The History of Ardmore Guest Farm

Here are a few things about the history of the farm and about the owners.
Paul Ross bought Ardmore Dairy Farm in 1998 and established Ardmore Guest Farm. Paul and his wife Sue have continuously added new features and guest accommodation. The Guest farm is situated in Champagne Valley below the three highest peaks in South Africa: Mafadi at 3450m, Injisuti Dome at 3410m and the Champagne Castle at 3377m. Ardmore is now a commercial timber farm, selling logs to paper mills. Previously it was a maize farm and later a dairy farm. Ardmore Ceramics was established on Ardmore Farm in 1985 and the Ardmore Museum has an extensive display of the ceramics. Ardmore Ceramics are now made near Howick.

Snow on the berg

The farm is also home to horses, ponies, goats, ducks, chickens, dogs and a couple of free-range kids. Most of the farm is on the other side of the road, wonderful for walks.

Here at the farm you can try bass fishing and bird watching at the farm dam, take a dip in the swimming pool or pay a visit to the on-site African Loom cotton weaving where you can buy hand-woven cotton bags and cushions. Also have a look at Steve Bull’s paintings on display in the gallery along with a selection of Ardmore Ceramics.

Welcome to Ardmore Guest Farm. We hope you enjoy your stay with us!