Abbey Manor


Abbey Manor Luxury Guesthouse in Cape Town, South Africa is situated on the footsteps of Table Mountain and about a 15 minute drive from the popular landmarks V&A Waterfront, Camps Bay Beach and Clifton. The house was designed by the architect William Black, who was responsible for a wide range of famous buildings in Cape Town. The house was named “Abbey Manor” after the Manor house at Bisham, known as Abbey Manor although actually a priory and not in fact an abbey. This Manor house was a memory from his youth, and was the model David McConnell wished to follow in building in Cape Town.


The History of Abbey Manor Guesthouse


Built in 1905 by David Edward McConnell


The suburb of Oranjezicht (meaning “sight of orange”) was named for the spectacular view it had of the orange groves in the Company Gardens. The Company Gardens were planted by the Dutch East India Company in 1652 to provide vital foods to the passing sea trade Abbey Manor, was built in 1905 for David Edward McConnell, a British businessman newly arrived in what was then the Cape Colony. David McConnell was a director of the Union Castle Shipping Line, then the primary means of transport between Europe and South Africa.


The house was designed by the architect William Black, who was responsible for a wide range of famous buildings in Cape Town. Although less well-known than his contemporary Herbert Baker, he is more widely renowned for the arts-end-crafts movement in the Cape Province. The original approved council plans are displayed on the main staircase. The house was named “Abbey Manor” after the Manor house at Bisham, known as Abbey Manor although actually a priory and not in fact an abbey. This Manor house was a memory from his youth, and was the model David McConnell wished to follow in building in Cape Town.


Abbey Manor Rooms


Abbey Manor has a large heated swimming pool, as well as a spa bath on the upper balcony. Each room has air conditioning, multiple satellite television channels, minibar, coffee and tea facilities and free access to broadband WiFi Internet connection (loan of a laptop computer can be arranged).


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