This guest house has the ideal location for exploring the Drakensbergen.
We stayed in a garden view cottage and when showed we were suprised about the size. The cottage was enormous. (2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and in the middle a living room). But they only put just one travel company in the cottage.
The farm looked nice but a bit under kept. Everything looked dated. The bathroom was nice, especially the Jacuzzi in it. But the shower was not high enough. I had to bow my had to get under it. I think they definitely have to address all their cottages and graduatly update them to a higher standard, without loosing the authenticity of the place. The beds were good, but we didn't like the blankets. They still used a woolen type of blanket with sheet and this just doesn't feel very hygienic.
when you book you always get a complementary dinner and breakfast. The dinner was very good and starts with a soup, followed by a salad. After the salad there is a buffet with different choices every day and at the end you can choose from a small dessert buffet and drink a cup of coffee or tea in the tearoom or garden.
They try to let the different travel companies mix as much as possible, but they will not force you to mingle. This creates a very relaxing and friendly atmosphere.
We think they offer a good price-value hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ardmore Guest Farm is situated in the heart of the scenic Champagne Valley in the central Drakensberg mountain range. Here you can enjoy stunning views of the three highest peaks in South Africa - Mafadi (highest peak at 3450m), Injisuti Dome (3410m) and the majestic Champagne Castle (3377m) which are all situated within the World Heritage site. We are surrounded by breathtaking views and fantastic opportunities for hiking and exploring the local area. We also have our won Ardmore Museum and art gallery, and the African Loom weaving centre for those who are interested in local crafts and artwork. We provide comfortable farm style accommodation, with dinner and breakfast included. We have a total of 18 units, situated either in a traditional thatch rondawel or in one of our beautiful mountain facing cottages or garden rooms. All rooms are en-suite with private fireplaces and free firewood. Wake up to a traditional farmhouse breakfast (full English) overlooking Ardmore's extensive gardens. Relax in our pub with a cold drink before joining us for a relaxed four course lantern lit dinner with complimentary wine served in our yellow wood dining room. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ardmore Guest Farm Hotel Winterton