Thatcher’s Rest, Self-Catering Cottage – Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal
Delightfully secluded and peaceful, Thatcher’s Rest is the perfect escape for those, who enjoy tranquillity and relaxing in total serenity. This self-catering accommodation offering is situated on a working farm and surrounded by the beautiful hills of the Biggarsberg mountain range.
The house is a double-storey thatched roof cottage that is set on stilts within the largest of six dams on the farm. The cottage is accessed from the shore by a wooden walkway.
Bring along the whole family or a group of friends and experience a quiet, relaxing holiday away from the noise of the big city.
Thatcher’s Rest is also the perfect place to hold a small, private, self-retreat, offering rest for the soul and food for the spirit.
Owners, John and June, describe Thatcher’s Rest as; “A little piece of Heaven on Earth and a dream come true.”
Accommodation at Thatcher’s Rest
This two-storey cottage can accommodate up to seven people at a time. There are three bedrooms, each one tastefully furnished and decorated.
Two of the bedrooms are situated upstairs. The main bedroom comes with a Queen-sized bed, private balcony with beautiful views of the dam and landscape, and an en-suite bathroom with a shower.
The second bedroom comes with twin beds, which can be joined together to form an extra width Queen-size bed. The en-suite bathroom comes with a bath.
The third bedroom can be found on the ground floor and comes with twin beds, which can be combined to form a large Queen-size bed, beautiful views of the mountains, and a bathroom with a shower, directly next to the room.
An additional single bed is available on the mezzanine that is suitable for a child to use.
Facilities at Thatcher’s Rest
In the cottage, you will find an ample supply of crockery, cutlery, and good quality cooking utensils, towels and linen to cater for seven people.
Should you plan to go swimming in the dam, you are requested to bring your own swimming towels.
The kitchen is open-plan and fully-equipped for all your cooking needs. Similarly, the lounge is cosy, comfortably furnished and comes with a Jetmaster fireplace and the double volume ceiling makes it feel more spacious. Its large windows make it a great place to relax in the summer while the fireplace will keep you warm and comfortable during the cold winters.
An enclosed and furnished veranda with lovely large windows, allowing a 180-degree view, leads into the kitchen and lounge area so that everyone can be part of the fun and conversation. Families or groups of friends enjoying this cottage can dine together at the large dining table or relax in the veranda/ lounge area.
On the outdoor deck area, with lounge chairs and a table to dine on, you will also find a deluxe gas braai unit and a Weber Braai, available for your use to enjoy a traditional South African cookout under the beautiful skies.
There is also a traditional wood braai on the shore beneath the Willow tree if you prefer.
Should you require a maid service during your stay one can be made available at a nominal charge. There is also free, undercover parking available at the cottage for up to two vehicles.
What do people say about Thatcher’s Rest
“Thatcher’s Rest is the most perfect honeymoon destination in South Africa! My hubby and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a honeymoon that is totally isolated and incredibly romantic. Peace and quiet surround you and the setting is stunning. John and June are very sweet and excellent hosts.” – Kirsten O’ Brien SafariNow.
“The perfect peaceful getaway. Very well catered for, everything is provided for. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay especially with the bonus of fishing. The Coot (duck) kept us well entertained. I would definitely recommend this place and look forward to going back again.” – Janine Jungnicz SafariNow.
“We absolutely loved staying at Thatcher’s Rest. It was so quiet, no cell phone reception and absolutely no stress. One of the best places we have ever visited and we will definitely be going back as soon as we can!” – Darrien Willmore SafariNow.
“Thatcher’s Rest is an absolute haven of tranquillity. The love and attention to every little detail are visible throughout this stunning cottage. And what a breath-taking setting!” – Antoinette Bezuidenhout SafariNow.
Top reasons for staying at Thatcher’s Rest:
- The cottage is located in a secluded, peaceful location.
- The cottage has room for up to seven people, so it can accommodate a large family or a group of friends.
- The rooms are spacious and filled with all the amenities you could possibly need for an enjoyable stay.
- The dam on which the cottage is situated allows you to enjoy fun activities such as swimming and fishing.
- You can enjoy total privacy during your stay.
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