B&B/ Self-Catering Accommodation in Grahamstown/Makhanda
Welcome to 1-on-Ross
1-on-Ross is an environmentally friendly guest house, consisting of 4 cottages nestled in a quiet cul-de-sac just off Henry Road. It has a large, treed garden. There is a pool, outdoor seating areas and braai facilities on request. Adequate off-street parking is provided behind an automatic gate. Pumped, filtered borehole water is used and all units have rechargeable lights, so light is available even during loadshedding. Water to the units is supplied with the assistance of a large pressure tank, so water is always available. If there is an electricity cut and the water pressure drops, the pump is restarted using the generator.
DSTV is available in all units when there is electricity. Each unit is equipped with a basic allocation of a refrigerator, microwave, kettle, toaster, crockery and cutlery. Further details are provided below. Fibre wifi is uninterrupted, even during loadshedding. Guests are welcome to use the swimming pool and braai facilities. All units are serviced daily. Secure off-street parking with remote access is provided. 1-on-Ross is conveniently situated close to private schools (Kingswood College, St Andrew’s College and DSG), Graeme College, Rhodes University, the Courts, Museums and Medical Facilities. Just a little bit further away is the coast and a whole selection of stunning game reserves.
The Flatlet is up a short flight of stairs and consists of a separate carpeted bedroom, lounge with kitchenette and bathroom. The bedroom has the choice of a king-size bed or alternatively, two single beds. There are bedside tables, a cupboard and desk. Electric blankets and extra blankets are provided for the colder weather.
The lounge offers two couches for comfortable seating. These sleeper couches convert into single beds for extra accommodation. There are a few lounge tables. A well-equipped kitchenette has a stove with oven in addition to the standard kitchenette equipment. For colder weather, there is a wall heater. Airconditioners are available on request and are dependent on the stability of the local grid. The bathroom is spacious with twin basins, a bath, large shower and toilet.
The Cottage has one bedroom, a lounge with kitchenette, a bathroom and outdoor seating area in a small garden. The bedroom and lounge/kitchenette have luxury vinyl flooring. The bathroom is tiled.
The bedroom has a queen-size bed with side tables and cupboard. A wall heater, extra blanket and electric blanket are available for the cold weather. The lounge has a small dining table, lounge table and sleeper couch, which can be converted to two single beds. In addition to the basic facilities, the kitchenette is set up for semi self-catering. It has a one-plate induction stove, small air fryer oven and electric frying pan. Crockery and cutlery is provided for up to 4 people. The air conditioner is available on request and depends on the stability of the local grid. The bathroom is spacious, with large shower, bath, basin and toilet.
The Single Unit
The Single Unit offers fairly basic accommodation for a single person and is a smaller room. It has a double bed, table with chair and small kitchenette with bar fridge and microwave oven. There is an en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower and separate toilet. It is adjacent to the larger cottage and suitable for an extra adult or child if there is a cottage overflow.
The Annexe is a large, secluded, carpeted bedroom with a kitchenette and bathroom. It is situated on the end of the main house with its own private entrance. The bedroom section has a queen-size bed with bedside tables on either side. There is also a large desk, small table and chairs and wall heater for the colder weather. The kitchenette comprises a large fridge (in the corner of the bedroom) and adequate catering equipment. A gas stove is available if required. The bathroom is large, with double basins, a walk-in shower, big bath and toilet. An air conditioner is available on request and depends on the stability of the local grid.
Come explore Grahamstown!
Our guesthouse prides itself on providing exceptional service and hospitality. The friendly and attentive staff are dedicated to ensuring that guests feel welcome and well-cared for throughout their stay. They are readily available to assist with any inquiries and offer local recommendations.
If you’re seeking a peaceful retreat that offers comfort, charm and a touch of elegance, look no further than 1-on-Ross B&B/Self-catering in Grahamstown, located in the enchanting Eastern Cape of South Africa. Nestled in a quiet cul-de-sac, within walking distance from the town centre, this delightful bed and breakfast has been welcoming guests since 2017, providing a haven of relaxation and warm hospitality.
Accommodation and Amenities
At 1-on-Ross, guests can choose from four cosy and well-appointed accommodation units, ensuring a comfortable stay. Each unit offers a range of amenities to enhance your experience, including rechargeable lights that guarantee continuous illumination even during power cuts and uninterrupted fibre Wi-Fi to keep you connected. The bed and breakfast is also proud to be water self-sufficient, utilising filtered borehole water and a large pressure tank system to ensure a constant supply of water.
As you arrive at 1-on-Ross, you’ll find ample off-street parking secured by a heavy automatic gate, providing both convenience and peace of mind during your stay. The commitment to a seamless guest experience extends to thoughtful touches such as complimentary tea, coffee, sugar and cereals, making you feel right at home from the moment you step through the door.
The Serenity of Nature
One of the highlights of 1-on-Ross is its serene and picturesque surroundings. The guest house is nestled amidst a large, beautifully landscaped garden adorned with trees, offering a tranquil ambience and a sense of escape from the bustle of everyday life. Outdoor seating areas invite guests to unwind, enjoy a good book or simply soak up the sunshine. For those seeking a refreshing dip, a sparkling pool awaits, providing a perfect respite on warm summer days.
To enhance your stay, the bed and breakfast also offers barbecue facilities upon request. Whether you’re a seasoned grill master or simply enjoy the aroma of sizzling food and the convivial atmosphere of a barbecue, this option allows you to indulge in a delightful outdoor culinary experience.
While 1-on-Ross provides an idyllic retreat, it also serves as a convenient base for exploring the wonders of Grahamstown, also known as Makhanda. The town boasts a rich history and cultural heritage, making it a captivating destination for history buffs and art enthusiasts alike.
Within easy reach, you’ll find a treasure trove of attractions, including the iconic Cathedral of St Michael and St George, which stands as a testament to Grahamstown architectural grandeur. The Albany Museum, situated in the heart of the town, offers a fascinating journey through the region’s natural and cultural history, showcasing impressive exhibits and engaging displays. For nature lovers, nearby game reserves and national parks beckon with their diverse flora and fauna. Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature as you embark on thrilling wildlife safaris or scenic hikes, capturing breathtaking moments and creating memories that will last a lifetime.
If you’re searching for a serene getaway that combines comfort, charm and a touch of nature’s beauty, 1-on-Ross B&B/Self-catering in Grahamstown is a perfect choice. With its well-appointed accommodations, tranquil surroundings and convenient location, this charming bed and breakfast provides a haven of relaxation for discerning travellers. Whether you’re seeking a romantic escape, a family adventure or a peaceful retreat, 1-on-Ross promises an unforgettable experience that will leave you refreshed, rejuvenated and longing to return.
Book your stay at 1-on-Ross B&B/Self-catering and immerse yourself in the tranquillity and charm of this enchanting retreat in the heart of Grahamstown.