Style & Décor
Contemporary monochrome chic meets classic country style at La Grange. Rich textures like exposed wooden beans and vintage brick walls are softened by a palette of creamy neutrals. More manor house than farm house, La Grange manages to combine understated Victorian touches with modern sensibilities. The verandah is a colonial classic: wide, white, cool and comfortable; the perfect spot for a chilled Chardonnay or a smooth Pinotage.
Situated on the magnificent Le Clé des Montagne wine estate in the Western’s Cape Franschhoek valley, the villa is surrounded by some of the region’s finest wine-producing countryside. Originally founded by the French Huguenots after their exodus to Africa, this little French corner is today lovingly known as the ‘Food and Wine Capital of the Cape’, producing superb wines and as well as gourmet olives and chocolate. Just an hour’s easy drive from Cape Town, Franschhoek maintains a village atmosphere, where friendly locals run the quirky shops and galleries, and meet at the sidewalk cafés for morning espressos and evening sundowners. The town is also home to the Franschhoek Motor Museum, a must-see for car enthusiasts.
La Grange is a must for families and friends wanting to escape the fast-paced city life and enjoy a luxurious and relaxed countryside getaway. Foodies, oenophiles and Francophiles will delight in this beautiful location.
Best time to visit
With four very distinct seasons throughout the year (and, as the locals say, sometimes all in one day) Franschhoek can be visited at any time during the year. Spring and summer stretch from about September to March, when alfresco dining, picnics and cooling dips in the pool are the order of the day. Autumn in April and May brings glorious colours to vineyards, while winter – from June to September – often sees a scattering of snow on the caps of Franschhoek’s mountains. Winter is ideal for snug wine cellars and visiting the town’s Literary and Bastille Festivals.
Helicopter transfer from the airport, private tours of the surrounding award-winning wine estates and a personal chef for your villa can be arranged.