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“Modern, well-equipped cottage”
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Main bedroom, which leads out onto wooden deck
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Main bedroom, which leads out onto wooden deck
View of Copperleigh Trout Cottage garage with private driveway Front of the cottage with Inhlosane Mountain in the background
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27 reviews
Main bedroom, which leads out onto wooden deck
View of Copperleigh Trout Cottage garage with private driveway
Front of the cottage with Inhlosane Mountain in the background
Main bedroom has ceiling fan and hairdryer. Doors lead out onto wooden deck overlooking the dam
Main bedroom has queen size bed with electric blanket
Main bedroom with built in cupboards
Wooden deck from the main bedroom overlooking the trout stocked Mavela Dam
Guest bedroom overlooking garden
Guest bedroom has queen size bed, electric blankets, fan and hairdryer
Loft room with bunk bed suitable for 2 kids
Loft room
Sleeper couch and towels in the loft room
The bathroom which is upstairs has a walk in shower and toilet
Lounge with comfortable leather couches, flatscreen tv, DSTV and dvd player with movie collection
Dining room with wood burning fireplace (firewood is included)
Fully equipped modern self catering kitchen with microwave, gas stove top and electric oven
Large fully equipped self-catering kitchen, includes fridge freezer, dish washer and washing machine
Verandah with Weber braai or grill (please bring your own charcoal)
Guest holding her trophy trout!
The cottage is on the left hand side here on Mavela Dam
Sheep being fed
View of Mavela Dam, Copperleigh Trout Cottage on far left hand side
Sheep and cattle on the farm
Wintry scene of Inhlosane Mountain
Grey Crowned Cranes photographed standing in Mavela Dam when water is low
The Wattled Crane is one of the five critically endangered bird species in South Africa
Grey Heron catching frogs
Sunset over Mavela Dam
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Dargle, KwaZulu-Natal

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Excellent - based on 27 reviews
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Meg S
1 review
“Modern, well-equipped cottage”
Reviewed 31 October 2017 for a stay in October 2017

This cottage is safe and secure and has everything you need. There is a hike up Inhlosane Peak just up the road which is fantastic. The staff are friendly and accommodating. The cottage exceeded our expectations.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
31 Oct 2017
Hi Megan

Thank you so much for taking the time to rate us, and we are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time at Copperleigh Trout Cottage. We are continually striving to ensure that our guests have the best experience possible whilst staying with us. We hope we see you again soon!

Regards
Ashley Crookes
Manager
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Nigel H
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
“Chilled farm stay with great views”
Reviewed 17 October 2017 for a stay in September 2017

We stayed at Copperleigh with our in-laws who had been before. Amazing establishment with a fully kitted self-catering house.
Even if you are not a fisherman the house is on a working farm so you can enjoy the farm experience as you watch Ash move the sheep around the farm. Or go for a leisurely stroll around the farm to take in the views of the spectacular countryside.

This really is a great place to go and relax and is only 20min outside of Lions River.
We will definitely be back.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
19 Oct 2017
Thanks so much for your positive review of our establishment Nigel. We are glad that you enjoyed it, and are continually striving to improve the experience for all guests who stay with us. We look forward to having you again soon!

Ashley Crookes
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_bee27_kh...
Durban, South Africa
1 review
“Our amazing holiday at Copperleigh Trout Cottage”
Reviewed 5 October 2017 for a stay in October 2017

We've just had the most relaxing,beautiful holiday at Copperleigh Trout Cottage in Dargle...I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by the cottage...It was exactly as the pictures on the net..if not more amazing! Absolutely LOVELY hosts so caring and attentive. Clinically clean which I quite appreciated...lots of entertainment indoors and outdoors to keep th kids out of your hair!

#bestholidaydestanationinSA

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Management Response
7 Oct 2017
Hi Sabeeha.

Thank you so much for your wonderful review of our cottage! We thoroughly enjoyed having you and the family coming to stay with us, and we look forward to hosting you all again in the future.

Kind Regards

Ashley Crookes
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grahamkwr...
Durban, South Africa
1 review
“Modern cottage with a beautiful setting”
Reviewed 28 September 2017 for a stay in September 2017

The unit is perfectly equipped, has modern furniture and fittings, with all the small details taken care of. The books, DVD's and fireplace were great when the rain arrived. We really enjoyed the private setting over the dam, and hiked up the Inhlosane peak which is 2kms up the road. A great weekend getaway; we'll definitely be back.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
28 Sep 2017
Hi Graham

Thank you so much for taking the time to rate our establishment, we really appreciate your feedback. We really enjoyed having you here, and we look forward to hosting you and the rest of the family soon!

Ashley Crookes
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Digbysn
Durban, South Africa
1 review
“Best accommodation and stay in the midlands”
Reviewed 6 September 2017 for a stay in September 2017

The cottage immaculately is appointed with everything you will ever need, beautiful views and the most amazing birdlife. Ashley is a wonderful host who couldn't do enough to make our stay very special. Will definitely be back!

Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
8 Sep 2017
Hi Digby.

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our cottage. We really appreciate your support, and we look forward to hosting you and Nicole again in the future.

Kind Regards
Ashley Crookes
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SamSchwar...
Durban, South Africa
2 reviews
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“Ideal long-stay midlands getaway”
Reviewed 28 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017

This cottage is in a gorgeous location and is so well-equipped and comfortable we didn't want to leave. I'd highly recommend it for a longer self-catering getaway, as the hosts have thought of everything to make this a real home-away-from-home, but with far better views and wonderful activities in the area. Whether you want to spend a few days relaxing with a good book, taking short scenic hikes, or exploring the Midlands Meander, this is a brilliant base. The space is ideal for a romantic getaway, a weekend with friends, or a family holiday.

Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
28 Aug 2017
Thank you so much for your wonderful review of our cottage Sam! We are so grateful to have amazing guests such as yourselves come to stay with us here on the farm, and we look forward to being of service to you all again in the future.
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Lisa L
2 reviews
“Stunning cottage with everything you could possibly want!”
Reviewed 21 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017

Immaculate, gorgeously outfitted cottage which has the most beautiful view over a lake and hills. We got to relax in front of a fire, watching the sunrise ... we got to explore the countryside on foot ... I even got to bottle feed a baby lamb! Couldn't have asked for anything more, we are going to be regulars at this superb gem of a find!

Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
21 Aug 2017
Hi Lisa.

Thank you so much for your wonderful review of our cottage. We are striving to ensure that all of our guests feel like they are visiting their "home away from home". I'm glad that you guys had a great time staying in Copperleigh Trout Cottage, thank you for helping to feed the lamb, and we really look forward to having you stay with us again in the future!

Kind Regards
Ashley Crookes
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