Simply Sam Trading - Antiques.Brocante.Gifts

We stock a variety of vintage, antique and hand-crafted items. Available on our web store or select antiques and beautiful 'proudly South African' hand-made Gift items on sale or to view at VinLee Art Gallery Hilton College Road, Natal Midlands. Hilton off-ramp, N3, Kwazulu Natal

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Pretty Cottage Nottingham Road - close to Clifton Prep & Michaelhouse

A year in Nottingham Road

We've all heard of á year in Provence' i'm sure. Well I had my own very experience renovating my little cottage in the Hamlet of Fort Nottingham. The cottage is only approximately sixty square metres, so one would think a little renovation project would have moved along pretty quickly. I started the process in January 2013 and January 2014 the cottage is now available for rent. 

It is the perfect little retreat for parents of a boarder scholar who want a semi permanent retreat for when visiting their child at either Michaelhouse or Clifton school. Located in the historical Hamlet of Fort Nottingham, set in a nature reserve, this little area offers perfect peace and privacy, with views over the neighbouring fields stabling foals and horses  . A pretty little lock-up-and-go. 

I've often heard boarder parents say that as lovely as a bed & breakfast is, the inconvenience of having to 'book out' of a place in the morning when your child only has to be at school in the evening can be a real bind. That is besides having to cart sports equipment from last season back and forth.

Rosewood Cottage is open plan: lounge, dining, granite kitchen with a huge stoop overlooking the one acre plot. The bedroom, with its anthracite stove for chilly evenings, has a romantic four poster bed with French armoire and French style shutters on the windows for a little siesta in the warm afternoons. Don't expect a TV - but rather bring your bicyle and walking shoes. The nature reserve offers more than enough entertainment.