16 Cabriere Street, Franschhoek: sleeps up to 8
16 Cabriere’s location on the most sought-after street in the heart Franschhoek village, belies the property’s spectacular mountain vistas and views over a beautiful fruit and wine farm. Just a two-minute walk from the village’s main street with its shops, art galleries, bars and restaurants, this art lover’s home offers the combination of arresting vistas, interesting décor, peace and tranquillity plus easy access, on foot, to the village centre. The home’s classic Cape Dutch architecture and thatched roof are off-set by its clean, modern-almost Danish interior and intriguing collection of contemporary South African art.
The house sleeps eight in four beautifully appointed suites and a massive living space (750m2 – 7500ft2) in the main house. Experience luxury living with breakfast and butler service included, breath taking views, and a vibrant glimpse into Franschhoek village life.
Bedrooms at 16 Cabriere St
Stairs lead upstairs to two suites, each with its own dressing area and inspiring views; the south-facing suite has a balcony overlooking the garden and orchards, while the other suite looks over the pool to the Mont Rochelle hills and vines.
Living and dining at 16 Cabriere St
Enter the courtyard through gates designed by local artists Andrea Desomond-Smith and Kobus Stander, past the mature poplar tree and through a pair of double-fronted wooden doors into a main hallway.
The spacious living area is made up of the fully-equipped kitchen with butler’s pantry, along with the dining and drawing rooms – complete with a surround-sound satellite TV and DVD player. From the kitchen, there is access via floor to ceiling doors to the covered braai (BBQ) area next to the pool. The dining room also has floor to ceiling doors which open out fully onto the large outdoor patio, creating an impressive entertainment space.
In the ‘north wing’ is a yoga studio, as well as the fourth suite which overlooks the solar heated swimming pool.
To contribute to the green living experience, the owners have installed solar panels, providing virtually 100% of the properties electricity, including pool and water heating, discreet LED lighting and air conditioning in the four bedrooms suites.
The property is maintained by the house manager, Hanli, who lives in the adjacent, self-contained cottage. She will take care of your every need and provide additional staff as required.