We arrived and were let through the gate and parked up. There were three large alsatians bouncing around - we're dog people so it wan't a problem but a warning would have been a nice touch, you never know if a dog is unfriendly or not.
We were let into the Cabernet cottage once the manager arrived, inside was cosy, the kitchen and bathroom were well stocked if a little dated, but the bedroom and lounge were great. A box of matches/lighter to light the little wood burner would have been handy.
The best part for me aside from the price was the location, set in a miniature wine farm surrounded by the mountains around Franschhoek. It was vey wet when we arrived but it was great to wake up the morning after with that view outside. The only negative I have about the cottage was that it felt a bit 'around the back', it's set back behind the others and feels a bit shunned and in the shade. The land around the side of the property needs a bit of TLC.
Don't let this put you off though, a great little option if you're on a small-medium budget.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled in the Franschhoek Valley on a secluded boutique wine farm, La Galiniere Guest Cottages provide clean, comfortable and affordable high quality accommodation ideal for overnight and longer stays. Both self-catering cottages have two bedrooms and provide twin or king size beds. Just 5-10 minutes walk from the centre of Franschhoek, you're always close to the range of shops, restaurants and attractions of this premier destination. ... more less
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