The Country House

The Locaton Corporation - South Africa

Welcome to The Country House

Fragrant and colourful, The Country House luxuriant gardens create an idyllic setting for this opulent retreat in the heart of the Garden Route.

The Country House combines gracious elegance with sheer comfort and impeccable service with warm hospitality. Far from the madding crowd, yet conveniently close to a wide variety of leisure activities.

About The House-
The Hotel:
Probably one of the fist things that guests notice about The Country House is the sense of home.

It starts at the beginning of the driveway with enticing views into secret gardens abundant with butterflies and fragranced air. Then the team and the House herself just seem to embody a feeling of family and belonging - of coming home. The individual thatched cottage suites are plush and calming, decorated in a pale green and oyster palette accented with a romantic sparkle of crystal trimmed canopies and dainty chandeliers. A privately positioned patio and garden makes for tranquil relaxation, reflection and reconnecting.

History of The Country House, now in her 20th year:
Way back in 1980, Craig and Jill Hunter bought a small farm called Pear Tree Farm just outside the beautiful resort town of Plettenberg Bay.

Alterations and additions to the old farm house, including two garden cottages, were soon underway to accommodate their family of five children. Craig, a civil engineer transferred his contracting business from Bedfordview to Plettenberg Bay, and Jill established her antique shop on the premises. They enjoyed a large degree of self sufficiency in their new country life style, due to a productive farming venture.
The children left for study and university and the Hunters were persuaded to use the cottages as part of a Farm Bed and Breakfast Association.
Soon afterwards, the possibility of a Country House Hotel came to mind. The project was soon underway, including a new home on the recently acquired next door farm.

`We made this leap, having enjoyed