http://www.galinohouse.co.za/ Tel 0514360886 Galino House is the first private inpatient rehabilitation centre in the Free State (Bloemfontein) for alcohol, drug and behavior addictions. It is a passion driven initiative which has a highly experienced multi-disciplinary team to achieve our aim. All counsellors are trained and certified in drug, alcohol and trauma treatment. Our facility is based on the Minnesota (12 step) model for treatment of addiction. Duration of the treatment program may vary from one to three months.
The new television advertisement from the Olympia House addiction treatment program.
The main house is understood to have been built in Edwardian times with many of the original features retained. The current layout of the house provides 15 bedrooms (original layout was 6 bedrooms). The house has brick built elevations under a tiled roof.
The barn building is located to the rear, or north, of the main house and comprises a wooden built two storey building under a slate roof and is attached to the former coach house. The building was most recently used as residential accommodation (8 bedrooms).
The coach house and other attached buildings comprise two dwellings (1 bed cottage and 3 bed first floor flat), office, consulting rooms and games room. The dwellings have there own entrances.
The remaining buildings are a mixture of brick, wood and metal clad structures.The main house and outbuildings are surrounded by garden areas including a formal flowerbeds, borders, part walled garden and a pond. The property enjoys views over it’s own paddocks and a small block of woodland to the south. A number of attractive trees are located at the property which, in part, also screen the property from the Road and the property entrance.
We understand that the property was originally built for a Colonel Williams as a private residence when it formed part of a country estate together with much of the surrounding farm and woodland. The earliest plan of the main house held is dated 1896 which is considered around the date of construction. The last owners purchased the property in 1982 and it was converted for use as a drug rehabilitation facility. more recently the building has been looted of almost anything of value and trashed badly, which has left the roof in a bad state which in turn has left the house with rotting timbers and damp walls and ceilings. bathrooms and fireplaces are damaged where they have tried to remove these and failed? this explore was with very mixed feelings of wonder at the history and beauty of this once magnificent house and gardens and sadness at it’s current condition. Enjoy your explore!!