Midlands Birthday Weekend Treat
I was treated to a birthday weekend at Hartford House in the KZN Midlands. It's a kind of interesting treat since I'm not that fond of horses!
However, the weekend was so amazing despite this. We arrived late on the Friday evening and was met and taken to our nice, cozy cottage by a friendly staff member.
The rest of the weekend was spent just relaxing, doing some shopping in the nearby midlands meander and just relaxing.
The cottages in Hartford house is beautifully decorated and has an amazing bathroom where you can spend a good amount of time just unwinding. The cottage has a fireplace and coffee facilities and a super comfortable king size bed.
The best part of the treat was definitely the breakfasts and dinners served in the main house (we went traveling around so didn't have lunch). Breakfast consists of a 3 course affair, including breakfast desert! The menu was great and varied, although I got stuck on the amazing breakfast pancakes. Dinners were a great event with the chef describing the courses and the origin of each course and ingredients. All cooking is done with local ingredients and the freshness and taste is indescribable.
I would definitely recommend Hartford House as one of the best weekend getaway spots if you enjoy relaxing and good food. It's made it to my top 5 places in South Africa, joining other greats like Cleopatra Country House and Kilmorna Manor.
Must visit in any season!
Tip : "We stayed in the cottages by the pool, not in the main house. The cottages are removed and very quiet / intimate. Perfect for a romantic getaway".