The east wing is built around the original homestead. Constructed from stone collected on the farm and dating back to the late 1700s, this original single-room dwelling was once home to a pioneering farming family.
The original farmhouse this room is now a very comfortable lounge, with a big open fireplace and the original, beautiful yellowwood floors and ceilings painstakingly restored to former glory.
The main bedroom is called the Hippo Room after a small selection of the wooden hippo sculptures collected by the musician and writer, Elspeth Jack. This is a very spacious en-suite room, with separate seating area and wood-burning open fireplace – perfect for relaxing with a good book, or those delicious afternoon naps on the king-sized bed. There is a private wooden deck with expansive views across the lawns as well as a big en-suite bathroom with separate bath and shower. There is also an adjoining dressing room behind the main living space.
The Terrace is large, shady and has panoramic north-facing views from the pool area, across the lawns, over and beyond the farm. There is a braai area with outdoor table and benches and across the terrace, the indoor dining room, opens on to a large outdoor dining area. Around to the right there is access to the main living room, through terrace doors and at the end of the verandah terrace doors also lead to The Hippo Room. Around to the left one can find access to the lower level swimming pool and Yoga Room and the Tree House and Verandah Rooms on the upper level.
Off the main passage (originally the thick outside southern wall of the homestead) are two double en-suite bedrooms – cosy and quiet, The Bay Tree Room, although the smallest on the property is the perfect room for sleeping late. The en-suite has a shower.
The east-facing Courtyard Room is light and airy and looks onto a small shaded courtyard and towards the chicken hok. This is a charming room with two single beds, that can be converted into a King size if needed. The en-suite has a shower and a nice deep bath.
A well-equipped, open-plan kitchen flows into the dining area, equipped with a Morso stove for cold winter evenings. The kitchen is fully functional with a large gas stove top and electric oven. There is a microwave, dish warming tray and toasted sandwich maker for convenience and all the necessary kitchen tools that will turn a modest cook into a budding foodie.
The kitchen flows onto a breakfast room come dining room, this bright room is within olfactory distance of the kitchen and plays hosts to wonderfully informal breakfast or can be set for an elegant dinner. There is another larger dining area outside for those long summer days and nights.