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Luxury 3bed 2.5bath home in popular trout fishing and golfing destination

Dullstroom, South Africa
  • House
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

Self-catering house to sleep up to six adults and 2 to 3 children

NOTE: Almost all enquiries are for peak period, so prices stated are for peak periods. Discounts will be offered for off-peak periods, i.e. not public holidays, school holidays, Xmas, Easter, etc.

Dullstroom is a popular weekend resort town for both fisherman (winter) and golfers (year round), situated at 2000 meters above sea level, about 260km east of Johannesburg en route to Kruger Park. It is a historic village dating back to the late 1800s, with a variety of restaurants, shopping facilities and various outdoor activities, .e.g. horse-riding, mountain biking, rock climbing, and clay pigeon shooting.

The estate is 10 hectares, with two small trout dams (catch and release), and views extending 20+ kilometers across the village and a rolling plateau to pine plantations in the distance.

The house is double storey, with an open plan lounge (living room) with a fireplace open on both sides, kitchen and dining area, built-in bar, and double garage. The house is serviced daily, at no extra charge (but tips to staff are appreciated).

Property Manager

Raymond and Barbara Anderson

Member Since 2015
Response rate:
100%
Response time:
within one day
Speaks:
english, german
Calendar last updated:
Jul 05, 2016
About Raymond and Barbara Anderson

I'm a Canadian who has been living in South Africa for 35 years. Most of my career was in banking, and I'm now doing consulting work in South Africa and elsewhere.

Raymond and Barbara Anderson purchased this House in 2010

Why Raymond and Barbara Anderson chose Mpumalanga

I first arrived in South Africa in 1981, and over the years 1984 to 1987 spent many weekends touring the then Eastern Transvaal, including Kruger Park, Sabie, Nelspruit, Hazyview, Barberton, and so on. We would usually stay at a friend's cottage in the Highveld region, which gave us easy access to the Middle- and Lowveld areas. At that stage, Dullstroom was a village that hardly warranted a second glance as one passed through. Today Dullstroom is a bustling little tourist resort, catering primarily to weekenders from Johannesburg, Pretoria, and Nelspruit. Besides the restaurants and shops, there are also attractions like the Birds of Prey Rehabilitation Centre, Dmitrov Art Gallery, World of Whisky (2nd largest selection in southern hemisphere), and Anvil Ale microbrewery.

What makes this House unique

I can still remember the look on my wife's face when we first saw the house, it was like 'Oh, my God!' Or as a friend of mine stated, 'But your country house is not supposed to be nicer than your city house!' We were looking for a weekend cottage, but we ended up with a home that we could retire to. The property is expansive, and if you have the luxury of being there midweek you're practically guaranteed to have the estate to yourselves. Definitely peace and quiet, excepting the chorus of frogs that almost never fails to entertain during the early evening. Perhaps the only disruption is the local pub, which on occasion can be heard over the frogs.

Amenities

    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, 1 baby crib, Main en suite, situated on the upper storey.
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, Double en suite bedroom, with patio doors onto deck.
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single, Twin bedroom, with guest toilet and shower, access to deck.

        Bathrooms

        • 3 Bathrooms
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, tub, En suite to main bedroom, with jacuzzi bath.
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, tub, En suite to 2nd bedroom.
        • Bathroom 3
          toilet, shower, shower and vanity, guest toilet separate.

          Location Type

            • Downtown
              This is not a real downtown, but a collection of shops (clothing, art, antiques, book, food, etc.), pubs, and restaurants lining the main road. The Dullstroom Inn is the oldest (1912).
            • Lake View
              Not a lake, but two small dams with a backdrop of the village and the rolling plateau beyond.
            • Mountain View
              From the house the view is 20 kilometers across a rolling plateau to distant pine plantations. No mountains, because effectively you're on top.
            • Rural
              The town is surrounded by cattle, trout, and other farms set at 2000 meters above sea level where four seasons can be experienced in one day.
            • Village
              Established 1888 by a Dutch immigrant. For years the major drawcard was the trout fishing, but since 1995 the town has become known for its restaurants, pubs, and more recently golf.

              Theme

                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Sports & Activities

                  Meals

                    • Guests provide their own meals

                      General

                        • Fireplace
                        • Garage
                          Double garage
                        • Heating
                          Dullstroom can be cold in winter. Although heating is provided, it is recommended that guests bring extra clothing for the winter months.
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Parking
                          Extra parking for vehicles, but no caravans are allowed.
                        • Towels Provided

                          Kitchen

                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Kitchen
                              Fully fitted kitchen, with all kitchen equipment provided.
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster

                              Dining

                                • Dining
                                  There is a 6-seater dining room table with sideboard, within the open plan kitchen, lounge, dining room area, next to the double-sided fireplace.
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 6 people

                                  Entertainment

                                    • Books
                                      A selection of novels, magazines, and coffee table books.
                                    • Games
                                      Chess, backgammon, and other assorted board and card games are available.
                                    • Music Library
                                      A small collection of CDs is available.
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Stereo
                                    • Television

                                      Outside

                                        • Deck / Patio
                                        • Golf
                                          The Highlands Golf Course is 10 kilometers away.
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                          The estate is 10 hectares with 3 houses, 2 trout dams, and the rest rolling lawns.
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          Outside braai (barbecue) on the deck.
                                        • Water Sports Gear
                                          Water sports in Dullstroom is limited to trout fishing. There are fishing nets, but any other equipment must be rented or provided by the guests themselves.

                                          Suitability

                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                            • wheelchair inaccessible

                                              Attractions

                                                • festivals
                                                • restaurants

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • photography
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • groceries
                                                        • massage therapist

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • equestrian events
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • rock climbing

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 2:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

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                                                              Location

                                                              Dullstroom, South Africa

                                                              Rates & Availability

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Additional Guest Fee
                                                              $35
                                                              Damage Deposit
                                                              $156

                                                              Trout fishing is catch and release. Charges will apply to damaged and trout caught for the pan. Unfortunately, no pets are allowed.

                                                              $129avg/night
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                                                              For booking assistance, call 888-829-7076

                                                              Property # 663735

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