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Embark on Serene Getaways with Loved Ones at New Road Cottage: Your Ultimate Retreat

If you’re seeking a serene and spacious haven for your next family getaway or a friends’ retreat, look no further than New Road Cottage. Nestled amidst nature’s beauty, this remarkable retreat offers a blend of tranquility, breathtaking views, and a warm, welcoming ambiance that’s perfect for everyone.

In August, we were presented with the incredible chance to explore this hidden gem, and let’s just say, our excitement levels were off the charts for this much-needed getaway. First off, the idea of heading back to a place we totally love had us super excited. Secondly, having the opportunity to connect with the owners of New Road Cottage was an absolute delight, and we had a strong feeling that the space they had crafted would be truly exceptional. Well, you know what they say – intuition rarely fails – and in this case, our instincts were spot on!

Accommodation: Your Home Away From Home

New Road Cottage is a haven of comfort, boasting 2 bedrooms (beautifully appointed) and 2 bathrooms to accommodate up to 4 guests. The cottage also features an office area with fast WI-FI (for those wanting to do a bit of work-y), a scullery, and an open-plan kitchen, dining, and living space that’s not only spacious but also beautifully designed to create a sense of togetherness.

We absolutely adored all the thoughtful details throughout the home: a warm welcome with a bottle of Muscadel and local dried fruit treats upon arrival, a kitchen and scullery stocked with every possible necessity (dishwasher, washing machine, vacuum cleaner), a comfortable living space with TV and Netflix included, board games and the walls adorned with stunning artwork created by local artists.

What we also loved was the fact that the cottage with its expansive aluminum sliding doors allowed us to seamlessly connect with the outdoors from almost every side of the cottage and enjoy refreshing natural light everywhere.

Facilities: Embrace the Great Outdoors

One of the most enchanting aspects of New Road Cottage is its seamless connection with the natural world. Step into the private backyard, furnished with a comfortable patio set, or venture to the front patio adorned with a fire pit and a bubbling jacuzzi. During our stay, we found ourselves captivated by the serene views and surrounded by the harmonious sounds of nature and the vibrant birdlife.

We discovered a little morning secret that we’re excited to share – setting the alarm a bit earlier to experience the sunrise with a steaming cup of coffee on the patio. The panoramic view of the Monatgu Dam slowly revealing itself before us was truly breathtaking. The gentle morning breeze and the tranquil embrace of nature left us feeling rejuvenated and ready to embrace the day ahead. Trust us, those early moments are like a gift from nature that you won’t want to miss. It’s a unique and magical experience that’s worth the early rise.

Nestled within the eco-reserve, New Road Cottage opens up a world of exploration on foot. Taking a stroll around the dam is just the coolest – perfect for those who want to take it easy or even try their hand at fishing. Oh, and keep your eyes peeled for the local residents and the majestic Fish Eagle – spotting them is a real treat. And speaking of treats, the blooming flowers during this season? Total showstoppers. You’re in for a visual treat that’s truly nature’s finest masterpiece. (ADVICE: book your escape in September!)

Final Thoughts: Your Getaway Awaits

New Road Cottage is more than just a place to stay – it’s an escape from the ordinary, a chance to recharge in the lap of nature, and an opportunity to create lasting memories with your loved ones. Whether you’re soaking in the private hot tub while gazing at the starry night sky or exploring the eco estate, every moment at this cottage promises relaxation and rejuvenation.

It’s the kind of escape we’d return to in a heartbeat.

So pack your bags, leave your worries behind, and step into a world of serenity and luxury. Experience the joy of being off the grid, powered by solar energy, and nourished by water from a borehole on the farm.

New Road Cottage invites you to unwind, connect, and savour the simple pleasures that life has to offer.

Things to do in the area

If you’re up for some exploration, Montagu boasts a lineup of incredible places to visit and experiences to dive into. Here’s a rundown of our top recommendations:

Foodie Spots: BLU Vines, and Rambling Rose.

Activities to Explore: Take a leisurely stroll on foot, soaking in the architectural marvels and historic buildings of Montagu. Don’t miss the captivating American Dream Cars experience – it’s an absolute must! Embark on a delightful wine-tasting journey at Montagu Wines & Spirits, and treat yourself to the delectable dry fruit offerings at Capedry Montagu. For nature enthusiasts, there’s fantastic hiking to be done, and rounding off your adventures, a visit to the Montagu Museum is a definite highlight.

To book your stay at New Road Cottage please visit AirBnB or Lekker Slaap.

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We have been hosted at the New Road Cottage in August. The opinions are ours, based on personal and very pleasurable experiences. Pictures by Travel Opulent Box.



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