Welcome to Transvaal Farm
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.
Host & Hospitality Operator – Transvaal Farm Guest House
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.
When you turn into our tree-lined laneway at Transvaal Farm you have come home to a place where you can be as busy or lazy as you choose (we recommend a healthy bit of both!).
Transvaal Farm is both a hobby and working farm and the various structures on the property reflect this. Roughly half of the property is harvested annually while open pastures and a distant woodlot represent the next largest portions.