The Rosendal Post Office
The Rosendal Post Office is a historic character home with charm and unique detail that consists of a large open plan ground floor with separate kitchen and pantry with loads of counter space, large dinning room table, a sitting area with wood stove and a tucked away corner quiet zone, plus a floor-to-ceiling library.
The upstairs “Attic Room” is accessed by a large wooden staircase and through a trap door with counter weight. Two double and two single beds and bathroom with claw foot tub. Spectacular north and east views of the Witteberg mountains. Room works for couples or as a weekend kids corner.
The master bedroom is housed in the former “Exchange Room”, from where telephone and telegraph services operated. Queen size bed, fireplace, walk-in closet and spacious bathroom with claw foot tub. Third bedroom—“The Post Master’s office”—consists of double bed and pleasant bathroom with shower and hex tile flooring. There is a sleeping loft (suitable for kids) in the hall between the two bedrooms.
Also incudes a laundry room, large covered back stoep with braai and outdoor dining area plus off-road parking. Building insulated to Canadian standards for those cold Free State winters. Property has its own borehole.
Much character and historic detail. This includes a secret under-floor telecoms bunker—now a wine cellar—and a plaque noting the 1943 “Rosendal Coup” when the Ossewabrandwag took over and captured the Post Office.
* Living area
* 3 bedrooms that can sleep 10 people in total
* Off street parking
* Dog friendly
KOSTE / COST (per night)
R900 for two (one bedroom)
R1200 for four (two bedrooms)
R1400 for up to 10 people (three bedrooms)
Douglas: 072 824 9151