Rest and relaxation at Glen Ormond Country House in Rosetta

Glen Ormund Country House

Glen Ormond Country House, Rosetta, KwaZulu-Natal

Glen Ormond Country House may not have invented the countryside, but they have very nearly perfected it. Nestling in the beautiful KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, just 10 minutes away from the N3 – yet a million miles away from a frantic lifestyle and surrounded by wine, food and a nature lovers’ paradise, this tastefully renovated and well-maintained Country House will please even the most discerning traveller.

Situated between the village of Nottingham Road and the town of Mooi River, this six-hectare property promises an interlude of rest and relaxation and offers a tranquil escape whether for business or leisure travellers visiting this part of KZN.

Glen Ormond Country House will speak your language. Negotiating a balance between luxury and ‘homeliness’, four separate cottages, with private verandas and secure parking bays, face south overlooking the garden.

Accommodation at Glen Ormond Country House

Glen Ormond Country House, accommodation in Rosetta, Mooi River, Glen Ormond Country House KwaZulu-Natal

The Blue Quail and Black Grouse self-catering family cottages comprise of two bedrooms, each with an en-suite bathroom with shower, basin and toilet. The beds can be arranged either King-size or two singles per bedroom.  

There is a comfortable open plan area consisting of a lounge, dining room and fully equipped modern kitchenette. Flat-screen TV’s with DStv, microwaves, under-counter fridges, gas hob and electric ovens are standard in both these units.

To be properly prepared for the cooler winters, a fireplace, a bathroom heater, gas heater and electric under blankets are readily available to guests. The welcoming sherry doesn’t hurt either.

Each covered veranda has a lounger chair or two, a table and chairs for outside dining and a charcoal burning barbecue. Tongs and barbecue utensils provided.

The Green Hoopoe self-catering cottage has a lovely wooden deck veranda-lette with seating and a kettle barbecue. A Queen-size bed, bathroom en-suite with a shower and vanity and a separate toilet make this an ideal couples retreat.

Its open plan lounge, dining area and kitchenette are kitted out for a comfortable stay. Heating in this unit is by a portable gas heater, air conditioning and electric under blanket.

Meanwhile, the White Egret cottage is the pièce de résistance. This beautiful self-catering standalone cottage is ideal for a romantic getaway for a couple. A King-size bed, bathroom on suite, with shower, lounge and dining area and fully-equipped kitchenette means you can shut the door and have that special alone time.

Heating is provided by a gas heater, under-floor heating and electric under blanket.

The Red Robin suite is perfect for a quick bed and breakfast stay. This tastefully decorated and very comfortable suite faces west; it has a King-size bed, en-suite bathroom with shower, vanity and separate loo.

A tea and coffee station includes a kettle and a small bar fridge.  Heating in this unit is by the fireplace, air conditioner and electric under blanket.

Facilities at Glen Ormond Country House

Glen Ormond Country House, accommodation in Rosetta, Mooi River, Glen Ormond Country House KwaZulu-Natal

Guest amenities in all the kitchens include fresh farm milk. Bathroom amenities are complimentary. However, if you choose to stay, in a self-catering unit or in a suite, breakfast is available to all guests, and is served in the privacy of each cottage. 

The focus is on fresh and local food, so menus are always a pleasant surprise.

The guest house has free Wi-Fi that can be accessed from each cottage. A laundry service is available upon request at a nominal fee.

Bird watching is a favourite activity for guests at Glen Ormond.  In particular spotting raptors has become a favourite pastime for regular visitors.

What do people say about Glen Ormond

“We spent two nights at this beautiful venue last weekend and it is an absolutely brilliant guesthouse. Jennifer is a wonderful host and she went out of her way to make our stay pleasant. Our suite was beautifully furnished and all the fittings and furnishings were of the highest quality. We loved the absolute tranquillity!” – Brian TripAdvisor.

Glen Ormond did not disappoint in every respect – the welcome, the comfortable and beautiful accommodation, the scenery on the doorstep and easy access to various Meander destinations. Highly recommended. – Wilsons33 TripAdvisor

Top reasons for staying at Glen Ormond:

  1. The owner and staff are welcoming, friendly and extremely helpful.
  2. The rooms are spacious, beautifully decorated and clean.
  3. You can enjoy a filling and delicious breakfast.
  4. The guest house is set in beautiful natural surroundings.
  5. There are a variety of activities you can enjoy on the property.

To find out more about Glen Ormond Guest House, give them a call on 076 887 5682 or email Visit their website on Find them on Google Maps.

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