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Stand by for Rick Melvill’s weekly blog on the life and times of the rebirth of a Barrydale icon.

Writing Workshop: Art of the Memoir - 18 to 20 March 2022

Posted on Tue November 16, 2021 in Workshops.

We're excited to have tied up with the highly successful South African and UK based writing course leaders All about Writing and author Jo-Anne Richards for the first of our 'Art of...' workshops.

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'Anais Ninn wrote the brief for the bar

Posted on Thu November 11, 2021.

It's an Art hotel. But is it an Art bar ? The thoughts of Anais Ninn the famous mid 19th century writer and author of an outrageously erotic personal diary that shocked society gave us some direction

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How we found the Karoo Art Hotel, Barrydale

Posted on Thu October 21, 2021.

How a chance visit during an offroad motorbike trip lead to a life changing purchase made on a whim

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