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our new laundry room

Posted on Sep 17, 2014 | 0 comments

When you have a guest house the laundry room is a very,very important area and after 20 years we are embarking on a major renovation of...

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It was a hoot to build the Fairview owl-house (Guest Blogger is our son Alex Benkenstein)

Posted on Sep 11, 2014 | 2 comments

We are so excited – the room with the best view (our owl box) is occupied!  During the day he sits on one particular branch. Spotted...

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Spring is in the air – a Spring Cleaning Checklist

Posted on Sep 3, 2014 | 0 comments

At Fairview we cannot wait for Spring to keep dust and dirt under control. I share my ultimate cleaning lists with you: KITCHEN The Basics...

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so is it a luxury room or not?

Posted on Aug 8, 2014 | 1 comment

Recently I made the mistake of upgrading guests who had booked one of our Standard rooms to a room which I consider a Superior room. The...

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No Show

Posted on Jun 28, 2014 | 0 comments

Bed and breakfasts and guest houses are often  run by the owners – in South Africa they  mostly have 5 or less rooms in the case of...

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Living in a listed building

Posted on Jun 12, 2014 | 0 comments

We bought Fairview in 1994 and took up the challenge to restore this historic George landmark. People often express their surprise that we...

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