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About Old Kilgobbin Farm Cottages

Situated on top of the hill in between green paddocks and an enormous indigenous forest, Old Kilgobbin Farm Cottages is the perfect haven for those wanting to escape from the hectic pace and pressures of city life.

The main cottage, Gobbin's Cottage, is a spacious three-bedroom home with a large open-plan kitchen and a cosy lounge with underfloor heating and a fireplace for the chilly winters. The kitchen is well-equipped with a large fridge, oven and hob, and a microwave. A large bedroom can be found on the second floor and is furnished with two queen-size extra length beds as well as a Victorian-style bathroom.

Downstairs is the Cubbyhole, a cosy space with a luxury bunk bed and a view of the garden, as well as a second bedroom furnished with two single beds and a private bathroom with a toilet and basin only. Down duvets and electric blankets are also provided. The cool back verandah is nestled beside the veggie garden and old plum trees, offering a perfect spot for quiet reading, while the front verandah is perfect for late breakfasts, lazy lunches and late afternoon Gin and Tonics.

The second cottage, the Chicken Coop, is a quaint cottage built for two snuggled between the veggie garden and the paddock. It is furnished with two single beds and has a small bathroom with a shower. The cooking nook is equipped with a gas hob, convection oven and a fridge, and the enclosed verandah serves as a lounge and dining room.

Kilgobbin is great for bird-watchers as it has Cape parrots, three species of cranes, Crowned eagles and 150 listed birds in the surrounding valley. Guests can take a walk on the 450-hectare farm and possibly see grazing reedbuck, endangered oribi, and samango monkeys nibbling on nutgrass at the forest edge or a duiker peeping out of his rocky home near the skinny dip dam. If you arrive home in the moonlight, the porcupine may shake his quills at you and have you running for the cottage door. As Kilgobbin is the home of Kilgobbin Friesian Stud and HorsePlay, guests will also see paddocks full of beautiful black horses.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 7 Reviews


  • Indoor Fireplace

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Reviews for Old Kilgobbin Farm Cottages

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Meryl Rombaut
27 May 2019

We loved the farm magnificent views lovely comfortable accomodation.

Ke Churchill
02 January 2019

Clean, quiet and a great place to relax.

Sandi King
01 August 2018

The cottage is tastefully decorated with a home from home feel. We loved the remote location in the Midlands away from city life and the lack of tv and WiFi forced us to relax and unwind. The homemade biscuits went down very well.

Katie Smit, South Africa
20 February 2017

We had such a wonderful time at Old Kilgobbin. Our cottage was tastefully decorated and exceptionally clean. Incredible value for money. Highly recommended!!!Ps. We LOVED the home-baked cookies

Marina Fick, South Africa
15 February 2016

I thought we were very lucky to get accommodation for the Midmar weekend in the Chicken Coop Cottage. Very comfortable, clean and neat, with a copious supply of cookies and rusks. What a bonus when we met the owner Carl, and she told us where we could walk on her farm. We saw at least 60 white stork in her hay field. She also introduced us to the neighbors of Crab apple cottages, who have a wonderful hiking path thorough a pristine indigenous forest ending up at a boma with a fantastic view over the valley (including the Midmar dam to be endured the next day!) Wow we want to book for next year...
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Old Kilgobbin Farm Cottages is 18.5km from the centre of Howick , the nearest airport 117.7km (King Shaka International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling