Country House offers more than just four star guesthouse accommodation near Howick in the KwaZulu Natal Midlands. It has been owner-hosted since 1997 by John & Linda, who are dedicated to making guests' comfort their business and pleasure!
Outside the study window
Come and walk in step with nature on our beautiful Walking Trails in the Lidgetton Valley.
We have over 40 km of Walking/Hiking/Mountain biking trails on and around Pleasant Places in the Lidgetton Valley. These relatively gentle trails are all clearly marked and can be followed very easily. Should anyone wish to have someone to accompany them on any of the trails we can arrange for this at a nominal charge. SEE OUR WALKING & MOUNTAIN BIKING TRAILS PAGE FOR FULL INFO ON OUR TRAILS
The thatched accommodation comprises four double en-suite bedrooms and a family unit with two double en-suite bedrooms. All rooms have under floor heating/heaters, tea and coffee-making facilities and hair driers. They are individually decorated and have separate entrances. TV's on request for SA TV in rooms; DSTV satellite programs can be viewed in our lounge. Laundry, telephone, fax, email and computer available. Our venue is ideal for small tour groups visiting the area.
Maybe it’s the warm welcome, but that would be too obvious. Or perhaps it’s the curiously eclectic mix of antique and contemporary. It probably has a lot to do with the food. Whatever it is that makes Pleasant Places such a favourite with its regular and repeat guests, you need to come and experience it first hand. Breathe it in, savour the moment…catch your breath.
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Some people come here for the peace and quiet;
some to reward themselves with fine food after a vigorous day’s walking, but whatever the reason, they end up staying for more than just a day!
Pleasant Places is a haven where the sights and smells of everything good about this area come together…
Relaxing at Pleasant Places
Be yourself here...just look at how you can unwind and relax at Pleasant Places! Food, beverages and accommodation fit for royalty, without the performance
Breakfasts of repute...Special dietary requirements catered for...Dinners served when booked in advance. Our guest book is filled with compliments about our food, but, to be honest, its’ far better to eat the food at Pleasant Places than read about it, save to say that Linda and her kitchen devotees deserve the chef’s hat emblem recently awarded…they covet happy diners and their empty plates. The wines are pretty good too, with a selection of lesser known, yet fine wines at prices you won’t believe.
Pleasant Places has a secret...but not for long because when the word gets out about the bedrooms, their attraction could rival the food. Rooms with firm, yet soft beds, quirky walls from yesteryear, textures and colours to relax the senses – all combine to provide a welcome sanctuary. Don’t rush off home…sleep over another night.
Make no mistake, you’re in the country. The Lidgetton valley, part of the Lidgetton conservancy, has numerous footpaths which lure you further and further as they wend their way through the countryside. Occasionally the Lions River comes into view down the valley, tempting you away from the forest glades. The best advice is to keep returning to ensure you haven’t missed anything. At least this way you can work your way through the dishes offered
Located in the beautiful Lidgetton Valley, we have so much to offer in this magnificent part of South Africa.
Come, taste, see and discover what you have been missing –
SEE OUR WALKING & MOUNTAIN BIKING TRAILS PAGE FOR FULL INFO ON OUR TRAILS