King's Grant Country Retreat  Verified Listing

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For over one hundred years King's Grant was run by the resident Dutch & German Brothers & Sisters of Mariannhill as the St Isidor Mission and Millworks. Originally built by German Trappist Monks in 1891, the ancient red brick buildings have been restored and converted into an enchanting country guest lodge with Bed & Breakfast as well as self-catering rooms accommodating 24 - 26 guests.

In Room Facilities:

All guestrooms are en-suite and have private garden facing patios where guests are invited to relax, unwind and catch a glimpse of the past. . They are also equipped with tea trays with homemade biscuits, DSTV bouquet, fans, heaters and electric blankets. Free Wi-Fi hotspots in most rooms and available at the restaurant.

Area Information:

Ixopo is a farming district with mostly dairy, beef and timber farming taking place. It has warm to hot summers and cool frosty winters. It is well situated at the intersection of the R56 & R612 and is only one hour's drive inland from the beaches of Scottburgh on the South Coast, one hour's drive from Underberg in the Drakensberg and one hour's drive to Pietermaritzburg. The Carisbrooke Valley was made famous by Alan Paton who wrote his book 'Cry the Beloved Country' whilst teaching at Ixopo High School.

Property Facilities:

The quaint chapel, with a stately gothic-style spire above the bell-tower and original stained glass windows, stands at the heart of the village and is ideal for small and intimate wedding ceremonies of up to 70 people.
The Conference Centre is housed in the historic St. Isidor Mill and includes one breakaway room plus a stylish lounge where delegates meet for teas. Surrounded by peaceful flower filled gardens and situated on a large farming estate in the Ixopo district, King's Grant offers the perfect venue for a productive conference or any other special function you may wish to hold. Country hospitality and cuisine, together with attention to detail, will ensure a successful time spent at our unique venue.
The St Isidor Mill Museum & the fully equipped Blacksmith's workshop give a fascinating insight into life in the past on the mission. The maize mill has been built using yellowwood and Baltic pine and is one of the few workable mills left in South Africa.
Due to the historic red brick buildings and the unique character and atmosphere, King's Grant offers a truly visual experience that will undoubtedly excite and inspire every artist. We house a well-lit art studio and encourage our guests to bring their own equipment and materials for an enchanting art retreat.
The Restaurant and Banquet Hall used for wedding receptions & functions open onto a courtyard of flower filled gardens that surround a tinkling fountain. Enjoy delicious country cuisine, cream teas or lunches. Fine wine and dining in our licensed restaurant - bookings essential.
The 1200ha estate offers the opportunities to enjoy walks, fishing, canoeing, cycling and excellent bird watching with over 200 different species recorded.

Attractions:

Local activities to enjoy are the Paton's Country Express a narrow-gauge steam train that runs once a month on Sundays and the very popular Aloe Festival & Eshayamoya Steam train trips that take place in July. Mountain biking and bird-watching for species such the rare Cape Parrots and Blue Swallows.
The Trappist Trail is a tour that explores the history and architecture of the local Catholic Missions. Centocow Mission also houses the Gerard Bhengu Art Gallery displaying art works by this famous artist who grew up on the mission.

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Rantobeng Ntwampe
31 August 2019

Old century building and the rich history of this town.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5

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