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Hillhouse Guesthouse

4.89(9 reviews)SuperhostHowick, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Farm stay hosted by Mandy
12 guests4 bedrooms7 beds4 baths
Entire home
You’ll have the farm stay to yourself.
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For or those seeking refuge during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, Hillhouse will give you seclusion, safety and isolation. We offer a wonderful country escape, the entire house is yours, and you will love the open space and light from the large glass windows and entrances on either end of the building. There are beautiful walks where you will see many species of buck, birds and other wild animals.

The space
Hillhouse is a large and spacious converted barn on a 50 Ha farm, 12 kms from Howick in the beautiful Dargle countryside. Sleeping up to 12 people, this is a perfect venue for large groups of family and friends. Hillhouse is semi-rustic, vast and comfortable. Couches, woven carpets and large dining tables lend it to big family get togethers with long, lazy lunches and evenings by the fireside. Four bedrooms on an upper level overlook the living area, and there are four bathrooms. The main bedroom has a queen sized bed and ensuite bathroom. Three of the bedrooms have a pair of single beds and the open mezzanine (above the lounge) has four more beds if needed. Hillhouse has a fully equipped kitchen, and an open fireplace with ample wood provided. There are warming blankets for cold winter nights. Fine cotton bed linen and bath towels are provided.
There is a braai (barbeque) available.
If you would like the house to be serviced, a staff member can come in and tidy up in the morning. You can pay her directly.

Guest access
Guests have access to the entire property. The Guesthouse and surrounding garden is private and for your use. There is ample parking for a couple of vehicles. We have a lovely childrens play area below Hillhouse with a trampoline, swing and jungle gym. You are welcome to walk and cycle the 50 ha farm, enjoying the forests, the indigenous bush and the grassy hills. We have an extensive succulent collection and a hothouse you are welcome to explore. There is also a swimming pool at our private home which you are welcome to use. It is 20 meters from Hillhouse and please be aware it is unfenced.

Other things to note
It is a self catering guest House, you will need to bring all your own food. Cleaning materials are provided.
There is a minimum booking of 2 nights.
If you are a small group, we have another house to rent on the property - Lakehouse which sleeps 4.

When there is a long weekend ( a public holiday on either side) with a 3 or 4 day holiday period, we require a 3 or 4 day reservation.
For or those seeking refuge during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, Hillhouse will give you seclusion, safety and isolation. We offer a wonderful country escape, the entire house is yours, and you will love the open space and light from the large glass windows and entrances on either end of the building. There are beautiful walks where you will see many species of buck, birds and other wild animals… read more

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
2 single beds
Bedroom 4
2 single beds

Amenities

Pool
Crib
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace
Washer
Dryer
Essentials
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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4.89 out of 5 stars from 9 reviews

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Location

Howick, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

We are in the heart of the Kwa-Zulu Natal Midlands, which is rural countryside.
Howick is the closest town - 12kms away.
There are plenty of places to visit and activities available in the area - cycling, fishing, horse riding, golf, canopy tours, sailing, water skiing. There are also world class restaurants and shops in the area. Or you can relax and unwind and enjoy the beautiful views on the farm.
We are in the heart of the Kwa-Zulu Natal Midlands, which is rural countryside.
Howick is the closest town - 12kms away.
There are plenty of places to visit and activities available in the area - cycl…

Hosted by Mandy

Joined in November 2016
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I live in Dargle near Howick in Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa. I have lived in the KZN midlands most of my life. I have a group of guesthouses on our farm that I manage. I am an Iyengar Yoga teacher, I love gardening, have a grand succulent collection and am looking forward to sharing our beautiful part of the world with you.
I live in Dargle near Howick in Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa. I have lived in the KZN midlands most of my life. I have a group of guesthouses on our farm that I manage. I am an Iye…
During your stay
I'm always happy to interact with guests, and will gladly assist you and anwer any questions. After welcoming you and making sure you feel at home, I will then leave you to enjoy your stay but will be on call should you need me.
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Things to know

House rules
Checkout: 10:00 a.m.
Self check-in with building staff
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Smoking is allowed
Health & safety
Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Learn more
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
No smoke alarm
Cancellation policy