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About Millgate Cottage

Set in the scenic KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, Millgate Cottage is set amid the beautiful countryside just off the R103, between Nottingham Road and Howick. For relaxation seekers, we offer superb accommodation in self-catering cottages, suites or our Farmhouse, where guests enjoy the sights and sounds of nature.

Millgate Cottage has two self-catering cottages with modern kitchens fully equipped with stoves, microwaves, fridge-freezers, crockery and cutlery. Selected DStv channels ensure that you will not miss your favourite sports event. Each cottage also has a veranda and braai facilities. The view from the cottages is the distant Drakensburg Mountains.

Millgate has three additional suites, two of which have self-catering facilities. They all come with fans, heaters and TVs with M-Net to make your stay a pleasant one. The views from the suites are that of a lush garden backed by forest.

We have divided our large farmhouse into two sections, one sleeping five people and the other up to nine people. Each section has its own fully equipped kitchen, with full-size stove, fridge, microwave, utensils and the like. Each section has its own bathroom. Because of their size, we set the number of guests as three in the smaller section and four in the larger section, or the equivalent rate.

Please note that additional single beds can be added to all of our rooms.

For entertainment and to meet with the locals, guests visit our pub, The Crafty Mole which is Balgowan’s local watering hole. Stocked with the typical variety of beverages, Millgate Cottage’s pub specialises in locally-produced craft beer. When not keeping an eye on the TV, nor sipping their favourite drink, guests can try a game of pool, challenge friends at darts and have fun outside on the putt putt course.

This could also be a special event venue; using sleeper couches, Millgate Cottage can accommodate more than 33 people. It has a bar, a dining room, an equipped catering kitchen and large grounds. Using this combination it proved itself to be a popular venue for holding special events. Garden weddings, significant birthdays and many friends and family gatherings have been held at Millgate Cottage.

Safari: Millgate is a bird watchers paradise and we have duiker, bush and reed buck, mongoose, porcupines and vervet monkeys as neighbors.

Wedding Venues: Millgate is in close proximity to several well known wedding venues and we can accommodate up to 30 people in total. Our bar and dining room can be booked for private functions. Couple can choose to be married in our lovely gardens.

Family friendly: We offer a nine-hole mini golf course, as well as safe gardens.

Romantic: We have a double-bedded room attached to the Tudor-style house with its own entrance.

Covid Safety Approved: Unnecessary, decorative-only, items removed from the rooms. Cleaning uses recommended germ-removing products. All laundry washed at high temperatures.

Facilities

  • Wheelchair Enabled
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Garden
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Bath
  • Bathroom
  • Breakfast
  • Double bed
  • Double/Twin rooms
  • Fridge
  • Kitchen
  • Mini fridge
  • Shower
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

As Millgate Cottage is a small family business, run by its senior owners, it can't offer the services typically provided by a hotel. For example, we kindly ask guests to try to book in before 5pm which is when the staff depart for the day. If this is not possible, with a pub on the property, alternative arrangements may be made upon request. ... As Millgate Cottage is a small family business, run by its senior owners, it can't offer the services typically provided by a hotel. For example, we kindly ask guests to try to book in before 5pm which is when the staff depart for the day. If this is not possible, with a pub on the property, alternative arrangements may be made upon request.

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Availability and pricing

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  • Self-Catering Cottage 1 Self-Catering Cottage 1 Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering Bedroom with twin beds and en-suite bathroom, as well as a double sleeper couch in the living room. Heating, fan, full-s... see more Features:  Twin beds, DStv, En-suite, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Sleeper couch see more Twin beds, DStv, En-suite, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Sleeper couch, Fan, Heater, Television, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Garden views
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      • Self-Catering Cottage 2 Self-Catering Cottage 2 Sleeps 6 Includes: Self-catering Two bedrooms with twin beds and also a double sleeper couch in the living room. heating, fan, full-size stove, microwave... see more Features:  Twin beds, DStv, Shared bathroom, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Separate toilet see more Twin beds, DStv, Shared bathroom, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Separate toilet, Sleeper couch, Fan, Heater, Television, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Garden views
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          • Lulworth Cove Suite Lulworth Cove Suite Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering Twin beds with en-suite bathroom, a kitchen and a breakfast nook. electric heaters, fans, hot plates, microwave, fridge,... see more Features:  Twin beds, DStv, En-suite, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Fan see more Twin beds, DStv, En-suite, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Fan, Heater, Television, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Garden views
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              • Kimmeridge Suite Kimmeridge Suite Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering Twin beds and a double sleeper couch in the lounge, kitchenette and a shared bathroom. Electric heaters, fans, hot plate... see more Features:  Twin beds, DStv, Private bathroom, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Sleeper couch see more Twin beds, DStv, Private bathroom, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Sleeper couch, Fan, Heater, Television, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Garden views
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                  • Durdle Door Suite Durdle Door Suite Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering Double bed and en-suite bathroom, fridge, microwave, tea and coffee-making facilities, DSTV (selected channels). No... see more Features:  Double beds, DStv, Private bathroom, Bath only, En-suite, Balcony/patio see more Double beds, DStv, Private bathroom, Bath only, En-suite, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Fan, Heater, Television, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Garden views
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                      Reviews for Millgate Cottage

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                      Marlene Densham
                      14 January 2020

                      The cottages and surrounds are rundown and in need of TLC.Linen, pillows, quilts/eiderdowns , curtains, sleeper couch all need replacing. Bath towels size suitable for children.Kitchen had 1 teaspoon, no dishcloths, no dustbin lid. Flies shocking !!

                      Norman Lavery
                      08 April 2019

                      Accommodation is a little tired and run down , pub is dingy with what looks like Satanic memorabilia and although food was advertised stock had run out .

                      Anthony Scribante
                      29 April 2018

                      They overbooked for the first night, and had us booked in from the day after. Booking management needs to be addressed

                      Nina Hoffman
                      13 February 2018

                      We were staying at Millgate as we were attending a wedding close by over the weekend. It met all of our needs and was a good place for such a large group. We were out most of the time at the wedding functions, so did not spend much time at the accommodation itself. However it was clean and perfectly adequate for our purposes.

                      Leanne Moore
                      21 August 2017

                      Had an awesome stay over the weekend.

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                      Millgate Cottage is 4.6km from the centre of Balgowan , the nearest airport 117km (King Shaka International Airport).
                      *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling