The Guest unit is situated off the side of a large covered veranda or ‘stoep’ on the side of main house. It is self catering although I do provide cooked meals on request. There are 2 rooms, one upstairs and one downstairs with a full bathroom on the ground floor. This unit sleeps up to 6 people, 2 in the queen-size bed upstairs and 2 in a queen size bed downstairs. I have recently added a kitchenette and lounge/dining room which has 2 single beds in it.
There is a large uncovered balcony attached to the upstairs room and as it has no railings children need to be supervised.
Depending on your needs and pre-booking time, the rooms may be changed by either changing the queen-size bed downstairs for 2 single beds or for those of you on a longer retreat, moving the bed out of the downstairs room which is spacious enough to accommodate a desk/ chair and other furnishings needed for an artists/writers retreat. Large windows allow plenty of light and air into all rooms.
The furnishings are simple yet comfortable being a combination of antique and modern. The burglar bars are custom-made and reflect cats, birds and other bits of nature, though security is luckily not a top priority in this small town, crime being very minimal.
The rates are R400 single or R325.00 pp sharing per night including tea and coffee. A wide selection of cereals is offered for breakfast and is also included in the accommodation price.
Smithfield also offers excellent internet connectivity (3G) on a cellphone.