Sharon's two-bedroomed cottage is attached to the main house. The cottage is beautiful, extremely comfortable and very very quiet - a peaceful environment. The view across the city from the front lawn is spectacular. Access to the motorway and the city is very easy, direct and a very short trip.
The breakfast of muesli, milk (both trim and lactose-free), bread, fruit, yoghurt, eggs and other trimmings (jam, marmite, etc) was especially delicious and wholesome.
A very nice touch was obtaining coffee from the roastery across the road (after I had mentioned seeing it on (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) Maps) and providing a plug adaptor for New Zealand plugs.
Sharon and Fred responded very quickly with our queries and were very helpful in providing information on local amenities.
The only minor frustration was the problems with the internet connection. It seems that there were issues with the network in street while work was being undertaken by the service provider. A similar story experienced by other members of our family staying elsewhere in the city.
In summary a comfortable, relaxing and restful stay at Sharon's place. We recommend it highly and will be staying there again on our return to Pietermaritzburg.