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Recently renovated 'barn house' with Dutch gables situated in the heart of Franschhoek. La Chouette has 3 bedrooms all with en-suite bath rooms plus a guest loo. There is Egyptian linen and down duvets and pillows in all bedrooms. 2 bedrooms have queen-sized beds and 1 bedroom has 2 single beds. Paddle fans and air-conditioning in all bedrooms. Paddle fans also in the lounge area and on the verandah. The sitting area has a wood-burning stove for the chilly winter evenings. There is full DSTV television, Wi-Fi and sound system. Stunning kitchen with new Smeg gas/electric stove. Ample attractive crockery and cutlery. Microwave, dishwasher etc. There is a laundry with top-loader washing machine and a tumble drier. Our house keeper helps to keep everything clean and tidy so you can enjoy your holiday. Indoor & outdoor dining areas. There is a shaded sitting area on the back verandah. A pool and pool deck are set in the large landscaped garden. The recently planted olive and water pear trees are highlighted in the evenings with LED lighting. There is secure and off road parking. La Chouette is within easy walking distance of the village with its many restaurants, cafes, art galleries and exclusive shops.
I grew up in the UK and came to South Africa a very long time ago! I am fortunate that both my children live here and my beautiful granddaughters too! I have run my own company for the past 20 year in Johannesburg. It is now time to slow down and explore my passion for interior design. Having practiced on our vacation home I needed another project to get my teeth into. I had always loved Franschhoek and spent a long time trying to find an old house in need of love and attention. La Chouette was such a house.
Robbie Cameron Avis purchased this house in 2012
La Chouette desperately needed love and attention. It had suffered many bad updates over the years so I took the house back to basics and returned it to its former glory. The original 1860 'barn house' now has a chance to show its character and the 'Dutch Style' gables, which were a later addition, have been cleverly converted into two large en-suite bedrooms. The third bedroom is situated in the landscaped garden with view of the mountains framed by the rose garden.
The location of the La Chouette means that you can park your car and stroll into the village.
The first impressions of the house were superb. We were welcomed instantly into this wonderful property that has been decorated so beautifully. There are so many interesting pieces that give life and warmth to the house, with every comfort you could require - such a good nights sleep!
The kitchen is perfect for cooking and socialising, the deck complete with a super braii is a glorious way to enjoy the view across the gorgeous garden and pool - but with so many wineyards and restaurants such a short distance away you really are spoilt for choice!
There wasn't long enough on our trip to sample and enjoy all that the house and the town had to offer - we are desperate to return at the earliest opportunity and wouldn't consider staying anywhere else.
Such a stunning location and the house is so stylish and comfortable. Everything we needed was provided and we felt very spoilt. The garden is beautiful with plenty of outdoor seating and a lovely fresh water pool.
I never wanted to leave!! Will definitely be coming back next year.
We were lucky enough to stay at La Chouette last month on our trip to South Africa. I can honestly stay, it was the highlight of our trip and one of the most beautiful places we have ever stayed. The house was impeccably decorated, with a style that would be expected from the worlds best boutique hotels. Robbie, the owner has an outstanding style and attention to detail. From the beautifully, luxurious bedding, the colors of the flowers surrounding the wonderful swimming pool and the touches of interior decor, genesis throughout the living-rooms, kitchen and bedrooms. In terms of location, it was spot-on to wander into the town center and sample all the great eateries, shops and watering holes that Franschhoek has to offer its visitors. In addition, the many fabulous vineyards of the valley are easily accessible from La Chouette with Robbie and Simons' advise and insight, invaluable in steering our wine/food explorations. Thank you for creating such a special place, in such a special destination. We have so many amazing memories from our stay with you and will be coming back for many years to come. Richie & Victoria Hardwicke, London, UK
Fabulous house, with beautiful bedrooms,charming garden with a stunning pool and deck and a really helpful housekeeper made our visit to La Chouette perfect. Highly recommended for a visit to all the attractions of Franschhoek.
La Chouette is a beautiful, relaxing getaway in the middle of Franschhoek. It is set back from the main road so we didn't hear any noise but were close enough to walk into town to enjoy the fantastic restaurants. We were very glad of the fireplace in the lounge - it was the perfect place to relax and read a book in front of. The house was kitted out with everything we could need in the kitchen and bedrooms. I would love to return in summer and make use of the fantastic pool!
La Chouette is situated a few minutes walk from shops, restaurants, art galleries, banks, wine tastings and much more....
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
50% deposit on booking the remaining 50% five clear working days prior to arrival.