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Stone Cottage

Self Catering

Review Summary

4.7 out of 5from 6 reviews for Stone Cottage
Cleanliness
4.8/5
Service
4.7/5
Location
4.8/5
Safety
4.8/5
Value for money
4.5/5
Marina C - Dec 2022
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Marina C
With spouse/partner

Far from the madding crowd.

Returning to Stone Cottage for a second time proved even better than our last visit. As we drove up to the now-familiar farm gate we were greeted by the dogs and Gilbert the farm hand. The cottage inside was as always warm and inviting and the welcome sherry really did warm us up from the inside. Everything was clean and falling into one of the comfy wingback chairs was just what we needed after the long drive. After a lovely cup of coffee, we headed out on a walk with the dogs. There are many interesting birds to see in this beautiful area. Cutting through the bush we came across a stream where our doggos had to frolic for a few minutes. We got back to the cottage and snuggled up to a lovely log fire. (The rain and mist had moved in.) Supper cooked on the impressive gas stove was good and a hot shower ushered us to cosy beds. Listening to the quiet sounds of the evening was far better than anything social media could offer. The following morning my son and husband took a short hike up one of the hills while I relaxed on the window seat with a good book. Every now and again I would pause to look at the horses outside the window. This is a beautiful working farm owned by Robin and Karin. They are down-to-earth hosts with so much valuable knowledge of the area. This little cottage feels like home. It's comfortable, cosy and warm. It is a happy place. If you are looking for a country break, this is the place to go. We will definitely become regular visitors. Thank you Karin and Robin for a lovely weekend. That gas oven makes a delicious roast chicken by the way. Lots of love.

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Stone Cottage 's response

Thank you Marina, for such a lovely review. It’s always a pleasure to host such lovely people like yourselves. Robin and Karin

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Marina C - Nov 2022
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Marina C

Comfortable and peaceful.

Stone Cottage is an absolute treasure. Nestled amongst the blue gums and surrounded by the mountains. One feels as if you have time travelled to another time. The cottage has a wonderfully lived-in feel and it felt like home. Waking up to horses and mountain views was magic. Karin was an angel. She made us feel very welcome and so did Badger, the delightful Jack Russel with the big heart. We will be back. How can we not? It's nice to know that unpretentious places still exist.

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Marina thank you for giving us one of the nicest reviews since opening Stone Cottage to the public, it was a real pleasure hosting you and your family. What’s really nice for me when hosting is learning more about each guest, like your husband who ran 20 Comrades marathons. So you see it’s not only offering a lovely getaway but also hearing about other peoples experiences. We look forward to seeing you again.

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Theo En Adre B - Oct 2022
Overall score
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
4/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Theo En Adre B

Baie aangename en gerieflike verblyf.

Super gasvrou, baie skoon en netjiese cottage. Die krane vir die stort rafeltjie hoog vir ons "shorties". Sal vir seker weer draai vir langer.

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Very pleasant and comfortable stay.

Super hostess, very clean and tidy cottage. The taps for the shower ragged high for our "shorties". Will definitely return for longer.

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Thank you for a lovely review and for being such a lovely and friendly family. Look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Antoinette V - Apr 2022
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
4/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Antoinette V
With spouse/partner

Tipiese plaas atmosfeer. Baie rustig.

Nie ver van dorp af nie, tog binne in die berge. Geen selfoon-sein. Ons naweek was 'n nat naweek wat veroorsaak het dat ons nie veel kon doen nie, maar daar was 'n kaggel en speletjies en goeie geselskap. Sal graag weer wil gaan op 'n droë naweek om die omgewing te ondersoek.

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Typical farm atmosphere. Very calm.

Not far from town, yet in the mountains. No cell phone signal. Our weekend was a wet weekend which meant we couldn't do much, but there was a fireplace and games and good company. Would love to go again on a dry weekend to explore the area.

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Stone Cottage 's response

Thank you for your lovely review Antoinette. Glad that you got home safely and that the weather has improved. I got on the roof this morning to fix the leak. Hope the next time will be good weather and sunshine. Send my best regards to the family, Karin and Robin Waite.

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Anri R - Apr 2022
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
4/5
Anri R
With spouse/partner

Pragtige plek! Gasvrye mense!

Baie ryk geskiedenis in die area. Lekker gebly. Vat jou terug na 'n tydperk waarvan jy net in boeke lees. Baie gasvrye eienaars en 'n fantastiese atmosfeer. Die natuurskoon is uit 'n sprokie.

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Beautiful place! Hospitable people!

Very rich history in the area. Nice stay. Take you back to a time period you only read about in books. Very hospitable owners and a fantastic atmosphere. The scenery is out of a fairy tale.

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Stone Cottage 's response

Hi Anri. Sorry I've taken so long to reply to your lovely review. We really loved having you and the family at the farm. Always a pity when guests have to go home and the friendship is put on hold until the next time we meet. Keep well and warm, Karin and Robin Waite.

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Willie V - Mar 2022
Overall score
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Willie V
With spouse/partner

Dit was ʼn lieflike rustige kuier met gasvryheid.

Karin die eienaar van Stone Cottage het self goeie ondervinding in gasvryheidsbedryf en sy laat mens maklik tuis voel. Dit is ook aan die voet van Majuba en ʼn hane treetjie van die feesterrein. Ek gaan beslis weer volgende jaar.

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It was a lovely peaceful visit with hospitality.

Karin the owner of Stone Cottage herself has good experience in the hospitality industry and she easily makes you feel at home. It is also at the foot of Majuba and a stone's throw from the festival grounds. I will definitely go again next year.

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Stone Cottage 's response

Thank you for a lovely review a Willie. It was a pleasure hosting you and your family. We’re looking forward to seeing you again. Until then have a great year ahead.

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  • Capacity: 4 people
  • Check-in: 14:00 to 19:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Address: La Belle Esperance Farm, Kwaggasnek Road, Volksrust, 2470, KwaZulu-Natal
  • All ages welcome
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