Last week I escaped to the beautiful Elgin Valley for a night and got to stay in the most incredible villa. With endless vistas of water and lush tropical plants, you’ll be forgiven for thinking this is Bali or some equally exotic location. Lothian House is in fact less than an hours drive from Cape Town and situated amongst vineyards, on the banks of the Palmiet River.
The house itself is impressive with striking architectural features and so many unique details. I loved all the greenery from the jungle-like indoor plants to the beautiful green living wall that greets you at the front entrance.
Lothian House has six spacious en-suite bedrooms each decorated in their own style plus an exterior apartment with two en-suite bedrooms. The rooms each have their own terrace, creating many places to lounge and relax. Along with a jacuzzi, sauna and gym… this is absolute luxury. The house is rented out as a whole and is also available for weddings.
With its breathtaking setting and gardens, Lothian really makes for a unique wedding venue. Hop over and take a look at this awesome wedding that was held at Lothian recently.
If you’re planning on visiting the valley, I’d highly recommend a wine tasting at Lothian. You’ll get to sample their wonderful wines and of course get to experience the Lothian lifestyle. Lothian wine tastings are by appointment only and can be booked by emailing [email protected] As long as there aren’t guests, the tastings are done in the dining area overlooking the pool with those magical views.
Lastly Lothian is taking part in the annual Elgin Open Gardens which is highlight for both garden lovers and anyone who wants to explore the Elgin countryside. You’ll be able to experience the Lothian gardens and enjoy wine tasting, tea and sushi, with trampolines, a jungle gym and croquet for the kids. So add it to your diary, I certainly am!
Disclosure: My stay at Lothian House was complimentary. As always, the opinions and thoughts herein are my own.
Image credits: Lana Kenney, aerial photos thanks to Lothian House