About Franschoek Country House
Set in the picturesque wine-producing valley of Franschhoek is this small luxury hotel, offering luxury and indulgence to discerning travellers. The restored manor house and former perfumery dating back to 1890, is situated on the outskirts of the village and is surrounded by enchanting vineyards and majestic mountains. An hour’s drive from Cape Town makes it the perfect getaway for anyone visiting the Western Cape.
The Country House offers 14 luxury rooms including 7 junior suites. All the rooms offer features and facilities expected of a first class hotel. Almost all rooms lead out onto private balconies or private patio with magnificent views. A complimentary sherry can be enjoyed in one of the guest lounges alongside a crackling log-fire, creating a welcoming atmosphere in winter. During summer, guests laze at the pool with beautiful mountain vistas, visit the boutique wine-farms in Franschhoek, or stroll in the charming town found by the French Huguenots. The in house Monneaux restaurant, voted as one of the top 10 Restaurants in South Africa, has become known for its innovative Modern French Cuisine, prepared with fresh, well sourced ingredients and is exquisitely presented. A-la-Carte lunches are served on the magnificent new fountain terrace whilst dinner is served in the understated, yet elegant, dining room or enclosed verandah. The wine list emphasizes local wines that can also be enjoyed by the glass in the cozy wine bar. Franschhoek Country House is situated on the R45 route, 1 km before the main town of Franschhoek. Attention to detail and friendly personal service completes the experience at this fine country retreat.
The Villas at Franschoek Country House
Franschhoek Country House has extended its facilities onto the adjoining property which will be known as The Villas at Franschhoek Country House. The new reception is available for the exclusive use of the residents of the Villa Suites. The reception has a dining room and breakfast area upstairs with view over the swimming pool. On the ground floor guests can enjoy the lounges and library area with doors opening up onto the gardens, swimming pool and mountain vistas. A well stocked underground wine cellar also offer guests the opportunity to dine in the cellar - accompanied by personal service in a relaxed atmosphere. Each “villa” contains 4 luxurious suites and each room will be more than 100sq meters in size (compared to the 40-70 sqm of luxury suites in comparative hotels in the winelands), and includes a separate large bedroom, bathroom and lounge plus two balconies (or patios for the ground floor units) and is fitted with fireplaces, under-floor heating, air-conditioning, mini-bar, television & entertainment centre, and a separate desk facility for work space that will include internet connections. It offers a very exclusive experience to guest’s at the most competitive rate in the Winelands.