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The Owner's Cottage at Grande Provence

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Overview

Resting below the Franschhoek mountains in arguably the Cape's most beautiful wine region, The Owner's Cottage at Grande Provence basks in the sun on the 325-year-old Grande Provence Estate. Surrounded by vineyards, this traditional Cape Dutch-style villa is nothing less than a testament to graceful living.

The Owners Cottage with its 5-star grading offers luxurious and private en-suite accommodation for a maximum of 14 guests, within a charming complex of historically significant Cape Dutch buildings. The manicured gardens boast a private swimming pool and a secluded patio deck overlooking the vineyards. A beautifully appointed loggia and entertainment area adjacent to the pool is perfect for relaxing. The Cottage can either be reserved for exclusive use by one guest or sharing with others on a Bed and Breakfast, multiple booking basis.

Explore this quaint valley near Cape Town with a visit to Franschhoek – which means ‘French corner’ - to enjoy the decadent delights of South Africa's gourmet capital and savour some of the country's finest vintages. And the Mother City little more than an hour's drive away, this luxury accommodation makes an ideal combination with a Cape Town and Whale Coast holiday.

Highlights

  • Set in the Cape’s most beautiful wine region & gourmet capital of South Africa
  • Located on a working wine estate
  • Complimentary bottle of Grande Provence Premium wine on arrival and wine tasting at the Estate
  • Easy access to Franschhoek town centre
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Activities

  • Day tours
  • Guided walks
  • Wine tasting

Fact File

Location Franschhoek, South Africa
Bedrooms 5 double/ twin rooms at the Owners Cottage as well as a 2 bedroom Vineyard Villa
Bathrooms 5
Views Mountain, Garden and Vineyard views
Service Fully Serviced by a team of staff
Property Type Villa
Ideal For Honeymoon, Families with babies, Families with young children, Families with teens, Groups of friends, Extended Families
Sleeps 14 guests

Style & Décor

Traditional Cape Dutch architecture takes on a glamorous guise in this elegant 5-bedroom abode. Country-classic decor and antiques are punctuated by thoughtfully-selected African artefacts. The Owners Cottage has checker-board floor in the sunny conservatory and textures like sisal and screed mingle freely with plush fabrics and patinated wood. The facade has iconic Cape Dutch cables, a style that dates back to the 17 century.

Neighbourhood

Set in the glorious Franschhoek valley, Grande Provence Estate lies at the heart of the Cape’s most beautiful wine region. First settled by the Huguenots, Franschhoek is today considered South Africa’s gourmet capital and is home to some of the country’s greatest restaurants. There are also many world-class wine estates to explore and new vintages to uncover. On the grounds, visit Grande Provence’s cellar for private wine-tasting experiences or tour the art gallery. Relax in your bedroom with private facials and yoga or Pilates lessons. (Advance bookings required for outsourced services).

Suitability

An ideal escape for Francophiles and wine-lovers, this magnificent villa is perfect for discerning families and large groups of friends who want to experience a little slice of Europe in the heart of the Cape Winelands.

Best time to visit

From December to March, the Cape Winelands is a place of long, hot summer days with temperatures at their hottest in January and February. April and May are lovely months with less wind and far fewer visitors while May to September brings winter's rain and cooler days, perfect for staying inside and tasting red wines! The spring months of October and November see mixed weather but are among the best months for hiking as the surrounding mountains burst with flowers after the rains.

Rooms

Angels Suite

The Honeymoon Suite with Fireplace, King Bed, Luxurious full en-suite Bathroom, Comfortable lounge area, Semi private garden. 400 thread percale linen, soft lighting (Room size - 51m2)

Cabernet Suite

An Industrial chic ground floor room that is luxurious and spacious. It has an en suit bathroom and amenities. The room walks out on to a private garden patio and has a view of beautiful rose bushes.  King /Twin beds, 400 thread percale linen, soft lighting. (Room size - 22m2)

Shiraz Suite

An industrial chic ground floor room that is luxurious and spacious. It has an en suite bathroom and amenities.  The room walks out onto a private garden patio. King/Twin beds, 400 thread percale linen, soft lighting. (Room size - 22m2)

Merlot Suite

A chic loft suite with thatched roof it has a warm earthy feeling. Has a luxurious bathroom and amenities. The room walks out on the balcony overlooking the swimming pool and has a view of the vineyard. King/Twin beds, 400 thread percale linen. (Room size - 20m2)

Chardonnay Suite

An industrial chic loft suite with thatched roof it has a warm earthy feeling. Has a luxurious bathroom and amenities. The room walks out on the balcony overlooking the garden. King/Twin beds, 400 thread percale linen and soft lighting. Room size - 20m2)

La Provençale Vinyard Villa

This charming villa sees guests accommodated in style, within two comfortable en suite bedrooms on an exclusive-use bed and breakfast basis. These bedrooms are air conditioned, with the adjoining en suite bathrooms offering showers only.

Bathrooms

Sumptuous bath tubs, showers, under-floor heating and heated towel rails make every bathroom a sensual sanctuary. Bespoke bathrobes, slippers and a selection of deluxe amenities are luxurious touches.

Living & Dining Area

In the evening, the living room is the perfect spot to have a nightcap next to the log-burning fireplace, which is furnished with custom-built pieces in neutral tones.

Outside Area

The beautifully-manicured garden and sparkling swimming pool have magnificent views of the evocative Franschhoek mountains. Elegant sun loungers beckon sun-worshippers; the deep-shaded terrace is the perfect place to spend a lazy afternoon with a book or for a snooze.

General facilities

  • 24-hour security
  • Local airport transfers
  • Wi-fi available
  • Wine cellar

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