Cook's Cottage Guest Comments


We had a wonderful time at Cook’s Cottage. Thank you very much for the restaurant recommendations and for Susie the babysitter. We hope to come back soon!
- Christian, Maryse, Eugenie & Arnaud

What a lovely ‘cottage’ to base out drinking and eating extravaganza! Great recommendation of Bouillabaisse – thoroughly enjoyed our night out without kids! (Who were well cared for by Susie). Get a haircut down the street – great funky place! Forgot completely the craziness, heat and humidity of Ghana… Thanks.
- Jennifer, Michael, Viego & Freda

Lovely cottage – thanks so much for providing us with a peaceful & homely stay – perfect start to our holiday.
- Chris, Clarie, Rod & Stef

What a great place!
- Willemijn & Jordi

Thanks a lot! What a great place to stay. Got a lot of good inspiration what our next house would like to look. Besides enjoying the house we really enjoyed all the nice restaurants, wineries etc. Thanks for the good recommendations!! We’ll definitely come back!!
- Maarten & Diana

What a beautiful cottage! We had a lovely night away with lots of memories. So relaxing with absolutely everything we needed.
- Colin & Anita Dursdan

Thanks man, what a peaceful, relaxed and enjoyable weekend. This was our first family vacation in almost 13 years and what a weekend it was. Hopefully we can make it a yearly thing and make Cook’s Cottage our special place in the sun.
- Ashley, Brenda, Curtly & Dominique

Thanks so much for a wonderful weekend! Truly a little treasure in Franschhoek that exceeded our expectations! Thank you for your thoughtfulness in terms of leaving the delicious choc-chip biscuits, milk & juice – very kind of you! Will definitely be back!
- Richard & Lara Towell

The Cook’s Cottage and the Winelands were everything that we hoped for. The house a welcome retreat from the fantastic, but sometimes scorching heat. We’ll be back.
- Alex, Chloe, Elliot & Olivia

Great stay, really comfy!
- Jan & Pete Gunning

A wonderful little cottage, so convenient to walk to anything and a great base we would love to return to. Sitting in the pool was a highlight!
- David & Anne

Thanks for a great time! Your house was a great find. The choice of restaurants excellent. Jazz evening was top-notch. Will be back next year.
- Steve & Veronique

Thanks so much! It was great, Franschhoek was amazing. Great food and a nice vibe!
- The Ottens

We had a fantastic stay in Cook’s Cottage. It is so cosy and so central for exploring.
- Colin & Lynn

Just as we’d hoped. Wonderful food & wine!! Perfect.
- Jane & Ian

Far too much good food, wine, sun & shopping!
- Judy & Nick

What a wonderful and cosy place to stay. Definitely 5 stars. A heaven & nice. Have to pass on the word to us cold people.
- Richard & Michelle

Thank you so much for a lovely stay. We had a great time and your home is fantastic! We look forward for maybe another visit.
- The Paxtons

Thank you so much, had a lovely time.
- Stella & Ben

Many, many thanks – we had a wonderful stay. Loved the house, ideal location and fantastic restaurant recommendations, will certainly be back!
- Sinead & Mark

Had a lovely time, very cosy.
- Sandfords

Great relax, very private and relaxing. Had a good stay. See you soon and keen to see your other places.
- Roy & Carne

Thanks for a lovely place! Hopefully we will stay in Cook’s Cottage again soon. We appreciate the warm welcome on arrival!
- Andoret, Eugene & Leanne

Thanks a lot for finding space for us at short notice! The house was perfect for exploring from & settling in font of a fire at night. The restaurant reservations were really helpful too; I agree Bouillabaisse is a superb place to eat. We’ve had a much-needed rest and a lovely stay. I look forward to seeing the progress you make on Explorers Club!
- Steve & Vicky

Thank you very much for letting us experience another “Jo’s cottages …world!” We had a wonderful weekend in a very special place!

As always, wonderful to explore your spaces! Love the humour – that started with fumbling at the gate! We hit a record cold weekend here but didn’t mind a bit, with fireplace and underfloor heating all was warm!

What a gorgeous place…a real slice of heaven! From Paradise horse riding to Le Bon Vivant and the French Connection and great pizzas to.
- The Brader family

Thanks for a wonderful stay! Cottage was perfect and very comfortable. Will be back.
- Jenny Kay and Elenor Starkey

Thank you for a lovely stay! We had a lovely time. You have a stunning place here! Was very nice to actually stay in a place that looks the same as what’s on the net!
- Martin, Amy & Jessica

Thank you for your warm welcome and all the thoughtful touches like milk and chocolate biscuits! We had a wonderful stay and were blessed by the most beautiful spring weather. Helena and Kelly enjoyed your recommendation of riding at Paradise Stables and Phil and I enjoyed our evening at Bouillabaisse.
- The Goduka Family

Great house! Superb location! Charming environment for our first trip to SA with our four-month-old baby. Susie a great help with evening babysitting and daytime child-care. She is a calming and confident influence – Lexi loved her company!
- Sophie & Chris Herrmannsen

What more can I say? A beautiful cottage…all the comforts! Thoroughly spoiled. So sorry it was only for a day’s stay.
- Kelvin & Doris

An absolutely wonderful stay. Our family fell in love with Franschhoek.
- Aplas family

You have created an amazing ‘hideaway’ here! Cook’s Cottage has been ideal for us – only wish we could have stayed longer. Will certainly be back though.
- Chris & Tracy Middlebrook

Thank you for a wonderful stay at your nice house in Franschhoek. It is a perfect place for exploring the vineyards and the western cape.
- Sylvia & Gunnar

Thank you for the most fabulous time. It’s a great spot and a lovely house.
- Alex, Matthew, Isabel & Tom

Many thanks for a lovely stay! Hope to come back to Franschhoek some day.
- Marika & Christian

Toivomuksestasi vielä tervehdyk – seni suomeksi KIITOS mukavas – ta ja vühtyisästä asuinsijesta! Tulemme vermasti takaisin Franschhoekün! Nähdään taas.
- Marika

Thank you so much for an absolutely wonderful stay. This is a beautiful cottage and we will definitely be back.
- Brenda, Dave, Caro & Megs

Hugely enjoyed the comforts of Cook’s Cottage, although we did not spend much time in it, as I would have liked, on account of all the great recommendations around town that you gave.
- Tony Pinchuck, The Rough Guide

Thanks again for taking us in at short notice. It was great to be back at our home from home. Cheers for now and catch you again next year in Franschhoek on our way back from Angola.
- Gordon, Jennifer, Derek & Rachel Sneddon

Had a wonderful time, most enjoyable. Good food, wonderful atmosphere!
- Robbie & Elna

Lovely place to stay, comfortable, convenient & tasty.
- Jim & Pat Fegan

Thank you for going that extra-mile for us in so many different ways and for your guidance. Cook’s Cottage is lovely. Peter and I enjoyed the art. I have a good friend from Chile so she will be delighted to hear about the Ralph Steadman poster. We too delight in “Absolut” and Romero Britto’s interpretation greets us at the top of the stairs at home. We hope that somehow we will be in touch. Distance can put years between friends, especially new found ones. But should you care to visit Canada again and explore our towns and wildernesses – the Yukon in August is a must by the way or in the icy cold of winter in November – or skate on our Rideau Canal in Ottawa where we live – or..or..or we would hope that you would look us up.
- Linda & Peter Fallis

Thank you for letting us stay in Cook’s Cottage. We enjoyed seeing Daddies friend Ruddi. You live in a lovely place.
- Harry, Tara, & Foremans

Thank you for a lovely stay! The cottage was warm and comfortable – we felt right at home. The weather never played its part but the wedding was a great success. We loved our stay in Franschhoek and are taking back wonderful memories!
- Greg, Susan, Calvin and Feagan Cunliffe

Thank you for opening up your charming home to us. We had a lovely weekend here and will most definitely be back!
- Andy, Ali, Steve & Emma

Have so enjoyed our three days in your delightful and comfortable cottage. It’s definitely a diet when we get home as we have eaten so well in Franschhoek – wonderful meals at Topsi’s, Bouillabaisse, La Fromagerie & Reuben’s. Visited Thelema & Rustenberg wineries and went to see the Irma Sterne paintings at the Rupert Gallery in Stellenbosch.
- Jenny & Brian

We enjoyed out stay at Cook’s Cottage and Franschhoek very much. Would recommend this to anyone. Hope to be back again next year. We have enjoyed golf at Pearl Valley and had great lunches & dinners at La Petite Ferme, Grand Provence, Bouillabaise, Reuben’s and Tokara. This village is one of a kind, a true gourmet capital.
- Peter, Claes, Charlie & Inger

It is a pity we could only stay for one night in this lovely cottage! Very very, nice, charming & comfortable.
- Itir , Nir & Gulnar

Cook’s Cottage was a hit for our rowdy group of wedding revellers from all corners of the country and globe – while we were scattered at various B&Bs and hotels around Franschhoek. Your beautiful and homely and very comfy Cook’s Cottage proved the perfect meeting point where everyone gathered for brunch and drinks etc.
- Barbara & Jerome, Leigh & Nick, Morne & Kev.
P.s. Richard & Tracey, the “happy couple”, were very jealous we got to stay here and not them!