Le Bijou is a private apartment within Sorbonne, a small gated development built in the mid 2000s. It is completely self-contained with its own terrace, parking space, garage and swimming pool, all surrounded by a secure perimeter with two electronically controlled gates.
The apartment can sleep up to four people and consists of one double bedroom with ensuite bath/shower room and one twin bedroom with its own shower room. Each bedroom has its own luxurious bed linen and towels, individual bathrobes, bathroom products, clock radio/alarm and hairdryer.
The main part of the apartment consists of a through living room comprising a fully equipped kitchen with modern appliances, a dining area with a dining table seating six people and a sitting area with two sofas, an ottoman seat and coffee table.
There is air conditioning, under floor central heating and a gas fireplace in the sitting area. Through a sliding glass door is an undercover terrace with its own intimate courtyard.
Entertainment is provided by a flat screen plasma Tv with digital Dstv, Dvd player, Cd player with an iPhone/iPod dock and free WiFi internet.
Outside, there is ample secure parking for cars, with a dedicated space allocated to the apartment just beyond the terrace area and a lock up garage. On the other side of the building is the private shared swimming pool, with pool towels provided, and garden with sunbeds and umbrellas.
Tourism Grading Council of South Africa : The apartment has been awarded four stars by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa. Their summary stated that 'No 1 Sorbonne is a delightful two bedroomed apartment in Franschhoek. The apartment is well designed, with an excellent use of space and high quality finishes. The lounge/dining area is open plan to a beautiful granite and Cherrywood kitchen, and the apartment also has its own private patio. The complex has a lovely pool for guest use and the security is excellent'.
We enjoyed our stay at Le Bijou and had such an amazing time - Cafe BonBon, Reubens and all the Winelands. Thank you very much will come again.
A short walk from Le Bijou is the center of Franschhoek, the food and wine capital of South Africa. It nestles in one of the world’s most beautiful valleys, surrounded on three sides by the magnificent Great Drakenstein Mountains and on the lower slopes by vineyards that make it the food lovers’ delight. The scenery is breathtaking, with top class restaurants throughout the village and up in the hills that make dining in the evening whilst watching the sun go down, one of the greatest pleasures imaginable.
The Franschhoek Valley was first settled by French Huguenot refugees in 1688. They brought European culture and winemaking to Africa which has grown in the valley to make it one of the most important wine regions in South Africa. With 42 wine estates, producing some of the world’s finest wines, most are easy to visit and enjoy.
In Franschhoek itself, the main street is the heart of this vibrant village. It is lined with shops, restaurants, cafes and bars as well as arts and crafts studios and galleries. The countryside offers energetic hiking, walking, cycling, horse-riding, fly fishing and golf.
It is truly a magical place.
It is also geographically well placed for other parts of the Western Cape. It is centrally positioned within the greater part of the Winelands area and is within easy reach by a good road network of many places around region that are worthy of visiting.
Within half hour's drive away are the towns of Stellenbosch, Paarl and Wellington. A further half an hour will take you to Cape Town, with its V&A Waterfront and Table Mountain, Hermanus and the Worcester and Robertson winelands.
The nearest beaches are about half an hour away at Strand and Gordon's Bay. A little further are the magnificent beaches around Cape Town; on the Atlantic Seaboard are the beaches of Blouberg, Clifton, Llandudno and Camp's Bay; a little further south the beaches of Hout Bay and Noordhoek; and on False Bay those at Fishhoek and, especially for wind surfers, Muizenberg.
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May 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest|
|25% deposit on booking and the balance payable six weeks in advance of occupation|
|Notes||Prices quoted for two guests sharing. Additional guests charged at a nominal rate. Total price on request.
Rates for longer periods than two weeks can be negotiated
Christmas & New Year period requires a minimum 5 night stay.
Clean linen & towels after every 5th night's stay (long stays).
Additional cleaning service available at R120 per day extra.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay. Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (GBP) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.