Rugby Player for Ireland 2016, CJ Stander, shared his journey of stepping into his house back in time from 2012 to 2020.
CJ Stander shared the journey experience through his official social media account and highlighted in the statement, “The Belmont. Stepping into this house was like stepping back in time, into a tight space filled with memories & the unlocking of our lives together. Let’s take you on our journey.”
They packed their lives as they knew them in South Africa and moved to Ireland in 2012, where the rugby place pursued his professional rugby career, culminating in more than 50 international matches for their adopted nation.
Along with this, in 2017, they bought their home in Castleconnell, Ireland, on the street named Belmont Hill. That house had hardwood floors, high ceilings and dado rail mouldings. It was their first home as a married couple and where they started their family.
Following CJ’s retirement in 2021, they moved back to South Africa, and they left behind their friends, memories as well as a chapter of their lives that had been written at 10 Belmont Hill.
In September 2022, they received the keys to this guesthouse in the picturesque village that is Franschhoek, and by then, that home had already nestled itself in their hearts.
He also mentioned, when they entered through the front first door for the first time, they say the same hardwood floors, dado rail mouldings as well as high ceilings that had adorned their Irish abode. Moreover, that house only required a bit of TLC to restore her to its former glory.
They knew they wanted to name that house in honour of their Castleconnell home.
And so, for the second time, they started a new chapter together in a familiar yet different setting, as well as they look forward to welcoming them to The Belmont.