La Clé Des Montagnes

4 nights from £ 2,281 per person
Example price for the next 21 days. Based on 2 adults including Breakfast as part of a multi centre holiday (no flights or transfers included).

Wine Estate, Franschhoek

Description

Plum trees and pretty vineyards frame La Clé’s four lovely, luxurious villas.  Part of a wine estate in the heart of busy Franschhoek Valley, they enable the quintessential Winelands experience: tastings, sublime scenery, quietude and the chance to truly kick back. In the background are splendid, mauve-coloured Drakenstein peaks, after which the estate is named; chichi Franschhoek town is only a 200-yard amble away.

Accommodation

Each of the four villas boasts its own chic regional African style – courtesy of cool Cape Town designer Sarah Ord – plus a private pool, flowery garden, chandeliers, wood-burning fireplaces and wide, sunset-facing verandas with barbecues.  There are fully-equipped kitchens but this is self-catering with a twist: breakfasts are laid out each morning, and your 400-threadcount sheets are turned down nightly.  The quartet accommodate 2-8 guests: biggest is four-bedroom Le Colonial; La Grange has three chambers, and Le Manoir and La Galerie both have two.  Air-conditioning and underfloor heating ensure the temperature’s always right.

Facilities

Each guest is allocated a butler – ask him or her to fill your fridge with local produce while you’re out – and a concierge service that can arrange private wine tastings with prominent producers.  Sessions at the local health club are another option.  To be really indulgent, book your own private chef to come and wizard up a gourmet meal.  An unmissable signature evening is the traditional South African 'braai' which is hosted by your butler and includes setting up the entire evening, cooking and clearing away - for a nominal price per head of around £20!  

Activities

Private yoga classes can also be arranged in your villa, while golf, hiking, cycling, horse-riding and fishing are possible nearby.  Whatever you do, reserve some time for chichi Franschhoek town and its fashion boutiques, galleries, fascinating Huguenot Memorial Museum and award-winning restaurants.  You can get there on one of the complimentary hotel bikes reserved for guests.

Child Policy 

Children are welcome.  Tots under three stay for free.  Special breakfasts and babysitting are available.

Les Cle Des Montagnes

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