Seamlessly combining the charms of a country guesthouse with vibrant village life

Located in the picturesque Franschhoek Valley, this exclusive retreat is in the heart of South Africa’s food and wine capital. With only 12 rooms and suites, the boutique, friendly feel of this property promises tranquillity and an unrelenting charm. From the Classic Rooms to the Deluxe Room with Terrace, each enchanting retreat has a warm homely feel and offers plenty of space. The neutral tones of the bedroom present a welcoming space, while the black-and-white chequered tiles of the bathrooms add a touch of tradition to this contemporary hotel, with understated but distinct art throughout.

Blending the quaint feel of a country guesthouse with the vibrant village life of Franschhoek, there is plenty to see, eat and savour just beyond the doors of the hotel. Complimentary bicycles make it easy to get around or if you’re after a quiet afternoon, you won’t be at a loss with how to spend your time. The friendly communal lounge area offers selected wines and spirits, making this the perfect place to socialise.

The food here is sensational, meaning you won’t have to venture out at mealtimes if you’d like to take in your pretty surrounds. Enjoy light meals with a focus on local produce at The Conservatory, where on sunny days you can sit out on the terrace. Guests are welcome to use the facilities and dine at sister properties; Le Quartier Français is five-minute walk away, and it's a five-minute drive to the sprawling Leeu Estates where there's beautiful views and classic wine tasting experiences available.

Boutique Hotel

Boutique Hotel

Intimate and tranquil, these smaller hotels offer a warm welcome and excellent personalised service. They are hideaway havens that offer the perfect place to unwind, wherever the destination.

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Key information

On the main street of vibrant Franschhoek within strolling distance of award-winning restaurants, art galleries and independent shops

Airport transfer time: Approx. 55 minutes from Cape Town airport
Rooms: 12

TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2018

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Accommodation information

12 rooms and suites

Activities

• Head out on foot or on the wine tram to explore Franschhoek • Take one of the complimentary bicycles on a ride through the serene countryside • Wander around the pretty landscaped gardens dotted with art and sculpture • Visit nearby Heritage Square • Try the microbreweries' delicious produce*.

Dining

Restaurant, access to 4 additional restaurants at nearby sister properties

*Denotes local charge