Franschhoek Country House & Villas

Franschhoek, Winelands

Virgin rating

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

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

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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Traveller rating

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May 12, 2022 kippersharp Chelmsford, United Kingdom

The hotel on 1st impressions is very beautiful set in lovely grounds with stunning views. The rooms an 'old style' which is great if thats your thing? Not ours unfortunately. The we come to the real point that has given the review title, the water in the rooms were in 33cl bottles i used 8 a day as did my wife. Where are the glass refillable… Read more
The hotel on 1st impressions is very beautiful set in lovely grounds with stunning views. The rooms an 'old style' which is great if thats your thing? Not ours unfortunately. The we come to the real point that has given the review title, the water in the rooms were in 33cl bottles i used 8 a day as did my wife. Where are the glass refillable bottles; guys we are in the 21st century now. All the bathroom toiletries were also all single use. A lot more could be done to solve this that are an easy fix. The staff were really pleasant and the shuttle service is brilliant, although we felt very safe. Read less
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May 10, 2022 Neil F

What an amazing place so peaceful and beautiful. The hotel offers a shuttle service from the hotel to Franschhoek which is booked via WhatsApp. Staff very friendly and helpful breakfast was amazing with a wonderful choice of hot and cold dishes. We didn’t eat in the hotel on an evening so cannot comment on the food the villa was so beautiful and… Read more
What an amazing place so peaceful and beautiful. The hotel offers a shuttle service from the hotel to Franschhoek which is booked via WhatsApp. Staff very friendly and helpful breakfast was amazing with a wonderful choice of hot and cold dishes. We didn’t eat in the hotel on an evening so cannot comment on the food the villa was so beautiful and had everything you needed for a comfortable stay. The wine tram is so much fun and a must do . Thanks for a wonderful three days Read less
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Apr 23, 2022 Paul N Brussels, Belgium

We returned to FCH & Villas with friends purely because of our experience previously pre-covid. It was exactly as we remembered with friendly helpful staff, tastefully decorated rooms, a wonderful breakfast with an equally wonderful restaurant located on the premises and great facilities. We only stayed 2 nights which is not long enough to really… Read more
We returned to FCH & Villas with friends purely because of our experience previously pre-covid. It was exactly as we remembered with friendly helpful staff, tastefully decorated rooms, a wonderful breakfast with an equally wonderful restaurant located on the premises and great facilities. We only stayed 2 nights which is not long enough to really appreciate FCH, but that was all our time constraints would allow, and one of the things that makes FCH a great place to stay is the free shuttle service that is available through WhatsApp to make it easy to enjoy the wineries, restaurants etc., without using a car. I'm sure that a 3rd visit will be made at some point in the future... Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent stay with 5 star amenities, service and food. Close to the town centre and excellent wine farms.

Apr 22, 2022 JdKlerk

The ambiance of the venue is like if you are somewhere in France, full of character, peace and tranquillity. The reception is friendly and helpful, just what to expect from 5 star hotel. We stayed in ‘n villa which was absolutely luxurious and very characterful decorated with all the facilities and luxuries you can imagine. Both breakfast and… Read more
The ambiance of the venue is like if you are somewhere in France, full of character, peace and tranquillity. The reception is friendly and helpful, just what to expect from 5 star hotel. We stayed in ‘n villa which was absolutely luxurious and very characterful decorated with all the facilities and luxuries you can imagine. Both breakfast and dinner in the restaurant was amazing and is one of the best we had experienced in Franschoek. Service was excellent and good variety of choice. This was our second stay in a year’s time and can recommend to anyone who want to experience a little French flair. Read less
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Mar 24, 2022 rachelwJ6242JG

Arrived here after just four days in South Africa, met by friendly staff, helpful, informative and they couldn't have done more of they tried. Our room was superb, a large room with a balcony overlooking the swimming pools. It was clean, comfortable and exceeded our expectations. We made use of the pools, one heated , one not, both were clean… Read more
Arrived here after just four days in South Africa, met by friendly staff, helpful, informative and they couldn't have done more of they tried. Our room was superb, a large room with a balcony overlooking the swimming pools. It was clean, comfortable and exceeded our expectations. We made use of the pools, one heated , one not, both were clean and lovely, towels and drinking water available poolside. Situated just outside of town , we asked about a taxi , and were informed that they had a shuttle bus and would take us into town and when we wanted to come back they would collect us! An absolutely wonderful idea, and it was free of charge. Could have stayed longer, but had to move on! Read less