Our stay at ardmore farm is always enjoyable and we continue to return every year.
The owners Paul and Sue were very friendly and the staff were always helpful, and contrary to the other reviews the family dogs were friendly and playful and help to create a relaxed, family atmosphere and were in no way overbearing.
The accomodation was always to a high standard with the introduction of four luxury houses to their already high quality accomodation I am sure you won't be disappointed.
The accomodation and housekeeping manager, michelle, personally visited every guesthouse in the morning to make sure our rooms were cleaned to the highest possible standard possible. The complementary toiletries, biscuits, tea, coffee and sherry really added a special personal touch to my stay.
The catering manager Jacqueline prepared beautiful local dishes along with some well known favourites for the evening meals with a menu that varied nightly to make sure short stay and long stay guests were catered for. Breakfast was always beautiful as you could sit outside on the veranda and enjoy the views of the Drakensberg with a selection of cereals and fruits or a cooked breakfast and with tea and coffee readily available and all included in the price I don't think I could have wanted much more, or they could have done much more for me for that matter.
With spontaneous trips across the grounds owned by Sue and Paul, we would visit the top of their hills with an ice cold beverage to watch the sun set.
To sum up, very enjoyable, lovely people and would definately go back.
- 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