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 3 Reviews
Crab Apple Cottages
Architecturally designed and delightfully comfortable, our three AA Superior Crab Apple Cottages are set on the edge of Kilgobbin Forest and the Dargle Valley Conservancy.

Each thatched, self-catering cottage has a different character whilst being furnished with every comfort including underfloor heating to keep you cozy.

In the forest, life moves at a gentler pace. Generations of visitors have experienced the soul restoring reassurance that comes with being surrounded by the beauty of creation. It is filled with ancient trees and abundant birds and animals.

A place where the call of the crowned eagle and the dassie are heard, and where visits by the family of Samango monkeys are part of daily life. This is the place that inspired Austen Roberts to start his now well-known Roberts Book of Birds, and where visitors can walk the same paths and enjoy the same birdlife that he did.

Enjoy the hospitality of your hosts and experience a truly country lifestyle, complete with horses and carriages.

Hundreds of roses are a treat in Springtime and, for the more "earthy" sould, visit the organic plot where there is always something fresh to pick and eat. Experience compost making on-site.

Crab Apple Chapel
Up a steep country road, deep in the Dargle Valley in the midlands, is the large Crab Apple Chapel. Covered in ivy, it is a picture perfect country chapel. An icon in the area, it has now grown into a popular wedding chapel. The chapel seats up to 138 people on church pews.

Crab Apple Cottages Accommodation:
Each thatched, self-catering cottage has a different character whilst being furnished with every comfort including underfloor heating to keep you cozy. The bedroom has a queen-sized bed and there is an antique cast iron Victorian tub and shower in the en-suite bathroom.

The spacious, open plan living area, with sleeper couch for children, leads onto a sun deck. Starred Robin Cottage has an additional loft with two single beds. Starred Robin and Wood Owl cottages have multi-fuel cast-iron stoves as fireplaces, while Crowned Eagle cottage has a large Spanish-style fireplace. As enthusiastic supporters of local living, the Booysens have used local suppliers to furnish the cottages.

Our delicious spring water, from the taps, is drinkable. There is an electronic safe available in each cottage. A laundry service and a house-keeper are available if required. Fur-children are permitted by arrangement.
From:
R550.00 pps

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  • Crab Apple Cottages - The Starred Robin Cottage Lounge
  • Crab Apple Cottages - The Starred Robin Cottage Bedroom Loft
  • Crab Apple Cottages - The Starred Robin Cottage Bedroom

Facilities & Services:

  • Babies
  • Children under 12 years
  • Honeymoon Couples
  • Pets only by Arrangement
  • Laundry Service
  • Ironing Service
  • Wedding facilities
  • Self-Braai / Barbecue
  • Wi-Fi
  • Fireplace on the Premises
  • Parking (off-street - open)
  • Garden
  • Parking (off-street - covered)
  • English
  • Xhosa / Zulu
  • Hiking / Walking Trails
  • Swimming Pool
  • Playground


    Rooms:

    Each thatched, self-catering cottage has a different character whilst being furnished with every comfort including underfloor heating to keep you cozy. The bedroom has a queen-sized bed and there is an antique cast iron Victorian tub and shower in the en-suite bathroom.

    The spacious, open plan living area, with sleeper couch for children, leads onto a sun deck. Starred Robin Cottage has an additional loft with two single beds. Starred Robin and Wood Owl cottages have multi-fuel cast-iron stoves as fireplaces, while Crowned Eagle cottage has a large Spanish-style fireplace. As enthusiastic supporters of local living, the Booysens have used local suppliers to furnish the cottages.

    Our delicious spring water, from the taps, is drinkable. There is an electronic safe available in each cottage. A laundry service and a house-keeper are available if required. Fur-children are permitted by arrangement.

    Crab Apple Cottages Activities:

    You are welcome to explore the forest and guided forest walks are available by arrangement. Over 200 bird species are recorded in the Dargle and we are a summer stop over spot for a pair of Yellow Billed Kites who migrate annually from Central Africa. We have built a bird-hide where bird lovers can view the abundant birdlife from the comfort of the hide.

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    Crab Apple Cottages Guest Reviews

    Average Guest Rating: 
      4.7 out of 5 based on 3 reviews.


    From the moment we arrived we found Crab Apple Cottages a magical place. The hosts, Berand and Helen were gracious and nothing was too much trouble. Privacy, quiet and back to nature was just what we needed. The gardens were a delight to explore as was the Forest and the Chapel. The cottage itself was decorated to the highest degree and comfort, warmth and relaxation were upper most. The dogs, cats, chickens, birds and magnificent horses all added to the charm of this wonderful oasis. Set in a wonderful area where you can explore and visit lots of country outlets and enjoy meanders across the Midlands. We hope to return. Many thanks for a memorable time.
    Rating: 
     Reviewed by Joan A McLaren on 15 August 2017

    was excellent, loved the hospitality and the cottage was everything we thought and more,only thing it was missing was a tv with dstv if u had that it would be brilliant
    Rating: 
     Reviewed by Lee over a year ago

    The cottage was beautiful and they spared no expense in making it warm and cosy. Underfloor heating, electric blanket , bathroom heater , heated towel rail, fire place etc. The kitchen was very well equipped - it even had a pair of scissors. Most self catering places always neglect to provide a pair of scissors. Sadly we were there for only one night. We wished we'd booked for longer.
    Rating: 
     Reviewed by Cecile Ullrich over a year ago

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