Millerd Mountain Cottage Barkly East Bed & Breakfast or Self-Catering Eastern Cape
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  • Property TypeHouse
  • Guests10
  • Bedrooms6
  • Bathrooms3
  • Minimum Stay2 Nights

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  • Property listed on since December 2010

Millerd Mountain Cottage is a highly recommended B&B with self catering option, providing accommodation in Barkly East for tourists visiting the Eastern Cape Highlands region.

About Millerd Mountain Cottage

Nestled below the majestic Avoca Peak lies a tranquil cottage situated next to a fresh water stream flowing in from the of the Avoca valley. Millerd cottage will provide for you, your family and friends the ideal venue to relax and unwind. Feel free to do your “own thing” in this stunning environment and at the same time your hosts, Geoff and Valana, will ensure that you are comfortable and happy.

The cottage has an idyllic setting and is situated approximately 60km from the Tiffendell ski resort, 60km from the village of Rhodes and 36km from the town of Barkly East. You, alone, have access to a pristine valley where you are able to walk, cycle, fish, relax, swim and generally lose yourself in the beauty of the oldest farm in the district.


The Millerd cottage is a self-catering unit and forms part of the Avoca farming operations. The cottage can accommodate 12 people in 6 separate rooms all with their own hot blankets. Five rooms are furnished with a Queen-size bed and one is furnished with a double bed.

The lounge and kitchen provide the ideal place for you to share your experiences of the day around a log fire or the coal fired stove. Free Wi-Fi is available.

Relax on the verandah, light a fire and have a braai whist you enjoy the beauty and sounds of a working farm as the sun goes down.


• Free Wi-Fi
• Hot blankets on all beds
• Warm heated, fully equipped cottage kitchen
• Lounge with log fireplace
• Braai facilities with wood available
• River situated 50m away from cottage with lovely deep “swimming pool”
• Private garden with stunning mountain view
• Fresh linen on all the beds with cottage being fully serviced daily
• Peace, tranquility and calmness

Activities and Attractions

• Fly Fishing (12km of private river stretch)
• Walks and climbs
• Mountain Biking trails / routes
• Witnessing farming operations
• Runs, walks, trail runs
• River swims
• Wild flowers
• Weddings, honeymoons
• Relaxation
• Motor bike cross country routes
• Scenic drives


For those interested in fishing, you have sole right to 12km of private fishing, and can add to your day by swimming in the numerous river pools that form part of the river. Avoca peak forms a daunting challenge for the keen hiker whilst numerous other strolls / walks are available to those who want to take it easy. Mountain biking is a favourite past time of many visitors to the area and the tracks and roads on the farm and in the valley will allow you to challenge yourself at high altitude.

Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Area information booklet
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom (separate)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Cleaning materials supplied
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • Fireplace
  • Heater(s)
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Smoking: allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Video player

On Site

  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Garden(s)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (off street)
  • Pets allowed (by arrangement)
  • Reception (24 hours)
  • Smoking: in demarcated areas

Food & Drink

  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee
  • Restaurant / dining room


  • Other transfers available
  • Tour assistance
fluentsome understanding

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • French
  • Zulu

Rooms & Rates

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Millerd Mountain Cottage

Millerd Mountain Lodge slleps up to 10 guests in 6 bedrooms. This self catering home is fully furnished with all the modern amenities including DSTV, and situated on the oldest farm in the Barkly East area.

  • Area information booklet  
  • Bathroom (separate)  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Cleaning materials supplied  
  • Complimentary toiletries  
  • Desk  
  • Fireplace  
  • Heater(s)  
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)  
  • Patio / verandah / balcony  
  • Smoking: allowed  
  • Tea and coffee facilities  
  • Video player

Sleeps: 10 guests (max 10 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

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Guest Reviews

12 Reviews from travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewgood

The scenery and access to natural resources like rivers, mountains and fauna and flora is exceptional. The accommodation was good, the only drawback being that the house was not perfectly clean (cobwebs, dust and dirt in corners). If the house was cleaned properly, I would have rated the overall stay as very good. I will definitely return, but ask that the cleaning be done with more care and attention.

January 2021

Dirk E. (Johannesburg)

Verified reviewexcellent

Great break away from the city, beautiful views and wonderful farm atmosphere. Old fashioned amenities, clean and neat rooms in a spacious old house. The pool table and darts was a nice bonus, as was a dip in the stream that flows right by the house. Fantastic if you want a quiet, peaceful break with friends, and a digital detox. Overall, excellent!

December 2019

André J. (Durban)

Need to Know

Child policyChildren of all ages are welcome, a cot is available on request.

Closest airport(s)Bloemfontein Airport - 320km
East London Airport - 360km

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 14h00
Check-out by 10h00

Exceptions to check-in/out times may be arranged, please enquire.

Payment methods accepted by the property Mastercard, EFT or secure online payment via

Listed on since December 2010

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