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Paul Ross bought Ardmore Dairy Farm in 1998 and established Ardmore Guest Farm. Paul and his wife Sue, have continuously added new features and guest accommodation.

The Guest farm is situated in Champagne Valley below the three highest peaks in South Africa: Mafadi at 3450 m, Injisuti Dome at 3410 m and the Champagne Castle at 3377 m. Ardmore is now a commercial timber farm, selling logs to paper mills. Previously it was a maize farm and later a dairy farm. Ardmore Ceramics was established on Ardmore Farm in 1985 and the Ardmore Museum has an extensive display of the ceramics. Ardmore Ceramics are now made near Howick.

The farm is also home to horses, ponies, goats, ducks, chickens, dogs and a couple of free-range kids. Most of the farm is on the other side of the road, wonderful for walks.

Here at the farm you can try bass fishing and bird watching at the farm dam, take a dip in the swimming pool or pay a visit to the on-site African Loom cotton weaving where you can buy hand-woven cotton bags and cushions. Also have a look at Steve Bull`s paintings on display in the gallery along with a selection of Ardmore Ceramics.

Accommodation at Ardmore Guest Farm:
At Ardmore there are 16 beautiful units to choose from according to your preference. We cater for groups of all sizes, from single guests to large groups. We are happy to field inquiries and help you best organise your stay with us. We have 1, 2 or 3 bed units either in our renovated garden facing studios with stunning views of Ardmore`s extensive gardens or alternatively you can book one of our mountain facing cottages of various sizes, facing South Africa`s three highest mountain peaks.

Most of our accommodation types have en-suite bathrooms with tea/coffee making facilities, Jacuzzi spa baths and showers, and a wood fireplace with limited free firewood provided. We offer accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis. A three-course, lantern lit dinner is an optional extra.

Free WiFi is available in the main lodge complex and guest rooms.


There are so many activities in and around Ardmore that you will not be short of things to do. Below is a selection of our top picks for what to do in the surrounding area whilst you stay with us.

- If you are interested in local arts and crafts, then you must visit the Ardmore ceramic art museum which is open every day. As is our African loom weaving project, with beautiful handwoven bags and cushions for sale made from hand dyed, spun, woven and sewn cotton.
- Visit the Amangwe crafts and beadwork community project selling locally produced crafts from 40 local beaders.
- Pop into the Steve Bull gallery to see some great works from the infamous local artist.
- Bass fishing and bird watching at our large farm dam, across the road roughly 400 m from the guest house.
- Enjoy the jungle gym for the kids, trampoline and table tennis.
- Take a dip in our swimming pool with fantastic views of Champagne Castle mountain.
- Take a 45 minute stroll up the hill above the main forest on the farm with views of the entire champagne valley.
- Beautiful mountain biking terrain, if you bring your own bike, feel free to explore the tracks around the farm.
- Relax and enjoy our beautiful tea garden where light lunches, tea and scones and apple pie are served.
- Have a drink in our Honesty bar, play a game of pool, table tennis, or foosball or watch some satellite television in the pub.
- Take a steep 90 minute hike to the trig beacon on Ardmore Hill, 230 m above the guest house, with stunning 360 views.
- Or if you can not keep offline, surf the internet with our high speed free wifi.

Rooms and Units Available:

Garden Facing Queen Suite
Queen size Bedroom with en-suite Bathroom with Jaccuzzi Spa Bath & Shower. The rooms feature fireplaces,Coffee station & Fridge.
Amount of similar units: 6
Sleeps 2 Adults

Garden Facing Queen Suite
Enjoy comfort and magic in our Queen Suites, housed in beautifully renovated stables and the old Ceramic handcrafts factory.
Amount of similar units: 2
Sleeps 2 Adults and 1 child

Mountain Facing Suite 2 BDR
This unit consists of a covered veradah and 2 large ensuite bedrooms each with a jacuzzi spa bath and shower. The lounge has a fireplace and fridge.
Sleeps 4 Adults

SC Garden Facing Cottage
This quant two bedroom Mountain facing cottage has a cosy lounge with a fireplace and a country kitchen with fridge, stove & micro.The en-suite main bedroom has a bath and shower. The second smaller bed room has twin beds with a shower.Covered verandah.
Sleeps 4 Adults

Thatched Garden Facing Rondawel
Detached traditional thatched Bungalows feature an en-suite bathroom with a bath and a separate shower. Bedroom features Queen size bed, fireplace and a fridge.
Amount of similar units: 2
Sleeps 2 Adults

Thatched Mountain Facing Cottage 2 BDR
These thatched cottages have a covered veradah and 2 large ensuite bedrooms each with a jacuzzi spa bath and shower. Each bedroom has a queen bed and a single bed. The lounge features a fireplace, coffee station and fridge.
Amount of similar units: 2
Sleeps 4 Adults and 2 children

Thatched Mountain Facing Cottage 3 BDR
These thatched Chalets have 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms (1 main ensuite + 2 small bedrooms), fireplace, jacuzzi spa bath and shower, covered verandah. Balcony upstairs off the main ensuite. 2 extra beds for kids or adults
Amount of similar units: 4
Sleeps 4 Adults and 2 children

Thatched Mountain Facing Honeymoon Suite
Detached,Traditional Bungalow, consisting of main Queen size bedroom, en-suite Spa bath & shower, bedroom with Lounge area, covered patio, coffee station fridge & fireplace.
Sleeps 2 Adults

Facilities & Services available:

Children under 12
Disabled (wheelchair friendly)
Honeymoon Couples
Airport Shuttle Service
Laundry Service
Ironing Service
Special Meals on Request
Conference facilities
Wedding facilities
Team Building
Self-Braai / Barbecue
Bar on the Premises
Dining room
Cots available
Curio Shop
Fireplace on the Premises
Internet Access
Parking (off-street - open)
Tourism Information Desk
Xhosa / Zulu
Communal Satellite TV
DVD and/or VCR
Games Room
Hiking / Walking Trails
Swimming Pool

Cancellation Policy:

Bookings cancelled within 30 days of arrival, subject to penalties of:
- Within 4 weeks, 25%
- Within 2 weeks, 75%
- Within 3 weeks, 50%
- Within 1 week, 100%

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  • Accommodation Type: Bed & Breakfast and Guest Farm