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Abberley Guest House

Abberley Guest House
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Address: 14413 Glen Arum Farm
Currys Post Road
Balgowan
Midlands
KwaZulu Natal

"A Country Style Guest House"

Abberley Guest House is set in the beautiful Balgowan Valley in the heart of the Natal Midlands. Tucked behind an avenue of pine trees, this country-style homestead offers comfortable accommodation for any traveler, wedding goer or Michaelhouse parent.

ROOMS & SUITES

Garden Rooms

Geranium
This is a uniquely furnished room with a comfortable queen sized bed and an en-suite bathroom with a bath and shower overhead. The room includes a full size wardrobe, bureau with vanity mirror and space to work, bedside tables, basic kitchenette and a small dining table. With it’s own small veranda, there is plenty of space to make yourself feel at home. This room has an overhead fan and like all the rooms at Abberley, also has an oil heater and access to WIFI.

Amenities:
– Comfortable queen size bed 
– Private en-suite bathroom with bath & shower 
– Soap & shampoo 
– Fresh towels 
– Down duvets 
– Overhead fan 
– Heater 
– Vanity bureau 
– Kitchenette (Microwave, fridge, kettle) 
– Complimentary tea, coffee & rusks 
– Wardrobe cupboard 
– Small table & chairs 
– Outside verandah, couch & coffee table 

Hydrangea
This is a uniquely furnished room with a comfortable queen sized bed and an en-suite bathroom with a bath and shower overhead. The room includes a full size wardrobe, bureau with vanity mirror and space to work, bedside tables, basic kitchenette and a small dining table. With it’s own small veranda, there is plenty of space to make yourself feel at home. This room has an overhead fan and like all the rooms at Abberley.

Amenities:
– Comfortable queen size bed 
– Private en-suite bathroom with bath & shower 
– Soap, shampoo & buble bath 
– Fresh towels 
– Down duvets 
– Heater 
– Vanity bureau 
– Complimentary tea, coffee & rusks 
– Wardrobe cupboard 
– Small table & chairs 
– Outside verandah, couch & coffee table 

Rose
This is a uniquely furnished room with a comfortable king sized bed and an additional single bed (in the same room). An en-suite bathroom with a toilet, basin, bath and shower. The room includes a full size wardrobe, bureau with vanity mirror and space to work, bedside tables and a basic kitchenette. With it’s own small veranda, there is plenty of space to make yourself feel at home. This room has an overhead fan and like all the rooms at Abberley.

Amenities:
– Comfortable king size bed 
– Private en-suite bathroom with bath & shower 
– Soap & shampoo 
– Fresh towels 
– Down duvet 
– Overhead fan 
– Oil heater 
– Vanity bureau 
– Kitchenette (Microwave, fridge, kettle) 
– Complimentary tea, coffee & rusks 
– Wardrobe cupboard 
– Outside verandah, couch & coffee table 

Lavendar
This is a uniquely furnished room with a comfortable queen sized bed. The en-suite bathroom has a bath and shower. The room includes a full size wardrobe, bureau with vanity mirror and space to work, bedside tables and a basic kitchenette. With it’s own small veranda, there is plenty of space to make yourself feel at home. This room has an overhead fan and like all the rooms at Abberley, it also has an oil heater.

Amenities:
– Comfortable queen size bed 
– Private en-suite bathroom 
– Soap & shampoo 
– Fresh towels 
– Down duvets 
– Overhead fan 
– Heater 
– Vanity bureau 
– Couch & coffee table 
– Kitchenette (Microwave, fridge, kettle) 
– Complimentary tea, coffee & rusks 
– Wardrobe cupboard 
– Outside verandah, couch & coffee table 

Deluxe Garden Room

Sweet Basil
A large, airy and bright room with a comfortable queen sized bed. This private, romantic studio is furnished in a charming countryside theme with an old Victorian bath in the room. This studio also has a kitchen, small lounge and a quaint verandah.

Amenities:
– Comfortable queen size bed 
– Private en-suite bathroom with shower 
– Free standing ball and claw bath 
– Soap & shampoo 
– Fresh towels 
– Down duvet 
– Oil Heater 
– Kitchen (Microwave, fridge, kettle) 
– Complimentary tea, coffee & rusks 
– Lounge with couches & coffee table 
– Outside verandah, couch & coffee table 

Self Catering

Parsley
This self-catering cottage has two double bedrooms with two bathrooms – one with a shower and bath and the other with a bath. One room has a comfortable queen sized bed and the other a double bed. This unit includes a kitchen with all amenities, a dining area and a lounge. Sit on the large verandah outside and enjoy the view out to our forest. Besides an oil heater, this unit also has a fireplace.

Amenities:
– Comfortable queen size bed in one room 
– Comfortable double bed in other room 
– Private en-suite bathroom in one room 
– Shared bathroom with bath, toilet and basin in other
– Soap & shampoo 
– Fresh towels 
– Down duvets 
– Oil Heater 
– Full Kitchen 
– Complimentary tea, coffee & rusks 
– Wardrobe cupboard 
– Lounge with couches & coffee table 
– Dining area 
– Fireplace 
– Large outside verandah with table and bench chairs 
– Round Webber braai outside 
– Private Patio for one of the rooms 

Sage
This self-catering cottage has two double bedrooms, a separate bathroom with a toilet, shower and bath. This cottage includes a kitchen with all amenities, a dining area and a small lounge. Sit on the verandah and enjoy the view out to our forest. Like all the rooms at Abberley, this room also has an oil heater.

Amenities:
– Comfortable queen size bed in one room 
– 2 comfortable single beds in other room 
– Shared bathroom with bath, shower, toilet and basin 
– Soap & shampoo 
– Fresh towels 
– Down duvets 
– Oil Heater 
– Full Kitchen 
– Complimentary tea, coffee & rusks 
– Wardrobe cupboard 
– Lounge with couches & coffee table 
– Small outside verandah deck 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is included in the price per night for the rooms?

  • The price is for the room only. Breakfast is separate.

What kind of breakfast is served?

  • Our breakfast is pretty special ;) We serve it down at our quaint little cottage cafe. It's usually a full breakfast starting with muesli, yoghurt and sautéed berries followed by the traditional bacon, sausage, mushroom, eggs and toast. Then finished off with a nice warm cup of whatever caffeine fix you need for the day. Breakfast is served from 08:00 until 10:00am on Saturdays and Sundays.

Is Abberley close to any wedding venues?

  • Orchards Wedding Venue, The Glades Farm, Woodridge and Michaelhouse are all in a radius of 5km of Abberley Guest House.

Have we got WIFI?

  • Yes, but only in front of the four garden rooms. We are working on improving the reach to all the other rooms soon.

Are we fully self-catering?

  • The majority of our rooms are semi self-catering with microwaves, fridges and kettles. Our two bedroom cottages "Parsley" and "Sage" and our Garden Deluxe Studio "Sweet Basil" are fully self-catering.

Do the rooms have TV?

  • Unfortunately not. You'll have to settle for the sweeping forest and valley views instead.

Are there any restaurants nearby?

  • In a radius of 10km or less, you can enjoy a meal at a restaurant such as, La Lampara, Caversham Mill, Rawdons or The Bierfassl.

Are kids under 12 allowed?

  • Yes, all ages of children are welcome.

Is Abberley Guest House wheelchair friendly?

  • Unfortunately we are not wheelchair friendly.

Directions

From Durban / Pietermaritzburg
Take the N3 west (to Johannesburg). Take exit 107 “Howick North / Tweedie”. At the top of the off ramp, turn left. At the T-junction turn right onto the R103 signposted “Lions River, Balgowan, Nottingham Road”. Travel approximately 18km on the R103. At the Michaelhouse sign, turn right onto the Currys Post Road and travel approximately 5km until you see the Abberley Guest House sign on your right hand side.

From Johannesburg
Take the N3 south (to Durban). Travel through the Mooi River toll. Take the “Nottingham Road / Mount West” exit. Turn right to Nottingham Road. At Nottingham Road take the R103 to Balgowan. Travel approximately 15 km. At the Michaelhouse sign,turn left onto the Currys Post Road and travel approximately 5km until you see the Abberley Guest House sign on your right hand side.

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