Ellerman House is a pristine display of Cape Edwardian architecture overlooking Bantry Bay with sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean. Named for the former owners, shipping magnate Sir John Ellerman and his wife Lady Esther, this artful twist on luxury lodging is renowned for its fine antiques and art collection, as well as its rare wine gallery.
Elegant and sumptuous, Ellerman House is a nine-suite and two-villa boutique hotel housing one of the most important and extensive private collections of South African art and wine in the country. Recently refurbished, each suite draws inspiration from the beautiful ocean and manicured gardens in colors of blue and green and boasts newly-contemporized bathrooms and large private terraces. Original art from the hotel’s extensive private collection hangs on the walls while complimentary whiskey and sherry are tastefully displayed in beautiful hand-cut glass decanters.
The public spaces of Ellerman House have also been overhauled to showcase the recurring art theme, with carpets, wall colors, and draperies corresponding to their accompanying pieces on display. Even the cuisine works in concert with the artwork, as well as the property’s fine wine collection. The extensive corkscrew wine cellars at Ellerman House are bursting with over 7,500 selections for the discernible palate, many of which are quite rare and in some cases impossible to purchase at retail, including the finest wines from the Cape’s local vineyards and 20-year old brandy.
Ellerman House plays host to a long list of additional amenities, including a solar-heated swimming pool, rejuvenating spa, fully-equipped fitness center, and its true showpiece, a contemporary art gallery. The Ellerman Contemporary features modern art from local South African artists and originals representing over a hundred years of South African culture, including a 1910 Volschenk of undeveloped Camps Bay and Gilbert & George collections. The gallery is rotated every season, giving guests the opportunity to see new pieces with every visit.
The perfect location and getaway for that romantic memory, or a blissful wedding or honeymoon destination, the Ellerman House is sure to capture any guest with her charm, history, and elegance.
Two Ellerman Villas provide every imaginable comfort for the discerning client. The ultimate private affair, the Villas define luxury with a private butler and personal chef. They are completely avant-garde with glass and wood components, electronic curtains that move when to allow the sun in, movies on demand, and a private access spa one elevator ride below. Three full master suites and two private swimming pools make it the perfect getaway location for families who seek the ultimate in indulgent finesse.
Please note: Ellerman House will close for refurbishment from May 15 to June 15, 2017.Request Information