Jonkmanshof in Montagu consists of two properties, 20 Bath & 30 Bath Street. Each homestead boasts two generous en suite bedrooms, living room, dining room and country kitchen. Both properties can be booked exclusively if guests would prefer not the share the property with other discerning travellers. There is a private bathroom with bath and free toiletries in each unit, along with a hair dryer.
Jonkmanshof - 20 Bath Street is a historic 1854 Cape Dutch farmhouse situated in the tiny town of Montagu, in the western part of South Africa’s Little Karoo. Despite its modest population count, the little farm town boasts some of the most majestic of mountain landscape.
Painted in the traditional warm ochre hue, the gabled farmhouse front looks over the gravel garden, with small ponds, the farm pool, and the surrounding mountainous wilderness. The interior of this home is decorated with South African, old-world beauty from the handmade clay tiles to the original river-reed ceilings. Almost every room is decorated with antiques, all of the well-loved and well-used. In the living room is an original fireplace, while the kitchen is spacious as it is inviting and cool. The library, otherwise known as the ‘Room of Curiosities,’ is one of the owners’ favorite spots, amidst the century-old books, treasures, and talismans, take a seat, grab the nearest novel and escape.
As Jonkmanshof homestead forms part of Hemelhuijs, the well-established design restaurant, food and hospitality is at the heart of the experience when staying with us. From the smell of freshly baked bread to the making of delicious preserves, the kitchens prepare all the items served at the breakfast table. Be it fresh cheese or a hearty farm pate, made with the best ingredients from our local farmers.
This is a getaway home of rare and dignified beauty. Once you leave its doors you will have made a generous, elegant, eccentric and richly distinguished new friend in the form of Jonkmanshof - 20 Bath Street.