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La Folie Cottages

70km from Cape Town
Three romantic cottages on a wine and olive farm - 3km from Wellington
  • La Folie Green Cottage
  • Cottage approach
  • Covered patio
  • Patio furniture
  • Living area with Deco sofa
  • Equipped kitchen
  • Main bedroom
  • Main bedroom
  • Second bedroom
  • Luxurious linen and towels
  • Covered patio
  • Walk to the river
  • The Spruit River
  • Hawequas Mountain views
  • Farm honey
  • La Folie Sunset Cottage's rivate braai area
  • La Folie Sunset Cottage
  • La Folie Sunset Cottage's patio
  • La Folie Sunset Cottage view
  • La Folie Sunset Cottage's living room
  • La Folie Sunset Cottage's ensuite bathroom
  • La Folie Sunset Cottage's second bedroom has three single beds

Rate Guide

From R375pp - R450pp nightly depending on unit, minimum 2 guests; minimum 2-nights stay

Budget Getaways Review

Nothing like a spot of impulsive folly to get them life-affirming endorphins flowing. And here's your catalyst - three romantic cottages on an olive and wine farm below the Hawequas mountains 3km outside Wellington.

The cottages, La Folie Green, La Folie Sunset and La Folie River, couldn’t offer more in the way of gorgeous mountain views, privacy, lush Winelands vibe, and the gentle burble of the Spruit River snaking down the valley below.

Kicking off with La Folie Green, rustic-luxury and off the grid, it's powered by solar and lit by oil lamps. Double doors swing open to a covered patio from both the living room (with chez lounge) and the main bedroom. The master bedroom sports a double bed, while a second bedroom has two singles, both have quality linen and fluffy towels, and share a bathroom with loo and shower. 

The open-plan living area, which, of course, comes with a fireplace, is tastefully decked out and leads off the equipped kitchen.

Moving down the river to La Folie Sunset Cottage, this luxury abode is ideal for two couples with kids, or a family of six. The cottage has a gorgeous main ensuite bedroom that opens to a covered patio. The second triple bedroom is also ensuite. The bathrooms are decked with corner baths, a shower and twin basins.

The living area comes with a clay pot fireplace to keep things cozy during winter. The modern open-plan kitchen is fully equipped. Mod-cons in Sunset Cottage take the form of DSTV and zircon. The views of the Hawequas mountains will have you perched on the front stoep for hours on end.

New to the team, La Folie River Cottage offers three bedrooms, and is well suited to two families, or three couples sharing. Like its two sisters, La Folie River Cottage is stylishly decorated with a spacious living area, and a well-equipped open plan kitchen. You’ve got DSTV, a separate dining room and a covered patio with braai. A dual fireplace warms the lounge and dining room in winter.

Common to all are fenced gardens, meaning they’re Fido-friendly.

There's not much reason to venture from your cottage, but if you must… A stroll down to the river will satisfy most, and there’s scope for a more serious mountain slog on foot or bike. Head out further to the surrounding wine farms and you can explore vineyards on horseback - by arrangement.

As the guest feedback suggests, with La Folie so close to the Mother City, you've just run out of excuses to stick out another weekend in the burbs.

Quick Facts

Where
3km from Wellington
GPS
S 33°40'17''
E 19°02'24''
Sleeps
4,6,6
Equipped
Yes
Linen
Yes
Towels
Yes
Fireplace
Yes
Braai
Yes
Meals
No, but restaurants nearby
Pet-Friendly
Yes
Activities
birdwatching, hiking, horse riding, mountain biking, museums & galleries, restaurants, stargazing, swimming, walking, wine routes
Guest Reviews
Overall Rating (based on 10 reviews)
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"A wonderful sneaky weekend away in Wellington at La Folie, a very short and easy drive from the city. The horses and peacocks were a real win with the kiddies! Our hosts were quick to help and fix a geyser issue, which was much appreciated. The whisky tour at Sedgewicks in town was a hit with the dads. Being able to watch the rugby on the cottage's DSTV was also a win. The fire place worked a charm to keep us warm in the freezing cold weather."

"We had a last minute breakaway at an amazing location and a massive plus for us was that it's dog friendly and completely enclosed. It was very comfortable and had plenty of space for 4 adults."

"A lovely secluded cottage in a valley just outside of Wellington yet just about free from traffic noise. Bliss to hear the wind in the reeds and the sounds of the stream. The plot is fully fenced off so the dogs could explore to their heart's content. They even had the 2 residents cows next door to keep them fascinated for the whole weekend. There were some magnificent old wild olive trees on the rocky slope. Perfect for a weekend hide-out!"

"The cottage is really well appointed and has a peaceful setting and ambiance...perfect for a laid back week-end.The whole family loved it including teenagers, 30-somethings and us. Certainly on our list of keepers!"

"Great place, nice and relaxing. Hosts were very accommodating."

"WOW! Hierdie plek sal altyd spesiaal bly vir ons. Ons het verloof geraak hier. Pragtige, romantiese plek. Die eienaar het moeite gedoen om ook my man te help om my spesiaal te laat voel met roosblare op die bed, chocolates en sjampanje. Baie dankie!"

"We had a very relaxing weekend, our dog enjoyed the environment, the property is fenced, so she was able to freely roan in the garden. Cottage beautifully equipped, surroundings peaceful and the river was lovely to cool off in as it was very hot."

"Perfect setting, surrounded by mountains. It is a lovely place, thanks for our hosts. They even had a honesty box with their own wine and olive oil, it was very relaxing."

"What a wonderful place with all the luxuries.Will be back for another weekend"

"Nice"

"Awesome!"

"A great place to spend a gentle spring weekend. The verandah catches the morning sun so it is worth getting out of the comfortable brass bed, hard as that is, and stretching out with a book. Farm eggs for breakfast and then deliciously dark honey from the farm, before returning to lounge in the sun. The cottage has a fence around it (far enough to be inconspicuous) so you can leave your dogs and children to roam outside safely. There is a small stream outside the fence but sadly no swimming. La Folie produce an excellent Viognier and a decent Cabernet, both are available in the cottage. Definitely worth visiting."

"Superb, secluded, romantic."

"Absolute heaven. What a beautiful setting! The dog children loved it and we felt relaxed knowing that they were safe. We have not felt so rejuvenated in a long time. I can't wait to go back. The hospitality was as amazing as this getaway."

"What a magical place to go to get away from it all. Nestled among cool trees with the burbling spruit nearby, La Folie Green Cottage makes for a relaxing environment to unwind. Finest furnishings and finishes with Anita's minutest attention to detail make you feel welcome and special. The beds are comfortable and the linen is of the highest quality. Everything you need for a nearby getaway awaits you. We were also very grateful to have been able to have taken our beautiful dog away with us. Thanks Nico and Anita so very much for a great week end away. We will definitely be back."

"A beautiful cottage in a stunning environment. It is a treat to not be hindered by the trappings of our normal modern lives and to be reminded that we can live without electricity, radio's and television."

"A charming little cottage set on a peaceful farm."

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La Folie Cottages, Wellington, Western Cape
GPS: S -33.6713   E 19.0399
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