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Millgate Cottage & The Glass Studio

Self-catering accommodation in Balgowan, Kwazulu Natal


Set in the scenic KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, Millgate Cottage is set amid beautiful countryside just off the R103, between Nottingham Road and Howick. Conveniently located for all private schools in the area, it is only 5km from Michaelhouse. Within easy reach of Midmar Dam and many Drakensberg Resorts, it is an easy drive to Mooi River (25-minutes), Howick (20 minutes) and Pietermaritzburg (35 minutes).

For relaxation seekers we offer superb three-star accommodation, B&B or self catering cottages, amid tranquil surroundings where guests enjoy the sights and sounds of nature.

For entertainment we offer Mole Hill Mini Golf, a nine hole putt-putt course that will tease the golfing skills of both children and parents.

The Mole and Pig licensed Inn offers good food and drinks of choice that can be taken indoors or al fresco in Millgate’s lovely rose garden.

Thanks to The Mole and Pig’s a large screen satellite TV, there is no need to miss important sports matches while away from home. Between matches, darts challenges can be arranged.

For shoppers we offer The Glass Studio with its vast array of glass objects both sandblasted and kiln-formed. We have wrought iron items, wooden toys and bric-a-brac. Mole Hill’s quality shirts are made on the premises, and we can make some just for you.

For art-lovers Millgate Gallery is a feast of fine art made by professional artists who live in the area.



Millgate Cottage’s two self-catering cottages have heating, fan, full-size stove, microwave, freezer/fridge, crockery and cutlery, linen, modern kitchens, braai facilities and DSTV (selected channels).

Cottage 1 – one bedroom, one bathroom. Using the double sleeper couch it sleeps four.

Cottage 2 – two bedrooms, separate bathroom and toilet. Using the double sleeper couch sleeps six 


Millgate Cottage’s two self/catering units have electric heaters, electric blankets, fans, hot plates, microwave, fridge, crockery, linen, braai facilities and MNet TV.

Lulworth Cove – One bed-sitting room, en-suite bathroom, separate kitchen and breakfast nook and sleeps two.

Kimmeridge – One bedroom, one bed-sitting room complete with kitchenette one bathroom. Using the double sleeper couch it sleeps four. By prior arrangement, a spare bed can be added to any of the above.


Durdle Door - has one double and one single bed with an en-suite bathroom, tea and coffee-making facilities, MNet TV sleeping three.   


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Per person per night sharing                        R295.00                    R265.00
Per person per night single occupancy         R355.00                    R325.00
Breakfast an additional R65.00 per person
Children under 12 years half price, babies free

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DIRECTIONS TO MILLGATE COTTAGE FROM DURBAN Take the N3 towards Harrismith Pass: Pietermaritzburg, Hilton Take exit 99 (Midmar Howick) Turn left and then almost immediately right this is the R103 Pass: Midmar Dam, Tweedie, Lions River, Lidgetton, Granny Mouse Next brown sign on the road reads The Glass Studio, Millgate Cottahe and Molehill Turn left over the railway line Bear right to Millgate Cottage DIRECTIONS TO MILLGATE COTTAGE FROM GAUTENG Take the N3 towards Durban and Pietermaritzburg After the Mooi River toll plaza, take the Nottingham Road exit and cross back over the motorway towards Nottingham Road. At Nottingham Road bear left on the R103. Pass: The Bierfassl, Rawdons, Michaelhouse and Woodridge, Swissland Cheese Next brown sign on the road reads The Glass Studio Millgate Cottage and Molehill Turn right over the railway line Bear right to Millgate Cottage.