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“Copperleigh trout 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
Main bedroom has ceiling fan and hairdryer. Doors lead out onto wooden deck overlooking the dam
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36 reviews
Main bedroom, which leads out onto wooden deck
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
Second bedroom overlooking garden
Second bedroom has queen size bed, electric blankets, fan and hairdryer
Loft room with bunk bed suitable for 2 kids
The loft or kids room has a queen size bed and a bunk bed.
The second bathroom which is upstairs has a large walk in shower and toilet.
Dining room with wood burning fireplace (a bundle of firewood is included each morning)
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!
Sheep being fed
Kids enjoy interacting with the lambs (seasonal), and other farmyard animals.
View of Mavela Dam, Copperleigh Trout Cottage on far left hand side
Sheep and cattle on the farm
Wintry scene of Inhlosane Mountain, a popular hike can be accessed from only a few mins drive away.
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
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Dargle, KwaZulu-Natal

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Excellent - based on 36 reviews
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MarnaN8
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Copperleigh trout cottage”
Reviewed 12 July 2018 for a stay in July 2018

Stunning cottage. Peaceful and beautiful. Great location. View over the valley were very pretty. Cottage are kitted out with everything you might need.

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Management Response
14 Jul 2018
Thank you so much once again for choosing to come and stay with us at Copperleigh Trout Cottage Marna, we hope you shall be back with the family again soon!

Kind Regards

Ashley Crookes
Manager
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hayleymap...
Durban, South Africa
1 review
“Tranquility at it’s best”
Reviewed 2 July 2018 for a stay in June 2018

Our stay at Copperleigh trout cottage was nothing short of amazing! A wonderful, peaceful and relaxing getaway. Beautiful scenery; from the views of Mavela dam, to lambs in the field, cows grazing and the chirping birds each breaking morning. Immaculate cottage, cosy and well equipped with all that you need, making it a home away from home. We will definitely be back.
Hayley & Reece

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Management Response
2 Jul 2018
Hi Hayley & Reece!

Thank you so much for taking the time to rate our cottage. I am thrilled to hear that you both had an amazing time here on the farm, and we really look forward to hosting you both (as well as the extended family!) again sometime in the near future.

Kind Regards

Ashley Crookes
Manager
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lazenbys
Pinetown
2 reviews
“Stunning cottage on a beautiful farm overlooking dam”
Reviewed 1 June 2018 for a stay in May 2018

This accommodation has to be one of the best destinations in the Midlands at which we have had the privilege to stay. The area is very well known to us and we have stayed at many self catering cottages but Copperleigh Trout cottage exceeded our expectations. Spotless and beautifully decorated we were very impressed with the attention to detail. Movies ,books, board games and the latest country and outdoor magazines are perfect for those rainy days when one cannot experience the luxury of exploring the sheep and cattle farm. Thank you Ashley for sharing your home with us and for chatting to us about the farm activities. It was a wonderful weekend and we most certainly will be back.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
3 Jun 2018
Thank you so much Reg & Janice for your wonderful review of our cottage! We really enjoyed having you to stay with us on the farm, and really look forward to hosting you again in the future - perhaps for the 30th wedding anniversary next year?!

Kind Regards

Ashley Crookes
Manager
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margaretr...
Edenvale, South Africa
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Perfect cottage for relaxation and rest.”
Reviewed 11 May 2018 for a stay in May 2018

What a beautiful setting Copperleigh Trout Cottage has. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Cottage is fully equipped, comfortable and very clean. Very tranquil, we had a really relaxed stay. Ashley is an excellent host and made sure everything was in order for us. I will definitely go back.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
13 May 2018
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our cottage Margaret. We shall continue to do our best to ensure that all guests have a relaxing and comfortable stay whilst here on our farm. We look forward to hosting you again in the future!

Kind Regards

Ashley Crookes
Manager
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ColinAd51
Hillcrest, South Africa
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Perfect country getaway”
Reviewed 12 April 2018 for a stay in April 2018

This accomodation is situated in the scenic and peaceful Dargle area near the foot of the iNhlosane Mountain.
The cottage is very comfortable with modern furnishings and every bit of household equipment you normally need.
A warm welcome was received from the Crookes family on our arrival and they made sure we were comfortable during our stay.
We thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to this beautiful part of the KZN midlands.
Thank you Alvera, David and Ashley...we plan to return at sometime in the future!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
14 Apr 2018
Hi Colin

Thank you so much for your wonderful review of our cottage and farm. We are delighted that you would like to return in the future to stay again, and we most certainly look forward to hosting you both once again in this beautiful part of the Dargle Valley.

Kind Regards

Ashley Crookes
Manager
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Donovan M
2 reviews
“Copperleigh Trout cottage”
Reviewed 5 April 2018 for a stay in April 2018

A stunningly beautiful setting, with all the amenities of home. The cottage is extremely well appointed and Ashley was always on hand should we possibly have needed anything else. The family thoroughly enjoyed their time at Copperleigh and will definitely be returning.

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Management Response
7 Apr 2018
Hi Donovan and fam

Thank you so much for your kind words and wonderful review. We loved having your family coming to stay on the farm, and we really look forward to hosting you all again in the near future!

Kind Regards

Ashley Crookes
Manager
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cmaduray
Durban, South Africa
1 review
“Absolutely breathtaking”
Reviewed 2 April 2018 for a stay in March 2018

Thanks Ashley and Family for an amazing stay. You guys went over and above the call of duty! The little details were so precious! You thought of everything. We will most def be back soon. Regards, Chantal

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Management Response
2 Apr 2018
Hi Chantal

Thank you so much for your rating and review of our cottage. We enjoyed having you and the family come and stay on the farm. We look forward to hosting you all again soon!

Regards

Ashley Crookes
Manager
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