At the Southern entrance to the magnificent Meiringspoort lies the scenic village of De Rust, where Bill and Christina avid ‘birders” and owners of Housemartin Guest Lodge will welcome you.
In the garden of the 110 year old Victorian manor house are twelve en-suite luxury guest rooms; each with there own verandah leading onto the gardens, orchard and sparkling pool.
In the rooms you will find port, muscadel, homemade biscuits and rusks. Tea, coffee, hot chocolate and magazines.
The atmosphere lures the guests into gentle relaxation after a day exploring the walking and biking trails in the area. Birding, cycling, wine tasting on the local estates.
The Plough Restaurant
Situated at the corner of Schoeman and Burger Streets in the centre of De Rust. The Plough is owned by Bill and Christina Martin.
Christina is internationally known as Chef de Cuisine. Her School of Food and Wine was voted in the top three worldwide in 2002.
Christina specializes in South African cuisine in her new restaurant, making use of seasonal and organic produce wherever possible. She buys the best Karoo lamb and her steaks don’t need steak knives.
Ostrich cappaccio, Bobotie with homemade blatyang are some of the starters. Ostrich fillet with Port and plum sauce, Oxtail Jardinière are hot favorites. Desserts and cakes a plenty are all simply delicious.
Furnished and styled for ultimate comfort, the 12 en-suite bedrooms each have queen sized or single beds with percale bed linen, and all open onto private verandah's.
Complimentary tea and coffee making facilities, homemade biscuits and rusks, and muscadel and port are provided in all rooms, and in winter, bathrooms are heated underfoot, and mohair blankets and electric blankets are available.
Features of the House
* Victorian manor style
* Beautiful gardens
* Quaint rooms
* Famous venue
* Animals rome the yard
* Swimming pool
* Wholesome dining
* Wooly lamas
AA quality assured superior accommodation. Graded four stars with the tourism grading council.
Housemartin Guest Lodge Activities:
A stay at Housemartin is about relaxation - stroll around our beautifully landscaped garden, filled with an array of mature friut trees and an abundant selection of birds, or soak up the sun around our heated swimming pool.
For the more energetic the area offers numerous walks and hiking trails, birding trips, scenic drives through the Swartberg, cycling, and tours through the wine route.
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Housemartin Guest Lodge Guest Review
Average Guest Rating:
out of 5
based on 1
From the moment we arrived we were made to feel at home. Friendly hosts, beautiful rooms and a very lovely garden! Will definitely stay here again. The property is situated near the centre of town. Even with the main road next to the property the layout of the rooms are in such a way that you almost do not hear the vehicles - and we stayed during a period where a lot of trucks drove through town early morning (Meiringspoort 21km marathon ).
Rating: Reviewed by Riaan Enslin over a year ago
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