About Hartford House
The five star Hartford House is a luxury boutique Hotel situated in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province featuring a world class stud farm, an award winning fine dining restaurant, exclusive accommodation and a rejuvenating wellness centre.
Renowned for its fourteen incomparably-styled luxury suites with underfloor heating, heated towel rails and generous bathrooms, the suites at the Hartford House are uniquely decorated with a fusion of colour, style and texture and are equipped with a telephone, TV (with M-Net and satellite channels) and a mini bar.
The individual chalets are perfectly positioned on a picturesque trout lake on the Hartford estate therefore providing tranquillity and privacy. Uninterrupted views of the lake and a section of the farm can be enjoyed. Each room has been uniquely built and decorated with its own character and charm.
Dining at The Hartford Restaurant
Dinner is a spectacular five-course affair, served in candlelit splendour, either in the historic dining room or on the rambling colonial veranda. The freshest local produce inspires breakfasts at the Hartford House. Lunch menus are purposely light and seasonal, providing a respite for the gap between breakfast and dinner.
Te range of discretionary activities and interests on the Hartford estate, which is part of one of the world's great racehorse stud farming success stories called Summerhill, is broad, often unique, and engaging for conferences.
For clients such as Mercedes Benz, BMW, ABSA and Investec, the Boutique Hotel had arranged private race meetings on their full-size race track, as part of the after-hours' entertainment. This includes horses, jockeys, trainers, race-cards, bookmakers, race-callers etc. Full day and half day conference packages are available.
South Africa's first-choice wedding venue is arguably the land's favourite romantic hideaway. Historic surrounds, great style and unique ambience, has seen Hartford "marry" entire generations of the same family! Your wedding is, in all probability, the single most important moment in your life, and Hartford has the capacity to make it a life-changing event. There is only one mould for each Hartford nuptial occasion, which means we never repeat the same act twice.
Facilities and services
The Hartford House is the only world-class hotel on a racehorse stud in the world. A personalised tour of Summerhill Stud includes the stallions of the Rulers of Dubai.
The award-winning restaurant which has been voted No1 in KwaZulu-Natal and among the country's Top 10, serves sumptuous meals either overlooking the magnificent gardens or in the candle-lit dining hall. It has one of only 10 five-star wine lists in South Africa.
The Hartford Wellness Centre offers a wide range of spa therapies, body treatments, holistic massages and facials. Trout and bass fishing, including trophy-sized fish is available on the estate. Masterclass tuition with Wildfly can be arranged, preferably in advance.
Facilities include the swimming pool, tennis court, historic gardens, a fully-equipped, small conference facility, helicopter landing facilities and the close proximity to quality golf courses.