Take an off-grid staycation at eco-luxe villa Atholl House on the slopes above Camps Bay: Green Route

My husband and I stayed at Atholl House for a night earlier this year and I wrote a short blog post about our luxe mini-break.

I needed a break. Just a little one. A staycation-type break for one night. Wishes do come true because my son, Sam, who works with newly-relaunched Atholl House, an eco-villa in Camps Bay, invited us to stay for a night.

I like staycations. I particularly like staycations in exclusive, boutique eco-villas. It’s not a hotel but it feels like one. There are only three double bedrooms, all with en suites that feel like spas and views that stretch from Oudekraal to Lion’s Head.

I had the pool to myself!

This is where I swam and I had the pool area to myself. David was upstairs reading, it was a Monday morning and there I was, reclining on that covered double lounger.

There are solar panels on the roof generating power for Atholl House and eco-mattresses from Cocomat SA have been used on all the beds.

I’m in love with the living roof full of colour and waving grasses Photo: Melanie Farrell
A glimpse of the decor at Atholl House. Photo: Melanie Farrell
A corner of the garden feels like Greece with views over the ocean and a shady spot to sit. Photo: Melanie Farrell
In love with the plantings in the garden, creating calm cameos. Photo: Melanie Farrell

See the Atholl House Gallery here

PS I took a couple of my eco-essentials with me: my hemp twine tote from Hemporium SA, my CBD oil from Cosmic Bazaar and my Mungo throw.

Green Route ZA is the A-Z of eco-conscious living



To buy the Canna Oil CBD oil that I’m taking please visit Cosmic Bazaar’s online store here. The GRZA code gives you 10% off your order.

Published by Melanie Farrell

Founder of Green Route ZA - the path to eco-conscious living. I live in Cape Town, South Africa.

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