A romantic and luxurious getaway in the suburb of Northcliff in north-west Johannesburg, this estate is split into two parts – Morrells Farmhouse, and Morrells Manor House located on the opposite side of the road.
The farmhouse traces its roots to the very earliest days of Johannesburg and until recently was still the private residence of Bernice Morrell, the brains behind the building's spectacular transformation.
Inspired by a love of Provençal aesthetics and the country lifestyle, she redesigned the farmhouse building and its gardens into a romantic, vintage-chic events venue and boutique guest house with courtyards shaded by olive trees, beds of roses and clipped lavender hedges.
Stepping into Morrells’ walled gardens is a trip to rural France, in glorious detail, from the antique silverware and crystal glassware to the exquisite flower arrangements atop the fireplaces and candlelit lanterns hanging from the trees.
Following from the success of the farmhouse, the Morrells bought the Cape Dutch-style building across the road, transforming it into the beautiful Morrells Manor House, where spacious guest rooms look out onto beautiful gardens and breakfast is enjoyed on the terrace surrounded by the sweet sounds of tweeting birds and rustling trees.
Altogether the two buildings offer 14 unique guest rooms, conference facilities, a number of private dining rooms and terraces and the Luxe Spa.