THE PRYNNSBERG ESTATE
Bed & Breakfast Accommodation
in Clocolan, Northern & Eastern Free State,
Free State, South Africa
The Prynnsberg Estate was created by Kimberley Diamond magnate Charles
Newberry in 1881. Having fallen into disrepair under the stewardship of
successive generations of an eccentric family the Estate came onto the market in
the late 1980's and fell further into the doldrums before being purchased by its
brave current owners who have set about an ongoing restoration project.
Aran, the original Game Keepers Lodge is the safest bet for those who
demand near perfection. It has two bedrooms with a shared bathroom and is
beautifully appointed with a majestic view over the Eastern Free State.
Compared to Aran, Prynnsberg Manor is a work in progress (10 bedrooms 16
chimneys) and is suited to those with a love of the quirky, the eccentric and a
passion for dressing up. Expect a combination of water damage, antiques, the
smell of bees, gilded ceilings (some having given in to the forces of gravity),
spectacular beds, toilets that roar in the night, a billiard room described as
one of the most beautiful rooms in South Africa and a spectacular communal
bathhouse fired by a donkey boiler known as the 'Clocolan Rocket'.
You hire Prynnsberg Manor in it's totality and a party of up to 16 is ideal
(with space for around 8 kids on the balcony) . You can do your own thing , go
dry hire, and cater yourself but maybe rather take the owners advice and rather
opt for the 'full monti' - which involves spectacular cooking and loads of
advice on how to use the house to it's maximum dramatic potential and a classic
country house program (the kids will love the outdoor movie house).
The Vicarage is also for hire as a B&B and the St Pancras stables will be
available soon. The Estate has it's own church; the exquisite St Saviours which
seats 70. Prynnsberg has its own polo field and is brilliant for walking,
mountain biking and as a springboard into the Eastern Free State.
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