Redford House is the perfect accommodation for your stay in Plettenberg Bay. It is a 4-star historic country guesthouse in The Crags within a 22ha estate. This is set against the backdrop of the majestic Tsitsikamma mountains which go down to the magnificent beaches of Nature’s Valley, Keurbooms and Plettenberg Bay.
Accommodation consists of three units, which are separate from the old Redford farmhouse. They are Noble House, The Carriage House and Mrs. Tiggy Winkle’s Cottage.
The Carriage House:
This old wagon or carriage house has been restored as a guest cottage and has had a checkered history as a stable and a shop. It has very thick walls and a ceiling made of whole poplar trees supporting an oregan pine ceiling. It consists of a very large bedroom with an en-suite bathroom with both a bath and shower. It has a four poster Queen sized brass and iron bed. There are two comfortable arm chairs and tea/coffee facilities. The views are of the Tsitsikamma Mountains, lake and pond, gardens and old oaks.
Noble House is a double storey Georgian house with two suites. Upstairs are two double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms with both a bath and shower. Both suites have king sized beds, tea/coffee facilities and televisions. There is a small writing room on the lobby between the two bedrooms. The bedrooms have lovely views of the Tsitsikamma Mountains, lake, nature reserve, gardens and old oak trees.
Downstairs is a very large double sitting room with two fireplaces. There are comfortable couches and bookshelves and a small fridge in one of the cupboards. The house is furnished with antiques and is most ideal for four friends or family travelling together.
Adjoining the house, at the back, are carports, so that there is easy access into the house after going out at night.
Mrs. Tiggy Winkle’s Cottage:
Mrs. Tiggy Winkle’s Cottage is self-catering cottage and has a bedroom with a queen sized bed, sitting/dining room, kitchen, bathroom with a bath and outside shower. There is a tiny second bedroom, adjacent to the bathroom, which would be suitable for a small child. The cottage has a garden, outside table and chairs, and braai (barbecue) facilities.
(Mrs. Tiggy Winkle, as many of you will know, is a character in Beatrice Potter’s stories for children. She was a hedgehog who had a sweet little cottage in the country).
Guests in Noble House and The Carriage House have breakfast included, and Mrs. Tiggy Winkle’s Cottage is self-catering. Breakfast is served in the farmhouse kitchen or on the patio overlooking the pool. Guests will be personally attended by their hosts. Warmth, delicious food and local stories are the order of the day.
Candlelight dinners in the old Settler’s Dining Room can be organized by prior arrangement, with stories of the days when elephant and buffalo roamed freely a few generations ago, and how the early settlers came into the area to cut down the precious Stinkwood and yellowwood trees in the dense forests.
Redford House offers the following activities on the premises:
- Swimming pool;
- Tennis court;
- Art studio – Classes and courses by arrangement;
- Nature Reserve – Guided walks along hiking and birding trails;
- Gardens – Picnics under the oaks;
- Story evenings in the old Settler’s Dining Room;
- A lake, dams, ponds and streams;
- Sundowners overlooking the pool;
- Guided tours of the old farmhouse.