My wife and I have recently returned from South Africa and stayed at 'The Garden House' in Franschoek. The Garden House was a wonderful experience in every possible way, from the accomodation at the cottage, to the house of owner's Annette and Barry (both the cottage and house are stunning), to the breakfast served with the most amazing views of Franschoek....It really is an incredible place to stay.
In trying to sum up what makes this place special is not the accomodation and the location (which are fabulous in themselves, it is the people who own 'The Garden House' and go out of there way to make your stay there perfect. The atmosphere is so relaxed and they make you feel so welcome within their home it really is fantastic.
Nothing is too much trouble for the hosts either, they are fantastic at recommending places to eat, arranging reservations for dinner, wineries to visit, just going out of their way to make sure you have a wonderful stay in Franschoek.
NB: "le bon vivant franschhoek" is a must for dining.
I have tried to think long and hard at trying to sum up our stay at the Garden House and for my wife and I, it was the pleasure of meeting two incredible people who made us feel so welcome in their wonderful cottage. They not only give so much to their guests, and from what we experienced, they also give back to those less privileged in the surrounding areas of Franschoek and it really was a pleasure to stay with them.
In one sentence, I would say that we had a perfect stay at the Garden House and would recommend staying there to anyone.
- Also Known As:
- The Garden House Hotel Franschhoek