It’s only three months since Marlies & Kingsley McCarthy took over the long-established De Bos Guest Farm on the outskirts of Montagu on the banks of the Keisie River, and one can’t overlook the improvements they’ve already made.
It had been neglected for many years and was in dire need of lots of loving care and hard work. The former owner lives in Switzerland and the property was managed by his parents, who just didn’t have the energy the property needed.
The old buildings have enormous potential — the homestead, stables (now a quirky and much-enjoyed backpackers dorm), barn and cottages. And Kingsley, an architectural draughtsman and project manager in his day job, is ideally placed to make the most of it. Marlies on the other hand is charmingly on the ball when it comes to managing the business.
Her invitation to stay was enticing: “If you are in the Robertson Wine Valley there is lots to see but maybe you need a quite peaceful place to stay. De Bos Guest Farm has lovely rustic (basic) accommodation from camping to en-suite rooms, backpackers and bungalows. We are pet friendly so Beezus is very welcome. With all the Pecan Nut Trees, Oak trees and Kerrie Wilgers the heat of the day never seems too bad.”
It was a very enjoyable stay and very easy to recommend. We wish them lots of luck and we’re sure they will be a great asset to Montagu. Click here for more.