Down a rolling country road on the edge of the historic town of St. Marys lies Transvaal Farm – a picturesque 50-acre rural property that has been home to our Taylor family for over three decades.
From the moment of arrival, Transvaal Farm has remained a vibrant place for our immediate and extended family to gather, grow, love and learn.
What's in a name? The Transvaal Farm name is a fitting tribute to this tiny district's proud agricultural roots and one that only a few surviving residents south of Stonetown can still appreciate today.
Through the faithful vision and ongoing efforts of my mother and father, great care and deep passion of my brother and now with my own creative touch since recently returning home from the big city, Transvaal Farm has been an ever-transforming grounding place from the stress and busyness of life.
Over time our home has been lovingly restored with parental skill, an old kitchen knife, and a few curse words (note: hammering a thumb really hurts and never wallpaper as a couple!); has thoughtfully expanded inside and out with committed Mennonite hands and local professional talents; and has purposefully evolved with an encouraging family philosophy to produce something good from all that a rural life naturally offers.
An exciting new chapter in our family’s farm history now begins, as we welcome new friends to come and joyfully experience with us the simple beauty of country living.
That’s some of our story.
We look forward to hearing a bit of your own when you come to enjoy Transvaal Farm.
Transvaal Farm offers guests an exclusive farm stay experience from May through October. Our private guest quarters comfortably sleep four people and are located in the south wing of our existing farmhouse. Our full-amenity accommodations are ideal for a one couple romantic escape, a two couple shared vacation or a small family rural adventure. Guest quarters are enjoyed on a minimum weekly basis and extend to only one joined party at a time so you are always in the company of friends. Please note: weekly accommodation rates per season remain constant whether one to four guests are visiting.
Guest quarters are in the newer Mennonite-constructed section of our home which is connected to the original farmhouse that my father personally re-built and expanded after property purchase. Each side of the farmhouse can be accessed via separate doors within a common hallway. Guests also have an exclusive private entry.