Stayed at Ardmore Guest Farm for 2 nights, early November, and had a very relaxing time. This was mainly due to the weather, as it rained most of the time we were there.
We stayed in a mountainview cottage, which consisted of a free standing thatched roof building. It had one large lounge room, 2 bedrooms and outside patio, downstairs, and upstairs we found a huge master bedroom, ensuite and large balcony, which gave us superb views of the countryside. We could not see the higher peaks of the mountains, due to the very low cloud, but I guess that was our misfortune. The cottage was well maintained and very clean. Tea and coffee facilites, and there was a bar fridge in the cottage.
Armore Guest Farm is a working farm as well as a guesthouse.This could be why some people review it as a little run down. We did not consider this to be the case at all. We sighted renovations taking place.
Guesthouse rates include Dinner bed and breakfast. Dinner was a set meal, which was excellent. We had a chance to meet other travellers, which was good.Open fire blazzing in the dining room.
Breakfast very good too. A good ideas when ording your breakfast. You received a tick sheet menu, placed your name up the top of the menu, ticked whatever you wanted, then wiated for it to arrive. WE allways got what we ordered, and think other accommodation places should adopt a similar method, as sometimes you do not receive what you have ordered, and this I think is mainly caused by language difficulties. Cereal juices and coffee etc where all out to collect yourself.
We did not do any sightseeing whilst we were there, as the weather remained terrible. We did not want to drive out the somewhat rough muddy, dirt road. We are city people, and found the road a little bit much to handle. We had to remind ourselves that we are in Africa, and cannot expect highways and motorways everywhere to travel on .It was all part of the adventure.
The owners of Ardmore were very pleasant to deal with, and very friendly when approached.. They were very concerned when we just sat around the Lodge most of the morning, but we enjoyed every minute of it. It was very relaxing, and by the time we read a little, had coffee, lunch and afternoon tea, a spa, it was dinner time.
"Esme" deserves a special mention. She made our stay very special, and could not do enough for us. We had good laughs with her, and she even took us out to show us her garden which was full of vegetables, that are used on the farm. Thanks Esme !
Finally, many thanks to Ardmore for making our wet and rainy stay, so enjoyable.
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