Our guests have the run of the farm – in particular our ‘Party House’, with its soaring makuti-thatched ceiling, which houses our dining room and bar, drawing room and library. Guests tell us it’s a wonderful space, again furnished with our personal collection of antique furniture, tribal textiles, oriental rugs and all kinds of interesting objets d’art collected from our travels around the world.
We are a bit obsessed with books on all sorts of topics and keep a large library in the Party House. Combine this with comfortable armchairs and sofas in front of the fireplace and tempting drinks at the bar, it’s often difficult to coax guests to do other things. In the evenings, guests gather on the terrace to watch the sun go down – it’s a lovely place to make new friends – or just put your feet up, relax, reflect and enjoy the view. Be warned too . . . we’ve been known to have the odd pajama party or even cocktail making competition.