Cook’s Cottage, Franschhoek: sleeps up to 4 adults and 2 children
This relaxed and popular self-catering cottage sleeps up to four adults in two double bedrooms, with two children in a TinTin-inspired bunk room, making Cook’s Cottage ideal for families or a small group of friends.
The cottage has a covered veranda with outdoor eating and barbeque (braai) area leading out to a shady side garden, as well as a private, courtyard garden to the front, with 3m x 3m plunge pool and lovely views back onto the mountains. Inside, Cook’s Cottage’s well-equipped kitchen, dining room, wood-fire warmed sitting room and upstairs pyjama lounge offer warmth, relaxation and a real ‘welcome home’ feeling.
Located on a quiet residential street in the heart of Franschhoek village, Cook’s Cottage is only a few minutes’ walk from the village’s renowned collection of fine dining restaurants, art galleries, local shops and meeting point for Franschhoek’s famous Wine Tram: hop on, hop off wine tour.
Bedrooms at Cooks Cottage
Cooks Cottage has 3 bedrooms: 1x king bed, 1 x queen bed and 1 x bunk room with two singles
Downstairs are two bedrooms: a double and a bunk room for children, with a shared bathroom consisting of a toilet and shower. The main bedroom with king-sized bed is upstairs in an open-plan bedroom-bathroom. The large free-standing bath is hidden behind a half-wall, with views out of a large window – pure relaxation. Off the main bedroom is an ensuite toilet and a separate shower and basin area.
Upstairs is also home to a cosy pyjama lounge, equipped with TV, DVD and a collection of adult and child-friendly DVDs – a great place for children to hang out.
Living and dining at Cook’s Cottage
Cook’s Cottage makes self-catering a breeze in its open-plan living, kitchen and dining area – hence its name ‘Cooks’. The modern, well-equipped kitchen and island (with bar seating for 3) have a gas hob, electric oven and Le Creuset cookware, all overlooking a separate dining table and chairs (with seating for six), providing ample room and a relaxed atmosphere for all occasions.
The three, ‘flop-into’ sofas in the main living area are nestled around a wood-burning Morso fireplace with an overhanging flatscreen TV, DStv and surround-sound, sound system, making this a very cosy area to relax in the winter, or in summer with the door open to the plunge pool in the front-courtyard garden and pool loungers.
From the kitchen and dining room, French doors open onto a side-veranda with a table and chairs for six, as well as a large daybed and a Weber barbeque (braai) for alfresco diners. All the windows and doors have American shutters – so in the heat of summer you can sleep with doors open, letting the breeze cool you off.
And for those sunny summer days when you just want to kick back, the front courtyard garden offers sun loungers on a deck, a grass lawn and views back over the mountains and a 3m x 3m plunge pool.