Berry farm with a single cottage
Budget Getaways Review
Berry Cottage offers a clean and practical base to Franschhoek's varied attractions. It's situated on a small (1.2ha) berry farm, just 5km from the town and its award winning eateries and lies within walking distance of four prestigious wineries - a big plus, if you ask us.
The cottage is circled by long open views of the valley and mountains, green lawns and a flourishing garden. Your host's home is set about 20m away. A small stream gurgles close by, lined by stone pines and home to Egyptian geese, hadedas and squirrels - elements that up to a relaxed karma.
The cottage is simply furnished, with little evidence of clutter. Clay tiles and Persian rugs throughout, a free-standing fireplace, a functional kitchen, original prints on the walls, simple bedrooms dressed in white percale cotton, is the general theme.
The main bedroom is ensuite and comes with double bed, while the second bedroom has two singles and an adjacent bathroom. As such, Berry Cottage comfortably sleeps four.
French doors open from the lounge onto a small patio and the rolling lawn. There's a further outdoor area with table and chairs, as well as a pool nearby, which you will no doubt make good use of after a hard day's wine-tasting and self-indulgence.
Getaway Facts: Berry Cottage
|Where||5km from Franschhoek |
|GPS co-ords||S 33°52'54'' E 19°04'39''|
|Sleeps||4 (1 double bed, 2 singles, cots on request)|
|Meals available||no, but several top restaurants within walking distance |
|Activities||birdwatching, hiking, mountain biking, museums & galleries, restaurants, walking, wine routes|