We stayed at “The Lodge” in Curry’s post, which has got to be one of the nicest spots we’ve stayed at in the area in a long, long time. Considering the fact that we have become frequent visitors to the area over the last 9 years, it’s amazing that we still continue to find gems like this. SO at the risk of looking like a travel brochure I just had to share some of my favourite pics, and I really highly recommend it for a weekend getaway! I think what made the trip even more amazing, were our hosts, Greg, Nikki, Rob and Anne, who were UNBELIEVABLE, and epitomise the phrase, "people's person" - they could not do enough for their guests and knew your name from the moment you arrived (yes, even mine!!). Greg, Nikki and their sons have returned from a rather long stay in the UK, where they left their horses and beautiful 10ha property in the lovely “New Forest” area behind, - thankfully to settle in another beautiful spot. Rob (Nikki’s brother) and Anne have migrated from Benoni! Their attention to detail was brilliant - we even had bird seed in our rooms with our own bird feeders outside our windows, a (genuine) scrapbook of their history and prices etc. which included a “Do’s and Don’t list” that had only “Do’s” on it. The Lodge is perfect for children who are encouraged to feed the fish, birds, chickens, collect eggs – anything goes! The little dam infront of the lodge is well stocked with fish fort he kids to feed, and the water is relatively clear along the edges, for them to see the fish clearly.
Below is our cottage - Loteni with it's own little garden, but also very conventiently close to the main house.
The grounds at "The Lodge" are just every bit 'country living'. Perfect combination of manicaured lawns and bowling greens, with the more natural green pastures with chickens and horses at the back... Nikki and Anne have very kindly offered to have me adopt some of their bantams and silkies which I thought were just BEAUTIFUL..(if you're a chicken lover of course!...giggle) ...SO loving that Cornish Hen hairdo in the back - who DOES your hair Boyfriend?????? - eishThe interior of the Lodge is just SO INVITING...especially this sun lounge area off the main lounge/bar area, where you flop into a chair and a cat comes to curl herself up on your lap! Tea and coffee is on top and an honesty bar for drinks and snacks.
I cannot remember being so high up and close to the clouds as I did when we visited Blueberry Hill Coffee Chop based in this Art/Furniture Decor Gallery, high on a hill with views that leave you in absolute awe....and whilst you sip your Blueberry Smoothie or cappuccino in comfy big chairs, the double doors open right up to let the outdoors in! Black and white cows are my BEST! Desperate to be friends..but she was not having it!..
My DH is adamant that if I were a chicken this would be me - dolled up in feathers and fluff to the floor (or IMPRACTAL shoes AS USUAL) but every bit a country girl at heart!..and she was EVERY BIT a Madam, let me tell you!