Little Fields Country House & Cottages

Little Fields Country House & Cottages

District Road Merrivale Heights, Merrivale, Howick 3291 South Africa
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5.0
#1 of 1 guest house in Merrivale
4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.9 of 5 bubbles
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At the start of the Midlands Meander, the Country house and Cottages have beautiful views over wetlands and pastures. Close to the highway and amenities in Hilton and Howick, all rooms have expansive views and there are mown paths calling you to walk through wild lands... a place where nature and hospitality meet!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Golf course
Hiking
Babysitting
Children's television networks
BBQ facilities
Secured parking
Wifi
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Board games / puzzles
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
Private check-in / check-out
Washing machine
Room features
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Seating area
Sofa
Clothes rack
Iron
Dishwasher
Microwave
Minibar
Refrigerator
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Zulu
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jlabus762380 wrote a review Aug 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Owners sending message and communicate before we arrived and send location - excellant
Felt so homely, cozy. Had bfast muffins in the morning, did not expected that, thank you.
Great view. everything was clean and a big fridge. Warm water, comfy beds. Fire place and gas heater, because it was so cold when we arrived at night time already. Everything was ready for us.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Di Taylor, Owner at Little Fields Country House & Cottages
Responded 15 Aug 2023
So glad you enjoyed the home away from home and were warm enough! We so appreciate you posting a review. Thank you!
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lesann_muller wrote a review May 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A beautiful spot, in the Midlands, a home away from home. We were warmly welcomed by three beautiful dogs and Samke, who was such a delight and so very helpful. The Country House was spacious with loads of little spots to take in the amazing views. We loved the Kitchen Area and Braai area and the family room with the fireplace was a treat in the evenings. With the fresh midlands air and cosy rooms, keeping the promise of a good nights sleep after a busy day.
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Date of stay: April 2021
4.0 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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Response from Di Taylor, Owner at Little Fields Country House & Cottages
Responded 11 Apr 2022
Such wonderful guests! We hope to see you again one day!
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carol d wrote a review Aug 2021
Durban, South Africa
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have just spent a long weekend at the Loft cottage. What a perfect setting!
The cottage is well equipped for children, with many toys and books to keep kids happy for hours.
A very tasteful and well appointed cottage.
Fresh firewood brought in daily, kitchen kitted out with the usual, all well looked after. Olive oil and salt and pepper provided too. Fridge kitted out with fresh milk and cold water.
Delicious fresh muffins with butter and jam brought in every morning!
2 wonderful, very friendly dogs to keep us entertained on the walks around the property. Rabbits and chickens for the kids to visit. A wonderful herb garden to cook from and an abundance of orange trees, with the sweetest tasting fruit.
Very central to Hilton and Howick, both with Woolworths, Spar and numerous restaurants.
Wonderful staff who will clean the cottage daily.
There was nothing we needed, everything was well thought through. Warm blankets, heaters, lovely bathroom soaps, candles etc.
The outdoor shower was magnificent and thoroughly enjoyed even in the cold weather!
We are booking to come back in December and many times after that!
Do yourself the favour and treat yourself to this perfect midlands getaway!
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Date of stay: August 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Loft apartment and main house very spacious.
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Response from Di Taylor, Owner at Little Fields Country House & Cottages
Responded 11 Apr 2022
I so appreciate your kind review Carol! We can't wait for you to come back and tell Raf the dogs and bunnies miss him!
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Jim D wrote a review Jul 2023
Kinsale, Ireland
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Although we live outside SA now, we have a 50-year connection with the KZN Midlands, and Little Fields epitomises this, both in the hospitality and friendliness of its owners and its countryside location. The accommodation is roomy and comfortable, with just about everything one needs for self-catering. It would be our place of choice if visiting the Midlands again.
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Date of stay: July 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Di Taylor, Owner at Little Fields Country House & Cottages
Responded 15 Aug 2023
Fergus and Anne, we LOVE seeing your car drive back down the Lane leading to Little Fields! Thank you for your kind review and we hope to see you back next year!
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ianwagstaff4 wrote a review Oct 2023
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The cottages are homely and comfortable with everything one would need. With a view over the farmlands and short walks on the property they are a perfect base to explore the Midlands. Di is a fantastic host. The complementary muffins delivered in the morning complete with butter and jam a real treat. Basics such as rusks, muesli and fruit were providing making catering for the first breakfast unnecessary, a great touch. Would love to return for a longer stay.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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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Response from Di Taylor, Owner at Little Fields Country House & Cottages
Responded 22 Oct 2023
We so appreciate your kind review Ian and thank.you for taking the time to.do it... So enjoyed meeting you and hope your travels bring you back to us!
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DELILAH50_Salt wrote a review Mar 2022
Salt Rock, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a wonderful haven in Howick, this cottage is an absolute pleasure, it has everything you need and is filled with magical nooks and lovely surroundings - so peaceful and tranquil - I wanted to stay forever I loved it so much. The garden is incredibly beautiful and like a scene out of My Secret Garden - it entrances you from the moment you enter, every comfort is available and you cannot wish for more. I would highly recommend Little Fields for a weekend getaway or a longer stay in the area, you will feel it is your home away from home. Delicious muffins served by the lovely Samke in the morning top off this experience. So much thought and attention to detail definitely a keeper!!
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Date of stay: March 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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Response from Di Taylor, Owner at Little Fields Country House & Cottages
Responded 11 Apr 2022
Aaah... a secret garden! One of my favourite books and you so get us at Little Fields-Thank you for this delightful review!
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rowanrogers wrote a review Oct 2021
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Little Fields is exceptional. For me, it stands out as one of the best accommodation experiences I have ever had.

For me, it was perfect. Ideal.
It is worth every cent.

Beautifully appointed. Comfortable. Fire place. Good TV. Fresh fruit. Delicious muesli. Excellent soap in the shower! Home away from home kitchen - convenient. Good parking. Home made rusks. Plunger coffee. Outdoor seating for early morning coffee. Braai. Freshly baked muffins. Hot shower, with good water flow.

Almost best of all: the dogs! They are a part of the hospitality. (I was so grateful for their regular greetings and warm welcomes ‘home’)

Semke is outstanding as a hostess. The accommodation is so thoughtfully serviced each day.

Di and Phillip are kind and gracious hosts. Uncomplicated. Warm. The whole place expresses their commitment to high quality excellence, without being stuffy or awkward.

I have one regret: that I didn’t plan to stay longer. By the time I tried to extend my stay it was fully booked.

I wish Little Fields well, with the hope that they go from strength to strength!

And I also hope that I’ll be able to return one day soon.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Di Taylor, Owner at Little Fields Country House & Cottages
Responded 11 Apr 2022
We all can't wait for your return Rowan! What a lovely, gracious human you are...so kind of you to take time to write this thoughtful and detailed review. Remember its just 1 quick days journey between us... see you soon and the day that you hoped to extend and was booked, is yours at no charge when you return!
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thokomasuku wrote a review Jul 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Little Fields is a beautiful self catering place with breathtaking views. This cottage sleeps four people. We had a beautiful time at Little Fields as we celebrated our daughter's I8th birthday. The farm style kitchen is beautifully decorated with all the necessary appliances.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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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Response from Di Taylor, Owner at Little Fields Country House & Cottages
Responded 03 Jul 2023
We loved meeting you and Maxwell Thoko! So thankful you chose Little fields to celebrate your beautiful daughter!! Also grateful for your kind appreciation.
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dewald407 wrote a review May 2022
Bellville, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What an amazing experience. We spent one night at this crazy beautiful cottage and wish out stay was longer. It is as if one lives in a story book. Everything was wonderful and the host super friendly and helpful. We will treasure our experience at Little fields and can recommend it to everyone. The cottage inside was beautiful with an amazing outside shower. Thank you for a fabulous stay!
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Date of stay: April 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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Response from Di Taylor, Owner at Little Fields Country House & Cottages
Responded 19 May 2022
What a special review Dewald! You so get us!!.... we want it to feel magical and like stepping into another world and so appreciate your lovely wording in this review. Hopefully a return visit will let you linger a little bit longer....
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James Carlsen wrote a review Aug 2023
Port Edward, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were stuck in Howick due to a huge accident on the N3 and happened to find Little Fields. The place top class! Room & shower are modern and beautifully appointed. There’s Netflix, warm beds with hot water bottles and electric blankets provided. The freshly baked muffins in the morning were delicious! Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Di Taylor, Owner at Little Fields Country House & Cottages
Responded 15 Aug 2023
Thank you Michelle - We so appreciate the time you have taken to post this lovely review. Well done for turning a difficult situation into an opportunity to explore our area. We LOVE people like you! Hope you'll be back too!!
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carol d wrote a tip Aug 2021
Durban, South Africa20 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Loft apartment and main house very spacious."
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,451 - R 1,614 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalHowickMerrivale
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Little Fields Country House & Cottages
Which popular attractions are close to Little Fields Country House & Cottages?
Nearby attractions include Howick Falls (5.4 km), Karkloof Farmer's Market (5.9 km), and Umgeni Valley Enviromental Education Center (5.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Little Fields Country House & Cottages?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Little Fields Country House & Cottages?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Little Fields Country House & Cottages?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Little Fields Country House & Cottages?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Little Fields Country House & Cottages?
Conveniently located restaurants include Taste of Thai Restaurant and Spa, Black Olive, and La Popote Cafe.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Little Fields Country House & Cottages?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, and Zulu.
Is Little Fields Country House & Cottages accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.