The Homestead, Oldenburg Vineyards – sleeps up to 12
This opulently renovated family home is a luxury, 5-star Cape wineland’s escape, set on Oldenburg Vineyards – a 200-year old working wine farm – in the depths of the Banghoek valley with majestic 360° mountain views.
The Homestead is the luxuriously modernised original family home of Oldenburg Vineyards. Current owner, and African art-lover, Adriaan brought celebration and life back into the estate through an extensive farm restoration project, with the vision of sharing its captivating and serenely beautiful setting with guests. This sophisticated, private villa has been renovated to 5-star standards, while managing to retain its Cape Dutch roots and hints of the lives of his family who have lived, loved and holidayed here since days gone by.
Bedrooms at The Homestead
The Homestead has 6 bedrooms: 5 x king and 1 x twin
The Homestead can accommodate twelve guests in four, luxury ground floor suites, one ‘children’s’ twin room set in the eaves, and a magnificent upstairs master suite with private pyjama lounge and balcony.
Each of the air-conditioned ground floor bedrooms overlook a unique aspect of the magnificent garden and mountain views, with ensuite bathrooms with shower, loo, granite vanities and underfloor heating; as well as pure cotton linen, built-in cupboards with a safe, TVs and dressing gowns.
The ‘children’s’ room is tucked into the eaves of the first floor, with two extra-length single beds (great for adults too!), with an adjacent shower room. The main bedroom is also located on the first floor, with spectacular views from large doors that open onto a private north-facing balcony. Also with air-conditioning, the main bedroom consists of an extra length, double king-sized bed, sofa, TV, writing desk and large ensuite bathroom with underfloor heating, shower, loo, granite vanities and a bath set under a large window and a breathtaking mountain view – you will never want to get out!
Living and dining at The Homestead
A double volume, eat-in kitchen will lure even the most reluctant cook back to the stove, with its incredible views and gourmet equipment. The large kitchen dining table (with seating for 12) is perfect for more relaxed eat-in meals, while the dining room with its open fireplace, also with seating for 12, offers an opportunity for more formal occasions. However, with a choice of a separate BBQ (braai) patio near the swimming pool, or the weather-safe, north-facing front patio (both with seating for 12) you need never eat a meal in-doors!
The Homestead is designed for luxury entertaining with its two sitting rooms with central sound system, open fireplaces and is scattered with owner Adriaan’s favorite artworks, books and Africana decor. The home’s wraparound veranda creates three separate entertainment areas so that you can take in the best, sun-drenched views from every angle: lunch on the BBQ patio, morning coffee and lawn games from the front veranda, or sunset cocktails from the Barazza-style corner patio seats.
Lounge by the pool, curl up on a sofa in one of the two indoor living areas, watch the sun go down from the ‘sundowner seats’ on the north-east corner of the patio, gather for drinks on the weather-protected front veranda, lay out a blanket on the vast lawn under a tree, or bed down on a sun lounger next to the protected 12m lap pool, with pool loungers, or spend time in the private gym.