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Franschoek Country House & Villas
We had the pleasure of staying in this unbelievable Hotel whilst on our honeymoon in 2018, situated a short 2km outside the center of town and access to the wine trams. The Franschhoek Country House is also perfectly situated with pristine mountain view setting.
So the setting is beautiful, the building was 1890 Manor House and was renovated using Provencal influences to the highest quality. And add to this beautifully landscaped gardens its a site to behold.
With only a total of 22 rooms Country House offers quality rather than quantity. Attention to detail being very prominent throughout the rooms and around the grounds. And the care taking into looking after the place is obviously high on there agenda.
An onsite Spa, pool and the very impressive award winning Monneaux restaurant, its a must for anyone wanting to soak up the scenery and kick back and just relax. And well enjoy some great wine
The Rooms @ The Country House
We stayed in a luxury room, which had ample room, extremely comfy bed, a beautiful view out towards the pool and the beautiful range. The bathroom again spacious, very clean and in great condition.
They are 4 types of rooms Standard, luxury, cottages and villas. All come as standard with complimentary wi -fi, nespresso machine, tea making and fully air conditioned. I heard also the luxury and Villas also have fires in them, with the later having its own private balcony.
We had our own balcony area with table and chairs where we could sit back and listen to the beautiful running water from the many water features around. Which was a perfect place to sit and unwind with a glass of Pinotage at the end of the day.
Breakfast was served in a beautiful first floor room in the centre of the country house, with views all around the country house and the surrounding area. A great start to a day means the world, and here would certainly do that and in style
Breakfast was in 2 styles, you can order off a lovely fresh cooked breakfast, all also the was the buffet style table, which had some of the most amazing meats, cheeses, breads and pastries. A great freshly brewed coffee or pick from a selection of teas would accompany your breakfast.
The breakfast was absolutely divine and worth the visit alone. And even the service was second to none and enjoyed a lovely chat with our waiter, who was also very knowledgeable with the local area.
The Monneaux Restaurant
What can said about the Monneaux, well really this restaurant deserves a post on its own to be honest. I’m a chef myself and I can hands done say was one of best restaurants I have eaten in.
Right from the moment we walked in until the last sip of gin we had as a nightcap we were so impressed. The food was so fresh the care and attention that went into the flavours was brilliant. And the presentation was works of art. I always say first impressions count, and when the dishes landed a sense of excited lifted us.
Now they say a picture paints a thousand words below is a little gallery of the food and drink we had over the 2 nights we stayed.
As for the service I wish I could remember the waiters name because he was fantastic, and being a chef I have had many fall outs with waiters. So was pleasantly surprised. We love wine but we wouldn’t be connoisseurs by any means and he was able to talk us through the wines and pairings. He was obviously passionate about his job, and his recommendations were greatly appreciated.
Would we recommend the Franschoek Country?? I think the answer to that is obvious a big YES. We are already thinking about when we can visit again.If you get the chance please do check it out, or at the least check out the Monneaux as it is open to the public also.
We will leave a links to the country house and restaurant below please take the time to have a look. And why not contact them maybe see what’s available you wont regret it. These businesses need our support in these times lets all stick together.
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