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.

Rating summary

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Nov 12, 2019 deaparham Greater Manchester, United Kingdom

Another stay her , our 4 thin last 10 years and will still come back again, the absolute care and attention they give you is second to none. An absolutely wonderful place to start your holiday and take in many wine flights. Meal at the restaurant as always out of this world with undivided attention. This is my heaven and looking forward to coming… Read more
Another stay her , our 4 thin last 10 years and will still come back again, the absolute care and attention they give you is second to none. An absolutely wonderful place to start your holiday and take in many wine flights. Meal at the restaurant as always out of this world with undivided attention. This is my heaven and looking forward to coming back , ( returning for us to anywhere is unique) . Everybody wishes to please you and ensure your stay is perfect.- it always is. Continue your excellent work we love it Andy , Dea , mark, Jan Read less
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Nov 1, 2019 jolenewoz22

This was the last hotel on our 11 night stretch in South Africa. The service, grounds and experience was perfect. The Staff were accommodating and helpful with reservations, rides into town and making sure our stay was the best possible. Breakfast was also very nice. We didn’t get a chance to spend time in the beautiful pools or at the restaurant… Read more
This was the last hotel on our 11 night stretch in South Africa. The service, grounds and experience was perfect. The Staff were accommodating and helpful with reservations, rides into town and making sure our stay was the best possible. Breakfast was also very nice. We didn’t get a chance to spend time in the beautiful pools or at the restaurant due to the short trip. Only thing I would change is staying longer here as I could spend a day relaxing within the hotel grounds. Read less
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Oct 31, 2019 nullies Toronto, Canada

Our travel agent booked us this place as part of our trip in South Africa and I didn't really look it up or have any expectations. I thought it would be the least exciting stop on our trip and wow, was I wrong! This place blew us away from the minute we got there. We got such a warm and cheerful welcome from Rowena. She was so wonderful! Everyone… Read more
Our travel agent booked us this place as part of our trip in South Africa and I didn't really look it up or have any expectations. I thought it would be the least exciting stop on our trip and wow, was I wrong! This place blew us away from the minute we got there. We got such a warm and cheerful welcome from Rowena. She was so wonderful! Everyone there was so professional and friendly. I wish we had more time there. The breakfast was excellent! We had to leave early on the second day and they packed us a little to-go box! We loved the warm pool and happy hour drinks. The shuttle driver was also really nice. We loved our room. If we ever make it back to South Africa, I will definitely stay here again and next time hopefully longer than 2 nights. I can't recommend this place enough. I'm still thinking about it and hope I will have a chance to visit again in the future. Thank you for everything! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating One of the best places we’ve ever stayed

Oct 26, 2019 Tony T

I’m just going to cut and paste the email I sent to the hotel as it says it all. Here it goes. Good morning, We had to leave this morning before we saw you, but I just wanted to drop you a note to say a massive thank you for making our stay so good. I wouldn’t normally write a note like this, but felt I had to given the service and… Read more
I’m just going to cut and paste the email I sent to the hotel as it says it all. Here it goes. Good morning, We had to leave this morning before we saw you, but I just wanted to drop you a note to say a massive thank you for making our stay so good. I wouldn’t normally write a note like this, but felt I had to given the service and hospitality we received whilst we stayed with you. From the moment we arrived we felt so welcome and your reception staff are so good, they were so attentive at check in and throughout the stay whenever we needed anything. Rowena did all our restaurant reservations and she did everything with a massive smile even though we were being demanding of what we wanted, maybe even a nightmare 😄. I have to say.. everyone we encountered was excellent, you don’t have one bad member of staff we came across, they had a really nice way about making you feel comfortable but never over the top which is the case when some hotels try too hard. The country house was one of the most beautiful places we have ever stayed, thank you so much for the upgrade, our room was brilliant. On one hand we are so sad to leave you guys and Franschhoek, but in the other hand we need a break from the food and wine. Please pass on our thanks to the team for making our stay so amazing, you are all doing a great job. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Relaxing and Beautiful setting

Oct 22, 2019 Paul N Brussels, Belgium

We stayed here for 2 nights in a classic room which was en-suite with a balcony overlooking the pool area and surrounding mountains. The room was tastefully decorated with good wifi throughout and a comfortable bed. The grounds of the hotel are landscaped throughout with roses everywhere and there are 2 pools, one heated and the other not, there… Read more
We stayed here for 2 nights in a classic room which was en-suite with a balcony overlooking the pool area and surrounding mountains. The room was tastefully decorated with good wifi throughout and a comfortable bed. The grounds of the hotel are landscaped throughout with roses everywhere and there are 2 pools, one heated and the other not, there are also plenty of sun loungers and towels available, plus chilled water at the pool area. Franschoek Country House also provides a free shuttle service to local restaurants/wineries/attractions etc and when you're dropped off, the driver will give you a business card which can be given to the restaurant/winery staff to call and they'll then collect you. The breakfast is buffet style with cooked items available to order and the quality is excellent with local herbs taken from the garden. We found the staff to be wonderful, always prepared to go the "extra mile" and we also availed ourselves of the Spa facilities, for probably one of the best massages we've ever had. There is also a restaurant attached, called Monneaux which I'll review separately, suffice to say it's worth a visit!! Read less