We had a wonderful summer stay at Watersmeet Cottage and have so many good things to say. It’s a beautiful old stone cottage with a cozy homely feel and lovely views of the surrounding Walkerson Estate. We got along very well with Patsy and Andrew who made us feel ultra-welcome.
The cottage was spotlessly clean and the facilities were excellent. We sat on the patio and enjoyed the lovely views and the plentiful birds. The hosts are very nature friendly and as a result there was a wide diversity of birds present, even little duiker in the well-kept gardens.
Other aspects that we appreciated were that the cottage has easy access to the Walkerson Hotel with good coffee, meals and its many amenities for the men, ladies and children. The hotel includes a spa and a horse riding stable at the hotel with friendly well-kept horses suitable for beginners take on guided rides through the estate. We are not fishermen, but the estate offers top class fly fishing for trout. The estate has top quality security, which made us feel completely safe throughout our stay.
We also liked was the easy access to Dullstroom town with its quirky but quality restaurants, which we felt safe driving there for dinner.
Overall a fantastic stay and we will definitely be visiting again.
We love Dullstroom and particularly the Walkersons Estate. We have stayed at this cottage several times and loved each and every minute. The kitchen is well equipped and all super comfy and cozy. Can't wait for our next opportunity to return!
I have had the most shocking experience at this cottage & hope others will be warned.
We arrived to a cold Dullstroom that was experiencing a power outage (the owners cannot be held responsible I agree). But, under the circumstances the facilities were very poor. A 2 plate gas stove meant we could boil some water in a pot for a coffee. There were 2 candles provided and a fire place with wood.
When the electricity had still not come on by the next day we decided to leave Dullstroom.
The owner now claims a candle burnt her "hand made" lamp shade and is expecting me to reimburse her for the cost thereof!. I am of the opinion if this did indeed occur it would have been beyond my control, due to NO visibility in the cottage from the time of arrival.
Under the circumstances the facilities were poor considering we arrived in the dark and no back-up emergency lighting (battery operated lighting or torches) were provided. It was also mentioned on our arrival by our host that power outages are a common occurrence in the area.
If you run a business like this please be prepared, under any kind of circumstances, to make the necessary provision for guests. It is far too convenient to claim "beyond our control !" as our hosts frequently mentioned to us.
Rare to find 5 Star, self catering accommodation for a single traveller or couple in an area mostly catering for large family groups. Highly recommended for anyone who knows what to do with a fly rod. Otherwise the peace in this estate, with winding streams, river, weirs and dams, together with the zebra, assorted buck and other wildlife grazing on the hills around you made my stay memorable. So nice to come back to a warm fire and spotless accomodation at the end of the day.
We were lucky enough to stay at Feathers Cottage, the smaller 1 bedroom unit on the same property as waters meet cottage. The property is so beautifully perched on the top of a hill in Walkersons Estate which affords one spectacular views of the estate and trout dams etc. The garden is a lovingly cared for 'English country' styled garden which is tranquil & lush. Feathers is self contained, has a large well appointed double bedroom & comfortable lounge area with fire place, generous bathroom with both shower and bath and a small kitchenette. Hosts Patsy & Andrew are charming and welcoming - Although we did not stay in the larger Waters Meet Cottage I did have a look through it with Patsy and it looks spacious and welcoming. I definitely recommend this property
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