Albert Manor (1892), an authentic Ladismith Victorian home with 8 bedrooms.
The house and outbuildings have been carefully restored and subsequently declared a national monument. Heritage Western Cape allocated a Grade IIIA ( high local significance) to Albert Manor due to its historic and aesthetic significance as a national monument.
The house consists of the main Manor house (400m²) as well as a coach house (194m²), which was converted into two bedrooms, two bathrooms, lounge and kitchen, linne room and cloakroom.
The main house has a T shape floor plan and only the best materials were used. Origen pine for the ceilings and floors were imported from Canada. Glass (handmade) for the windows was imported from Holland and most of the living areas still have the original glass. Silk wallpaper gives the house a rich character. Yellowwood was used for the ceilings of the coach house. The wood stove in the kitchen of the main house was imported from Sweden, Husgvarna, and is still in use during the winter.
All the windows have inside shutters made of Oregon pine with solid yellow copper hinges and locks.
All the doors have their original locks and keys. The white porcelain doorknobs compliment the solid Oregon doors. The solid cast iron pillars on the veranda were imported from England and the beautiful carved wood and cast iron Chantilly-lace make it quite unique.
The old stables were converted into three garages (62m²).
Albert Manor provides a quiet comfortable and relaxing stopover house for national and international clients on the Route62. Also, you may just call it home. The wrap-around veranda offers a magnificent view on Towerkop and the Swartberg Mountains.