Three weeks at Rose & Ale
With our arrival in East London, we had to decide where we would like to stay during the next year. Since we don’t know East London, we thought it would be better to book into a self-catering cottage for three weeks, while looking at different accommodation.
Thus, for the next three weeks, we ended up in the little beachside village of Gonubie (approximately 25km north of East London) … it almost felt as if we were on holiday with the lovely beach just 500m away from our front door.
Rose Cottage at Rose & Ale:
We found great self-catering accommodation in the form of Rose & Ale and our little cottage (Rose Cottage) were the perfect choice.
Before we show you the beautiful beach of Gonubie, we would like to give a quick review on Rose & Ale – a place that almost felt like a home away from home.
The cottage is supplied with everything one could need – in the kitchen there is a fridge, microwave, toaster, kettle, oven/hob and a full range of crockery and cutlery. The cosy lounge area has a sleeper couch and two chairs, as well as a small desk where one can set up a work station (like Berto did and enjoyed very much).
I found the different rose images very charming – it was perfect for our cottage. One can see the owner has put a lot of thought into the decoration of Rose Cottage.
Here are just a few rose images we spotted:
The outside area of Rose & Ale is also luscious and green, with lovely areas for entertainment. Surely, a family with kids will have no problem in keeping the little ones busy as there is a swimming pool, trampoline and a jungle-gym.
Of course, for us, there is always that one thing that is non-negotiable at any accommodation. Those of you who are regular readers, will know … it’s a braai/barbeque! And we were very happy that we had this facility at Rose & Ale – our first meal in East London was non-other than a proper braai!
We were very happy and comfortable in our first accommodation in East London. Rose & Ale definitely exceeded our expectations – they even arranged that our cottage was cleaned once a week and provided clean linen and towels. We feel very welcome in East London!
As mentioned earlier, our cottage is only 500m from the beach and in our next post we will take you on a scenic walk along the ocean.