In the Beautiful Balgowan valley in the Magnificent Natal Midlands, our main house and 2 cottages offer 8 bedrooms, 3 kitchens, 5 bathrooms, lounges, patio, pool, 3 dams for fishing and breathtaking views. Peace, tranquility, and country pursuits await! Our home and self catering cottages are set in the beautiful Natal Midlands in the Magnificent Balgowan valley, very close to the internationally renowed Michaelhouse school. Our home is a farmy, cosy environment where domsetic animals, farm animals and kids roam free. We are surrounded by luscious forests, trees and grasslands where monkeys swing and many different varieties of buck frolick. Visitors can enjoy breathtaking views across the valley from the covered patio, over the stategically placed 12 x 6 m swimming pool. This is currently not heated. Both our home and the self catering cottages are available provided there are no other bookings in place for the cottages. There are 2 full time domestic helpers available and a general maintenance/ garderner gentleman, all of whom are well trusted and live on the property. Our animals are taken care of by these people so potential swoppers do not have to be responsible for the animals. There are 3 medium sized trout (catch and release) dams available to keen fishermen and in the summer months, the dams are excellent for swimming, canoeing, diving from rocks. Ours is what is called a ""lifestyle""property, so we have cows, pigs, sheep and chickens but we do not currently farm them. But you arre surrounded by them, hence the whole farm experience.
The home and the cottages are cosy, comfortable, spacious, and fully equipped, but not luxurious, so you dont have to worry about the odd bit of mud on the carpets etc. It is a place where city people can relax, unwind and where kids can venture out on their own and find themselves. Safety and security are not an issue in this area but the house can be securely locked up if need be.When you are on the patio and looking out, you feel so remote and all is so quiet and private and yet the little village of Nottingham Road is a mere 10 minutes drive away, perfect! We are situated in the heart of the Natal Midlands, a popular local tourist destination and our nearest village is Nottingham Road. Nottingham Road Tourism has its own website where further details can be viewed but the main attractions are fishing, golfing, relaxed country coffee shops and restaurants,mountainbiking, an assortment of spas/expansive countryside, the midlands meander (arts, crafts and food/wine route. We are also about 3 kms from Michaelhouse school which host many intersting events, and will be accomodating one of the world cup soccer teams this year.