Home to Roost between Steynsburg and Hofmeyr is all about peace and nostalgia.
There is no electricity, but there is a gas stove, a donkey boiler for hot water, and old-fashioned lighting.
In this place, you can reconnect with quiet and with space. You can feel the relief of falling silent while watching a candle flame or the spinning reflection of the windpump in the farm dam.
At dusk you bond with friends and family over the lighting of paraffin lamps and the pouring of wine.
One of the most special parts of the house is the semi-enclosed space outside the back door. This braai and gathering area was built by stone harvested from the surrounding veld and built by a master stonemason by the name of Hendrik Baartman.
It is a magical area and has a sunset window framing the distant Bamboesberg mountain range.
Home to Roost is the kind of place where life locks into a slower rhythm. This farmhouse invites naps after lunch, reading in the sunroom or knitting on the stoep.
For those who enjoy walking, there are nearby plateaus, wild animals and beautiful views in the morning and evening.
There is a fully equipped kitchen with all you would need for self-catering, plus some very quaint and ancient kitchen appliances from your grandparents’ time.
In fact, one of Home to Roost’s main attractions is that it is as much a farmstay as a domestic museum. Another charming element is the poultry theme, which will probably keep small children occupied for hours, finding and counting all the images of chickens and ducks.
Home to Roost sleeps six in the house, with two bathrooms, and bunk beds in an outdoor bedroom for an additional eight people. Michael and Lesley will show you how everything works, then leave you to enjoy the peace. They live on another farm nearby.
- Contact Lesley or Michael on email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 048 885 9077.