View from upstairs deck (972 x 268)

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Estelle C South Africa, July 2015

Our extended family of 10 people, ranging in age from 87 years to a year, had a wonderful week at Taliesin. The room downstairs was great for the grandparents, and the flatlet with 2 bedrooms & 1 bathroom upstairs worked well for the family with the 1-year-old, including a little kitchen with a microwave to warm his milk early morning. In addition to these 3 bedrooms there are a further 3 en-suite bedrooms. Initially we were a bit nervous about the staircase without a rail, but were able to prevent the 1-yr-old from getting there quite easily by moving the furniture around. An added bonus was the television in a room on its own where it could not disturb the rest of the family. We enjoyed the walks on the island and there are so many attractions in the area that the holiday was over before we knew it.

Blarney8 East London SA April 2015

Taliesin is an amazing house in an spectacular setting. This house has it all and more!! We were a family group of 9 (age range from 11 to 83 )and this spacious house offered us all the amenities and comfort you could wish for. It is a wonderful destination for a holiday and we wished we could have stayed longer than our 5 days. In addition to offering uninterrupted views to the Heads, it is centrally situated within walking distance to all that Knysna has to offer, that is if you can tear yourself away from beautiful Thesen Island!

jjj0hanb0thaec East London SA July 2014

What a great location and view. Amazing. Private. Tranquil. Appointed very well. Luxurious. Spacious. So much more than we expected. Well priced

729Jules007 Canterbury UK January 2013

Taliesin was the perfect venue for our large group. Space and views abound! Attentive manager made sure our arrival was easy and Joanna, the house keeper took care of us. It is quiet and private but still an easy walk to the restaurants and shops. The island is a great place to stay. This was the most amazing holiday.

Refiloe Matiala, South Africa, September 2010

What an amazing weekend at Taliesin. The house is gorgeous and big. Thanks to the owner Sue and her manager Jo. They are really awesome.

Tim Fletcher, South Africa, August 2011

Lovely house, perfect location.

Peter & Moo Mordaunt plus friend & family, Banbury UK - 4 December 2010

We loved our holiday in Taliesin and found all we needed on Thesen Island and Knysna to have a holiday we shall never forget.

Marilize, South Africa, March 2010

Just wanted to drop you a note to say that we had an excellent time in Taliesin. It is an absolutely wonderful place with enough hidey holes for alone time within a big group setting. It is a beautiful home. Thank you for making my husbands birthday weekend one he'll remember always.

Michelle Barnard, Africa - 09 May 2008

We enjoyed it very much and the house is fantastic.

Julia Cook, South Africa - 06 January 2008

The Reddy family were awesome and their house magnificant! One of the best on the island. Thesen Island is wonderful for families, the whole atmosphere of cycling and boating, swimming and late night walks - truly wonderful.

Ms Tynan, Ireland - 31 March 2008

This house is amazing - beautifully appointed with numerous decks in a perfect location on the lagoon and a pleasant short walk over waterways to the chic little Thesen Island 'village' and shops. We didn't want to leave. Highly recommended.

Mr Erasmus, South Africa - 17 July 2007

This was the best get away my family and I have ever had locally.The house and surroundings are great. I would personally recommend Taliesin to anyone. Taliesin is great.

Dawn Berry, South Africa - 28 September 2007

Taliesin is spacious, well appointed and beautifully furnished. It is situated in fantastic surroundings and we would highly recommend.