Guest House B & B, Smithfield R750,000 5 Bedroom House

Smithfield, Free State - South Africa



The legendary and nearly 100 year old Purple House B and B in Smithfield, Free State is for sale at R750,000. Air conditioned rooms, en suites and lots more!.

Smithfield lies smack in the middle of Gauteng and East London. Therefor we get lots of travellers that visit Smithfield on their way to the coast. And having been open for 4 years, The Purple House is getting well known as a cool and funky place to stay.

Country living at it’s best!! Escape to this stunning little town and run your own Guest House. Or just come and stay in a funky and groovy place that you can make your own. This house was built solidly by Standard Bank in about 1917 and it was used to house a succession of managers up to the 1960’s. It is one of the best built houses in the Free State with very good foundations and very little cracks.

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3 bedrooms with 3 en-suite bathrooms - all north facing.

The “Dame Potter” bedroom has a sliding door that leads to a stoep and the nice garden with a pond. Spacious with built-in cupboards. The bathroom with bath only is a separate en-suite.

The “Pierneef Room” is a private suite down the hallway and the bathroom is situated outside of the room with shower room and separate toilet. TV connections laid on. The room and bathroom is separated from the rest of the house by a door in the passage so that it forms a suite. FULL air conditioning.

The “Gallery Room” is situated in the front of the house and has a bathroom with shower inside of the room. The shower and toilet is privatised by a dry wall. TV connections all there. FULL air conditioning.

Although we live in a town that is crime-free, ALL windows and doors in the house has security gates and burglar bars! All bedrooms are spacious. I have 2 lounge chairs in each room besides double and single beds. TV points are also there as well as dressing tables.

Lovely oregon pine floors throughout and high ceilings - some rooms with pressed tin ceilings. The house is warm in winter and cool in summer as the ceilings are fully insulated.

3 living areas.

The TV lounge has a beautiful fireplaces, home cinema, is spacious and eads out on to an extra circular stoep where the bank managers entertained their important clients in the past

The dining room has a gas fireplace and is spacious and sunny in the afternoons.

The entrance hall is big and you could fit a table there with seating for 8 people. The sweeping front stoep leads one into the entrance hall.

The kitchen is fairly basic and old style with a separate scullery and separate laundry room.

The house has been totally rewired according to standard.

THE GECKO COTTAGE -The garden flat.

This flat is used by me as part of the guest house. I advertise it as a backpacker style place and it has a main bedroom with a double bed. Then there is another room where one can accommodate 4 single beds. The TV point is there as well. The kitchen is equipped and the bathroom has a gas geyser with shower, basin and toilet. The floors are tiled and also has carpets. FULL air conditioning.

Big workshop and a single garage.


I have built a rondavel that used to be the cement dam. It is a 58 square meter building and can easily be converted into a 3 roomed self catering flat.  I use it as an artist studio

The Tea garden has paved areas to seat about 16 people. there is a big pond in the garden as well as a wood burning pizza oven and braai. the tea garden is private behind new split pole fence.

4500square meter stand.
your own borehole.
very safe environment with unbelievably friendly people in town.

Some furniture can be sold separately if needed.
Call Johann at 082-3365480


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