The Farmstead Franschhoek

The Farmstead Franschhoek

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4.5
#1 of 1 small hotel in Simondium
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
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A forgotten land found far away from the big city lights, where we could connect back to the peace of nature. The Farmstead is ensconced between the mountains and water of Franschhoek. A carefully curated cultivation of self-catering child friendly lux-cottages. Farm stay luxury with six cottages; two four bedroom cottages and four two bedroom cottages. All rooms with their own bathrooms and each cottage with an outside bathroom. Secure, quiet and peaceful with mountain and farm views to come back to nature while exploring the winelands. Recently added a riverside deck for sunsets and picnics by the river. We are an off grid eco-farm, we are powered by solar electricity, and gas heating, so we are not affected by load-shedding, we have a large battery bank and ample power storage however we still ask our clients to be conscious of our system.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Yoga classes
Pool
Breakfast available
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Babysitting
Wifi
Yoga room
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Lazy river
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Wine / champagne
Fishing
Patio
Walking tours
Children's playground
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids pool
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Washing machine
Room features
Blackout curtains
Additional bathroom
Desk
Dining area
Fireplace
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Bath / shower
Housekeeping
Seating area
Separate dining area
Sofa
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Room types
Mountain view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Mid-range
Great View
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Dee d wrote a review Dec 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This lovely property is perfectly located in the Franschhoek valley, to explore all the local wine regions. It is beautifully designed with sensitivity and respect to nature- recycled timbers, solar heating, natural stone, saltwater pool, herb gardens, sun loungers made from old packing crates, stunning inside and outside bathrooms, a yoga studio and a riverside deck for lazing and sundowners. Each cottage has an outside verandah and a small inside and outside fireplace. There is a lovely long walk you can do. Staff are delightful. You drive over a stone bridge covered with a flowing stream to access the property which felt quite adventurous. It is very secure. Criticisms- there are actually 5 cottages and 2 large family villas which isn’t clear from the website where it looks like there are only 2 options, so can be quite busy. The sound insulation between the cottages isn’t great. There is also limited information in the accommodation about what time they lock the gate to the river and a mobile number to call if any issues. Apart from that, highly recommend a self-catering stay here. A special place.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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zbosma328436 wrote a review Sept 2021
Stellenbosch, South Africa
4.0 of 5 bubbles
My daughter made used of The Farmstead in Franschoek. Apparently everything was suberb. They even left fresh eggs, fresh homemade bread and Kombucha complimentary, which was greatly appreciated. Everything was clean. The only negative was the showers that were running over when showering. They used towels to dry the floors and no new towels were provided. Otherwise everything else was perfect!! Thanks very much!!
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: August 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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mconat652413 wrote a review Mar 2020
4.0 of 5 bubbles
A really nice to place to chill out with friends or family. Super quiet and tranquil. The house itself is smaller than imagined but has everything you need and the beds are so comfortable. Outdoor bathroom is a nice touch. Lovely fire pit and firewood left to enjoy some smores. Difficult to get taxi/uber to and from this location so ask the host well in advance to ensure she can arrange pick up for you.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: March 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Laure U wrote a review Mar 2023
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We very much enjoyed our stay at the Farmstead, and really enjoyed the river views and nature around. The eco farm is well located, and quite close to the departure station for the Franschoek Wine Tram, an easy way to visit the surrounding vineyards.
However, perhaps the only donwnside to our visit was that we had a misadventure with a broken glass and were invoiced 80 ZAR (approx 4€). A glass which by the way we broke while cleaning it...
Charging for a broken glass seems a bit excessive considering the price of the accommodation (marketed as luxury accommodation). Given that none of the glasses even matched, the suggestion to simply replace the glass would have been appreciated (rather than an exorbitant invoice).
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: March 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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HELEN DE LANGE wrote a review Jul 2021
Durban, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We loved every minute of our stay at the Farmstead. The accommodation is fabulous - gorgeous linen, comfy beds, wonderful bathrooms, simple and tasteful decor and well equipped kitchen, we didn't want for a thing. Such super welcoming touches too - freshly baked bread, fresh farm eggs, rusks, tea, coffee, milk and freshly picked flowers everywhere. The peaceful views and fluffy chickens are an added bonus! Blessing, the manager, lives up to his name in every respect ... I could go on forever and long to return soon.
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Date of stay: July 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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ZeniaMarieR wrote a review Mar 2022
Cape Town, South Africa
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We really enjoyed our stay at The Farmstead. The surroundings are beautiful and the amenities are fantastic, making for a fun-filled family getaway. In particular we enjoyed sundowners and a dip at the river. The location makes exploring Franschhoek very accessible. Visiting in summer meant that the absence of fans in the two smaller rooms (of the 4 bedroom unit) made for some uncomfortable evenings.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: February 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Emma D wrote a review Dec 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My family and I visited The Farmstead for a much needed retreat after a long year! The fully equipped villas offered everything we needed - family-friendly luxury accommodation with the peace and quiet that one would expect only to find in the foothills of France, never mind Franschhoek, a mere 45 minutes outside of Cape Town! While the area boasts many nearby attractions, we found ourselves staying put, enjoying early morning runs and bicycle rides on the property, followed by refreshing dips in the river, with sweeping views of majestic Simonsberg. We opted for long lazy lunches on the patio with the resident cows and Drakenstein Mountains as a backdrop, but one could just as easily meander into town to experience some of the world-class fine dining establishments. We had two tots in the party, aged 2 and 5, who found much joy running around the lawns and playing with the chickens. I would recommend this to both couples looking for a base to enjoy the many outdoor activities available in the area, as well as families looking for a relaxed holiday.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Ella T wrote a review Feb 2024
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were blown away as soon as we arrived. The cottage was gorgeous and had everything you needed. The Mountain View’s were stunning and we loved sitting outside in the peace and quiet. It was a really nice touch having fresh bread and butter on arrival and we loved the outside shower and bath. A highlight of our trip was visiting the vineyards nearby on the tram and bus. We only stayed 2 nights but wish we stayed longer as it was the best accommodation of our trip and Franschhoek is beautiful. I would highly recommend staying and can’t wait to be back!
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: It’s best to have a car to get around but you can also use Uber
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Response from Jules Squires, Owner at The Farmstead Franschhoek
Responded 07 Mar 2024
I’m so glad you had such a wonderful trip hope to see you again soon!
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zgelde998183 wrote a review Oct 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nested in the heart of the wine lands this beautiful accommodation offers everything your heart desire.
Inside the units you will find comfort with style and class and relaxing braai area.
Relax and stargaze while you bath and sip on some wine.
Close to all the beautiful cycling/ hiking routes.
This is the perfect location for anyone.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: September 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Klasie Wessels wrote a review May 2021
Stellenbosch, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were a group of 15 people staying at The Farmstead for two nights and had the most amazing time. The staff were so accommodating and helpful the venue is perfect for couples or small groups. we will definitely make use of The Farmstead again. You will not be disappointed.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: May 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Yes we do! All cottages have both indoor and out door bathrooms
Ella T wrote a tip Feb 2024
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"It’s best to have a car to get around but you can also use Uber"
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Fearless40456134223 wrote a tip Nov 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book a longer stay and enjoy day trips to the Franschoek winelands, markets and enjoy scenic pass drives. "
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Lourens S wrote a tip Jul 2023
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Safe, secure, friendly stafff"
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LaurCapeTown wrote a tip Dec 2022
Cape Town55 contributions27 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"There are 6 cottages- Artichoke is the only one that is on its own- the others share a wall."
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PRICE RANGE
R 2,267 - R 3,047 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeFranschhoekSimondium
NUMBER OF ROOMS
16
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Farmstead Franschhoek
Which popular attractions are close to The Farmstead Franschhoek?
Nearby attractions include Franschhoek Motor Museum (1.0 km), Boschendal (3.1 km), and Le Bonheur Reptiles & Adventures (7.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Farmstead Franschhoek?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at The Farmstead Franschhoek?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and an additional bathroom.
What food & drink options are available at The Farmstead Franschhoek?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at The Farmstead Franschhoek?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Farmstead Franschhoek?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hari Kitchen, Lust Bistro & Bakery, and Cosecha Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Farmstead Franschhoek?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, locker rooms available in the fitness centre, and yoga classes during their stay.
Does The Farmstead Franschhoek have airport transportation?
Yes, The Farmstead Franschhoek offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does The Farmstead Franschhoek offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to The Farmstead Franschhoek?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Boschendal (3.1 km).
Does The Farmstead Franschhoek have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
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