A few months ago, our family wrapped up renovations on one of the beautiful, original sandstone houses here on our farm. The farmhouse is called Bedford, as Farmboy and I got married on the property, making use of the beautiful old sandstone building opposite it for our ceremony, and the calf shed for our reception (click here if you'd like to have a look at photos from our Vintage Farm-style Wedding).
With the renovations complete (for now!), I went about setting up the house on AirBnb and we welcomed our first set of guests over the Aloe Festival weekend. Since then we have had a number of guests stay at Bedford, and I thought it was about time I shared the space with my readers and followers here on the blog...
We have set up the house to be self-catering (we have provided anything and everything you could possibly need to make, serve and enjoy all your meals). The house has 5 bedrooms, and sleeps 10. There are 3 double rooms with queen sized beds, and two double rooms with twin beds. There are 2 bathrooms, one full bathroom inside with a shower, bath and toilet, and an outside loo for the more adventurous. Part of our plan in the future is to build on two more bathrooms inside.
There are also two wonderful fire places for those chilly afternoons and evenings...one in the main bedrooms, and the other in the cosy lounge. There is also a large dining room area for eating meals (or playing board games!) and a wonderful verandah with lots of comfortable seating overlooking our dam and the garden.
Bedford is also pet friendly, and we have already welcomed a number of guests and their pups:
"What a wonderful experience, wonderful for dogs and humans alike. A nice relaxing weekend with all the joys of country lounging and warmth. Worth a visit even if you don't have hounds!" CJ from Durban
The verandah and outside area
The Lounge & Dining Area
The Inside Bathroom
Creighton is only 170km from Durbs (about a 2 hour drive) and the perfect spot to spend the weekend. We also have lots of outdoor activities, from fishing in our dams, to trail runs and mountain bike trails. We also have an extensive list of birds for those who enjoy bird watching, and then for those that prefer something a bit more leisurely, the lounge and outside verandah are the perfect spots to enjoy a good book with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine.
Take a leisurely stroll along the river, and jump in to cool off (we can even arrange tubes and paddling for the more adventurous) or pack a picnic and enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings.
Our rates are R350 per person per night, with a minimum charge of R1050. Kids and babies are welcome too, and we can also organise a tractor ride for the little ones if they aren't too busy saying hello to the lambs and cows.
We are also on Facebook, and would love for you to pop by there and show our page some love:
We look forward to hosting you and your family & friends sometime soon!