The Blacksmith’s Stables Guest House

The historic, comfortable and elegant Blacksmith’s Stables is located in the heart of Rosendal’s heritage district, close to shops and restaurants and adjacent to Rosendal’s stylish Service Station Wine Bar. It is housed in a beautifully converted sandstone barn with a large open plan main living room, cathedral ceiling and flagstone floor.

 

The master bedroom, with Queen size bed, is located at the far end of the building behind a giant book case and includes more than ample closet and storage space. The Loft has two ¾ beds. A fold-out couch allows for a maximum of 6 people. Large kitchen, bathroom with clawfoot tub and separate 2nd WC.

 

Outdoor eating and lounge area under a covered stoep with braai, looking onto a beautiful courtyard.

 

This is likely Rosendal’s oldest building, dating from before the town’s founding in 1908. A blacksmith’s shop with livery stables is known to have operated from here at what was a prominent site in Rosendal’s early years, next to the Senekal to Ficksburg crossroads at Kriek and Van der Merwe Street and between the Post Office and General Dealer store. Rosendal’s first Church services took place here before the present Dutch Reformed Church was built in 1914. Blacksmiths worked from this site until the 1950s after which the Service Station was built as a mechanic’s shop at the front of the property.

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KEY FACTS

  • Sleeps up to 6 people

  • Three piece bathroom with clawfoot tub

  • 2nd, two piece, bathroom

  • Large kitchen with lots of counter space

  • Large covered stoep and braai area

KOSTE / COST (per night)

One to two people—R1000

Three to four people—R1250

Five to six people—R1350

CONTACT

Marius: +27 63 066 7291