Welcome to the Garlic House

This large modern cottage in Smithfield, Free State is ideal accommodation for singles, couples and especially families up to 6 people. Both B&B and Self Catering accommodation in one, the good quality beds and linens, electric blankets, DSTV, generous sized full bathroom, kitchen/lounge and dining area provide everything you need to have a comfortable nights stay.

The Bluegum Cottage is the new guest wing of the Garlic House, a beautiful old18th century building and home of owner/artist Kitty Schneider. Set in a large private property with lots of secure off street parking, it lies in the quiet and peaceful area of Smithfield. It is also far away from the sounds of traffic on the N6 which passes through town. Privacy, peace and quiet ensure a good nights sleep.

There are three rooms, two bedrooms with queen size beds and another large room with the kitchen/dining/lounge area and two single beds. One bedroom is upstairs with a large balcony with views all around Smithfield and our “mountain”! Large windows provide lots of natural light and views into the organic farm-like garden.

The owner Kitty Schneider is a jewellery artist whose quirky sense of decor has made the cottage something unusual and unique. Hand made steps with pieces of broken plates and mirrors, the shower floor made from pebbles collected at the beach and the hand forged burglar bars in the shapes of birds, fishes, cats and flowers, are some of examples of attention to detail I have used to create this space. The cottage is also spacious, simple and uncluttered.

There are three dogs and four cats on the property, so pets are only allowed with prior arrangement. There is a plunge pool for hot summer afternoons and plenty of space in the garden for children to run around. There is excellent 3G cell phone coverage and a great restaurant/pub down the road with WIFI. I do also make dinner for guests with prior arrangement. Cereals/tea and coffee are included in the accommodation price.

The garlic house and stoep

The Bluegum Cottage and stoep