My wife and I had a delicious lunch at this lovely establishment some years ago, and had always hoped to spend a night there. We were warmly greeted and shown into a large suite, once occupied by General Louis Botha, the first Prime Minster of South Africa.Read More
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Fabulous place is Hartford House. We stayed in the Moor suite in the main house. Highly recommend the 6 course tasting dinner with a different wine paired with each course, probably the best meal I've ever experienced. Staff were all very helpful, and nothing was too much trouble.Read More
Excellent room, service, food, views. We stayed in the expansive Moor room. Had time to walk around and appreciate the view even interacting with the horses (it is on a horse stud farm). Had the five course tasting menu which the chef adapted to our needs without any difficulties. Easy to get to and close to so many really interesting places on the Midlands Meander. Enjoyed every moment. A five star plus place.
Hartford's Suite 1 in the Manor House is named for the Moor family, who occupied Hartford from 1875 to 1937, and in particular the two brothers, John and Frederick.Read More
Hartford House Moor Suite 1
(Photos : Sally Chance)
Moor Suite 1
Named for the Moor family, who occupied Hartford from 1875 to 1937, and in particular the two brothers, John and Frederick. John Moor was the member of parliament for Weenen County in the old Natal Colonial government, as well as a Senator in the first South African government, and was responsible for most of the development at Hartford. His brother, Sir Frederick Moor, was the last prime minister of the Colony of Natal prior to Union. He was the only man to emerge from the Union talks in 1908 with a knighthood, for his efforts in bringing about what we know today as the Republic of South Africa.
In its time, Moor has accommodated two Prime Ministers, the last of the colony of Natal, and the first of the Union of South Africa, General Louis Botha.
Of interest in this suite is the old marble bath, which was reputedly imported into South Africa from Malaysia towards the latter end of the 18th century, then found its way into the Durban Club, and eventually into this bathroom, together with the old church window installed alongside.
One of South Africa's greatest artists, the late Errol Boyley, is remembered throughout the manor house in numerous fine examples, several of which were included in the compendium of his best works. Errol was a great friend of Summerhill and Hartford, and, somewhat unusually for this committed landscapist, he also portrayed Cheryl Goss in two portraits which appear in this suite.
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