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Copperleigh Trout Cottage

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3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
8 guests
1 night minimum
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This Establishment has been endorsed with the Superior status by the AA. Copperleigh Trout Cottage is a modern self-catering home, built overlooking the calm waters of the trout stocked Mavela Dam in the beautiful KwaZulu-Natal Midlands. Our fully functioning farm has both sheep and beef cattle, as well as other small farm animals to interact with. A perfect place to relax, enjoy fly fishing, bird watching (including African fish eagle and the rare Wattled Crane) or take a hike up the nearby Inhlosane mountain. We are a 30min drive to the town of Howick. At check in, guests can enjoy a welcome basket which has tea, coffee and other locally made tasty treats. There is complimentary WiFi, shower soap and shampoo, a large bundle of firewood is supplied each day for the indoor fireplace (addi...This Establishment has been endorsed with the Superior status by the AA. Copperleigh Trout Cottage is a modern self-catering home, built overlooking the calm waters of the trout stocked Mavela Dam in the beautiful KwaZulu-Natal Midlands. Our fully functioning farm has both sheep and beef cattle, as well as other small farm animals to interact with. A perfect place to relax, enjoy fly fishing, bird watching (including African fish eagle and the rare Wattled Crane) or take a hike up the nearby Inhlosane mountain. We are a 30min drive to the town of Howick. At check in, guests can enjoy a welcome basket which has tea, coffee and other locally made tasty treats. There is complimentary WiFi, shower soap and shampoo, a large bundle of firewood is supplied each day for the indoor fireplace (additional bundles can be purchased from management), DSTV Premium, a large collection of dvd's, books and board games to enjoy in the evenings. We have full MTN and Vodacom cellphone signal. Family friendly: A working sheep and cattle farm is always fun for kids especially during sheep feeding times. There is a large dam to swim in; use one of the kayaks to go out for a paddle; go fly fishing; large garden, books to read and board games to play. Romantic: Large comfortable sofa's with luxurious blankets to wrap yourselves up in whilst sitting next to the fireplace during winter - or during those long hot summer days relax on the wooden deck overlooking Mavela Dam and enjoy the sunset.More
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About the Owner
Ashley C
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:July 2017
Interaction with guests
Check-In: From 14:00pm, Check-Out: 10:00am. Please text or call Ashley with an ETA of your arrival as we would like to be able to greet you and provide a short walk-through of the cottage with the primary occupant and answer any questions you may have about the farm. Management live on the farm, and are readily available to answer any questions. We also speak Afrikaans.
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Reviewed 4 July 2019

What a delightful find! Absolutely spotless facilities with all the amenities one needs. Friendly staff from the owners to the laborers working with the sheep. I can’t wait for our next visit! And our next and our next....

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank yvonnewillcocks
Ashley C, VR Owner at Copperleigh Trout Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2019

Dear Yvonne Thank you so much for your review of our cottage and farm. I'm very happy to hear that you had a great time, and we so look forward to hosting you and the family again in the future! Kind Regards Ashley Crookes Manager

Reviewed 6 June 2019 via mobile

This was our second time here and it was just as good as the 1st time. Really great hosts and great facilities

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank AndyCharters01
Ashley C, VR Owner at Copperleigh Trout Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2019

Thanks so much Andy! We really enjoyed hosting you all once again, and have loved the stunning aerial photographs which were captured on the drone. We look forward to welcoming you all back again soon. Kind Regards Ashley Crookes Manager

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Reviewed 2 June 2019

The cottage has everything and more. The dam fishes very well. Great Location. Exceptiooally clean and organised.

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank Traveler87793
Ashley C, VR Owner at Copperleigh Trout Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2019

Thank you so much for your review of our cottage. Looks like some great size trout were caught whilst you were staying with us! We look forward to hosting you all again soon. Kind Regards Ashley Manager

Reviewed 9 April 2019 via mobile

Fantastic relaxed weekend at CopperleighTrout cottage- beautiful landscape and gardens directly on a dam with mountains in the background. Accomodation outstanding- 100 % kitted out cottafeMore

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank Dinx R
Ashley C, VR Owner at Copperleigh Trout Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2019

Dear Dinx and family Thank you all so much for choosing to come and stay at our cottage in the Dargle! I know you all had a great time, and trust the guys caught some tasty trout for your dinner. I look forward to hosting...More

Reviewed 22 March 2019

This cottage is perfectly situated on the dam away from the hustle and bustle with wonderful charm that only the Midlands can pull off. The cottage has exactly everything you need and is furnished beautifully to feel like the perfect home-away-from-home. The hosts add numerous...More

Date of stay: March 2019
Thank Jessica T
Ashley C, VR Owner at Copperleigh Trout Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2019

Thank you so much Jess! We loved hosting all of the family once again on the farm, and we so look forward to having you all again soon! Kind Regards Ashley Crookes Manager

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Housekeeping Included
Safe
Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Ceiling Fans
TV
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Secure Parking
Garage
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Fishing Nearby
Water Views
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Mountain Views
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Terrace
Patio
Fireplace
Deck
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About the neighbourhood
The naturally beautiful and relaxing Dargle Conservatory Area, which can be found in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, offers displays of nature that will captivate visitors and provide an escape from the rush of city living and make for a spectacular vacation. One of the gems situated within the Natal Midlands Meander, Dargle continues to enchant visitors from all over the world as well as locals who are lucky enough to live nearby. As you enjoy your holiday accommodation in Dargle, you can appreciate the presence of the majestic Drakensburg Mountains as they create a stunning backdrop.
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You will require either your own vehicle or a hired one as we are situated out in the countryside, and are far from major train or bus routes.
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