An old Scottish name, ‘Moncrieff’ is derived from three families originating in Perthshire in the 14th century and all holding lands in the barony of Moncrieff in the parish of Dunbarny in Scotland. It has become tradition to bestow this family name on one of the sons born to each generation of this specific lineage. Your host, Kevin, is the proud bearer of the Moncrieff name and it was only natural that he and Betsie would keep the tradition alive by naming their magnificent guesthouse Moncrieff Manor.
Upon entering the stately manor house, a sweeping blackwood staircase leads you to a communal lounge area, dining room and stunning yellowwood bar where guests are welcome to enjoy their own drinks. The large patio is the ideal place to enjoy a pre-dinner sundowner while taking in the inspiring view of the lagoon, town and Knysna Heads. Relaxing loungers on the patio make for the perfect sunbathing experience.
Moncrieff Manor is proud of its policy of supporting local business and charitable organisations as far possible. Fresh produce for Betsie’s continental and English breakfasts are sourced locally and all recent renovations were expertly executed by local craftsmen. The new beds were made by the local branch of the Epilepsy Foundation of South Africa’s workshop. Water saving protocols include the installation of showers in most of our rooms and initiating water saving procedures wherever possible.
- Good for Group
- Good for Kids
- Wireless Internet