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Luxe retreat at Franschhoek Country House & V...

Luxe retreat at Franschhoek Country House & Villas

Franschhoek Country House & Villas

On the outskirts of Franschhoek, sits the beautiful Franschhoek Country House & Villas which is a restored manor house and former perfumery dating back to 1890. Countryside appeal mixed with an old world charm, this boutique hotel wows from check-in to check-out. 

On offer are 14 standard and luxury rooms and 12 luxurious Villa Suites which are dotted around a stunning property with manicured gardens. Rambling roses and lavender, urns filled with fresh lemons from their own lemon trees plus water features and trickling fountains at every corner all help to create a magical feeling. Last week I was lucky enough to enjoy a two night getaway in one of the Villa Suites which felt more like a luxury apartment than a typical hotel room. Complete with lounge and fireplace, bedroom with four poster, en-suite bathroom with free standing tub and two private balconies, this spacious suite is an absolute treat.

Franschhoek Country House & Villas

Franschhoek Country House & Villas

Franschhoek Country House & Villas

Franschhoek Country House & Villas

Franschhoek Country House & Villas

Franschhoek Country House & Villas

Franschhoek Country House & Villas

Franschhoek Country House & Villas

Franschhoek Country House & Villas

Franschhoek Country House & Villas

Franschhoek Country House & Villas

Breakfast is served upstairs and includes an impressive buffet with a selection of cold meats, cheeses, cereals, fruits and pastries plus there’s the option to order a hot breakfast too.

Their in-house restaurant, Monneaux, is open to the public and serves lunch out on the terrace and dinner indoors in the manor house. The terrace area is really lovely and I’m already looking forward to enjoying a leisurely lunch here in the warmer months. Their menu consists of ‘small plates’ and they recommend that you choose three to five dishes each. There is also a three or five course set menu but I definitely recommend the Petite Assiette menu. All of the dishes we tried were plated beautifully with such attention to detail and the tastes were out of this world. Topped off with warm and incredible service, a visit to Monneaux is a definite must.

With a shared lounge area, two swimming pools (one heated) and an on-site spa for further pampering, one really doesn’t need to go anywhere else at all. Then again Franschhoek does have an abundance of world class wine estates and restaurants which would be a waste not to explore. Getting into town is an easy 15 minute walk or you can make use of the hotel’s complimentary shuttle service. Even better though… jump onto one of their gorgeous bikes which makes exploring the village that much easier. There’s also the Franschhoek Wine Tram for Hop-on Hop-off wine tours and a little wine indulging.

Apart from the 5 star service, luxury and comfort, I really enjoyed the peace and quiet and all the greenery – a wonderful retreat away from the hustle and bustle of the city. 

PS Franschhoek Country House & Villas is running a ‘Local is Lekker’ winter special for all South African residents. Take a look here.

Franschhoek Country House & Villas

Franschhoek Country House & Villas

Franschhoek Country House & Villas

Franschhoek Country House & Villas

Franschhoek Country House & Villas

All photography by Lana Kenney Β© (with the exception of the plated prawns image)

My stay was courtesy of Franschhoek Country House & Villas. As always, the opinions and thoughts shared are my own.


  1. Veronica

    21 May

    Just love this place. Have wonderful memories of it.
    My sisters and I 6 of us stayed there for one of my sisters 50th birthday.
    It was absolutely wonderful. From the rooms to the food to the venue you could not fault anything. We took so many pictures and couldn’t wait to see them. Sadly my one sister had her back stolen and all the pics went with it. It was so sad. But we all have wonferful memories.
    We have not been back but would love to one day soon I hope.

    • Lana

      14 June

      Hi Veronica
      A rather belated reply! That sounds like an amazing way to celebrate a special birthday. What a pity about the photos! Perhaps a reunion lunch there should be on the cards πŸ™‚

  2. Beautiful Lana.

  3. Gail

    22 May

    How beautiful & luxurious!! Looks like it’s nestled in the countryside in France πŸ™‚ Love the bicycles!!

  4. Lucille Moore

    13 June

    Hallo
    How many people does your villa sleep?
    I am look in for accommodation for 2 families for Saturday, 14 July to 15 July.
    8 max in total.

    Please send me your rates and let me knowing it includes breakfast.

    Thanks
    Lucille Moore

    • Lana

      14 June

      Hi Lucille

      Thanks for getting in touch. Yes, Franschhoek Country House does include breakfast in their rates.
      Please contact the hotel directly to find out about availability.
      [email protected]

      Thanks
      Lana

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