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Comfrey Cottage

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 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.

In 2008 Grant started his CycleTouring business out of Quill Cottage on the property. It has since grown to fill Peartree Cottage. CycleTouring is a shop specialising in bicycle touring equipment. This gives Grant the outlet to share his passion for bicycle travel. Although most of the CycleTouring business is online, many people have come to stay at Comfrey Cottage and visit the CycleTouring shop to get kitted out for their next bicycle adventure.

Sadly George died in 2018 but Gerda and Grant continue to welcome guests at the Comfrey Cottage Collection.

Comfrey Cottage has three bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. There is also a fully equipped kitchen; lounge and dining area for those wishing to self-cater.

Robins’ Nest has four en-suite guest rooms each with its own entrance from the veranda. Each room has its own character with different views of the garden or mountains.

Apple Crumble, the newest addition, has two en-suite rooms.