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Thistledown Country House

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“canopy tour”(3 reviews)
“country house”(6 reviews)
“old house”(2 reviews)
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Free Parking
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Location and contact
Colbourne Farm Road, Howick 3290, South Africa
37.9 km to Pietermaritzburg Airport
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Reviewed September 26, 2014 via mobile

We are regular visitors at Thistledown and can't recommend it enough. The setting is magnificent, wonderful rooms with comfortable linen and excellent food. Norma and Norman are great welcoming hosts and ensure that every stay is at a consistently high standard. A perfect spot to...More

Thank Matvl
Reviewed June 12, 2014

My Wife and I where fortunate to have won a nights stay here. Living in the city, it was great to get away to the stillness of the country. Our Dinner on the first night was 6 stars. Better than some of the Durban restaurants....More

1  Thank Nigel J
Reviewed April 23, 2014

Lovely house with a warm welcome from the owner and her pets. Beautiful setting, lovely garden, clean well furnished and comfortable accommodation. Good breakfast. Relaxed atmosphere. Worth the drive along winding country lanes.

Thank petiteoiseau
Reviewed March 27, 2014

My husband and I sent 3 nights here at a Dinner Bed and Breakfast rate! Norma and Norman (only there for our 1st night) were most welcoming hosts. Norma's passion is cooking good food and it is very evident from the volumes of Guest Books...More

1  Thank Heather C
Reviewed July 6, 2013

This is my first ever review, which I felt compelled to write because thistledown cottage is such a fantastic place! A lovely old farm style house set in exquisite gardens and with lovely views over the rolling farmlands below. If that sounds too bucolic, there...More

Thank AlleslieDurban
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Free Parking
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Free Parking
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Howick
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"All rooms have showers but the outside room only has a quaint old Victorian bath"
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"The outside room is private and lovely."
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"All the rooms are very comfortable."
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"Each room has its own charm and en-suite bathroom. One room has a fire place"
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