The hosts are more than helpful at this lovely bed and breakfast. All our stays here have been great.
The rooms are very comfortable and sizeable and they make sure the bed is warm and the room heated and ready on your return along with fruit/rusks and a glass of sherry. The breakfast is excellent - a choice of whatever it is you may want and individually prepared. Security is good and with electric gates and close proximity to the Ambers. I love staying at the B&B.
We stayed at Stocklands for 2 nights over winter which can be very chilly to say the least. We were warm and cosy in our fire heated room with heaters on top of that.
We had a great welcome from everyone and were right at home. The bed was so comfortable it felt better than being at home and the breakfasts were the best.
The room was done so beautifully that it was treat to be in. If we are ever back in South Africa we will make another stop here.
After looking at several reviews on TripAdvisor, and after having some pretty poor stays at other Howicks B&Bs, we decided to try Eve and Roland's B&B.
From the moment we arrived, we knew the stay was going to be special. We were welcomed on arrival and shown to our exquisite room - number 2. A king sized bed, a little lounge area with flat screen TV, a small yet pretty little shower room / toilet with hand basin made up a rather special room. It's often the little things that make one want to stay at a place again and again, and in this case for us it was the thoughtful placement of a bowl of fruit and little containers of licorice allsorts and peanuts with raisins that really impressed. Add to that a small decanter of Sherry which we didn't use (next time!) to complete the picture, as well as toilet rolls tied with little bows and lavender - nice touch! Oh and let's not forget the teddy bears on the bed. Cute.
Although there was no air conditioner in the room, there is a ceiling fan which works well and managed to keep us from overheating. The aircon would have been nice but not sure how it could be installed without spoiling the retro feeling of the room.
The gardens - outstanding in every way. Lovely rock pool surrounded by beautiful trees and shrubs and a swimming pool complete with pool house which we were told we could use as we liked.
The breakfast was super. We started with fruit salad. My wife had the scrambled egg (she says it was outstanding) and I had the full English breakfast, which was cooked perfectly. I'm going to try and upload some photos when I can, and hope they do Stocklands Farm justice.
I have only one recommendation - if you're intending a stay in Howick and you're looking for a really nice, reasonably priced B&B, then you must stay at Stocklands Farm.
Thanks very much to Eve and Roland for the wonderful stay. We will be back!
Spent 2 nights at Stocklands Farm, Howick just before Xmas 2013. Beautiful place, like an English country garden with lots to look at and excellent walks in the garden and woods. The Courtyard room was comfortable, pretty with attention to detail even as far as the spare toilet roll being entwined with ribbon and a lavender sprig. Breakfast fresh and delicious on the beautiful, old style patio with a view of the gardens. Non-intrusive managers, a place well run behind the scenes. Excellent position in the Kaarkloof area with nature spots like Kaarkloof Falls nearby.We had a relaxing, pampered, beautiful experience and I would book there again tomorrow! Thanks to Alison, Eve and the staff for making our short stay there memorable.
We arrived on a filthy night with the heavens opening to find a lovely warm room which was so welcoming. Our host and hostess were friendly and helpful and made us feel at home. The beds were comfortable as was our room, and all one could have needed for a night's stay. Breakfast was served on the terrace overlooking the beautiful gardens and it was plentiful and delicious. Lots of history to the house and family, and this is in their brochure in the rooms. Interesting reading. I will certainly return if I am in this neck of the woods in future.