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Connemara Close Country Estate - Director's Unit

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View over dams and Mpumalanga Hiveld plateau
Lounge area
From lounge to loft

Overview
3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
6 guests
2 nights minimum 
Villa
Upmarket serviced accommodation at a 'country' estate in the heart of Dullstroom, within easy walking distance of all amenities (restaurants, shops, etc.). There are two small trout dams on the property, for catch-and-release fishing, and a view out over the Highveld plateau. The entirety of the house and grounds are available to guests. Our house was the show unit for the development. It has: three bedrooms, with two en suite; a double volume lounge and dining room with fireplace; and a kitchen with probably everything you would have at home, and more. When I first saw the house, the big attractions were the view, the double volume lounge, and the huge upstairs bedroom. All this, set in a town famed for its trout fishing and nature. We say it is 'upmarket', but my wife thinks it is...Upmarket serviced accommodation at a 'country' estate in the heart of Dullstroom, within easy walking distance of all amenities (restaurants, shops, etc.). There are two small trout dams on the property, for catch-and-release fishing, and a view out over the Highveld plateau. The entirety of the house and grounds are available to guests. Our house was the show unit for the development. It has: three bedrooms, with two en suite; a double volume lounge and dining room with fireplace; and a kitchen with probably everything you would have at home, and more. When I first saw the house, the big attractions were the view, the double volume lounge, and the huge upstairs bedroom. All this, set in a town famed for its trout fishing and nature. We say it is 'upmarket', but my wife thinks it is luxury.
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
No smoking, pets, or parties. Leave furnishings as they were found. Load small dishes to outside of dishwasher. Use only lounge fireplace; heaters provided for bedrooms. Although serviced, please leave neat to aid changeovers. Respect our staff!
Bedrooms
1 Super King1 Double1 Sofa2 Singles1 Cot
Bathrooms
2 Attached (ensuite)1 Shower

Meet the host
Raymond A
Hosting since August 2018
Languages spoken: German, English
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsWe do not live nearby. Key collection will be from Dullstroom Reservations 9AM to 5PM Monday to Saturday. After hours collections will be from the Mayfly Restaurant most days, but The Poacher on Tuesdays. Please be sure to collect keys before 9pm. If you are delayed you must take accountability and call the restaurant to make alternative arrangements. Otherwise, most of your interactions will be with Cathrine and Thuso, our housekeeper and groundsman.

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Reviews (8)
Explore04957685390
Explore04957685390
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great stay!
We had a great stay. Everything was awesome. We would definitely stay there again. We would definitely stay there again.
Visited October 2018
Written 3 November 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Raymond A
Raymond A
Thanks Joanne, I am wondering if there is some Irish blood in you, to be sure, to be sure. Glad that you enjoyed your stay, and will look forward to your next visit.
Written 4 November 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

John D
John D
Bedford, United Kingdom20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Grand splendour
We were a family of 5 and wow what a great house , plenty of features and fire places to enjoy. The view over the trout dams is fantastic , rooms are luxury and everything is very neat and tidy. A short walk to the Main Street where you will be entertained for days on end! Would definitely visit again.
Visited April 2018
Written 14 September 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Raymond A
Raymond A
Hi John, we are glad that you enjoyed your stay, and hope that your entire trip to South Africa was a good one.
Written 4 November 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

pb661
pb661
Pretoria, South Africa3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderful relaxing environment where we felt fully at home.
We had a wonderful week. It was close to town but the location and layout of the property made it feel like we were very private. Connemara Director's Unit was the perfect place for us. The accommodation had everything we could possibly need/want for our stay. I even had time to read several books in the bookshelves. The owner was very kind and considerate and the staff working on the property extremely helpful. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for an escape from city life!
Visited February 2018
Written 29 August 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Raymond A
Raymond A
Thanks Patty, we were glad to have you and hope you visit again. Barb (my wife) always says that when she goes away she wants everything she has at home, and weekends away should not be a hardship. Hence, everything that you find there. You are probably one of the few people who read the books, other than Barb who is an avid reader.
Written 30 August 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

joannevo7
joannevo7
Centurion, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect place to relax, stunning views!
One block away from the main street with all its activities, we really enjoyed our stay at Connemara Close Country Estate. It was a great break away from the city! Attention to detail in the house.
Visited May 2018
Written 7 August 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Raymond A
Raymond A
Thanks Joanne, we are glad you enjoyed it and hope to have you back.
Written 30 August 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

matouch
matouch
Clermont-Ferrand, France19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Short yet super comfortable stay
On our way back from Kruger, we decided to stop at Dullstroom and really don't regret our choice. What an amazing place 2min walk from the Main Street with shops and restaurants. The house is huge, fully equipped, very comfortable and what a view on the pond! (Where you are allowed to fish some trouts if you free them back to the water). The fire place was ready to be lighten up which was a nice attention (was really cold at that time of the year Vs Kruger Park, take warm clothes). We arrived later than announced because of bad weather on the road but we were welcomed nicely by Catherine who gave us the keys and I appreciated the call of Raymond who was worried that we were late. We really regret to have spent only one night at Raymond's place to be able to enjoy a bit longer.
Visited February 2018
Written 7 August 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Raymond A
Raymond A
Thanks for the review. The bad weather was a concern, as I know those roads driving in fog and rain. We hope that you have the opportunity to visit us again.
Written 9 August 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Audrey z
Audrey z
Bordeaux, France9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Little heaven
We had a wonderful stay. Raymond, the host, was very informative and discreet. The house was very nice. 3 bedrooms, 2 downstairs and one upstairs. A beautiful fully kitted kitchen and an amazing view from the balcony onto a very well kept garden. The centre of dullstroom is at walking distance. It was a little cold in april, but the lounge had a beautiful fire place which made it very cosy. It is a great place to unwind and enjoy some down time. I highly recommend for friends traveling together or family. The house is big and you won't be on top of each other.
Visited April 2018
Written 7 August 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Raymond A
Raymond A
Thanks Audrey! It was a pleasure having you.
Written 9 August 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

CarloRenner
CarloRenner
Sao Paulo, SP9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful place, great location!
Had a wonderful time in this estate. The house is just breathtaking. Very well furnished, super well located. Dulstroom can get very cold, so make sure you're prepared!
Visited July 2018
Written 7 August 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Raymond A
Raymond A
Thanks Carlo! We hope to see you again if you ever get back our way.
Written 9 August 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Eddy V
Eddy V
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Bliss!!
From when we arrived this felt like a holiday. And it’s exactly all that you are looking for in Dullstroom. Although it’s in town, you feel like you are in a lodge somewhere far away. Fishing is available on the premises and the restaurants are a walk away. We will absolutely be back!!
Visited April 2018
Written 6 August 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Raymond A
Raymond A
Thanks Ed, It was a pleasure having you, and hope to see you back.
Written 9 August 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Indoor amenities
  • Fireplace
  • Cable television
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
Scenic views
  • Waterfront views
Parking
  • Parking available
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Countryside area
Services
  • Housekeeping included
Property features
  • Staff on property
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
Entertainment
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Garage
  • Terrace
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Toaster

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Map
Getting there
Johannesburg Intl Airport
202.1 km
Restaurants
Vine | Restaurant & Wine Bar
4 min

The Mayfly Restaurant And Cocktail Lounge
2 min

Waffle & Co Dullstroom
1 min

HARRIE'S PANCAKES
5 min
Attractions
Wild about Whisky
4 minBars & Clubs

The Rock Shop
3 minSpeciality & Gift Shops

Sugar Sweet Treats and More
3 minSpeciality & Gift Shops

The Deli Stroom
4 minArt Galleries
Getting around
Dullstroom is a small town. Almost everything is within walking distance, and that which isn't requires a car.
Access
Car required
How to get there
Dullstroom lies on the Mpumalanga Highveld, about 240 km east of Johannesburg's O.R. Tambo airport, and 160 km west of Nelspruit's Kruger Airport. Travel on the N4, and take R32 turnoff and travel 4 km to Belfast. After the town centre turn right at the petrol station into the R540 (if you hit gravel you have gone too far), and travel 33 km to Dullstroom. Within Dullstroom turn left up De Waal Street, which is the second stop street where you see the Mayfly Restaurant and Poacher Pub. Turn first left again into Lesedi Street (dirt road), and Connemara Close is 50 metres further on the right. If the gate is closed, contact Cathrine to open. Our house is Unit 1, at the top above the dams. Cathrine will provide you with keys, and will be your primary contact during your stay. NOTE: Connemara Close is on Google Maps, so you can use that for directions. Latitude: S 25 25' 5.9016', or -25.4183 Longitude: E 30 6' 9.5970', or 30.1026 Jul 27, 2018
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 2 am Check out by 10 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions about Connemara Close Country Estate - Director's Unit

Connemara Close Country Estate - Director's Unit is able to accommodate up to 6 guests. See all property details.

Connemara Close Country Estate - Director's Unit has 3 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Connemara Close Country Estate - Director's Unit has 3 bedrooms available. See all property details.

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