The Purple House in Smithfield is one of the oldest and nowadays most funkiest, grooviest guest houses in the Free State. You will (according to a legend) be staying in the same room that the famous South African painter, J.H. Pierneef, lived in for two months in 1935 whilst working on replicating old bushmen paintings in the hills around the town.
This Guest House is run by the owner who is always available. We have hosted some very interesting people in the house. Think of the Ian Roberts and the whole Radio Kalahari Orkes group, Manuel Escorcio, Petronel Baard and Karen Zoid family and important people in politics.
The Pierneef room is nice and comfortable with Oregon floors and high ceilings. The unit is fully renovated with a queen-sized bed, extra length and private bathroom with shower and bath. Full DStv is available.
The Gallery room is fitted with two single beds, two lounge chairs and has an en-suite bathroom with shower. Full DStv is available.
The Bluegum Cottage is situated in our second house on the property of The Purple House B & B. It consists of a downstairs room with two single beds and upstairs is a queen size bed with a balcony overlooking the garden.
The Gecko Cottage can accommodate five persons in comfort. We have two rooms in the cottage. One room has a double bed and the other has three single beds. There is a kitchen and bathroom is separate. This is backpacker style accommodation. It is basic, but comfortable.
Coffee and tea-making facilities are provided in the kitchen and we also have a small cafe in the garden. Dinners and breakfasts are served inside the house or on the veranda. You could also have it in the lovely tea garden with a little pond. The house also has a private cinema for entertainment; prior arrangement for shows is a must.
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