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Luxury ground floor apartment with outdoor pool in Franschhoek

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Two bedroom, two bathroom apartment with terrace in a small residential block

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, hairdryer and a remote controlled ceiling fan.

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 SAMSUNG LED TV with digital Dstv and a CD player/HiFi with Bluetooth link and there is WiFi internet availability.

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.

More Details

Marc Doman
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 5, 2018

About Marc Doman

We are both retired now and live in the UK. We enjoy coming to South Africa in our winter for a bit of sun, warmth and great hospitality. I was born in Mombasa, Kenya, so it is a little bit of coming home!

Marc Doman purchased this apartment in 2009

Why Marc Doman chose Franschhoek

Le Bijou is great because it is very comfortable, has everything we need and is close to the high street and all the great restaurants we love to eat in.

Guestbook comments from the owner

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.
Feb 2013
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Franschhoek Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Ensuite to main bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , For second bedroom and guests
  • Each bathroom has washing and shower products provided with bath and hand towels and mats.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Each bedroom has lots of wardrobe space, a hair dryer, bathrobes and a remote controlled ceiling fan.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
The kitchen is fully equiped, not only with an oven, hob and dishwasher, but also with a range of additional equipment, such as a blender, coffer maker, toaster, ice crusher and microwave. The washing machine and tumble drier is located in the garage where a washing line also available.


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Luxury ground floor apartment with outdoor pool in Franschhoek
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

A Gem

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed twice in this lovely apartment in a very good situation in Franschhoek. Lovingly furnished and exceptionally well equipped. Very good bed linen and towels, a must for us. This apartment has the advantage of a pretty, private patio, another room really where we do most of our reading with a glass of wine in hand. We are already booked for next year so that says it all really. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Cape Town International
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
The Railway, Franschhoek
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Pearl Valley Resort
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Several in the Village
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
The Strand
Car: necessary

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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