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Far Away Place (Dashy Cottage) Midlands Meander

SuperhostIndlovu DC, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Entire cottage hosted by Marc
5 guests2 bedrooms3 beds1.5 baths
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In the HEART of the KWAZULU NATAL MIDLANDS MEANDER. - A “Far Away Place” is a gay-owned two bedroom cottage with views to a beautiful dam, trout fishing, a huge Pine forest & the mountains of the Karkloof. We are 5km on the old Curry's Post Road from Terbodore Coffee & a short 12km drive into Nottingham Road. We are social people, who love our dogs (all 6 of them - 4 Dachshunds (Smooch, Chino, Toffee & Wimpy) , Lady & a Basset. If dogs are not for you, then our cottage is not recommended.

The space
Chill, Breathe, Meditate, Hike, Fish, Braai, Swim Or Just MEANDER! But do it in comfort & style at a Far Away Place Cottage

You can expect to travel about 5km on dirt if coming from the HOWICK/BALGOWAN side or 8km on dirt if coming from the LINGA LAPA/Nottingham Road side. Our own road off the main Curry’s Post Road has recently been re-done and is considered to be a good road.

The cottage has beautiful views and we have 2 dams on the property if you fancy some fishing or a swim. We are also both avid mountain bikers and will be happy to share some of our routes in the neighboring forest with you.

There is a main bedroom with a QUEEN SIZE BED, a loft bedroom with a DOUBLE BED and a SINGLE BED and bathroom with Shower, Toilet and Basin. All beds have 100% cotton percale linen.

** Entertaining **
The lounge, kitchen and patio are all open plan. There is also a 40” Smart TV in the lounge for those cold misty days and a bluetooth sound bar – feel free to bring your own media to watch or listen to on a flash stick. The kitchen has a Defy Gas Stove Top, Defy Microwave (Convection etc. so you can show off those cooking skills), fridge/freezer, kettle and toaster. There is no DSTV or satellite dish - but feel free to hook any of your devices to the SMART Samsung TV and play anything you like, including music or connect to showmax, netflix or your other apps on the SMART TV hub.

** The Basics **
We will provide coffee, tea, milk sachets, brown sugar, white sugar, sweetener, salt, pepper & firewood for those chilly evenings in the Midlands. If you need anything urgent ahead of your stay with us, please let us know and we will do our very best to assist.

If you are looking for solitude, fresh country air in an idyllic country spot on the Midlands Meander - you will love “FAR AWAY PLACE”. Enjoy lazy days in our hammock chairs on the patio too. Our Dachshunds will definitely want to get to know you better & Wimpy, Smooch Or Lady may even spend the night with you if you encourage it!

Being a gay, married couple we are obviously gay-friendly - but being gay is by NO MEANS a prerequisite to enjoying our beautiful cottage in Curry's Post on the Midlands Meander - so I guess that makes us hetero-friendly too LOL!

Every man dies. Not every man really lives. (William Wallace) - So come live a little at a “FAR AWAY PLACE”, that is not too far away from everything in the Kwazulu Natal Midlands – Curry’s Post.

Guest access
Take a DEEP BREATH ...
We do not restrict where our guests can roam - you are coming to the country for fresh air, peace and freedom - so please, enjoy it all.

** TROUT FISHING & HIKING **
There is a great 780HA Pine Forest for long walks and mountain bike rides if you keen and if you like FISHING - we have recently contributed to having the two dams on the WHINSTONE ESTATE re-stocked with TROUT. One of these dams is partially ours and a 5 minute walk from the cottage, with the second dam being a short 5 minute walk from this one - our guests are welcome to fish in BOTH dams.

Both dams have a catch and release policy - so feel free to come and exercise your FLY FISHING skills. My sister recently caught 8 trout in around 2 hours (see our photo) ... so give it a go!

Other things to note
** NETFLIX NOW INCLUDED **
While we do not offer DSTV - you are welcome to use our NETFLIX account and app which you will find configured on the SMART TV for your enjoyment at no additional cost.

It is worthy to note that we are a country getaway - the roads to our home and cottage are fairly good - but we would not advise guests who plan to drive very low sports cars or cars with lowered suspensions and or sports trim (bumper skirting and the like) to book our cottage. If in doubt, feel free to check with us.

ALSO PLEASE NOTE: We have bee hives on the property (a fair distance from the cottage) - while we do not foresee any issues - it is worth noting that those who are ALLERGIC to bees may want to consider this and carry an EPIPEN in case.
In the HEART of the KWAZULU NATAL MIDLANDS MEANDER. - A “Far Away Place” is a gay-owned two bedroom cottage with views to a beautiful dam, trout fishing, a huge Pine forest & the mountains of the Karkloof. We are 5km on the old Curry's Post Road from Terbodore Coffee & a short 12km drive into Nottingham Road. We are social people, who love our dogs (all 6 of them - 4 Dachshunds (Smooch, Chino, Toffee & Wimpy) , Lad…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed, 1 single bed

Amenities

Dryer
Indoor fireplace
Room-darkening shades
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Wifi
Hair dryer
Kitchen
Cable TV
Carbon monoxide alarm

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Indlovu DC, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Curry’s Post is a beautifully scenic area in the heart of the Midlands Meander that lies between Mooi River and Howick. It has a quaint history that involves the Curry Family, after whom Curry’s Post is named, who settled here, establishing an overnight wagon and cart stop - in essence a staging post.

It is the more natural and quiet side of the Meander and that is what we LOVE about it.
Curry’s Post is a beautifully scenic area in the heart of the Midlands Meander that lies between Mooi River and Howick. It has a quaint history that involves the Curry Family, after whom Curry’s Post is named,…

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Joined in April 2015
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Myself and my partner Lee have always dreamed of being able to own a little slice of the beautiful Natal Midlands and this year we have managed to realise that dream. We both love to travel, with our favorite countries being Italy, Germany, Croatia & Madagascar. Being a gay couple of 29 years, we love movies, music and eating good food - so traveling is also about experiencing the local culture and cuisine. Our Midlands home has two beautiful cottages - a 2 bedroom cottage (one bedroom a loft room) called DASHY COTTAGE and another new on called NGUNI COTTAGE (2 full bedrooms with another 2 3/4 beds on the loft landing. Nguni has 2 bathrooms and a gorgeous outdoor shower. While being close enough to all the magic the Midlands Meander has to offer, it will feel like you are a long way from everything - with views to a beautiful dam, huge Pine forest and the mountains of the Karkloof valley. Far Away Place also has its own airfield and runway for guests wishing to fly in for the weekend. We are fortunate enough to own our own aircraft and have flown to every neighboring country bordering South Africa and even to Madagascar! We are social people, love our dogs (we have 5 of them - 4 Dachshunds and an adopted stray from the SPCA). If you are needing a breather from the city or your hectic travel schedule - you may just love our place. Our dogs are super friendly so if you are not keen on dogs - then perhaps our gorgeous cottages may not be for you :) Being a gay couple we are very obviously gay-friendly - but being gay is by NO MEANS a prerequisite to enjoying our beautiful spot in Curry's Post on the Midlands Meander - so we are hetero-friendly LOL. Every man dies. Not every man really lives. (William Wallace) - So come live a little when you share our Far Away Place, that is not too far away from everything.
Myself and my partner Lee have always dreamed of being able to own a little slice of the beautiful Natal Midlands and this year we have managed to realise that dream. We both love…
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  • Lee
During your stay
We are available for advise on the area, attractions to visit or places to eat. If you like to mountain bike ride - we are also happy to take you on a route into the local forests with us.

Some guests want solitude and quiet, whilst others often like to get to know us and more about the Midlands. You let us know which kind of guest you are and we will gladly spend some time with you sharing all our knowledge of local cuisine, bars, attractions and or the MEANDER with you :).
We are available for advise on the area, attractions to visit or places to eat. If you like to mountain bike ride - we are also happy to take you on a route into the local forests…
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Check-in: 2:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Checkout: 10:00 a.m.
Self check-in with building staff
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
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