Simon

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms5
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay nights

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HISTORIC CAPE DUTCH HOMESTEAD

Franschhoek Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

Magnificent Historic Cape Dutch Homestead in heart of wine country

Lekkerwijn sleeps up to 12 adults comfortably. This Historic Cape Dutch Homestead was the home of a founder of the Cape Export Fruit Industry and is full of his Cape Antique collection. The Old homestead was built in the 1700's and there is a bedroom wing addition designed by Sir Herbert Baker, making a protected courtyard in the middle of the house. There are 7 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms (4 en-suite). 3 sitting rooms, large dinning room and children's playroom. The property is staffed and breakfast is included in the rate. A staff member will be on hand in the kitchen to help with food prepartion. Bedrooms and bathrooms are serviced.

Large grounds and gardens surround the homestead with 100 year old trees. Swimming pool. Numerous miniature animals to entertain kids (and adults!) including miniature Transkei pigs, dwarf goats and rabbits. We have a driver that can be made available to take guests to and from local restaurants, wineries and the airport. Trained Baby sitter available.

Lekkerwijn can accommodate more than 12 people staying, but this needs to be negotiated with the owners. Lekkerwijn is furnished to a high standard, having earned 4 stars from the Tourism grading council of South Africa.

Lekkerwijn is in the heart of the historic Cape wine country close to Franschhoek and 15 minutes drive to Stellenbosch and Paarl. Walk to our 3 neighbouring wineries (Boschendal, Allee Bleue and Solms Delta) all of which have great restaurants, picnics and wine tasting. We are 10-15 minutes drive from a number of the top restaurants in the country, as well as the most historic towns/villages in the country (Franschhoek, Stellenbosch and Paarl), which all have museums, art galleries, gardens and houses of historic interest. Literally 100's of wineries surround us offerring wine tasting and great restaurants, gardens and art/culpture.

Lekkerwijn stables horses and riding is available next door at Delta Crest riding estate. Cycling is very popular in the area, both over the pass to stellebosch and up the valley to Franschhoek. Numerous gold courses are close by inclduing Pearl valley, Paarl & Boschenmeer, Devonvale, Stellendrift and Kleine Zalze.

Magnificent mountains all around with great views and hikes.

We have an information available on all local sites and activities of interest.

Lekkerwijn is only 45 minutes drive from Cape Town, making it a good base to make day trips into cape Town if wanted. Many inland villages, winelands and sites are also within easy reach.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • Events Allowed
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Guestbook comments from the owner
We were made most welcome at Lekkerwijn - this was just so relaxing - really comfortable rooms, excellent breakfasts and a most welcome plunge pool. The position is perfect for the food and wine of Franschoek and we would recommend this property to anyone. It was lovely to have a dog to cuddle and tortoises and peacocks to admire. It was also brilliant that Geoff was kind enough to make our restaurant bookings for us.
Jan 2014
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Simon

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Speaks english, Afrikaans
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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms5
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Cape Town
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Paarl
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
N1
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Gordons bay
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
De Hugenote
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Pearl valley
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Allee Bleue Bistro
Car: recommended

Lekkerwijn is in the heart of the wine country, near Franschhoek, Stellenbosch and Paarl. Right next door to Boschendal, Allee Bleue and Solms Delta Wineries and their restaurants. A number of South Afrioca's top restaurants 10-15 minutes drive away.

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Franschhoek Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Notes

  • 50% deposit required to secure a booking as well as a signed contract. The balance is due 30 days prior to arrival.

Amenities

Franschhoek Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
Floor Area:
  • 1500 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
General:
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Toilet Paper
  • Local Maps
  • Security System
  • Washing Machine
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Shampoo
  • fax
  • Telephone
  • Parking
  • Paper Towels
  • Firewood
  • Clothes Dryer
  • PC
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Towels Provided
  • Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Oven
  • Coffee Maker
  • Blender
  • Toaster
  • Freezer
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , ensuite with master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , en-suite with York twin bedroom downstairs
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , en-suite with old nursery upstairs
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub , shower , en-suite with Peacock upstairs
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , Bathroom for the Owl corner upstairs
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom downstairs with large en-suite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , York, Tiwn bedded room downstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Old Nursery upstairs en-suite bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Peacock upstairs with en-suite bathroom with bath and shower
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Part of Owl corner unit upstairs
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double , Part of Owl corner unit upstairs
    Bedroom 7 - 2 child bed , bunk bedded room which can be used for kids
  • Master bedroom downstairs with very large ensuite bathroom. Lekkerwijn is a Historic Cape Dutch Homestead full on Cape Antiques and comfortably furnished bedrooms. There are 5 bedroom suites each with their onw bathrooms. One has a bunk bedded room for kids. Owl corner has 2 double bedded rooms and asmall shower room. There are extra cots and high chairs available for kids. All the other gbathrooms have baths and showers. breakfast is included, btu othercaterign can be arranged. There is an internal court yard and 3 sitting rooms, a dinnign room and hall. many private spaces, so that a large party can enjoy many spaces.there is barbacue availabel for use. We also have a one bedrooms self catering cottage, Coach house cottage. This has a king sized bedroom and a divan bed in the large living room, which has a kitchenette, dining area and sitting room area. A cot or extra bed can be put into the living room area. There is one bathroom with a shower.
Entertainment:
  • Toys
  • Television
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Piano
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Books for Kids
  • Stereo
  • Games for Kids
  • VCR
  • Game Room
  • DVD Player
  • Books
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Sand Box
  • Balcony
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Child's Swing
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Barbecue
  • 16 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • Events Allowed
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Staff
  • Car Available
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • zoo
  • restaurants
  • playground
  • churches
  • autumn foliage
  • winery tours
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • eco tourism
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundromat
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
  • groceries
  • medical services
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • equestrian events
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • golf
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • fly fishing

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