Franschhoek Country House & Villas, Western Cape, Cape Winelands
Less than an hour’s drive from Cape Town lies the fertile valley of Franschhoek with its vineyards and orchards framed by rugged mountain peaks. Explore this, the prettiest of the Cape Winelands regions, whilst staying in peaceful luxury at Franschhoek Country House and Villas.
A former perfumery dating back to 1890, Franschhoek Country House and Villas has a Provencal-style manor house along with a number of luxurious rooms (or villas) set amongst gardens with fountain-filled courtyards and cobbled pathways lined with lavender. Almost all of the rooms open onto private balconies or patios with views across the carefully laid-out gardens or out over the surrounding vineyards to the mountain peaks beyond.
Breakfasts here are a real highlight with a selection including fresh fruit, chocolate croissants and creamy eggs benedict. Ease any post-breakfast guilt by walking into Franschhoek village (an easy 15-minute stroll) or if you’d prefer there is a complimentary shuttle too. And if you don’t feel like going anywhere at all, simply stretch out on a sun lounger alongside the two side-by-side swimming pools (one being heated) or opt for a signature treatment at their well-worth-a-visit spa.
This valley is home to some of South Africa’s top restaurants, one of which is Franschhoek Country House and Villa’s very own Monneaux Restaurant. Look forward to al fresco lunches out on the fountain terrace and in the evenings choose between the a la carte or 5-course tasting menu, both served in the elegant dining room of the original manor house.
The beautifully renovated manor house has 14 rooms, most with a private balcony. Room interiors blend comfortable country living (think embroidered percale cotton linen) with modern amenities such as flat screen LED satellite TV. Choose between a standard room, luxury room with a more spacious lounge, or one of two garden cottages each of which has an upstairs lounge with a fold-out bed – great for families travelling with young kids!
For even more luxury and space, Franschhoek Country House and Villas also has villa suites. Positioned around the courtyards, these 100 m2 suites each have a spacious bedroom with a private balcony – perfect for your morning cup of coffee, a lounge opening onto a second balcony, and a marble bathroom with a freestanding bathtub and separate shower. A fireplace, underfloor heating and music throughout (including the bathroom) complete the indulgent experience.
- Child Friendly
- Cellphone Reception
- Swimming Pool
- Wellness & Spa
- Day tours
- Horse riding
- Wine tasting
• Children of all ages are welcome.