Groot Drakenstein Valley Western Cape

Accommodation South Africa

Drive through the splendour of the Groot Drakenstein, through its orchards, vineyards and tranquil parklands, to a house that embodies the rich heritage of the Franschhoek and Groot Drakenstein Valleys. Built in 1700s with its distinctive Cape-Dutch gables that were enhanced by sympathetic Hubert Baker renovations in 1907, Lekkerwijn invites its guests to stroll through the peacock-adorned gardens, relax by the swimming pool and be charmed in its classically furnished rooms. Lekkerwijn is an unforgettable base for the single traveller, couples or parties of up to 12 to explore the delights of the Franschhoek and Stellenbosch Valleys. This historic family home offers an enchanting combination of bed and breakfast (single, double and twin) accommodation in the Main House or self-catering in the Coach House to suit all situations, occasions and budgets.

In-house Entertainment: Relax by the swimming pool, which is a the perfect temperature at the end of a long day touring. Lekkerwijn has lots of it's own fauna, the peacocks and guinea fowel will parade particularly at any hint of being fed and Pashmina (host Stafordshire Bull-terrier) will try and round them all up at the slightest opportunity. There are also two resident owls who breed regularly. Wander round Lekkerwijn's park-like lands and see some of the most stunning views of mountains in the wine country. The more relaxed sitting room has a stereo and TV. Special wine tastings and dinners can be arranged at the house by prior arrangement. The Coach House cottage is ideal for couples with babies, establishment do baby sitting.

Nearby attractions: Wine estates, wine tasting, cellar tours, restaurants, cheesery, charcuteries/delicatessens, arts, crafts & theatre, trout fishing, golf, horseback riding, mountain hikes and climbing, history, health spa, beauty treatments, etc.
Dining Hall: The entertainment hub of the house, the Dining Hallís highly polished antiques and impressive hearth are beautifully enhanced by fresh flowers picked from the extensive gardens. Dinner can be provided by prior arrangement.
A choice of Drawing Rooms: On both sides of the dining hall lie the two drawing rooms. One is a comfortable, restful retreat, while the other serves as a more formal and graceful receiving room.
Internal courtyard: The quiet, sheltered beauty of this established garden offers the perfect spot for breakfast, afternoon tea or to kick off your shoes and luxuriate in a book.
Bedroom 1: In the original master bedroom, this beautifully appointed room with walk-in closet and luxurious en-suite bathroom and shower resounds with the simple luxury of polished wood and fine linen.
Bedroom 2: In a spacious room off the internal courtyard, twin beds face out over a tranquil garden whose peace is broken only by the cry of Lekkerwijn-bred peacocks. This room has a modern en-suite.
Upstairs bedroom wing: Up the stairs of the airy lobby is the upstairs bedroom wing that was added by Herbert Baker in 1907. Filled with paintings and drawings by the Pickstone family, this former children wing offers commanding views of the parkland and the valley.
Bedroom 3 (twin beds): The former Nursery looks over the valley towards Franschhoek. The stylishly renovated en-suite bath and shower room has the best vantage point of Lekkerwijnís graceful oak-lined driveway.
Bedroom 4 (double) and bedroom 5 (single): Both bedrooms share the recently renovated bathroom between them and look across the flower garden and vineyards below towards the Drakenstein mountain range.
The Coach House: This delightful self-catering cottage is part of the farmís outbuildings. While offering a relaxed, more self-determined environment the Coach House retains the simple elegance that embodies the Main House. The Coach Houseís double bed and day bed, sleeps up to 3 persons and has a fully stocked kitchenette and dining area. The Coach house cottage also has a TV and relaxing sitting room area.

Lekkerwijn Groot Drakenstein Valley, Western Cape, South Africa Lekkerwijn Groot Drakenstein Valley, Western Cape, South Africa Lekkerwijn Groot Drakenstein Valley, Western Cape, South Africa

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