Originally built as a Coach house around 1900, the Cricket House Guest House in the historical heart of Montagu stands on its own, within walking distance of most of Montagu's earliest buildings - many listed as National Heritage Buildings, housing museums, shops, restaurants, pubs and homes. It's location combines town life with a view across the "dorpse-plaase" ( "town-farms" ) over the road, and the ever-changing mountains that surround Montagu in the background.
This beautifully furnished and comfortable little house is perfect for family groups, or several friends travelling together. It has off-road parking, a braai facility in the shaded back garden, and a spacious outdoor shower to cool off. Inside, the art and ornaments change with the seasons, and there are always treasures to buy in the custom-made display case. Guests are welcomed with a glass of sherry or cool white wine.
Downstairs there is an air-conditioned open-plan living space with both a TV and a selection of books on a wide range of local subjects, a fully equipped kitchen, and two bedrooms: a double-bed room with a door onto the garden and outside shower, and a twin-bed room. The cool and calm bathroom with a deep Victorian bath sits between the two bedrooms.
Upstairs there is a double bed under the skylights/stars and a single bed under the eaves, when needed. The en-suite bathroom has a Victorian bath with a view of the mountains. The loft has its own air-conditioning, couch, TV, a selection of books on local buildings, flora, fauna, people and places, a bar-fridge, and coffee and tea facilities. Also Wifi.
The house is to let for R2,900 per night.
Sleeps up to 7 people - 4 downstairs and 3 in the loft.
Children under 12 by prior arrangement.
Pets by prior arrangement and at the owners discretion.
Breakfast Baskets on request from R80pp
Dinners or Braai Packs can be arranged.
Please note we follow Slow Food practices and try to provide food that is local and seasonal.
No credit card facilities.
50% deposit on booking: EFT or cash
Cancellations to be given in writing via email or WhatsApp:
60 - 31 days before the date 90% of deposit returned
30 - 15 days before the date 70% of deposit returned
14 - 8 days before the date 50% of deposit returned
7 days before date 0% of deposit returned