Temenos is well loved for its warm hospitality. It extends an invitation to guests to embrace a milieu of stillness and simplicity. Here one may mindfully listen anew to the needs of one’s body, mind and heart. Within our healing gardens are many private spaces for you to discover where you can unwind and restore yourself. At Temenos we have 14 cottages offering a variety of accommodation. You have the choice of double or twin beds and bathrooms with a shower or a bath. All our cottages are en suite and have private patios and a fireplace. They are fully equipped for self-catering. We also offer dinner, bed and breakfast packages and garden restaurant on site.
We have four library suites adjacent to our beautiful garden library. These are very quiet cottages, ideally suited to guests who enjoy privacy.
Choose from one of our four quiet Georgian suites, each room has its own private patio and fireplace.
JAMIL (book online)
meaning ‘the beauty of the divine’ has a shower. This is a very private suite ideal for retreating
IONA (book online)
named after the mystical island off Scotland, has a free standing bath. Well loved in winter for its embrace of the morning sun.
AVILA (book online)
named after the great mystic Teresa of Avila, has a shower, and an enclosed private garden.
LISIEUX (book online)
named after the place in France where the ‘little’ Teresa was born and lived. She exemplified finding the Beloved in everyday simplicity
These four thatched cottages, situated around our duck pond, are in the heart of the Temenos garden. Ideal for nature lovers
ASSISI (book online)
was our first cottage at Temenos. It has a shower, and a private garden patio. In its foundations is buried a rock from Assisi, the birthplace of St. Francis. Little wonder the birds love being around this cottage.
CARMEL (book online)
nestles in a grove of trees and is particularly popular in the hot summer months. It has a shower as well as a very private back verandah
SUBIACO (book online)
named after the cave in Italy where St Benedict wrote his beautiful monastic Rule. A copy is buried in the foundations hopefully inspiring visitors to embrace a contemplative stay during their time at Temenos. The cottage has a shower, a lovely private garden and braai area.
SANTA CHIARA (book online)
named after St Clare , the beloved friend of St Francis. It is a very private garden cottage and has a shower and lovely fireplace.
These two cottages adjoin our beautiful serene spiral and are adjacent to The Well
ATHENA (book online)
is near our forest spiral. It has a lovely verandah, a braai area and an excellent fireplace in the bedroom. It has a bath and shower.
BEULAH (book online)
named after a beloved friend of Temenos whose radiant presence filled our garden. She liked nothing better than to welcome our guests with a warmhearted smile and an angel card. The room has a cozy fireplace, bath and shower, and looks out onto the Spiral garden. It is a few paces away from THE WELL.
Two bedrooms, two bathrooms, spacious kitchen and living room, beautiful patio overlooking the Temenos gardens.