Reviews of The FarSide Farm


"Fantastic people "

Raymond Mashau | 25 March 2018

"God bless you, thanks for the hospitality "


"Great homey feel"

Helen Quayle | 28 August 2017

"We only spent the one night there, but felt right at home. The animals welcomed us as family and were an unexpected treat."


"most wonderful relaxed time"

(South Africa) Wendy Peel | 5 January 2017

"we had 5 wonderful days at the Dam Cottage at The Farside Farm. We found the cottage to be so much more than we expected and was well equipped and comfortable. We loved the quietness of its location and the stunning views. The cows were a wonderful addition - coming and eating the grass in front ..."

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"we had 5 wonderful days at the Dam Cottage at The Farside Farm. We found the cottage to be so much more than we expected and was well equipped and comfortable. We loved the quietness of its location and the stunning views. The cows were a wonderful addition - coming and eating the grass in front of our patio each evening. The cottage was perfect and beautifully decorated - did not want to leave! Wonderful staff too. The only down side was that the main bedroom had a double bed and my husband and I found it a little small - but that is really our problem, not the venues!! Will definitely go back. oh, also very central to meandering!!"


"fantastic"

(South Africa) Lawrence Atherton | 17 October 2016

"i would like to say we had an amazing time at the Farside Farm.

beautiful Location , beautiful accommodation. thank you so much and we will be coming back again with the full family."


"Most comfortable stay"

(South Africa) AnnŽ Nieuwenhuizen | 14 July 2014

"We attended a wedding in the Midlands and booked Farside as our accommodation. We were welcomed by a very friendly Abel, the chef, and the excited dogs. Our room was cosy and comfortable, and the breakfast was exquisite. We did our own thing but at all times felt welcome and at home. Location was pe..."

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"We attended a wedding in the Midlands and booked Farside as our accommodation. We were welcomed by a very friendly Abel, the chef, and the excited dogs. Our room was cosy and comfortable, and the breakfast was exquisite. We did our own thing but at all times felt welcome and at home. Location was perfect for us, close to highway but quiet and peaceful. Dominique was very friendly and helpful - we would really recommend this B&B to friends."


"Great Stay!"

(South Africa) Clea Yiannakis | 20 June 2014

"Loved our stay! Our room was very comfortable. Thank you to Abel for the delicious breakfasts!"


"Great facility"

(South Africa) Khumbulani Mlotshwa | 5 May 2014

"I had a great stay at Farside. The room was clean and comfortable. They even made fire in the lounge to ensure that we were warm.

Great service and breakfast!"


"Lovely"

(South Africa) Elizabeth mee | 8 March 2014

"We had a lovely time at the Farside Farm the room was super with a very comfortable bed and our hostess Denise was so helpful with our problems with flat tyre etc. We also had a lot of fun in the evening with fellow guests."


"Beautiful!"

(South Africa) Wynand Strydom | 13 January 2014

"What a beautiful place! We stayed at the Farmside Farm for one night on our way to the South Coast. We stayed in the Dam self-catering cottage.

It is a beautiful place, well equipped and looked after, and we will most definitely visit again. "


"Elegant and beautiful!"

(South Africa) Arlene Hennessy | 20 May 2013

"First class accommodation! Beautiful rooms, superb service and an elegant, warm and professional atmosphere. Graham was a superb host and Abel, a most able chef. Delicious and beautifully presented breakfasts. We will be back. Thank you for a great experience."


"So nice"

(South Africa) H Marais | 21 January 2013

"Most enjoyable."


"Absolutely super"

(South Africa) Filix Schultz | 15 October 2012

"It was absolutely super. Very clean and the service was awesome and very friendly.

I am definitely going too stay there again."


"Great stay"

(South Africa) Chris Gantenbein | 20 February 2012

"Our stay at the magnificent Farside exceeded expectations- gorgeous accommodation, great breakfast and friendly hosts. We'll be back!"


"Utter luxury"

(South Africa) Anita Botha | 2 January 2012

"After a very busy year we decided to look for a special place to start our holidays. We picked the right place! The cottage is beautiful and for four nights we stayed in utter luxury. The atmosphere was tranquil and the log fire made it home. Thank you Graham. We hope to visit again."


"What a find!"

(South Africa) Kelly Parkhurst | 8 October 2011

"We had a wonderful stay at The Farside Farm's self-catering cottage; the only problem was that we weren't there for long enough! So quiet, tranquil and idyllic with beautiful views and friendly cows. It feels like you have the place all to yourself. Thank you Graham for a wonderful stay."


"It was definitely a far side from what we had seen in the area. An apt title!"

(South Africa) Bevin Ely | 4 February 2010

"Our stay was very comfortable and we felt very at home, not like paying guests. Thank you to Graham who was very helpful and accommodating. The accommodation was truly of a very high standard. No sleepless nights in adjusting to a foreign bed!"


"Our Stay at Farside Farm "

(South Africa) Carien Coetzee | 30 November 2009

"This is a magical place where time stands still and where you are taught the value of relaxation! Graham was the most amazing host, paying attention to detail and great hospitality! Do not really want to recommend it... rather want to keep it to ourselves, but that would not be fair. If you want ..."

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"This is a magical place where time stands still and where you are taught the value of relaxation! Graham was the most amazing host, paying attention to detail and great hospitality! Do not really want to recommend it... rather want to keep it to ourselves, but that would not be fair. If you want to visit a surreall place... this is IT!"


"Farside Farm"

(South Africa) Anonymous | 11 August 2009

"Highly recommended!!"


"Charming Retreat"

(South Africa) Avril | 19 December 2016

"Lovely place to stay with personalized service. Breakfast, service and accommodation was wonderful, and Graham, our host, was very welcoming and hospitable. Abel was amazing, and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay."


"Home Away From Home"

(South Africa) Denise | 16 September 2016

"We had a wonderful overnight stay with everyone making us feel as if we had been there yesterday. Even the animals gave us a family welcome. The breakfast was great and on time as arranged. This was our second visit and we will be back again."


"Excellent stay"

(South Africa) Ms Wolfe | 18 November 2013

"The Dam Cottage was superb and had everything that we could have wanted. Ample space, great kitchen, beautiful view, peace and quiet. We will definitely go back for a weekend of rest and relaxation."


"Excellent accommodation"

(South Africa) Ms Bekker | 17 June 2013

"We enjoyed a wonderful three night stay at The Farsidefarm. The staff are extremely friendly and welcoming, and as animal lovers we had a great time interacting with the pets on the farm.
The accommodation is stunning; everything is clean and every room is beautifully furnished. Even though it w..."

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"We enjoyed a wonderful three night stay at The Farsidefarm. The staff are extremely friendly and welcoming, and as animal lovers we had a great time interacting with the pets on the farm.
The accommodation is stunning; everything is clean and every room is beautifully furnished. Even though it was mid-June and rather cold, we were delighted to find that the beds had electric blankets and the lounge a roaring fire, which kept us cosy and warm throughout our stay.
We highly recommend this establishment; it is well located within the Midland Meander. It is relaxing, scenic, and surpassed all of our expectations.
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"A magical place with heavenly beds"

(South Africa) Ms Schluter | 15 January 2011

"I chose Farside Farm as a base from which my parents could experience South Africa’s magical Midlands and I could not have chosen a better place!
All our expectations were met. The rooms were tastefully decorated with wonderful antique furniture and equipped with the softest linen and towels on..."

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"I chose Farside Farm as a base from which my parents could experience South Africa’s magical Midlands and I could not have chosen a better place!
All our expectations were met. The rooms were tastefully decorated with wonderful antique furniture and equipped with the softest linen and towels one can imagine. The gardens were lush and beautiful flowers could be seen everywhere.

Every morning the breakfast table was set out in a new colour scheme with different ornaments and flowers. The breakfast was divine.

My parents had such a lovely time and left the Midlands with great memories. The staff allowed my parents to experience South African hospitality in its brightest colours and on a personal note I believe my parents finally understood why I picked this country as my home of choice!
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"What a Surprise!"

(South Africa) Mr Terblanche | 10 October 2009

"On arrival we were welcomed by a friendly Graham. What a big surprise to get to the cottage and found the most beautiful place with everything you can dream of, with real classic taste interior. The setting with the dam in front, peaceful and tranquility... You can feel the owners did it with their..."

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"On arrival we were welcomed by a friendly Graham. What a big surprise to get to the cottage and found the most beautiful place with everything you can dream of, with real classic taste interior. The setting with the dam in front, peaceful and tranquility... You can feel the owners did it with their hearts...

Thank you for sharing such a lovely place with others.
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"Pictures do not do it justice"

(South Africa) Chris & Coreen Barker | 18 June 2009

"We were absolutely delighted with FarSide. Its brand spanking new and very modern, yet built with 150 year old stone, old wooden windows, and knotty pine flooring throughout. The fittings, decor, bathrooms, and even bedding are all 5* - as good as the best inner-city hotel. Water pressure was a plea..."

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"We were absolutely delighted with FarSide. Its brand spanking new and very modern, yet built with 150 year old stone, old wooden windows, and knotty pine flooring throughout. The fittings, decor, bathrooms, and even bedding are all 5* - as good as the best inner-city hotel. Water pressure was a pleasant surprise (one expects awful showers out in these remote areas).
Glenda and Graham are very pleasant hosts for those staying in the Manor, and the Dam Cottage (a wordplay I'm sure they thought through) looks like a great retreat (we didn't visit it ourselves, though I'm confident the finishing will be identical to the Manor/house). FarSide is indeed a hat-tip to Gary Larson, and the FarSide Gallery is a (soon-to-be themed) conference/banquet facility that looks like it'll be wonderful for weddings.
The location is most convenient for the Midlands; a back road to Nottingham road, and literally right next to the highway onramp for other towns. Around 2km of dirt road to get to the gate - nothing I'd be unhappy about driving a sports Merc over - but not a Ferrari.
Get in whilst it's still unknown and such amazing value for money!
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