The House

In the shadow of the Aasvoëlkrans mountain on a six acre stud farm bordering the village of Montagu, lies the unique Aasvoëlkrans B&B. The house and cottages were built in 1998 after a fire destroyed the previous home. It was designed by Melanie Alston, daughter of the owners, and an award-winning architect. A rounded corrugated roof, wood pillars and beams, plain whites on walls and big plates of glass are warmed by bright splashes of colour, soft furniture and an African motif, which is tastefully woven in. Carved animals pop up unexpectedly, indoors and out, sometimes even from large buckets of fresh flowers which were picked from Jeanne’s large, child-friendly garden.

The fresh farm air at Aasvoëlkrans will definitely give you an appetite. Guests can enjoy large, beautifully laden breakfasts in the dining room. If you have any specific preference, your hosts will happily cater for it. The town has many restaurants, such as the Wild Apricot Restaurant and Preston’s Restaurant and Thomas Bain Pub (open seven days a week, 9am till late).