Thatchers Rest

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Collings Pass Road, Mielietuinspruit Ladysmith, Midlands and Battlefields

Thatcher’s Rest is a delightfully secluded self-catering cottage situated on a working farm and surrounded by the serene splendour of the beautiful and tranquil hills of the Biggarsberg mountain range.


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Located between Ladysmith and Newcastle in Northern KwaZulu-Natal, this totally unique, double story thatched roof cottage is set on stilts within one of the six dams on the farm and is accessed from the shore by a wooden walkway.


The cottage can comfortably accommodate up to seven people and consists of three beautifully furnished bedrooms and three full bathrooms.

Two of the bedrooms are located on the upper level and have en-suite bathrooms. The third bedroom is located on the ground floor and has a bathroom directly next to it. The main bedroom, situated on the upper level has its own private balcony with views across the dam and surrounding farmland. It has a queen bed with shower, basin and toilet.

The second bedroom is also situated on the upper level with views of the surrounding mountains. It has twin beds and a bath, basin and toilet.

The third bedroom is on the ground floor with views of the mountains and offers an amazing feeling of floating on water. It has twin beds which can be joined to form a double bed. It is not en-suite but has a bathroom with shower, basin and toilet situated directly next to it.

There is an additional single bed (suitable for a child only) situated on the mezzanine.


The cottage is superbly equipped with all cutlery, crockery and linen (including towels) sufficient for seven people. (Please bring your own swimming towels should you require.)

There is a very silent generator which supplies electricity to all appliances and plug points throughout the cottage. It is activated via remote on an on-demand basis and can be switched off when not required.

The open plan kitchen has a gas fridge and stove for convenience which reduces the frequent need for the generator.

The cosy and comfortably furnished lounge with its double volume ceiling has a Jetmaster fireplace for those cold winter nights and large windows for those warm summer days.

A lovely large enclosed verandah leads off the kitchen and lounge area ensuring that the ‘cooks’ don’t miss out on all the fun, frivolity and fellowship at the large dinner table and outdoor lounge area. There is a deluxe gas braai unit available on the outdoor deck as well as a traditional wood braai available by the entertainment area on shore beneath the beautiful Willow tree.

There is a maid service available at an additional nominal charge should you require and undercover parking for two vehicles.

RATES 2018

The rates are per night.

R1100 for the first 2 persons ( same rate applies for 1 person only)
R350 per each additional person.


1 x person R1100
2 x persons R1100
3 x persons R1450
4 x persons R1800
5 x persons R2150
6 x persons R2500

Toddlers or babies in own cots No Charge.


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