Accommodation

The Millgate Diary

Welcome to Millgate Cottage, located in the scenic Kwa-Zulu Natal Midlands!

Come and enjoy the good life in this lovely setting. Millgate Cottage is set amid beautiful countryside, on the R103, between Nottingham Road and Howick, on the Midlands Meander. It is conveniently located for private schools in the area, only 5 km from Michaelhouse, and is within easy reach of Midmar Dam and many Drakensberg resorts. It is also within easy driving distance of Mooi River (25 minutes) to the North and Howick (20 minutes) and Pietermaritzburg (35 minutes) to the South. We offer pleasant and comfortable accommodation suitable for long stays or even one -night stop-overs. With several well-known wedding venues nearby, we are perfectly situated to cater for the needs of wedding guests and family.

On site attractions include:

Comfortable self-catering accommodation at reasonable prices. Set in tranquil surroundings, guests can relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature.

Shazorro , our German Bistro offers a selection of German cuisine, pastyries and breads, be enjoyed indoors or in our garden.

Mole Hill Clothing is known for its outstanding quality. Mole Hill sells formal and casual shirts for men and women which can be made to order. Wherever possible top quality South African fabric is used.

The Glass Studio, including shop, features an array of sandblasted and kiln-slumped glass cheese boards and mobiles, stained glass ornaments and bric-a-brac. Hand crafted wooden toys, clothing, decor items and jewellery are also available at the shop.

The Art Gallery, featuring a selection of fine art by resident and local artists is adjacent to the Glass Studio. We also have ranges of antique bone china for sale.

Putt-Putt, nine hole putt-putt course in the beautiful garden surrounding The Mole, where children and their parents can test their golfing skills.

Mineral Water, Our water has been certified 100% pure , sourced from a natural underground stream that has its origins in the Drakensburg Mountains it
is envied far and wide.

Millgate Cottage is the home of resident authors Ben and Jean Temkin. Ben is probably best known for his biography of Buthelezi, while Jean has made her name with the titles “Charting for Profit“, “More Charting for Profit” and “Even More Charting for Profit“.

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Millgate Cottage has been named a Best Value Midlands Establishment.

The Farmhouses 

We have divided our large farmhouse into two self-contained cottages which are ideally suited to families and larger groups. Because of their larger size, these are let to a minimum number of people or the equivalent rate.

Each cottage has a full-size stove, fridge/freezer, microwave, crockery and cutlery. Selected DSTV channels are available, ensuring that you won’t miss your favourite show or sporting event.

Kitchen/dining room – Farmhouse 1

Farmhouse 1

Farmhouse 1 has two bedrooms each with twin beds, a large kitchen/dining room, TV room with a double sleeper couch and one bathroom. It can accommodate up to six people, and let to a minimum of three or the equivalent rate.

Farmhouse 1 overlooks Millgate Cottage’s large circular garden complete with fishpond. The beds are planted with a variety of roses, indigenous and garden flowers as well as aromatic herbs.

2019 Rate:

R450 per person

R200 per child child over 2 and under 12

Minimum R1350 per night for 3 adults or less

Bedroom – Farmhouse 1
Bedroom – Farmhouse 1
Atrium- Farmhouse 1
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Dining Room – Farmhouse 2

Farmhouse 2

Farmhouse 2 has two bedrooms each with twin beds, a large lounge/TV rooms with 2 double sleeper couch one of which can be moved to an inner room is preferred. The small kitchen is adjacent to the dining rooms which has a wood-burning fireplace. It has one bathroom. It can accommodate up to eight people, a let to a minimum of four or the equivalent rate.

Farmhouse 2 overlooks lush farmlands rising steeply rising in the distance towards the rolling hills of the Kwa-Zulu Natal Midlands.

2019 Rates:

R450 per person

R250 per child child over 2 and under 12

Minimum R1350 per night for 3 adults or less

A 15% premium is added to normal rates on the February Midmar Mile weekend.

Millgate Cottage accepts one night booking except during, or adjacent to, public holidays and the Christmas period.

We allow guests to bring their pets on holiday with them to our Farmhouse accommodation. We have our own dogs, cats and horses onsite. Please enquire beforehand

Bedroom – Farmhouse 2
Bedroom – Farmhouse 2
Lounge – farmhouse 2
Kitchen – Farmhouse 2
View over fields from stoep

Self-Catering Cottages

Cottage 2

Cottage 1

Millgate Cottage has two self-catering cottages that come equipped with a full-size stove, fridge/freezer, microwave, crockery and cutlery. Each cottage has a veranda with braai facilities.

Selected DSTV channels are available, ensuring that you won’t miss your favourite show or sporting event.

Millgate Cottage accepts one night booking except during, or adjacent to, public holidays and the Christmas period.

Cottage 1 can accommodate up to four (4) people. It features a bedroom with twin beds and en-suite bathroom, as well as a double sleeper couch in the living room.

Cottage 2 can accommodate up to six (6) people. It has two bedrooms with twin beds and also a double sleeper couch in the living room.

The cottages overlook a beautiful view of lush farmland with the foothills of the Drakensberg mountains in the distance.

2019 Rates:

R500 per person per night sharing
or
R1000 single occupancy

Children under 12 stay for 50% off adult rates.
Babies under 2 years with own cot or sleeping with parents stay free
A 15% premium is added to normal rates on the February Midmar Mile weekend

For all cottages and suites:

  • Guests have free use of our mini golf course.Available when open or by prior arrangement. Friends of guests are welcome.
  • Our onsite bistro : Shazzorro is open Fiday till Sunday and public holidays.
  • Guests are required to book in before 5pm, unless by prior arrangement. Rooms must be vacated by 11am on the day of departure.
  • We allow pets in our cottages, please enquire beforehand. We have our own dogs, cats and horses onsite.
  • Bookings will be confirmed on receipt of a 50% deposit made by bank transfer or by supplying us with your credit card details. Deposits on cancellations made at least 14 days before the booking date will be refunded, less a 15% handling fee. Deposits will be forfeit on cancellations made less than 14 days before the booking date.

Contact us for inquiries and bookings.

Self-Catering Suites

Millgate also has three suites available, two of which come with self-catering facilities.

All suites are equipped with fans, heaters, electric blankets and M-Net to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable.

Lulworth Cove

Lulworth Cove has twin beds, an en-suite bathroom, a kitchen and breakfast nook. A covered patio with braai facilities, Lulworth overlooks a private garden.

Lulworth’s bedroom
Lulworth Cove patio

Kimmeridge

Kimmeridge has twin beds, a double sleeper couch in the lounge and a kitchenette. Full bathroom with bath and shower. A covered patio overlooking the private garden with braai facilities.

Kimmeridge patio

Kimmeridge kitchenette
Kimmeridge bedroom
Kimmeridge lounge

Durdledoor

Durdle Door has one double bed and an en-suite bathroom. Durdle Door is semi-self catering in that it has a fridge, microwave, toaster and kettle.

Durdledoor

The suites feature a view of lush garden, backed by forest.

Braai facilities are available on request.

Millgate Cottage accepts one night booking except during, or adjacent to, public holidays and the Christmas period.

2019 Rates:

R450 per person per night sharing
or
R650 single occupancy

Children under 12 stay for 50% off adult rates.
Babies under 2 years in their own cots or sleeping with parents stay free
A 15% premium is added to normal rates on the February Midmar Mile weekend.

For all cottages and suites:

  • Guests have free use of our mini golf course. Available when open or by prior arrangement. Friends of guests are welcome.
  • Our onsite licenced bistro : Shazorro, offers German cuisine and is open Friday till Sunday and public holidays.
  • Guests are required to book in before 5pm, unless by prior arrangement. Rooms must be vacated by 11am on the day of departure.
  • We unfortunately don’t allow pets in our smaller suites.
  • Bookings will be confirmed on receipt of a 50% deposit made by bank transfer or by supplying us with your credit card details. Deposits on cancellations made at least 14 days before the booking date will be refunded, less a 15% handling fee. Deposits will be forfeit on cancellations made less than 14 days before the booking date.

Contact us for inquiries and bookings.

Contact us for inquiries and bookings.