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Franschhoek  Western Cape  South Africa

Minimum 2 night stays required. Minimum 7 night stays required over Christmas and New Year period.


Property Type

Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Sleeps 2
Check-in 14:00
Check-out 10:00

Property description

This charming bolt-hole in the historic heart of Franschhoek, welcomes you with its warm village-cottage charm – its comfortable, over-sized sofas; mezzanine bedroom and bookshelves loaded with novels, cookbooks and travel guides, will have you feeling instantly at home and relaxed.

Opening out onto a lush-green, secluded, townhouse-style garden with splash pool, this cosy cottage sleeps two people in a King-sized bedroom tucked into the eaves. Decorated in a wash of creams, blues and yellows, reminiscent of an English cottage, with portraits of the owner’s days as a glider pilot, this little cottage is a quiet, comfortable and unpretentious base from which to explore Franschhoek’s sophisticated restaurants, galleries, markets and shops – which are all just up the road.

The bedroom, overlooking the double-volume living area, is made up of a King-sized bed, ensuite shower-room with basin and loo, plenty of drawers, ceiling mounted TV, a lot of books, plus an eccentric leather swivel chair with large desk. A stained-glass window with blue, red and green panes throws an ethereally warm light into the room, while a sash window lets in views of the lush garden below.

The open-plan, country-style kitchen with fridge / freezer, gas hob, electric oven, free-standing prep island and small farmhouse dining table (seating for 4), is fully-equipped with everything you need to whip up a stay-at-home meal, or a pool-side BBQ in the garden. The kitchen leads, through French doors out onto a covered patio with wrought-iron dining table and chairs (for 6), and separate, relaxed seating area – ideal for long lazy lunches under the trees, or alternatively Franschhoek’s plethora of restaurants, pubs and cafes are within walking (or Tuk-Tuk) distance.

The cosy sitting room has two large sofas, a large armoire hiding a TV (with DStv), DVD & CD player and a woodburning fireplace. Downstairs also houses a separate guest bathroom with loo, basin and a large shower; as well as a separate scullery and laundry room off the kitchen.

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Cape Town International Airport -57min (72km)

Area activities

Guests can relax in the garden at the property.
Popular points of interest near the apartment include Franschhoek Art House, The Franschhoek Market and Heritage Square.

Policies & disclaimers

Please refer to your confirmation notice for the cancellation policy noted on your reservation details.

Main Property Attractions

Braai facilities
Indoor Fireplace


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