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Ardmore Guest Farm

Plot D275, R600, Winterton Drakensberg, Champagne Valley, Winterton 3340 South Africa
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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
Pool
Free breakfast
Badminton
Hiking
Kids stay free
Children's playground
Secured parking
Public wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Fence around pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Horseback riding
Bicycle tours
Billiards
Bowling offsite
Canoeing offsite
Darts
Fishing
Patio
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
Children's television networks
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
First aid kit
Clothes dryer
Laundry service
Washing machine
Ironing service
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Desk
Dining area
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Safe
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Sofa
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Whirlpool bathtub
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mountain View
Family
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Zulu
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Dan O wrote a review Feb 2024
Dubai, United Arab Emirates13 contributions3 helpful votes
Amazing place! They seem to have everything you need - and more. Our kids were constantly engaged - games room, bikes, grand piano, gym, pony rides, trampoline, pool...and our fussy eater daughter ate everything voraciously! The views are spectacular, the cottage was a dream (I loved using the inglenook and it even has a jacuzzi in the bath!) and the staff were extremely conducive and helpful. Jason advised us on so much to do while in SA, which we followed pretty much to the letter and enjoyed immensely. He also suggested and served wonderful bubbly and wines. Ross also looked after our every need with a beaming smile. We will be back. I must say again...the place is amazing!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Siouxsie69 wrote a review Jun 2023
Torino59 contributions16 helpful votes
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This guest farm is simply amazing. Everything was just perfect, the room, the meals, the wonderful places they’re surrounded with. But the thing that really made me love this place was the kindness of the people. Everyone there was perfect. A special mention goes to Jason, who was really very very kind and so helpful with us! The night we arrived we were late and we arrived when the kitchen was already closed. He managed to make us find a complete dinner in our room, and it was so nice! And Drakensberg Region is so wonderful that I really wish I could be back sometimes.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Danie Smit, General Manager at Ardmore Guest Farm
Responded 18 Jun 2023
Thank you so much for these beautiful words, we always love hearing feedback from our guests. It was a pleasure hosting you and we do hope to see you in the near future. We do love Jason and the way he takes care of our guests, always willing to go the extra mile. Once again thank you so very much for the stellar review, it helps us know what to focus on as we can see what matters to our guests. See you soon!
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Frani H wrote a review Jan 2024
London, United Kingdom50 contributions17 helpful votes
This was a lovely getaway. The farm is situated in a great area with beautiful views and close to Monks Cowl for longer hikes. The staff is very friendly and go out of their way to make sure guests are comfortable and have everything they need (special shout out to Ross and Jason). I went for the half board option and really enjoyed the choice of food at breakfast and dinner. During breakfast, the owner even plays the piano - what a treat. I'll definitely be back.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Servaise wrote a review Jan 2024
Portland, Australia106 contributions45 helpful votes
Well located in Drakensberg Champagne area, road R600 area with multiple attractions in the area. Excellent breakfast and dinner. Well priced. Safe area. Friendly staff. Horse rides and mountain walks on property and close by.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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duanstrydom123 wrote a review Jan 2024
Bodrum City, Türkiye1 contribution
We had a wonderful stay at Ardmore and felt very welcome from our arrival until we had to leave. We enjoyed it so much that we extended our stay. The staff is great and we especially enjoyed Ross' approach with the guests.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Roy1H wrote a review Jan 2024
Greytown, South Africa1 contribution
We wanted to do the Canopy Tour and so only stayed a night, the next day doing the canopy tour and the next night. Ardmore was an ideal spot for us and everything was comfortable, clean and efficient. The clouds were down throughout so we didn't get a chance to judge the views.
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Krokkowaan wrote a review Jan 2024
Centurion, South Africa3 contributions1 helpful vote
Right in the centre of the Champagne Castle area with easy access to all the beautiful mountains and close to a number of great golf courses. Excellent food and lovely room with very friendly and helpful management and staff. Can seriously recommend staying here rather in one of the major hotels.
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pesmer701517 wrote a review Jan 2024
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This is a wonderful place to stay. Ross who welcomed and hosted us was amazing and made our stay so pleasant. The rooms are gorgeous and VERY CLEAN. We will definately only stay there in the future. Thank you.
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232ceo wrote a review Dec 2023
Upington, South Africa1 contribution
Great hospitality. General Manager very responsive. All staff tend to give clients best experience. Food was fantastic especially breakfast. Cottages well-furnished and Wi-Fi speed is exceptional. Entertainment area has everything you need and pool is lovely and clean
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Responded 27 Dec 2023
You guys were a treat, sorry about the car problems on your way down, however even a day late I am so happy we could accommodate you for your originally planned nights. Thank you for the gifts and kind smiles. We truly hope to see you again in the winter to enjoy some snow in the mountains with us. Thank you for the beautiful review Alistair.
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timplewman001 wrote a review Dec 2023
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We came in the rain and left in the rain, but had a lovely stay anyway at Ardmore. The food was excellent and farm produced and generous. Staff were lovely, accommodating and friendly. I would recommend staying at Ardmore. It was peaceful and we had much needed rest, interspersed with walks and a hike up Monk's Cowl. Thank you!
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Responded 27 Dec 2023
What a lovely review, thank you so much. Your kind words mean the world to all of us here at Ardmore. We hope to see you again in the future.
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,682 - R 2,102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
ardmore guest farm hotel winterton
LOCATION
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalDrakensberg RegionWinterton
NUMBER OF ROOMS
18
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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 dining area.
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 any cleaning services offered at Ardmore Guest Farm?
Yes, laundry service and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
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, and Zulu.
Does Ardmore Guest Farm have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.