Built in the 18th century, the old Mirtehof farmstead has its roots stretching deep into the soil and rich history of Prince Albert. It remembers the broken heart of a young CJ Langenhoven. It breathes the quiet magic of the sunny Karoo, looks up with joy to the epic starry skies, and carries the hopes and dreams of those exploring its treasures.
We opened our doors in September 2018 and even though the farm is far from a new kid on the block, we’re a new luxury accommodation option. We’re perfect for a Karoo honeymoon, a rejuvenating break from the concrete jungle, or a well-deserved romantic escape.
Mirtehof is perfectly located on the edge of town. Guests wake up to the relaxed ambiance of a small working farm, with beautiful views of the surrounding landscape, especially from the stoep. Breakfast is an authentic local affair, enhanced by what is crispy, fresh and tasty from our garden.
Prince Albert Suite (58 sqm)
The Prince Albert Suite is our premium flagship room. It occupies the entire, newly built west wing of the farmhouse and has access to its own furnished, private terrace and cool shaded garden. Guests can make use of their elegant private antechamber to receive visitors or to lounge and enjoy the comfort of their air-conditioned suite. This spacious room boasts sustainable reclaimed hardwood floors and antique armoires to store guests’ property and clothing. It also offers a comfortable, extra length, king-size bed, with an antique crystal chandelier adding a royal touch.
In the modern Victorian-style bathroom, a scroll-edged bathtub and “his and hers” basins lend elegance, while heated towel rails, underfloor heating and a walk-in, wet room shower adds a cosy, yet modern feel.
Arcadia (31 sqm)
The Arcadia Room is adjacent to Mirtehof’s kitchen gardens where flowers, herbs, fruit and vegetables sustain a buzzing community of insects, birds and small animals.
As you enter the Arcadia Room, the values of antiquity will soothe you and give you a sense of serenity—soft pastel tones of the Persian carpet and original Oregon wood ceilings, combined with elements of nature reflected in the curtains and artwork above the King size bed. A dressing table; two comfortable lounge chairs, a coffee station with a bar fridge, wall-mounted satellite television, bedside tables with reading lamps and a luggage rack are featured in the room, as well as built-in wardrobes. The Victorian-style adjacent bathroom has a double vanity, and a spacious shower and a bath, with a full-length mirror.
The Orchard (46sqm)
The room is part of the old farmhouse where the century-old “brakdak” ceilings are still visible. The Orchard Room is believed to be the coolest in the entire house due to the clay and reed construction of the old ceilings. Ceiling fans and air conditioning keep the cool air moving and create a comfortable space from which to enjoy the courtyard and its quaint, four-spout fountain.
The room offers a king-size bed and a sitting area with a reading lamp. There is a coffee station with a kitchen basin, a bar fridge, a television set with DSTV, a ceiling fan and air conditioner, underfloor heating and Persian carpets.
The king-size bed and the beautifully restored Victorian-style black and white bathroom exude luxury and opulence feeling. The bedroom has underfloor heating, a shower and an antique Victorian bath as well as a double vanity. The room has access to its own terrace and boasts calm garden views.
520 Christina De Wit Street