Sweeping Views of Walker Bay from Selkirk House

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Selkirk House is a thoroughly contemporary guesthouse in a quiet area of the Overberg and forms the ideal base from where to explore the area. The house nestles high against the Hermanus Mountain, with sweeping views of Walker Bay.

Named after the legendary local fisherman, Bill Selkirk, to whom homage is paid in the library picture gallery, the guesthouse is also ideally located close to the 27-hole Hermanus Golf Course, while the Arabella Golf Course is a 20-minute drive away.

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All You Need for a Stunning Stay

The house is entirely eco-friendly and fully automated. On all sides, large glass sliding doors open onto stone and wooden terraces.

The sheltered patio on the middle floor features a sparkling splash pool with tumbling water feature and a Karoo stone barbeque area.

Close by is a temperature-controlled wine cellar stocked with some of the best locally produced wines.

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Relax and Unwind at Selkirk house

Guests can relax in either of the two lounges or in the library, where a computer with easy Internet access is available. From the upper storey bar, lounge steps lead to a spacious rooftop deck with all-round sea and mountain views.

The sumptuous bedrooms are all king size suites with generous bathrooms, each fitted with a shower as well as a bathtub and twin hand basins.

There are heated towel rails and plush towels, bathrobes and Keet & Monks toiletries. Each deluxe room is also fitted with a minibar fridge, personal safe, hairdryer, international adaptor and smart TV, while WiFi is available throughout the house.

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Visiting Hermanus

Hermanus village centre with its abundance of boutiques, bookshops, coffee shops, restaurants, markets, art galleries and museums is a five-minute drive away.

Rich in fynbos, birds and wildlife, Hermanus has much to offer the outdoor enthusiast. Beautiful hikes and picnic spots abound along with pristine beaches, amongst them the famed blue flag Grotto Beach.

Hermanus is also one of the top land-based whale watching destinations in the world. The Southern Right whales visit Hermanus annually between the months of July and December.

Selkirk House is the ideal place for relaxation in comfort, for connecting with nature and for reinvigorating oneself.

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