From R1000 - R1250 nightly per couple (depending on time of year). Minimum 2-nights stay over a weekend, single night stays accepted during the week.
Budget Getaways Review
Little Willow Brooke is ideally appointed: within easy walking distance of Franschhoek’s hub, yet in atmosphere, miles from anywhere.
Perched above a bubbly stream that meanders through a rush of oak and willow trees (hence the name), Willow Brooke is a cute Cape-styled cottage with all the traditional elements: green tin roof, rough white-washed walls, wonky terracotta paving, rietdak ceilings, cottage furniture and paintings of country scenes.
It’s ideal for a romantic couple seeking a cosy base to the surrounding area – anything more could be a bit cramped.
The neat interior comprises a separate ensuite bedroom with queen-size bed (with a view) and a tiny kitchen that forms part of the lounge area, where you’re likely to spend your evenings in front of the fireplace with a book from the adjacent shelf - The River Running By, Island and The Nomads are just some of the titles to get you into that holiday mood. The ensuite bathroom has a shower only.
Sensibly, there's no TV, but there is a CD player - so don't forget to pack your Neil Diamond Greatest Treffers.
Outside, you have the choice of wallowing in your own private plunge pool with deck or catching some rays on your sun deck. If that sounds like too much to handle, then ambling down to the stream and dozing under the trees on a patch of open lawn is another tempting option. You'll also find the newly added boma down here, perfect for those lazy summer evenings. Decisions, decisions…
"Perfect getaway for any weather. Michelle is lovely and accommodating. We can't wait to go back."
(Carrie-Anne Lones, visited June 2015)
"I had such a great time. It was the ideal breakaway for my fiancé and I. It felt completely like we were in a movie. It was raining outside, but we were cozied up in front of the fireplace, had some good wine, great music and great company. The cottage was clean and the view is magnificent. It feels like you are one with nature, yet the busy town is less than 5-minutes away with everything you need. The cottage is also not too far from the beautiful wine farms. Thank you so much for sharing your piece of heaven with us Michelle. We will definitely be back."
(Glynnis Petersen, visited June 2015)
"A little gem of a place peaceful and tranquil just what was needed and close enough to the town for a visit will be back."
(Gordon Smith, visited May 2015)
"We'll definitely be back."
(Tai Lucas, visited March 2015)
"Wow what a gem of a place! You feel like you are on a completely different continent. Little Willow Brooke is warm and inviting with all the creature comforts as well as all the privacy and serenity from nature that you could wish for. Michelle is so welcoming and warm and you can't help but relax around her. This hidden gem is the perfect getaway for you and your loved one. Close enough to everything but also removed enough to feel that you are in a secret forest and it's just you and your partner. If the rating is out of 5 I give this accommodation a 10!"
(Lauren Gentle, visited January 2015)
"This precious gem of peace and tranquility in such beautiful surroundings was so much more that we expected. The owners are so friendly. They went out of their way to store our trailer with valuable equipment while we stayed there. Our stay there was exactly what we needed after working hard the whole year. Definitely worth our five stare rating."
(Fanie & Connie Fourie, visited December 2014)
"I booked a trip to Little Willow Brooke for my dad as a birthday gift, they have never been there before. On the day of their arrival I got a call saying that the place looks identical to the images they had seen on the internet. They enjoyed their stay in front of the fireplace inside a cozy home. The river was close by they had the pool the fireplace, all they had to do was relax and they done just that. I will definitely be making another booking ... just have to decide whether it will be for my parents or myself!"
(Chandre La Meyer, visited August 2014)
"I am back at work today but keep dreaming of Little Willow Brooke. Feel like going back immediately. It is just the most precious place on earth. Thank you again for sharing your little paradise."
(Leonie Bester, visited September 2011)
"Little Willow Brooke is the perfect getaway not far from home. The cottage is very pretty, very clean, comfortable and inviting. We adored the cottage! Especially the pool. We felt at home straight away. We want to visit again during winter so we can sit by the indoor fire with a glass of red wine from one of the local wine farms. Absolute bliss!"
(Victoria Hanratty, visited April 2011)
"Beautiful setting and the cottage is perfectly suited to a weekend break from the city. Cosy in winter and can't wait to try it out in summer. Worth every penny! Be sure to go with someone special :-)"
(Joseph Shaw, visited June 2007)
"A fantastic, secluded and romantic spot for a weekend away - and all within easy reach of town for restaurants, shopping and general browsing! On a very hot weekend the plunge pool was blissful and the stoep is perfect for lazy afternoon reading!"
(Claire Ashbolt, visited March 2006)
"A stunning, private getaway, perfect for a romantic weekend. We will most certainly be back."
(Lorri-ann van Zyl, visited September 2005)
"This setting is absolutely beautiful! We spent two wonderful winter days at the cottage. It is very private and romantic. Take great wine and good company. Enjoy!"
(Hanneke Swanepoel, visited July 2005)
"The perfect romantic weekend escape. The sound of the brooke is lovely and soothing. You'll feel so relaxed, you'll never want to leave. And the pool is fantastic on hot summer days. My boyfriend and I can't wait to go back."
(Amanda Whitehouse, visited April 2005)
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