Weldon House is a historical building more than 100 years old. It is steeped in history with weight bearing walls that speak to old and young of the years passed and generations of love and laughter; of children being born and the old teaching the young the ways of the world.
The exterior of the property of 2.2hectares denies the beauty of the manor house. Weldon House’s rooms are spacious – showing off yellow wood floors and sash windows; high Oregon ceilings with some rooms still having toggle brass light switches.
At times it speaks with creaks and moans, whilst the old oak tree sways in the wind.
The staircase defies age as it bears the weight of lives going up and down.
The most incredible point of Weldon House is the view, uninterrupted from the pool area, over the ocean and towards Robberg.
The property host Wild Olive trees that provide a picnic spot for families, or a shady area whilst enjoying sundowners.
Weldon was one of 2 farms which now comprise Plettenberg Bay. The families, Cuthbert and Toplis adjoined one another with Weldon (the Cuthbert’s) having the first general dealer which serviced the community as well as the first post-office.
As the community grew, the general dealer outgrew the room in the Manor House which housed it, and a corrugated building was erected next to the old Manor House. The post-office and general dealer thus graduated to its own building which still stands today. With time and as it passed from the Cuthbert’s to others, the old Post-office (as it is now known) was partitioned and used as accommodation. Today we use the old Manor House as a guest house and the Post Office as rooms only.
Weldon House is unique, absolutely completely different from properties and guest houses in the area. It does not boast of pretence but instead, is down-to-earth-goodness, providing value for money and a good nights’ rest. It speaks of country and old values, of warmth, authenticity and many stories written in the walls. It welcomes all who visits and embraces its temporary residents like the prodigal son.