I can only imagine that the other reviewers of this guest house had absolutely nothing to do with the owner, Evelyn. We (my husband and I and our 15-month daughter) were treated hostilely from the moment we arrived. We felt decidedly unwelcome, but decided to stay as the room and grounds were absolutely beautiful. The breakfast was good, but again, we felt as if we were in Evelyn's way - luckily we didn't see much of her as we were out and about throughout our stay.
PROBLEM came when we left and about 3 hours into our trip home realised we had forgotten our baby's favourite soft toys there - Toffee the Donkey and Morrie Sheep. My husband sent Eve an sms to this effect and asked her to keep them safe and we will arrange for a courier.
The next day by 10am we still hadn't heard anything back and he called her, only to get a very rude response that she hadn't had time to go and look for them in our room yet (they live about 30 metres away in a connecting house). He asked again that she please call him back as my baby is heartbroken about her friends. We had still not heard anything from her!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I can't believe anyone can be that unfeeling and heartless - happy to get our money but also happy to steal a child's toys...
Despite the creature comforts we will never ever recommend this place to anyone.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stocklands Farm is an early settler property set in the Midlands of KwaZulu of Natal. The original Voortrekker house still stands and adjoins an English settler house. There is a three bedroom self-catering cottage, two one bedroom self-catering cottages,two luxury rooms, one Courtyard suite and one standard room. All rooms have private rooms with verandahs that open onto the gearden and all have en suite bathrooms. Breakfasts are served either on the garden verandah or in the dining room in the old settler house.There are extensive gardens, which include a small idigenous forest, a swimming pool and large poolroom all for the use of guests. For attractions around Stocklands there is the well-known Midlands Meander with a wealth of craft shops, artisits and restaurants. ... more less