Hawklee Country House

Hawklee Country House

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4.5
#1 of 1 ranch in Nottingham Road
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
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Hawklee Country house is situated 13 km outside Nottingham Road on the Fort Nottingham Road. We offer 5 individual thatched cottages with their own private spa baths. You can have a delightful spa bath in the privacy of your own room while overlooking the Lion's River with a magnificent view. Our 6th cottage is situated in the garden called "The Rose" cottage with a lovely view of the forest in the distance. En suite bathrooms with showers. The bedroom has either a queen or king bed and a small sitting room so you can enjoy the view while you read a book. Hawklee offers a fun 6 hole mashie golf course, fly fishing in the river, scenic walks, a wide variety of bird life and luxurious picnics along the river's edge. We have a lovely bar area called "The Leopard's Lair" with a sitting room that has a log fire for those cold winter days. We serve dinners in the evenings which is a 3 course menu with a choice on the menu. Come and enjoy the peace and serenity of Hawklee and relax.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Breakfast available
Fishing
Patio
Children's television networks
Highchairs available
BBQ facilities
Wifi
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
First aid kit
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Blackout curtains
Desk
Dining area
Housekeeping
Microwave
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Good to know
HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to TGCSA - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa.
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Xhosa

Location

Dargle Road, Nottingham Road 3280 South Africa
Getting there
Pietermaritzburg Airport
50.4 km
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King Shaka Intl Airport
115.9 km
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1 Attraction
within 10 kilometers
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Courtney Cheall wrote a review Apr 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa9 contributions1 helpful vote
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
There are not enough complementary words to describe our experience. Sean and Tanya are wonderful and attentive hosts. Sean's ability to remember how you take your tea (or gin) is infallible. Tanya went through a lot of effort ensuring that the booking process was seamless and we arrived safely. Esta always had a smile when serving our food and the behind the scenes staff ensured a spotless room. Oh goodness, the bed was comfortable! The food was really amazing! Better than some of the meals we had in town. The bar was also well stocked and drinks were served quickly and ice cold. The river babbled away and it was easy to get lost in thought watching the current flow. Any request was never too much for them. I'm not sure what more you could ask for.

Extra info: The house is about 12 minutes from town and they have a generator.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Small stretch of dirt road but easily done in a small car Bar on site Generator on site
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Response from Sean Martin, Owner at Hawklee Country House
Responded 02 May 2022
Good Day, We are extremely grateful for the awesome review. It is so encouraging to see how our guests enjoy this beautiful setting and acknowledge the work the entire team puts in to make their stay as memorable as possible. We really hope to host you again soon. Hawklee greetings, Sean & Tanya
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NicodeKlerk91 wrote a review Sept 2022
Pretoria, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This one is a MUST VISIT! This place is unreal and by far my favourite place in SA.

We requested a bottle of sparkling wine for our room and it was met with friendly enthusiasm and the botte was waiting for us in a bucket of ice upon arrival. The cream cheese stuffed trout was mouth watering and the bar is the most cosy little Irish Pub you'll find in KZN. I honestly have nothing so say that could be improved. An absolute must for any couple.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: August 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Vicky wrote a review Feb 2020
Durban, South Africa2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Awesome welcoming home. We felt like we were home away from home. Dean and Belinda made us all feel so welcome and took great care of us all. We were a large family group that was staying over for a wedding close by, and they bent over backwards to make sure we could all get ready to get to the wedding and spend the next morning together having breakfast.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Perfect rooms for each group in our party
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Response from Dean and Belinda Lentz, Owner at Hawklee Country House
Responded 26 Aug 2020
Dear VickyL365 It was an absolute pleasure to host you all. Thank you for the kind words regards Dean and Belinda@Hawklee
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Carryn T wrote a review Sept 2023
Durban, South Africa5 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had the most wonderful three night stay at Hawklee. Idyllic location, so peaceful surrounded by nature and the sounds of running water from the Lions River was very special. Tanya was an incredible hostess. The food was generous and tasty - it had all the qualities of fancy food with the real warmth and heart of homemade cooking. We had lots of privacy in our chalet but also thoroughly enjoyed games and drinks in Sean and Tanya’s much loved Irish pub - Seananigans. It was such a great breakaway. I can’t wait to return
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Date of stay: September 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: We planned to eat at local restaurants but we loved being at Hawklee so much and Tanya’s homemade...
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Collin M wrote a review Jul 2022
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Guys, more especially COUPLES, book this place for your next getaway to the Midlands.. Don't even look further. Hosts Sean and Tanya will make your stay truly memorable from the time you arrive till the time you leave( with the warmest hug to send you on your way)Not kid friendly, so leave the rug rats at home. Whilst there you have to
1. Take the morning scenic walk along the Lions River
2.The most delicious supper will be elegantly served in your room on request .
3. Breakfasts in the dining room is most enjoyable, as much as the food is scrumptious, Sean will regale you with the most friendly conversation and banter.You may lose track of time, chatting away.
4. Sean can arrange a beautiful picnic basket and setting, with EVERYTHING included, from blankets, pillows, mini table, cutlery...Guys as a couple this is a must do!!!!!
5. Jacuzzi,,,,,,,,,,,,,enough said, 😉(Fluffy gowns & slippers provided)
I cannot say enough nice things about Hawklee, it's an experience you have to see for yourself which you will not regret.
Book, go and enjoy
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Vera K wrote a review Jan 2023
4 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Quiet and peaceful location. The owners and staff are amazing. Very friendly, quick to give recommendations and help with any queries you have about the room. There is a bar on site, reservation only breakfast and dinner restaurant, and each room has a breathtaking view of the river. While you sleep, all you hear is the river which helps you sleep. The rooms are spacious with spa baths.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: December 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Sean Martin, Owner at Hawklee Country House
Responded 15 Feb 2023
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this lovely review. We appreciate it.
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Markus H wrote a review Jul 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We sadly stayed for just one night but we will definitely come again! The property is located in the middle of nature, with a river nearby where you can go for walks really well! The rooms are huge and also really clean with great beds, which even had heating blankets, so we all sleeped well.
Also tanya and jean, the owners, are so nice and willing to help when you have any problems! They lead the facility with so much love and enthusiasm so you can only feel like home. When we were there also their two sons were visiting with their girlfriend and wife which all helped by serving and stuff there. In the little irish pub inside the house we spend an amazing evening with the family and had a lot of fun, while playing 2 in a row, listening to music and talking!
We also had dinner and breakfast there, which also was really delicious and served really lovely.
During our whole trip in south africa, we never had that good wifi, which might be because of the additional satallite they installed. They also had generators, so we had wifi and electricity all the time.
All in all, it was one of our best stays here and we would really recommend and definitely come again!
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Date of stay: July 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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bellio803442 wrote a review Aug 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful views and a great place to relax and unwind. The host's, Belinda and Dean were very helpful with any requests and advice on activities and places to visit. Spa bath was an added treat to relax and cap off a good weekend!
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: August 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Dean and Belinda Lentz, Owner at Hawklee Country House
Responded 03 Sept 2021
Dear bellio Hawklee Country House is definitely the place to relax and unwind. As ex joburgers we know how you feel. We love that you relaxed and had a good time
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Leeezbeth wrote a review Jan 2020
Goa, India2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mike and I agree that Hawklee is a wonderful homely place to stay. We didn't meet Belinda and Dean as they were away but they left the place in Cherese's very capable hands. She has a way of making everyone feel special. The view from our cottage was fantastic and the birdlife that we watched from our balcony kept us alert all the time. Lovely lovely weekend away. Thank you!
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Chamelion224, Owner at Hawklee Country House
Responded 10 Feb 2020
Dear Mike and partner Thank you for staying at Hawklee country House. Sorry we missed you but we know Chereze does a special job for us. Thank you for the kind compliments and hopefully next time we get to meet you regards Dean and Belinda
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Nellie Naicker wrote a review Apr 2022
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband had booked this place as a surprise weekend away for our anniversary. It is the best couples retreat place to visit. From the personal attention from Tanya and Sean to the serene setting of the cottages and the resort as a whole and lets not forget the most scrumptious meals that I have ever eaten.

If you are looking for a place where the main purpose to to get away from the stresses of everyday life and where a couple can really reconnect with each other then, Hawklee Country House should be your choice.

It was a magical weekend and I was sad to leave.

Thank you to Tanya, Sean (who was so calm trying to teach us to fish. Haha) and the extremely friendly staff that made sure to give me the fairy tale weekend that my husband wanted to provide me with.
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Date of stay: April 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Sean Martin, Owner at Hawklee Country House
Responded 02 May 2022
Thank you very much for taking the time to post this review. We are so grateful for your positive feedback. You were such awesome guests and we hope to see you again in the near future.
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,276 - R 1,535 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalNottingham Road
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hawklee Country House
What are some of the property amenities at Hawklee Country House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, laundry service, and free internet access.
Which room amenities are available at Hawklee Country House?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Hawklee Country House?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Hawklee Country House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hawklee Country House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, and Xhosa.
Is Hawklee Country House accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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