to each unit and behind remote controlled entrance gates.

. Safe and Ceiling fans in all Bedrooms and Lounges.

• Iron and ironing board

• Laundry with Washing machine and Tumble Dryer provided (Tumble Dryer only available in winter months )

• Library offering 300 English books , magazines and Tourist Info brochures and maps , and a guest use computer with free WiFi and Skype

• Shared ( fenced and gated) Swimming Pool .

Sun lounges for sun bathing placed either around Pool or in your own private patio area alongside your own unit .

Ascot Gardens central position in Cape Town Constantia Southern Suburbs is an ideal base for visiting and seeing Cape Towns many attractions.

Bergvliet is a quiet safe tree lined Cape Town residential Southern Suburb in the Constantia Valley wine growing area , and only 16 Klms from City Center.

Within 10 minutes walking distance of Ascot Gardens , is the Meadowridge Park and Shop Shopping Center , with Checkers Supermarket , Woolworths Food Store , Absa bank , a Chemist 4 restaurants and a Coffee shop

Heathfield Train Station with Trains going to City Center and False Bay beaches , and 6 other good local restaurants are also within walking distance .

The Constantia Wine route , Constantia Shopping Village , Blue Route shopping center and Constantiaberg Medi Clinic are 5 minutes drive away.

The Airport , V &A Waterfront , Fish Hoek and Hout Bay Beaches and Table Mountain and Kirstenbosch Gardens are 25 minutes drive away .

Muizenberg Beach , Cavendish Square , Newlands Cricket and Rugby Stadiums , Westlake , Steenberg and Royal Cape Golf Clubs , are 15 minutes drive away.

Simonstown , Penguins at Boulders , Canal Walk Shopping , Clovelly Golf club are 25 min away.

Camps Bay , Clifton Beach and Chapman's Peak Drive are 35 min drive away.

Stellenbosch Wine Route , Cape Point Nature Reserve , Noordhoek , Somerset West , Franschhoek are within 50 minutes drive .

Hermanus , the Aquila Big 5 Game Reserve and Shark Cage Diving in Gansbaai , are 2-3 hrs drive away.

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Member since: 2008
Speaks English, Afrikaans
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Calendar last updated:
13 September, 2017


Your Hosts @ ASCOT GARDENS - Barry and Lesley Edkins,

8 Eksteen Avenue, Bergvliet

Phone +27 (0)21 7151509

Born in the Baby Boomer decade (1946/47) , both hosts are originally from Johannesburg where they completed their schooling.

A shipboard romance on the Cape Town Castle when sailing from Cape Town to England in 1967 led to the couple marrying in 1969 and settling down first in Durban until 1972 and from where they then spent 5 years in Zimbabwe, living in both Bulawayo and Harare.

Since the closure of Barrys clothing factory in October 2005, Barry has been marketing and managing ASCOT GARDENS.

At ASCOT GARDENS, Barry is responsible for marketing, reservations, payments and maintenance;and for ensuring that the money trees continually bear fruit which then enables Lesley to present our guests with immaculate and stunning gardens throughout the year, and accommodation considered the best value for money self catering accommodation in the Constantia Valley

We live on the property in our own private corner house and from there manage the 1 acre property consisting of the 12 different sized ASCOT GARDENS SELF CATERING garden suites .

Ascot Gardens often has open days to show off our lovely gardens , and the money raised is donated to worthy charities .

BARRY EDKINS purchased this cottage in 2005

Why BARRY EDKINS chose Western Cape

Barry’s work in the Clothing Industry led to a move from Zimbabwe to Cape Town in 1977 and the purchase of the original ASCOT HOUSE , 6 EKSTEEN AVENUE, BERGVLIET in 1979.

In 1996, when their 3 children Grant , Scott and Angie finally left home , Ascot House was subdivided into 3 separate private self catering suites and the ASCOT GARDENS self catering venture was born.

In 2001 , a property at the back of Ascot House was purchased and rebuilt and opened for guests in December 2001 as ASCOT LODGE , 17 JEFFCOAT AVENUE , also offering 3 private self catering suites.

NOVEMBER 2004 marked the opening of another adjoining property ASCOT VILLA , 30 HIDDINGH ROAD , a luxury entire private House/Villa that sleeps 8-14 or can also be booked as 3 separate private self catering suites for different families .

ASCOT MEWS, 28 HIDDINGH ROAD, was opened to guests in July 2005. Conversion of single house to 3 private self catering suites was completed and offers guests s/c accommodation for up to 10 guests.

All of our units have been refurbished in both 2015 and 2016 and furnishings are continuously being updated .The gardens and property are very well maintained by MICHAEL a full time gardener for past 20 years and maintenance man ALBERT

Our annual South African Tourism 3 Star Grading inspection ensures that our accommodation is of an international standard . Last successful inspection for the confirmation of our 3 STAR SELF CATERING ACCOMMODATION AWARD was in SEPTEMBER 2016

What makes this cottage unique

Barry is a keen golfer , and also a partner with son Scott , in Ascot Tours , a company specializing in Golf Tours , hotel accommodation , safaris , car hire and travel throughout Southern Africa.

Barry enjoys drinking good red wine , and his occasional over indulgence has often spoiled a good Thai or fish barbeque meal that he has prepared for his invited friends or ASCOT GARDENS guests.

Michael the gardener , Mary and Sheila the cleaning maids , Albert the maintenance man , all ensure that ASCOT GARDENS is always looking good , clean and colorful for our many international guests that often return and stay with us for 3 weeks to 3 month each year during our summer months of November to end March .

Barry loves to pass on local information of where to eat , shop and visit local attractions. He can recommend some good value deals offered by local restaurants , and provide a daily weather prediction ( NB. Most times incorrectly ! )



Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Cape Town
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Tavern and Ale , Main Road , Plumstead
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
V& A Waterfront
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Steenberg , Royal Cape And Westlake Golf Course
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Heathfield , Train to City and False Bay beaches
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
take M39 Ladies Mile turn off from M3 Motorway
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Louis on the Block , Rock Thai , Acopulco Spur
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Car: necessary

Bergvliet is a quiet peaceful tree lined Cape Town residential Southern Suburb in the Constantia Valley and wine growing area .

Ideally situated within 30 minutes drive of Cape Town Peninsula's many attractions and the City Center , V& A Waterfront , Table Mountain Cable Car , Kirstenbosch Gardens , many Beaches and the Airport.

Within 10 minutes walking distance from ASCOT GARDENS is the local Meadowridge Park and Shop Shopping Center , Heathfield Rail Station , and 6 good local restaurants.

The Constantia Wine Route , including Groot Constantia ,1672 the oldest wine farm in South Africa and Constantia Village Shopping Center , with many restaurants and shops and banks , are only a 5 minutes drive from ASCOT GARDENS .

Kirstenbosch Gardens , Muizenberg Beach , Cavendish Square Shopping Center , Newlands Cricket and Rugby Stadiums , Westlake , Steenberg and Royal Cape Golf Clubs , are 15 minutes drive away.

The Airport , V&A Waterfront , Table Mountain , Cape Town City Centre , Fish Hoek and Hout Bay Beach , the Penguins at Boulders , Simonstown Naval Base and Clovelly Golf Club are 25 minutes away.

Camps Bay , Clifton Beach , and Chapman's Peak Drive are 35 minutes drive away.

Stellenbosch Wine Route , Cape Point Nature Reserve , Noordhoek , Somerset West , Paarl and Franschhoek can be reached in 50 -60 minutes.

Hermanus , Aquila Big 5 Game Reserve , White Shark Cage Diving in Gansbaai , and Cape Agulhas , the southern most point of Africa , are about a 2-3 hours drive .

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For every 6 nights booked 1 night will be free

Single person discount may be offered depending on season and availability .


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Cape Town in Western Cape

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 430 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Travelers should check in before 21:00 South Africa time
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Computer Available ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Standard studio suites have shower bathroom
  • We supply bath towels , hand towels and bath mat and toilet rolls but do not provide swimming towels , face clothes or soap . We replace bath towels and bed linen and proved a weekly service and unit clean for long stays only
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Bedsitter can provide Double or 2 single beds as requested
  • Open plan Studio Bedsitter Bedroom / Sitting area / Kitchenette Standard suite for 1/2 persons , of approximately 40 m2 in size and is priced from R680-R780 / night / suite. ( See prices for different seasons as published for this unit )
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Child's Swing
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Guests have free access to WiFi connection to all suites. Shared library , laundry facilities ,and ( fenced for child safety ) swimming pool with sun lounges. There is an internet /library with 1 complimentary computer for guest use . We have tourist brochures and information on restaurants and activities in Cape Town. On site laundry and washing lines, Ironing board and iron is provided in each suite. Hair dryers, Adapters and plugs available from office for R100 refundable deposit . The units are not serviced daily but bath towels , dish cloths , toilet rolls , dish washing liquid and garbage bags are checked and replaced whenever necessary. We will enter you suite daily ( during the week when you are out ) and remove your garbage and replace black bag if dirty . For longer stays, a complete service, clean and bed linen and towel replacement is done, after every 7 days,. The Meadowridge Shopping center , and 6 good local restaurants are 10 minutes walk away


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Ascot Gardens Self Catering Studio Cottage (1-2) in Constantia Valley
average rating of 4.72 based on 25 reviews

Memorable Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our vacation was 21 days duration. We enjoyed every minute of it! The accommodation contributed to this in no small measure. We felt secure in the Ascot Gardens complex. This cannot be said for all accommodation in the Cape area. Our villa was comfortable, well appointed and more than adequately equipped for self-catering preference. Barry and Lesley looked after us from check-in to check-out without being intrusive. The accommodation is served by an excellent road network to tour the Cape area. The name Ascot Gardens in no misnomer. The gardens are beautiful and well maintained and are home to a wide variety of bird life. The accommodation also has excellent support staff, Mary, Michael and Albert. Nothing is too much trouble for them. In conclusion; you will be hard pressed to find an equivalent standard of accommodation for what we considered to be a reasonable cost.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great location! Great value!

  • 5 of 5

We had a large group stay in ASCOT LODGE consisting of adjoining King, Queen & Jack self catering units and it was a wonderful experience. Barry was flexible in accommodating the group size with beds. The large area in King made nightly dinner easy to prepare, serve and eat together. The smaller lounges in the other cottages made it nice for people to have their own space since the weather was a bit chilly. We hired a private driver which made accessing the city a breeze. We have also in the past used public transit from Heathfield Train Station which is a nice trip to the beaches (Surfers' Corner all the way to the access point to Boulder's Beach). It's a little longer to get to the City Center and Waterfront, but a taxi is not too expensive. The nearby Constantia Valley is gorgeous! Even if you don't like wine the estates are beautiful. There were other groups on the property which we hardly heard because of our location. The ease of the private entry made it simple for us to leave early and arrive late without disturbing others. I would highly recommend staying at Ascot Gardens (just don't take my booking!).

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

A little gem of a place to stay! Really like a home away from home! Great hosts in Barry & Leslie! With no complaints! This is a must as a single traveler or family. My family and I will be using them again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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"Great "

  • 5 of 5

A great place to stay with all the comforts of home and conveniently situated to visit all the sights and wine route . It even has a little library with a nice selection and internet with free wifi . We'll certainly come stay here again .

Jan and Yolanda ,

Netherlands .

  • Review Submitted: Mar 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent self catering apartments

  • 5 of 5

We stayed one week in this well equipped apartment. Room had full kitchen and separate livingroom and bedroom. There was also nice terrace and beautiful garden, were we had our self made breakfast and sometimes dinner. There are restaurants and shops at a walking distance.

We even had our own garage for the car with remote control !

The owner Barry is extremely helpful and gave good advice for our traveling. There is also information library full of traveling information !

  • Review Submitted: Nov 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Property with Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We came to Ascot Gardens with a group, but I was lucky to stay in the Mountain View Suite with a friend. We were very happy with the view and the balcony that overlooked the gardens on ground. We arrived to a clean, and spacious room with plenty of amenities. The bathroom was very clean and the laundry unit available was a big plus! The surrounding area was quite and very well put together. We enjoyed the short walk to the neighborhood park and it's proximity to the major grocery store. Barry and Lesley were very friendly and we really appreciated their hospitality.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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