About Killarney Farm House
Killarney Farm House is an exclusive country home set in a river valley of outstanding natural beauty on a working tropical fruit and nut farm just outside the town of Nelspruit in Mpumalanga. Luxury self-catering accommodation close to the Kruger National Park sleeping a maximum of 14 people (as long as a number of them are children).
Killarney Farm House has incredible views across the Schagen valley with fabulous bird life and nocturnal wildlife. Our guests have access to wonderful river walks and roaming rights over the whole farm of 1,240 acres (500 hectares). Killarney Farm House is ideally located for trips to the Kruger National Park as well as Mozambique and Swaziland. We are the perfect holiday destination for people of all ages - whether you want a traditional family holiday or an action-packed adventure.
The 7-bedroom house is separate from the working farm and surrounded by 6 acres (2.4 hectares), of beautiful gardens and lawns with an inviting swimming pool, veranda, sunbathing deck and outdoor dining area. The house is cleaned and serviced on a daily basis.
The spacious house is thatched with high open ceilings, fully furnished and decorated to a high standard. It comprises the following: heated swimming pool, shaded veranda with outdoor furniture, sunbathing deck, outside dining area, gas and charcoal barbecues, sitting room with open fireplace and bar fridge.
Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, two large bedrooms with twin beds (these can be made up as doubles), sharing a bathroom, wing comprising two stories with four twin beds and shower-room, a separate guest cottage with two small double bedrooms and a separate shower-room.
Large dining room, fully-equipped kitchen including gas hob, electric oven, griddle and deep fryer, microwave, two large fridge / freezers, industrial sized dishwasher and washing machine with a tumble dryer and chest freezer in the store room.
Our domestic staff will work at the weekends and on public holidays by prior arrangement. The maid doesn't do any washing other than towels, sheets and table linen which will be done weekly or as required, so please do your own washing. Drying lines and a tumble dryer are provided. Please note that parties over 6 will have to hire an extra maid at their own expense.
The property was originally built in the 1940s, but lovingly restored as a private home in the early 1990s. The spacious house is thatched with high open ceilings, fully furnished and decorated to a high standard in a comfortable country house style. It can accommodate up to 14 people (as long as a number of them are children), and comprises the following:
Shaded veranda with outdoor furniture including bench swing and hammock
Outside dining area with umbrella to provide maximum shade and portable gas barbecue
Sunbathing deck with 8 single sun loungers (including double sun-lounger)
Large sitting room with open fireplace, bar counter & bar fridge
Accommodation for 10-14 guests
Large dining room with table (seats 12)
Fully-equipped kitchen (gas hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge / freezer, dishwasher & washing machine
Stereo system with speakers in sitting room.
There are mosquitoes around, but Nelspruit and the farm are considered to be a very low-risk malarial area. This means it is highly unlikely you will contract malaria when staying with us. Most local people dont take malaria prophylactics unless theyre staying over-night in the Kruger Park or environs. That said, Killarney Farm House can't take responsibility for anyone who contracts malaria, so please consult your doctor or travel clinic prior to departure.
ATTRACTIONS & ACTIVITIES
Nelspruit is the provincial capital of Mpumalanga and the gateway to the Bushveld - in particular the world-famous Kruger National Park, (Malelane gate is 100 km's away), one of the biggest and oldest 'Big Five' wildlife parks in the world. Mpumalanga is a lush, land-locked province, filled with deep ravines, verdant valleys, crystal-clear streams, magnificent waterfalls and plenty of wildlife. It is found north-east of Gauteng, and shares a long border with Mozambique.