Ashton Wold Estate: Tucked away in the peaceful rolling farmlands and natural forests of Curry’s Post , KwaZulu Natal Midlands, is a country estate with, currently, only 4 unique individually-styled stone and thatched cottages alongside two beautiful large dams.
Special Features: Only two cottages at each dam, ensuring privacy. The lovely dams are stocked with bass and suitable for small dinghies and canoes. Owner -managed these cottages can be paired with a spacious two-bedroom beach-side apartment on the lovely KwaZulu Natal South Coast.
Gatehouse Cottage: On the banks of the dam, it has two bedrooms, 1 x queen bed, 1 x double bed, single stacking bed, and electric blankets. Open plan lounge/dining, fully equipped kitchen, log fireplace, and braai facility with an outdoor sitting area.
Brimstone Cottage: On the edge of the dam, one bedroom with a double four-poster bed, bathroom with bath, two single children’s beds in the attic and electric blankets, as well as a micro-wave, fridge, gas stove, Weber braai and deck onto the dam.
Bluestone Cottage One: With views of the dam, it has 2 bedrooms with 1 x queen bed, 1 x 2 singles, both en suite, electric blankets. There is a log fireplace, gas stove, microwave and fridge.
Bluestone Two: Close to the dam, two bedrooms, both en suite, 1 x queen bed, 1 x 2 singles, double sleeper couch and electric blankets. Under-floor heating, log fireplace, and large wooden deck overlooking the dam.
Activities: Fishing – Bass and Fly-fishing
Canoeing/rowing boats (bring your own)
Nature walks & birding
Working farm tours
Tranquil retreat or family bonding
Note: Though close to restaurants, schools and craft shops, Ashton Wold is in a rural, peaceful setting away from roads and traffic.
Travel Distance: 27 kms north of Howick, 1 ½ – 2 hrs via the N3 from Durban, approx 5 hrs via N3 from Johannesburg. 6 Kms dirt off the tar road.