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    1/31 - Cottage viewed across Mearns Dam in winter
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    3/31 - Waterside getaway Cottage with patio and braai area
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    5/31 - Waterside Getaway Cottage viewed from above in winter
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    20/31 - Station Masters house - Breakfast made using the coal stove
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    31/31 - Waterside getaway Cottage interior with sleeper couch
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Location & Contact Details
Address:Off R103, Between Mooi River and Rosetta, Midlands Meander, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Cell (1):+27-79-7348609 (Chané)
Cell (2):+27-72-4836388 (Tiaan)

Payment Methods
  • EFT / Bank Transfer EFT / Bank Transfer
  • Sorry, Credit cards not accepted Sorry, Credit cards not accepted
Languages Spoken At Establishment
  • Afrikaans
  • English
Bed Configuration
  • Station Master’s House (Sleeps 9) x 1
    • Room 1 - queen
    • Room 2 - double
    • Room 3 - double
    • Room 4 - single sleeper couch, single sleeper couch, single sleeper couch
  • The Siding Cottage (Sleeps 8) x 1
    • Room 1 - queen
    • Room 2 - twin
    • Room 3 - double sleeper couch
    • Room 4 - twin
Special Categories
  • Conference Venue Accommodation
    Accommodates how many people?
    7

    The following apply
     Kitchen accessible
     Food / beverage facilities for catering purposes
     Designated parking area
     Sufficient parking space
     Internet connection
     Wireless internet connection
     Good lighting that can be operated independently

  • Fresh-Water Fishing Accommodation
    The following apply
     Can bring own fishing equipment
     Boat available for use
     Can bring own boat (no petrol motors)
     Catch and release

  • Interesting Place Accommodation
    Why is your establishment interesting?
    Station House is situated about 50m from the edge of the Mearns Dam which offers fantastic bass fishing and other aquatic activities such as canoeing. It is built at the location of the Fountainhall Station. Built in 1901 on the banks of the Mooi River, the station was decommissioned in 1956 when the line was moved. The access road is the old Johannesburg to Durban line. The platform still exists as do several other S.A.R. items.

  • Pet Friendly Accommodation
    The following apply
     Caution - other animals on the property

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Station House Waterside Getaway is conveniently located close to shops, banks and petrol stations, yet far enough away from development to hear no sound other than that of nature. Station House is unique in its location within the picturesque, lush dairy farming area of the Natal Midlands.

It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words. A frequent visitor has uploaded recordings to YouTube which offer you an excellent opportunity to see the beautiful peaceful environment that we offer - these videos can be viewed on Erroll's Travel Log:

  • FlyBy
  • Channel
  • CalmWaters
  • AcrossTheDam
  • FollowMe

Some were recorded in winter with the dam at approximately 60% of its capacity with the river channel clearly visible. The landscape changes dramatically from its winter browns into the lush green of spring.

The property is situated with many 120-year-old oak trees, with both the main house and cottage only meters away from the water's edge of the beautiful, secluded Mearns Dam which is accessible only to those with properties on its banks.

The Station Masters House and the Siding (our cottage) is located on opposite sides of the railway siding / platform of the old Johannesburg - Durban line (which operated along the Mooi River from the late 1890s until it was decommissioned in 1956). Both are fully equipped, comfortable self-catering units. The Station Masters House (originally built in 1901) consists of three en-suite bedrooms, two lounge areas, and a large porch overlooking the dam. The house also offers three very comfortable couches that could be used for additional sleeping space. The Siding cottage is ideal for a group of up to 6 people - with 2 additional beds in the Annex, making it suitable for a maximum of 7 adults and 1 child.

A canoe and small rowing boat are available free of charge, to try your hand at fishing for black bass. The dam water extends for approximately 20 kilometres, so if you would like to explore the scenery further there is also an electric motor available for hire for the boat. Private boats may be launched but petrol motors may unfortunately not be used (Umgeni Water regulations). Water inflow to the dam is from both the Mooi - and the ‘Little’ Mooi Rivers.

There are 2 bedrooms in the cottage; one with a queen size bed, the other with 2 single beds with an additional queen size sleeper couch in the lounge (suitable for 1 adult or 2 children). We provide bed linen, duvets and blankets plus electric blankets for the cold evenings.

Both the cottage and the house are equipped with log fire places to cosy up to during the winter evenings. High speed internet, Netflix and mobile phone reception are available for those who need to stay in touch.

The kitchens are well equipped, and include gas stoves, microwaves, and fridge/ freezers. Outdoor braai’s are available with large tables, benches and camping chairs for alfresco dining under the oak trees or waterside.

Bath towels are provided, but please bring own swimming towels if needed.

The covered decks and porches provide a shady place to relax and enjoy the exquisite view over the dam and the surrounding landscape. Whilst walking along the dam water banks, there are many types of indigenous and wildflowers to enjoy. Relaxing in the sun at the water's edge, reading a book sitting on a bench under the shady oaks, and watching the sun rising or setting over the farmlands and the dam is pure joy! It is quiet, peaceful and tranquil – ideal for those much needed ‘recharging’ moments.

We are about 450kms from Gauteng, 150kms from Durban; 5kms from Mooi River, and other establishments such as Rosetta (6kms) and 12kms from Nottingham Road. We are easy to find - just take the R103 turn off where an ‘Average Speed’ overhead camera is installed opposite Nsele Medical Rescue. Follow signage for 2.5 kilometres on a dirt road. Our access road stretches along the edge of the dam adjacent to the old railway line that was operational until 1956 between Johannesburg and Durban.

Birdlife is abundant all year round and natural game is regularly sighted on our property of over 3.5 ha along the banks of the dam. Frequent bird sightings include all 3 species of crane, fish eagles, long crested eagles, jackal buzzards, various herons, kingfishers and water birds such as African black and yellow billed ducks and spur wing geese. In summer we have nesting Yellow Billed Kites, Barn Owls, swallows, weavers and sunbirds amongst others.

Mountain reedbuck, rhebuck, oribi, scrub hare, duiker, mongoose, porcupine and otter can be seen, especially in the early morning or at sunset.

The Midlands Meander is right on our doorstep and has something for everybody. Stretching from Mooi River to Hilton, it is well worth spending time browsing.

There are plenty of restaurants to choose from: coffee shops, grill houses and wine bars, to upmarket 5* restaurants for special occasions.

Coffee shops include Relish at The Junction (with a superb children’s playground), Country Market behind Knotts Square, Blueberry Hill (opposite Fordoun Hotel and Spa), Coffee & Life in the Sherwood Centre and Cafe Bloom. In Nottingham Road, there is the Austrian styled Bierfassel (specialities include eisbein and kassler steaks). Don't miss the Notties Hotel - the oldest hotel in KZN, where you can join the locals for a drink in the pub. Or try the local beers at the Nottingham Road Brewery at Rawdons Hotel.

The Fork ‘n Cleaver grill at Netherwood (next to Blueberry Hill), opened in 2018, has a brewery and gin distillery where products may be sampled. Linga Lapa off the N3 is a very popular spot with the locals (all day plus Friday and Saturday night grills and some Wednesday night braais) so early booking is essential.

A pleasant drive through the countryside would take you to many other restaurants including Cleopatra (Kamberg), Hartford House (Mooi River), Lords of the Manor (Hidcote), Granny Mouse and Caversham Mill (Lidgetton), La Lampara (Balgowan), Terbadore and Tumble Downs (Currys Post).

Depending on your preferences, you can do a ‘Decor Route’ - visiting the many decor shops in the area such as China Rose at The Junction in Nottingham Road, Mooi Loft in Mooi River, Linen Loft at Piggly Wiggly or a ‘Cheese and Wine Route’ - including The Wine Cellar and Marrakesh Cheese, all near Rosetta and Swissland Cheese in Lidgetton. And for the children, there is archery at The Junction in addition to the playground.

If you enjoy and appreciate works of art, make sure to stop at The Platform Gallery in Lions River. They feature work from local artists and craftsman. Some of their products include Nguni products, bronze statues, metalwork pieces, custom made furniture and more.

The area is well known for its excellent leatherwork including Groundcover Leatherwork and Tsonga Shoes. You can stock up early on those special and unusual gifts for birthdays and Christmas and you can buy excellent meats and delicious biltong at local butcheries.

A special treat for a day (or a few hours) can be booked at a nearby spa such as Brookdale, Indigo Fields, Fordoun or Granny Mouse.

Sporting facilities available in the area include golf, tennis, bowls and trout fishing. Why not try the canopy walk and slide in the Karkloof?

The annual Highland and Traditional Games in May draws a large crowd from far and wide, as does the annual Midmar Mile open water swim in February which is one of our highlights.

Nearby attractions include the Springrove Dam in Rosetta, the spectacular uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park, one of South Africa's World Heritage Sites, and is within easy driving range. Explore Giants Castle, Highmoor, Kamberg, Loteni and Sani Pass.

Facilities On Site:

  • Self-catering Accommodation
  • The Station Masters House: 3 rooms for 6 adults (additional 3 persons on couches).
  • Siding Cottage: 2 bedrooms for 4 adults, double sleeper couch in the lounge (1 adult or 2 children), a separate outside room for 2 people. Maximum of 8 people/7 adults.
  • Log Fire
  • Electric Blankets in winter
  • Outdoor Braai
  • Television – Netflix
  • High speed internet
  • Mobile phone booster for improved reception
  • Mearns Dam
  • Paddling and rowing in amazingly clean waters (the dam and up the rivers flowing into the dam).
  • Free Use of Boat and Canoe (Electric Motor for Hire)
  • Fishing (Black Bass)
  • Walking
  • Birdlife and Natural Game
  • lake onsite
  • Malaria free
  • Not serviced – can be arranged at a fee
  • Parking all onsite
  • Tea/ coffee making facilities


Facilities in the Surrounding Area

  • Midlands Meander
  • Shops for just about everything you need or anything you have forgotten
  • A Spar supermarket and chemist in both Mooi River and Nottingham Road
  • Bottle stores in Mooi River and Nottingham Road
  • Banks (FNB and Standard Bank) plus ATMs in Mooi River; ABSA ATM in the Engen Mooi-1-Stop; Standard Bank agency in Nottingham Road: All ATMs also available in Spar Nottingham Road
  • Excellent meats, especially beef and biltong: from Linga Lapa off the N3, Mooi-1-Stop Butchery and Lowland Meats in Mooi River.
  • Fishing outlets include Wild Fly at the Gowrie Shopping Centre in Nottingham Road
  • Petrol stations in Mooi River and Nottingham Road
  • Restaurants, coffee shops, grill houses
  • Medical facilities (less than 5kms)


Activities in the Surrounding Area:

  • Health Spas
  • Nottingham Road Brewery at Rawdon’s Hotel
  • Archery
  • Quad biking
  • Golf, Tennis, Bowls
  • Canopy Walk/Slide in the Karkloof
  • Hiking
  • Trout Fishing


Areas of Interest / Attractions:

  • We are on the R103 along the Midlands Meander route – much to see and do
  • Mandela Monument and Museum (near Howick at the Midmar Dam)
  • Rock Art in the Kamberg
  • uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park (one of SA's World Heritage Sites)
  • Battlefields (Colenso / Ladysmith)
  • Mearns Dam
  • Midmar Dam near Howick
  • Albert Falls Dam near Pietermaritzburg
  • Wagendrift Dam near Escourt
  • Craigieburn Dam near Greytown
  • Springrove Dam in Rosetta
Facilities
  • Boat / marine slipway onsite
  • Canoeing onsite
  • Dishwasher (some units)
  • Electric blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Fishing onsite
  • Fly fishing
  • Generator
  • Heaters in unit
  • Lake onsite
  • Malaria free
  • Medical facilities (less than 5km)
  • Not serviced
  • Parking all onsite
  • Tea / coffee making facilities
  • Wifi
Special Categories
  • Conference Venue Accommodation
    Accommodates how many people?
    7

    The following apply
     Kitchen accessible
     Food / beverage facilities for catering purposes
     Designated parking area
     Sufficient parking space
     Internet connection
     Wireless internet connection
     Good lighting that can be operated independently

  • Fresh-Water Fishing Accommodation
    The following apply
     Can bring own fishing equipment
     Boat available for use
     Can bring own boat (no petrol motors)
     Catch and release

  • Interesting Place Accommodation
    Why is your establishment interesting?
    Station House is situated about 50m from the edge of the Mearns Dam which offers fantastic bass fishing and other aquatic activities such as canoeing. It is built at the location of the Fountainhall Station. Built in 1901 on the banks of the Mooi River, the station was decommissioned in 1956 when the line was moved. The access road is the old Johannesburg to Durban line. The platform still exists as do several other S.A.R. items.

  • Pet Friendly Accommodation
    The following apply
     Caution - other animals on the property

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  • Directions
    Directions
    GPS CO-ORDINATES AT THE TURNOFF FROM THE R103 29.15686 S 29.59122 E

    GPS CO-ORDINATES AT STATION HOUSE ON THE DAM 29.25972 S 29.96380 E

    FROM THE SOUTH - PIETERMARITZBURG DURBAN - The scenic but slower route

    1. Take the Nottingham Road off ramp (and pay no toll), turn right to Nottingham Road, drive 8 kms and pass Gowrie Village on the left.

    2. Slightly further on at the stop sign at the Junction Shopping Centre, turn right under the railway bridge onto the R103 towards Rosetta. Stay on the R103, bearing right at the Engen garage and Spar, pass Standard Bank on the right. After 1 - 2 kms pass the Combined School where the first overhead Average Speed gantry is situated.

    3. Drive a total of 12 kms from Nottingham Road, passing through the village of Rosetta at about 6 kms.

    4. Look out for the STATION HOUSE sign (dark green and white) on the left at the crest of a hill and Nsele Emergency and Medical Services on the right as well as the second overhead Average Speed gantry. (Take the dirt road off to the left, you will be doubling back.)

    FROM THE SOUTH - PIETERMARITZBURG DURBAN - The direct and quicker route
    or
    FROM THE NORTH - HARRISMITH JOHANNESBURG

    1. Take the Mooi River SOUTH toll exit off the N3 (you will pay toll fees) and turn left (from DBN) or right (from JHB) towards Mooi River.

    2. At the T-junction (Engen Mooi-1-Stop garage), turn left onto the R103.

    3. After about 2 kms, drive under a railway bridge and note Mearns Farm on the right, drive up a long hill.

    4. After the speed sign for 80 KPH, at exactly 5 kms on the R103, look out for the STATION HOUSE sign (black and white) on the left outside Nsele Emergency and Medical Services as well as the overhead Average Speed gantry. (There is also a green and white Station House sign in the farm fields on the right, 600m before this turnoff.)

    FROM THE TURNOFF FROM THE R103 AT NSELE EMERGENCY AND MEDICAL SERVICES

    GPS co-ordinates at this turnoff on the R103 29.15.686 S and 29.59.122 E.

    5. Take the dirt road off to the right immediately after the overhead gantry, passing Dunroamin' - watch for the dirt speed hump at the open gate.

    6. Turn right at the fork (the left fork leads to Fountainhall farm) - there are 4 green signs including STATION HOUSE CAWLEY.

    7. About 100m along, there is a security gate (parallel to one on the Fountainhall farm road). CALL us on (033) 815-9514 so that we can open the gate.

    8. Drive straight down the road, following the STATION HOUSE signs for about 2½ kms (watch for the many dirt speed humps) to the edge of the dam. This takes 4 - 5 minutes.

    9. Turn left through the STATION HOUSE gate (it is closed each evening at about 17h00 to keep cows from entering) and drive along the old railway line for about ½km.

    10. The cottage is straight ahead overlooking the dam on the right.

    11. Parking is under the car port or next to the old railway siding (or in the shade under the oaks behind the cottage but parking under any old oak trees is at your own risk as branches do occasionally come down!)
  • Station House Waterside Getaway Terms & Conditions TERMS & CONDITIONS Station House Waterside Getaway Portion 64, Farm Fountain Hall Off R103,Between Mooi river and Rosetta, KwaZulu-Natal. GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS RELATING TO BOOKINGS The “Service” provided and invoiced by Station House Waterside Getaway includes, but is not limited to, the reservation of a cottage or house for a specific date for a particular customer andor providing the agreed upon room and additional services as confirmed on the invoice. To avoid any misunderstanding, a booking confirmed by a voucher, pre-payment or emailed invoice constitutes a binding contract. We require payment as stipulated in your booking forminvoice to secure your booking. In the event of premature departure, we may charge for the full original booking. Cancellation Policy 1 month before stay date 100% of deposit is refundable. 2 weeks before stay date 50% of deposit is refundable. Less than 2 weeks before stay date or no-show 0% of deposit is refundable, full invoice payable. Refunds will incur a 10% administration fee to cover bank charges and additional admin costs. Accommodation might be cancelled automatically if the pre-payment is not received within two days of making the booking – but this does not resolve the customer of any liabilities regarding its obligation relating to payment for the service provided as stated in the first paragraph above, or timeous notification of cancellation or changes to the booking. • Accommodation prices apply at the time of booking. • Amounts as indicated in the booking form invoice is payable in advance to confirm reservation. • Please note, we do not accept any cheques as payment. • All accounts to be settled on arrival. • No smoking is permitted in any rooms or the rest of the house, and we reserve the right to cancel any booking due to the violation of smoking inside the units rule without a refund. • Out of respect for neighbours, noise levels should be kept to a minimum. No noise after 2200, we reserve the right to cancel any booking due to the violation of the noise rule without a refund. Check-in time1400 - 2000. Late check-in’s to be arranged personally with the owner before arrival – otherwise, it will incur a surcharge of R150.00. No check-ins will be accommodated after 2200. Check-out time Strictly 1000. ? • If rooms are not vacant by check-out time, guests will be charged for an additional day. Changes made to confirmed bookings At Station House’s discretion an administration fee of R200.00 may be levied for each change request on confirmed reservations, including name changes if a replacement invoice is required. The admin fee will be added to the new invoice. The Terms and Conditions of this booking are deemed to be accepted on receipt of the voucher, purchase order, emailed confirmation or invoice. Liability • ALL GUESTS ENTER THESE PREMISES AT OWN RISK. All vehicles are parked at own risk. • The OwnersManagement of Station House Waterside Getaway are not liable or do not accept any responsibility for any lost, stolen or damage done to any guest’s property. • ALL FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES, INCLUDING SWIMMING, ROWING, USE OF BOATS AND OTHERS ARE AT OWN RISK. Station House Owners and management holds no responsibility for any injury or death. • Any damage to the property or its content should be reported immediately upon arrival to Owners Management. If guests fail to do so, they will be held liable for any damage to the property or content. Safety For the safety of all our guests, the following applies • Please make sure you lock all doors (front, kitchen, dining room & trellis door) of the Cottage or House during the day and especially at night. • Unauthorised personsvisitors are not allowed on the premises without management or owners prior consent • Only guest numbers stipulated on the invoice will be permitted on the premises. Any unauthorised persons that were not originally booked and paid for will be fined at a premium rate of R550 per person • Our guest's safety is our top priority and should you not comply with these rules, guests will be expected to settle the FULL account and leave the premises immediately. Laundry facilities • Laundry can be provided if an extra surcharge is paid, and then only by prior arrangement. • Under no circumstances are guests allowed to operate the washing machines on their own. The right of Admission Reserved. No persons other than those quoted for, are permitted to share the accommodation. Please avail these terms and conditions to your clients. The personindividual that makes the initial booking will be deemed the responsible person for settling the account and no third party correspondence will be entered into. Herewith our banking details NC Baker CC Standard Bank Account no 10139132188 Branch Code 051 001 Swift code SBZAZAJJ Please e-mail proof of payment to Stationhousebookings@gmail.com Please note that we do not check our bank account frequently to see whether payments were made, guests are required to send the proof of payment to us via email (stationhousebookings@gmail.com). CONSENT CLAUSE DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION A. THE CLIENT understands that the personal information given herein is to be used by Station House Waterside Getaway to assess his its creditworthiness. THE CLIENT confirms that the information provided by himit is accurate and complete. THE CLIENT further agrees to update the information supplied, as and when necessary or if requested to do so, to ensure the accuracy of the above information, failing which Station House Waterside Getaway will not be liable for any inaccuracies. B. Station House Waterside Getaway has THE CLIENT’S consent at all times to contact and request information from any persons, credit bureaus or businesses, including those mentioned in this form and to obtain any information relevant to THE CLIENT’S credit assessment. C. THE CLIENT agrees that the information given in confidence to Station House Waterside Getaway by a third party on The Client will be used for the purposes for which that information is given or as provided for by legislation. D. THE CLIENT now warrants that the information given to Station House Waterside Getaway in terms hereof is both accurate and correct. E. THE CLIENT now consents to and authorises Station House Waterside Getaway at all times to furnish personal and credit information concerning THE CLIENT’S dealings with Station House Waterside Getaway to a credit bureau and any third party seeking a trade reference regarding THE CLIENT in his dealings with Station House Waterside Getaway. Thank you, we look forward to your stay with us, Station House Waterside Getaway Management
Directions
Directions
GPS CO-ORDINATES AT THE TURNOFF FROM THE R103 29.15686 S 29.59122 E

GPS CO-ORDINATES AT STATION HOUSE ON THE DAM 29.25972 S 29.96380 E

FROM THE SOUTH - PIETERMARITZBURG DURBAN - The scenic but slower route

1. Take the Nottingham Road off ramp (and pay no toll), turn right to Nottingham Road, drive 8 kms and pass Gowrie Village on the left.

2. Slightly further on at the stop sign at the Junction Shopping Centre, turn right under the railway bridge onto the R103 towards Rosetta. Stay on the R103, bearing right at the Engen garage and Spar, pass Standard Bank on the right. After 1 - 2 kms pass the Combined School where the first overhead Average Speed gantry is situated.

3. Drive a total of 12 kms from Nottingham Road, passing through the village of Rosetta at about 6 kms.

4. Look out for the STATION HOUSE sign (dark green and white) on the left at the crest of a hill and Nsele Emergency and Medical Services on the right as well as the second overhead Average Speed gantry. (Take the dirt road off to the left, you will be doubling back.)

FROM THE SOUTH - PIETERMARITZBURG DURBAN - The direct and quicker route
or
FROM THE NORTH - HARRISMITH JOHANNESBURG

1. Take the Mooi River SOUTH toll exit off the N3 (you will pay toll fees) and turn left (from DBN) or right (from JHB) towards Mooi River.

2. At the T-junction (Engen Mooi-1-Stop garage), turn left onto the R103.

3. After about 2 kms, drive under a railway bridge and note Mearns Farm on the right, drive up a long hill.

4. After the speed sign for 80 KPH, at exactly 5 kms on the R103, look out for the STATION HOUSE sign (black and white) on the left outside Nsele Emergency and Medical Services as well as the overhead Average Speed gantry. (There is also a green and white Station House sign in the farm fields on the right, 600m before this turnoff.)

FROM THE TURNOFF FROM THE R103 AT NSELE EMERGENCY AND MEDICAL SERVICES

GPS co-ordinates at this turnoff on the R103 29.15.686 S and 29.59.122 E.

5. Take the dirt road off to the right immediately after the overhead gantry, passing Dunroamin' - watch for the dirt speed hump at the open gate.

6. Turn right at the fork (the left fork leads to Fountainhall farm) - there are 4 green signs including STATION HOUSE CAWLEY.

7. About 100m along, there is a security gate (parallel to one on the Fountainhall farm road). CALL us on (033) 815-9514 so that we can open the gate.

8. Drive straight down the road, following the STATION HOUSE signs for about 2½ kms (watch for the many dirt speed humps) to the edge of the dam. This takes 4 - 5 minutes.

9. Turn left through the STATION HOUSE gate (it is closed each evening at about 17h00 to keep cows from entering) and drive along the old railway line for about ½km.

10. The cottage is straight ahead overlooking the dam on the right.

11. Parking is under the car port or next to the old railway siding (or in the shade under the oaks behind the cottage but parking under any old oak trees is at your own risk as branches do occasionally come down!)
Rules/Conditions
Station House Waterside Getaway Terms & Conditions TERMS & CONDITIONS Station House Waterside Getaway Portion 64, Farm Fountain Hall Off R103,Between Mooi river and Rosetta, KwaZulu-Natal. GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS RELATING TO BOOKINGS The “Service” provided and invoiced by Station House Waterside Getaway includes, but is not limited to, the reservation of a cottage or house for a specific date for a particular customer andor providing the agreed upon room and additional services as confirmed on the invoice. To avoid any misunderstanding, a booking confirmed by a voucher, pre-payment or emailed invoice constitutes a binding contract. We require payment as stipulated in your booking forminvoice to secure your booking. In the event of premature departure, we may charge for the full original booking. Cancellation Policy 1 month before stay date 100% of deposit is refundable. 2 weeks before stay date 50% of deposit is refundable. Less than 2 weeks before stay date or no-show 0% of deposit is refundable, full invoice payable. Refunds will incur a 10% administration fee to cover bank charges and additional admin costs. Accommodation might be cancelled automatically if the pre-payment is not received within two days of making the booking – but this does not resolve the customer of any liabilities regarding its obligation relating to payment for the service provided as stated in the first paragraph above, or timeous notification of cancellation or changes to the booking. • Accommodation prices apply at the time of booking. • Amounts as indicated in the booking form invoice is payable in advance to confirm reservation. • Please note, we do not accept any cheques as payment. • All accounts to be settled on arrival. • No smoking is permitted in any rooms or the rest of the house, and we reserve the right to cancel any booking due to the violation of smoking inside the units rule without a refund. • Out of respect for neighbours, noise levels should be kept to a minimum. No noise after 2200, we reserve the right to cancel any booking due to the violation of the noise rule without a refund. Check-in time1400 - 2000. Late check-in’s to be arranged personally with the owner before arrival – otherwise, it will incur a surcharge of R150.00. No check-ins will be accommodated after 2200. Check-out time Strictly 1000. ? • If rooms are not vacant by check-out time, guests will be charged for an additional day. Changes made to confirmed bookings At Station House’s discretion an administration fee of R200.00 may be levied for each change request on confirmed reservations, including name changes if a replacement invoice is required. The admin fee will be added to the new invoice. The Terms and Conditions of this booking are deemed to be accepted on receipt of the voucher, purchase order, emailed confirmation or invoice. Liability • ALL GUESTS ENTER THESE PREMISES AT OWN RISK. All vehicles are parked at own risk. • The OwnersManagement of Station House Waterside Getaway are not liable or do not accept any responsibility for any lost, stolen or damage done to any guest’s property. • ALL FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES, INCLUDING SWIMMING, ROWING, USE OF BOATS AND OTHERS ARE AT OWN RISK. Station House Owners and management holds no responsibility for any injury or death. • Any damage to the property or its content should be reported immediately upon arrival to Owners Management. If guests fail to do so, they will be held liable for any damage to the property or content. Safety For the safety of all our guests, the following applies • Please make sure you lock all doors (front, kitchen, dining room & trellis door) of the Cottage or House during the day and especially at night. • Unauthorised personsvisitors are not allowed on the premises without management or owners prior consent • Only guest numbers stipulated on the invoice will be permitted on the premises. Any unauthorised persons that were not originally booked and paid for will be fined at a premium rate of R550 per person • Our guest's safety is our top priority and should you not comply with these rules, guests will be expected to settle the FULL account and leave the premises immediately. Laundry facilities • Laundry can be provided if an extra surcharge is paid, and then only by prior arrangement. • Under no circumstances are guests allowed to operate the washing machines on their own. The right of Admission Reserved. No persons other than those quoted for, are permitted to share the accommodation. Please avail these terms and conditions to your clients. The personindividual that makes the initial booking will be deemed the responsible person for settling the account and no third party correspondence will be entered into. Herewith our banking details NC Baker CC Standard Bank Account no 10139132188 Branch Code 051 001 Swift code SBZAZAJJ Please e-mail proof of payment to Stationhousebookings@gmail.com Please note that we do not check our bank account frequently to see whether payments were made, guests are required to send the proof of payment to us via email (stationhousebookings@gmail.com). CONSENT CLAUSE DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION A. THE CLIENT understands that the personal information given herein is to be used by Station House Waterside Getaway to assess his its creditworthiness. THE CLIENT confirms that the information provided by himit is accurate and complete. THE CLIENT further agrees to update the information supplied, as and when necessary or if requested to do so, to ensure the accuracy of the above information, failing which Station House Waterside Getaway will not be liable for any inaccuracies. B. Station House Waterside Getaway has THE CLIENT’S consent at all times to contact and request information from any persons, credit bureaus or businesses, including those mentioned in this form and to obtain any information relevant to THE CLIENT’S credit assessment. C. THE CLIENT agrees that the information given in confidence to Station House Waterside Getaway by a third party on The Client will be used for the purposes for which that information is given or as provided for by legislation. D. THE CLIENT now warrants that the information given to Station House Waterside Getaway in terms hereof is both accurate and correct. E. THE CLIENT now consents to and authorises Station House Waterside Getaway at all times to furnish personal and credit information concerning THE CLIENT’S dealings with Station House Waterside Getaway to a credit bureau and any third party seeking a trade reference regarding THE CLIENT in his dealings with Station House Waterside Getaway. Thank you, we look forward to your stay with us, Station House Waterside Getaway Management
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    1/31 - Cottage viewed across Mearns Dam in winter
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    2/31 - Cottage under the early morning mist
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    3/31 - Waterside getaway Cottage with patio and braai area
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    4/31 - Family fun - bass fishing
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    5/31 - Waterside Getaway Cottage viewed from above in winter
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    6/31 - Springtime flowers on the railway siding
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    7/31 - Winter wonderland
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    8/31 - Waterside getaway Cottage View from patio over the dam
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    9/31 - Station Masters house - View from porch
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    10/31 - Station Masters house - View from garden
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    11/31 - Station Masters house - View from garden
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    12/31 - Station Masters house - View from garden
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    13/31 - Station Masters house - View from platform
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    14/31 - Station Masters house - View from garden
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    15/31 - Station Masters house - Living room 1
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    16/31 - Station Masters house - Living room 1
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    17/31 - Station Masters house - Dining room
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    18/31 - Station Masters house - Kitchen
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    19/31 - Station Masters house - Dining room view from kitchen
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    20/31 - Station Masters house - Breakfast made using the coal stove
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    21/31 - Station Masters house - Kitchen
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    22/31 - Station Masters house - Living room 2
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    23/31 - Station Masters house - Bedroom and en suite 2
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    24/31 - Station Masters house - Bedroom and en suite 1
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    25/31 - Station Masters house - Bedroom and en suite 2
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    26/31 - Station Masters house - Bedroom and en suite 2
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    27/31 - Station Masters house - Bedroom and en suite 3
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    28/31 - Station Masters house - Bedroom and en suite 3
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    29/31 - Waterside getaway cottage Main bedroom - queen size bed
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    30/31 - Waterside getaway cottage Second bedroom - twin beds
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    31/31 - Waterside getaway Cottage interior with sleeper couch
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