One of Bvumba's best budget traveller picks is this attractive country house (known as Hycroft Cottage) with homely rooms, a calm pastoral setting, picturesque campsite and kitchen for self-catering. There's horse riding (from US$12) and a shop for basic provisions. Rates increase slightly on weekends. Being on the main road it's easy to get transport to/from Mutare (shared taxi US$3).
Check its website for its selection of other cottages in the area.