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Plot D275, R600, Winterton Drakensberg, Champagne Valley, Winterton 3340 South Africa
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#2 of 10 in Winterton
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Ardmore Guest Farm is situated in the heart of the scenic Champagne Valley in the central Drakensberg mountain range. Here you can enjoy stunning views of the three highest peaks in South Africa - Mafadi (highest peak at 3450m), Injisuti Dome (3410m) and the majestic Champagne Castle (3377m) which are all situated within the World Heritage site. We are surrounded by breathtaking views and fantastic opportunities for hiking and exploring the local area. We also have our won Ardmore Museum and art gallery, and the African Loom weaving centre for those who are interested in local crafts and artwork. We provide comfortable farm style accommodation, with dinner and breakfast included. We have a total of 18 units, situated either in a traditional thatch rondawel or in one of our beautiful mountain facing cottages or garden rooms. All rooms are en-suite with private fireplaces and free firewood. Wake up to a traditional farmhouse breakfast (full English) overlooking Ardmore's extensive gardens. Relax in our pub with a cold drink before joining us for a relaxed four course lantern lit dinner with complimentary wine served in our yellow wood dining room.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
Horseback riding
Children's playground
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Secured parking
Public wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary welcome drink
Kid-friendly buffet
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Bicycle tours
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
First aid kit
Laundry service
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Room features
Coffee / tea maker
Walk-in shower
Whirlpool bathtub
Seating area
Separate living room
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Xhosa, Zulu
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Peter du Preez wrote a review 23 May
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My wife and I visited Ardmore Guest farm this weekend for a quick getaway. We used to live close by and regularly took our children there but, since living in the Big Smoke, haven't been to visit in a while. This weekend, with both our children out of house, we decided to slip out, go to Ardmore and become human again. I need to paint this picture for those who haven't been to the Berg for a spell (or ever). When you get there, everything just slows down. The first thing you see as you approach Ardmore is some beautifully looked-after horses, grazing peacefully with the mountain in the backdrop. It's like driving into a different era. There's a fire going in the dining room and one packed and ready to light in the bedroom - a thatched rondavel with a view of the mountain (while lying in bed). A beautiful, small, but well-stocked library beckons you as you approach the dining room. It has a couch, table and chairs, in case you want to enjoy your meal there. You had me at "Library". The wine, food, conversations, views and general pace draws you in, slows your heart and heals your soul. This place truly is the best in the Berg. This weekend we saw what we've always seen there - couples, old and young, and families with children of all ages come here to enjoy wide open spaces, go for rides on ponies and bikes, take walks or just play board games. Some just choose to be, well, together. All have a great time and most, those who are not too far, seem to have been before and are now returning for a second, third or umpteenth time - one stops counting when you're there. Over the years, while visiting Ardmore, we've met many wonderful people and been in conversation with guests from all over the world. This time was no different. We met a young couple from Brazil with the most beautiful baby girl and got talking about commercial dairy farming (well, the men did - apparently this topic didn't interest out wives as much). We lounged, read, slept, walked (actually, "stroll" is more descriptive) and ate. We dreamed and had great conversations with each other and with others. Generally, we just, were. At the end of our visit we drove back to the Big Smoke wistfully, wondering if we couldn't just call in sick at work and stay a little longer – maybe forever. This place heals our souls as it has always done. We'll be back.
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Date of stay: May 2022
rkemp160330 wrote a review 10 May
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In the centre of the magestic Drakensburg lies the most tranquil resting place, a piece of land that could be the closest to heaven that we have on earth. This land is know by common folk as Ardmore Guest Farm. From the moment we stepped foot on this farm we were relaxed, treated with utmost respect, and our every wish was no effort for the team. The unit was clean, spacious, and we loved the jet bath. The fire place warmed our bodies as the earth warmed our souls. All meals were perfect to nourish us, most pleasant to the eye and even more pleasant to the taste. Personnel are super friendly and helpful. We will always remember our stay and look forward to visiting again in future. Our best regards, The Kemps
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Brendan G wrote a review 08 May
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What a wonderful surprise. Needed a stay over for 1 night. A lovely farm location with a host of activities. Able to do a nice long walk in the afternoon and a beautiful long run in the morning. Meals were excellent. Families with young kids looking should really consider this. Good value for money. Would definitely recommend to others and stay over again.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Tour556300 wrote a review 06 May
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We had a lovely stay at Ardmore with our little boy. The units are spacious and clean. The staff is friendly and very attentive. The kids just love the goats, sheep and horses. We even fed the goats and our little one could ride a horse for free. The staff is very good with little ones. The food is delicious, generous portions.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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hpiena924303 wrote a review 04 May
Kloof, South Africa1 contribution
Delightful visit even though it was very wet and rainy when we visited. Enjoyed our stay. Great service and good food. Good location and lots to do in the vicinity. Enjoyed the spa bath in the bathroom.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalDrakensberg RegionWinterton
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ardmore Guest Farm
Which popular attractions are close to Ardmore Guest Farm?
Nearby attractions include Drakensberg Boys Choir School (5.6 km), Falcon Ridge Bird of Prey Centre (6.6 km), and Dragon Rock Reptile Centre (6.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ardmore Guest Farm?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Ardmore Guest Farm?
Top room amenities include a refrigerator, a desk, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at Ardmore Guest Farm?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Ardmore Guest Farm?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ardmore Guest Farm?
Conveniently located restaurants include Valley Bakery, The Drakensberg Chocolate Memories, and Scrumpy Jacks.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ardmore Guest Farm?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Ardmore Guest Farm?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Ardmore Guest Farm?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, Zulu, and Xhosa.
Does Ardmore Guest Farm have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Ardmore Guest Farm accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.