If you're looking for Midlands Meander accommodation, you will find that Halls Country House offers elegant and reasonably-priced accommodation and fine food to travellers who wish to pander to their souls. The 5-hectare estate of Halls Country House is set at the northern end of the Midlands Meander within 45 minutes of the high Drakensberg. With a deep rural setting and spectacular views Halls Country House meets the needs of those who require seclusion, tranquillity and nothing more intrusive than the sound of a tractor in the middle distance or an owl hooting at night.
The main part of Halls Country House was originally conceived as a Natal Verandah House and was built in 1904, with none of the economies that characterise modern architecture. The rooms are huge. And it’s all original: dado rails and doors, fire places and floors. It is set in a lush, colour-swathed and fragrant garden shaded by grand old trees which is a great place to enjoy your morning coffee or a sundowner. Bird life is prolific with 380 species identified.
All guest accommodation is accessed directly from the garden via private entrances. Halls Counry House can only accommodate 12 people so every guest will enjoy our warmest, personal attention. Does this sound like your Midlands Meander accommodation option?
For breakfast you can choose between American, English or Continental or have it all. If you like a big breakfast, tuck into pancakes, hash browns, farm-cured bacon, free-range eggs to order, sausages and fried tomatoes. If not, go for the rich diversity of fresh fruit, locally produced yoghurt, homemade breads, buns and pastries. Don’t forget to sample the variety of jams and preserves we get from various country pantries. In the evening, you can linger over a candlelit dinner in front of a log fire in our highly rated à la carte restaurant, where fine wines accompany equally fine food. Country cooking is the theme, but the secret is the freshest, organic ingredients that are either grown on the estate or sourced from adjacent farms.
Halls Country House is a 4 star. You can expect extraordinary standards of cleanliness, comfortable beds and mattresses, crisply laundered linen and a wide range of high quality comfort and cosmetic accessories. All our rooms have their own geysers so you can soak in steamy fragrance to your heart’s content. And what would Midlands Meander accommodation in the foothills of the Drakensberg be if it wasn't warm - you'll find hot-water bottles, heaters and electric blankets in all our rooms.
Halls Country House is ideally positioned 5 kilometres outside Mooi River, on the Giant’s Castle road and is your Midlands Meander accommodation option that gives you easy access to both the Drakensberg and the Midlands Meander. Giants Castle is 45 minutes away on a tarred but small rural road that switchbacks steeply into the Central Drakensberg. The vistas will blow you away. Swim in natural pools fed by crystal-clear streams. And there's more. Giants Castle the centrepiece of the Drakensberg World Heritage Site boasts one of the most impressive outdoor galleries of Bushman / San rock art in the country.
Halls Country House is also within a few kilometres of some of the most precious gems on the Midlands Meander like Sharrow Weaving; the Wine Cellar; the Linen Loft and Hartford House; Treverton Schools and Weston Agricultural College are also near to Halls Country House.
A guided tour of the Drakensberg battlefields will bring to vivid life the Anglo / Boer engagements at Spioenkop, Colenso and Willow Grange. Or play a round of golf on some of the most picturesque courses in the country such as Boschoek, Champagne Sports Club or the Mooi River Country Club. Alternatively, fish for trout, bass or yellows in any one of the professionally managed 28 dams and 2 rivers to which Halls Country House arranges access for their guests.
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