Built in 1700, Clos a Jaon was for generations a simple pair of cottages with an adjacent barn, built of Sark granite walls and thatched roofs. Having become uninhabited and fallen into disrepair over the centuries, the once beautiful properties enjoyed an initial restoration in the 1970s, before an ambitious project was undertaken in 2015 to completely renovate the buildings.
Sympathetic changes have been made throughout to enhance the beauty and practicality of the properties, such as repointing the exterior walls to restore their condition to their original glory and increasing each bedroom’s space to ensure the most comfortable stay for our guests.
Lavender flowerbeds, an original well and wine barrels adorned with fuchsias accent a magnificent cobbled courtyard, with a small secluded garden hidden by hedgerows and trees and a nearby outside dining area.
Clos a Jaon also boasts a recently refurbished mature ‘kitchen garden’, with an incredible array of seasonal, organic vegetables and herbs, soft fruits and a small apple and plum orchard It has an adjacent asparagus bed and a chicken pen where organic free range eggs are collected – all available for our guests’ consumption.
Orchard Stay – South Africa
Come and stay with us in South Africa! Nestled in-between pear orchards, your Orchard Stay house offers you space and freedom inside and out.