REVIEW: A Girlfriend’s Getaway at Glen Ormond
Tucked away just above the Mooi River, and a stone’s throw away from the R103 is where you’ll find the beautifully, and individually decorated cottages of Glen Ormond.
Upon arriving, we were met by Jennifer, owner and friendly host of Glen Ormond. Definitely the warm and friendly face we looked forward to seeing in the morning with our platters of pre-ordered breakfast.
Glen Ormond’s attention to detail carries through from the delicate flowers and ribbon on the loo rolls, the bedside chocolates, and the robes (Oh gosh! Don’t even get me started on the gowns.) Nothing completes a well-deserved girlfriends’ getaway more than a pyjama party in our gowns, and breakfast in bed (although King size, we opted to brave the fresh air on the terrace instead.)
While the cottages are self-catering, this breakfast option, served to you, in your cottage is service at its best. What say you? Well, we say (apart from discovering the slow-motion feature on the cellphone) this was possibly the high-light of our trip, considering we are not the best chefs, nor the best morning person’s.
Though the other cottages were occupied, we enjoyed our own privacy and felt rather secluded. In fact, we only really noticed there were other people on the property, when we had to reluctantly share the dogs’ attention with other guests. The cat, couldn’t even be bothered.
Glen Ormond is the perfect Getaway destination if you are seeking a retreat and a home away from home. The garden, charmingly manicured, creates a tranquil vista for relaxation, reading, enjoying a cuppa or glass of sherry/port (certainly a nice welcome touch) on the terrace or lawn, or even having a picnic (which was our dinner- culinary challenged, remember?) Of course, there are several restaurants to choose from that are but a few KM away if you require a break from cooking, and if you haven’t depleted the port supply.
Close to Nottingham’s local amenities and tourist destinations, Glen Ormond certainly marks our list for a weekend away, be it business, pleasure, relaxation, or another pyjama party.
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