Honeymoon Cottage, Franschhoek: sleeps 2 in rustic romance
With arguably the best view in Franschhoek, this intimate cottage with its private, sun- drenched patio, plunge pool and whitewashed charm, is located on the forest edge of one of the village’s oldest farms, La Cotte Estate. Large sash windows, open beams with bamboo ceilings, double bedroom with 100% percale linen, large wood-burning fireplace, handmade Indian quilts and colourful textiles all give this cottage its sense of life, adventure and serene romance. The ideal honeymoon or romantic retreat.
Bedroom at Honeymoon Cottage
Honeymoon cottage: 1 x Queen
The cottage’s double bedroom is decorated with a collection of art, colourful Indian textiles and antique linen cushions. The guesthouse quality mattress, pure cotton bedding, feather pillows and duvet are lavish, romantic touches of luxury within the cottage’s rustic simplicity. It is also equipped with a fan for hot, summer nights, and a Morso wood-burning fire in front of a ‘flop-into’ sofa for getting cosy with a glass of red wine on cooler Winter nights.
Large French doors open out from the bedroom onto the sunny, covered patio with Barbazza-style seating. The ensuite houses a large enclosed shower, basin and loo, with towels and toiletries provided.
Living and dining at Honeymoon Cottage
Picnic on the lawns under the ancient oak, or stoke the fire for a barbecue (braai) on the Weber barbeque (braai). The well-equipped kitchen contains convection hob and oven, a fridge/freezer unit, SMEG appliances and an ample supply of crockery, everything you need for romantic alfresco meals or cozy fire-side dinners. You can even help yourself to seasonal herbs and veggies from the kitchen gardens planted alongside the adjacent Forest Cottages.
The intimate sitting room, with sofa, and large armchair face a large, wood-burning fire place (wood is provided), opens out onto the patio, and connects with the kitchen area. The small table and chairs are suited to indoor dining for two. The patio area, with its incredible views, has a built-in barbecue, Barazza-style seating, as well as a small dining table with chairs; or spread a picnic blanket out under the large Oak in the garden.
While the honeymoon cottage stands separate from La Cotte’s row of terraced farm cottages, and has its own exclusive plunge pool with sun loungers, guests are also welcome to use the 20x 5m pool and covered pool pavilion, located behind the cottage.
Walk around La Cotte Estate, or take a 10-minute walk right into the heart of Franschhoek village with all its galleries, shops and award-winning restaurants; or explore the many wine-tasting destinations.