Honey Pot Cottage was originally built in 1915 as one of the farm manager cottages when this area was a mango and avocado plantation and a dairy farm. It is possible that beehives were kept on the farm, hence the name.
The land and property were originally owned by the Oyster Box Hotel, being transferred into private ownership at a later stage.
In the 1920’s, an addition was added to the cottage to house a horse or ox wagon. This is now our dining room.
The current garage and rooms one and two we understand were originally stables.
The natural gardens have one of the original mango trees. Estimates say that this tree is over 100 years old. It still bears fruit, but the mangoes are now small and stringy.
We also have two avocado trees, also very old, which still bear wonderful butter avocados, the record being 285 in 2016.
Since the current owners purchased the property in 1995, various changes and improvements have constantly been made. However, we try to maintain the homely cottage type experience for our guests.
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