Let me start by saying that this place has so much potential and I would really like to see it succeed. I mean this sincerely. It has a potentially winning recipe, and the owners are friendly so it pains me to have to write this negative review.
So let's start with the positives. The free-roaming, tame fallow deer are awesome. What a lovely experience to be in such close contact with them and be able to feed them. The houses are pretty well built and look great from the outside. The idea is truly magical...the problems start when you enter.
The bedding is terrible! Really, really old and didn't smell or look clean - I kept thinking they must have been purchased 2nd hand. Worn and stained. We were fortunate enough to have some extra bedding in the car so we just tried to adopt the mindset that we were camping. The mattresses are very old and way past their sell by date. The kitchen is poorly equipped. Crockery and cutlery are mismatched and extremely basic. The 2 plate stove was covered in foil and not well cared for. The dishcloth provided was filthy! The towels were shocking - threadbare, discoloured and stained. I'm certain the heater was a possible fire hazard as it flickered on and off due to a loose or faulty connection. The braai grid was also dirty.
Basically they need to replace the mattresses, pillows and all the linen, equip the kitchen properly and hire another person to assist with the cleaning. As far as we can tell there is only one lady who has to clean all 10 or so cottages.
We came away from our overnight stay thankful that we'd only booked for 1 night, feeling dirty and eager to get to our next accommodation so that we could shower.
I really hope they up their game.