Franschhoek Country House & Villas

Franschhoek, Winelands

The hotel

Rambling flower beds. Rolling lawns. Ornate fountains. All the classic accoutrements of a manor house come together at Franschhoek Country House & Villas, creating space that’s charming, characterful, and calming. Of course, this isn’t just a country house, so among its beautiful rooms, cottages, and villas, you’ll also find traveller treats like al fresco swimming pools, spa treatments, and the acclaimed Monneaux Restaurant – considered one of Franshhoek’s finest dining venues. Just a bike ride from the village, and with stunning valley views, all the wonders of the winelands are just a drive away, including restaurants, museums, and wine tasting experiences.

Amenities

  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Located on the outskirts of the Franschhoek Village. Transfer time from Cape Town airport: 1 hour.

Hotel information

Choice of rooms. All with air-conditioning, satellite TV, WiFi, tea/coffee-making facilities, mini-bar* and safe. Standard Rooms, located in the original manor house, offer a small living area, a private balcony and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults. 

Luxury Rooms are spacious and most of the rooms offer a private patio or balcony with garden views.

The double storey Garden Cottages have an en-suite bedroom on the ground floor with a private patio/garden area and a separate lounge area upstairs with vineyard views.

Villa Suites are also available.

Monneaux Restaurant (contemporary cuisine; lunch and dinner). 2 swimming pools. Spa* (treatments need to be pre-booked). Complimentary shuttle bus to Franschhoek town centre.

* Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful Quaint Place

Sep 26, 2021 yumajack San Francisco, California

This is a charming classic-ly appointed resort offer high end evening dining and family style buffet/eggs to order breakfast. They partner with local tours and activities offering full, half day, and at-your-own pace assortment, including rental bikes. Most activities center around the wine tasting. The train tour combining the greatest array. As… Read more
This is a charming classic-ly appointed resort offer high end evening dining and family style buffet/eggs to order breakfast. They partner with local tours and activities offering full, half day, and at-your-own pace assortment, including rental bikes. Most activities center around the wine tasting. The train tour combining the greatest array. As for me I liked the Paarl tour which has wine, beer (CBC) and chocolate tastings wrapping it with a decent restaurant on premises. The staff of the guesthouse were extremely helpful, kind, gracious, with an honest smile on their and heartfelt greeting. The rooms are large and handsomely appointed, not missing a trick and adding a few you might not expect. Like a double level suitcase shelf across from the closet with the bottom being pullout. The guesthouse manager was always within arms reach morning noon and night making any special requests, curiosities, or complements easy to offer. If you are interested in a quant, charming, full service hotel nestled in the most beautiful wine valley in the world this is the place. Read less
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Sep 17, 2021 michelledM4192QU

We recently spent 5 nights at the Country House, in a luxury suite. We were bowled over by the attention to detail that made the suite feel like a luxurious and comfortable home away from home. The food was also outstanding, with breakfast featuring the most delicious eggs benedict amongst many other treats. Monneaux restaurant is understated… Read more
We recently spent 5 nights at the Country House, in a luxury suite. We were bowled over by the attention to detail that made the suite feel like a luxurious and comfortable home away from home. The food was also outstanding, with breakfast featuring the most delicious eggs benedict amongst many other treats. Monneaux restaurant is understated and under-rated : The 2 suppers we had there were both super delicious, with special mention of the kingklip, chicken wings, steak tartare. But the cherry on top is the excellent service and fantastic attitude of every staff member. They really made our stay incredibly pleasant. We cannot recommend the Country House highly enough. We will be back. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Outstanding Staff, Venue and Hospitality!

Jun 1, 2021 JoMarais29

We held a small intimate wedding and spent a family weekend at this stunning venue. It was the most perfect weekend in every way. Beautiful hotel, excellent breakfast and dinner. The staff - especially Louryn and Ben, were outstanding. We will be talking about this special weekend for a very long time and can’t thank the staff enough. We are… Read more
We held a small intimate wedding and spent a family weekend at this stunning venue. It was the most perfect weekend in every way. Beautiful hotel, excellent breakfast and dinner. The staff - especially Louryn and Ben, were outstanding. We will be talking about this special weekend for a very long time and can’t thank the staff enough. We are already looking forward to our next visit. It’s an absolute must-stay in Franschoek. Thank you to everyone for making our special day so memorable. Marko & Jo Marais Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Elegant charm in wine country

May 5, 2021 IAH-hen Houston, Texas

We weren’t sure we’d like this place as we tend to prefer understated decor and a more modern touch but this lovely place nestled in the middle of South Africa’s wine country won us over. It oozed charm and luxury in a suite larger than many apartments we’ve seen. A really friendly and attentive staff made our time there quite wonderful. The free… Read more
We weren’t sure we’d like this place as we tend to prefer understated decor and a more modern touch but this lovely place nestled in the middle of South Africa’s wine country won us over. It oozed charm and luxury in a suite larger than many apartments we’ve seen. A really friendly and attentive staff made our time there quite wonderful. The free shuttle service to “town” made everything easy and accessible. We loved it. Read less
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Apr 19, 2021 Minette B

Amazing views, a beautiful place, excellent service, and food, would definitely come back and recommend anyone to stay here if they are in the area. Restaurant food is definitely a must, they also did so much effort with our honeymoon small things like the rooms, dessert, champagne. We really felt special, their staff went above to keep us happy.