Welcome to our secluded self catering cottages which are set in 18 acres of unspoilt countryside in the heart of the arts and crafts route of the midlands meander. Built in 2004 these well equipped cottages overlook the Lions River and offer a peaceful and relaxing breakaway. We have 4 freestanding thatched cottages with a private balcony overlooking the river. Each cottage is for 2 people having an ensuite bathroom with its own Jacuzzi spa bath fully equipped kitchen with microwave 2 plate stove,fridge/freezer toaster and Weber braai There is also a dining and lounge area, table and chairs on the balcony, and a queen size double bed and own car port. For cold nights all cottages have an electric fire, electric blanket and goose down duvets. All utensils,crockery,and glasses are included, and all linen and towels supplied. There is a welcome pack including tea coffee sugar, milk and homemade biscuits.

We are located 13km.out of Nottingham Road on the Fort Nottingham road. We are 50km. From Howick and Howick Falls. Pietermaritziburg is 70km., Durban,150 km.and Johannesburg 450km.

The cottages run along side the Lions River with beautiful views and gentle riverside walks. The Midlands Meander arts and crafts route offers various local products and produce. You can bring your own bikes and ride in the scenic countryside. The local area abounds with thing to do and see including trout and bass fishing golfing the renowned Midmar mile at midmar dam . The historic battlefield route is 90 minutes away and the Drakensberg mountain range 1 hours drive.

Otters den has Internet facilites in the office. There are several local restaurants within.. a 15 min. Drive including Rawdons hotel and the well know Nottingham Road brewery. Your hosts Jeff and Alice have lived in the area since 1992 when they opened hawklee country house and ran it until June 2008.

  • Awards & Accreditations As Claimed By The Establishment
  • Tourism Grading - 3 Stars
  • parking all onsite
  • tea / coffee making facilities