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“Best accommodation and stay in the midlands”
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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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33 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 33 reviews
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Digbysn
Durban, South Africa
1 review
“Best accommodation and stay in the midlands”
Reviewed September 6, 2017 for a stay in September 2017

The cottage immaculately is appointed with everything you will ever need, beautiful views and the most amazing birdlife. Ashley is a wonderful host who couldn't do enough to make our stay very special. Will definitely be back!

Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Sep 8, 2017
Hi Digby.

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our cottage. We really appreciate your support, and we look forward to hosting you and Nicole again in the future.

Kind Regards
Ashley Crookes
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
SamSchwar...
Durban, South Africa
2 reviews
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“Ideal long-stay midlands getaway”
Reviewed August 28, 2017 for a stay in August 2017

This cottage is in a gorgeous location and is so well-equipped and comfortable we didn't want to leave. I'd highly recommend it for a longer self-catering getaway, as the hosts have thought of everything to make this a real home-away-from-home, but with far better views and wonderful activities in the area. Whether you want to spend a few days relaxing with a good book, taking short scenic hikes, or exploring the Midlands Meander, this is a brilliant base. The space is ideal for a romantic getaway, a weekend with friends, or a family holiday.

Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Aug 28, 2017
Thank you so much for your wonderful review of our cottage Sam! We are so grateful to have amazing guests such as yourselves come to stay with us here on the farm, and we look forward to being of service to you all again in the future.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
LisaL6814
2 reviews
“Stunning cottage with everything you could possibly want!”
Reviewed August 20, 2017 for a stay in August 2017

Immaculate, gorgeously outfitted cottage which has the most beautiful view over a lake and hills. We got to relax in front of a fire, watching the sunrise ... we got to explore the countryside on foot ... I even got to bottle feed a baby lamb! Couldn't have asked for anything more, we are going to be regulars at this superb gem of a find!

Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Aug 21, 2017
Hi Lisa.

Thank you so much for your wonderful review of our cottage. We are striving to ensure that all of our guests feel like they are visiting their "home away from home". I'm glad that you guys had a great time staying in Copperleigh Trout Cottage, thank you for helping to feed the lamb, and we really look forward to having you stay with us again in the future!

Kind Regards
Ashley Crookes
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lorina621
Shaka's Rock, South Africa
1 review
“Total relaxation ”
Reviewed August 20, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

Such a lovely relaxed stay. My kids loved exploring the farm. Perfect place to unwind in beautiful surroundings.

Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Aug 22, 2017
Thank you so much for the kind words Lorin, we trust that you will be back soon for another visit at Copperleigh Trout Cottage!

Regards
Ashley Crookes
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Abdul1986...
Durban, South Africa
1 review
“Amazing farm-stay”
Reviewed August 5, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

Not only Copperleigh Trout Cottage itself being a nice place but the hosts themselves are great and friendly people. I would recommend Copperleigh Trout Cottage to anyone who would like to to chill, relax and enjoy the calmness and the beauty of nature. It is also in a good area for those who are interested in cycling, boating and fishing!!!!!
I will be visiting the fabulous Trout Cottage again soon. Thanks to you Ashley and to your welcoming family.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Aug 6, 2017
Hi Abdul!

Thank you so much for your kind words once again, we really appreciate them, and will continue to strive to make you and future guests feel welcome and at home when they come visit the farm and stay in Copperleigh Trout Cottage.

We look forward to having you and your friends returning to stay with us, as you were really great guests to have on our first official opening weekend!

Kind Regards
Ashley Crookes
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