Grant first came to Lady Grey while touring the area in 1996. He immediately fell in love with “the village in the mountains” and bought Comfrey and Peartree Cottages in 1997. Grant’s parents, George and Gerda, bought Porcupine’s Place a year later. Ironically it was Porcupine’s Place that they had talked Grant out of buying because it was too run down and they were now faced with the huge restoration task.
George and Gerda moved from Johannesburg to a new life in Lady Grey in 1999. Their “retirement” to a sleepy country town turned out to be busier than one might have thought. In their usual energetic manner, they helped grow the little B&B into the four star guesthouse we have today.
Grant also started yearning for a change in lifestyle and started renovating Peartree Cottage in 2002. He left city life and moved to Lady Grey in 2003, the year in which work on Robins’ Nest and the new Guest Dining Room and Lounge was completed.
Comfrey Cottage has three bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, two with showers and one with a bath. There is also a fully equipped kitchen; lounge and dining area for those wishing to self cater. For your winter comfort, all our guest beds are fitted with electric blankets. Tea and coffee making facilities are provided.
Porcupine’s Place, where George & Gerda live, has one guest room. The guest room has its own entrance from the garden and has a charming en-suite bathroom with a Victorian bath.
Robins’ Nest has four guest rooms each with its own entrance from the veranda. Each room has its own character with different views of the garden or mountains. The rooms all have en-suite bathrooms.
Apple Crumble, the newest addition to the collection, has two luxury rooms.