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La Chataigne
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
“Tranquil getaway”
Reviewed 29 April 2013

Perfect spot for a peaceful break from city life. We loved being able to relax in beautiful surroundings just a short distance from the village. The fireplace was wonderful in the cold and wet weather and the cottage was well equipped with everything we needed. We will definitely be back when we are next in Cape Town.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Shrewsbury
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Reviewed 18 March 2013

A really delightful place to stay just outside Franschhoek, we stayed in both the one and two bedroom cottages and both were wonderful, very well equipped and in a most perfect location set amongst the pear orchards.
It was so nice to eat our own freshly cooked food for a couple of days during our six week tour of South Africa, and in such a beautiful setting with the pool close by to relax. We also enjoyed the wine tasting and the home made lemonade and marmalade that was also for sale. It was convenient for visiting the area and other wineries, but coming back to this peaceful place was just magical. Hope to be back.

Room Tip: The one bedroomed "Chestnut Cottage" was very quiet and set away from the other two cottag...
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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Reviewed 18 February 2013

A fantastic location, next to the river and in the pear trees. What a wonderful time we had sampling the wines of La Chataigne and the wonderful ambience at the cottages.
The cottage was well equipped and very comfortable.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 December 2012

Well we're do I start. The wines tasting and the boules was brilliant. Then the cottages, they are absolutely beautiful! We loved every minute we spent on the farm and we will return when we are next in South Africa!! Thank you to the staff who were very kind and helpful!

Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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George, Western Cape, South Africa
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Reviewed 28 November 2012

These cottages are the best value for money and most beautiful setting next to the river. Very relaxing and romantic. We bought all their wine varieties and would recommend La Chataigne to everyone looking for affordable, modern and scenic accommodation!

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 29 October 2012

I stayed at La Chataigne with family a couple of weeks ago and all of us loved it! Being in the beautiful pear orchard and positioned alongside a charming stream were idyllic. The cottage was well-equipped, clean and very comfortable. The managers were exceptional too! It's definitely a great place to base yourself for a winelands visit.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
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Cape Town, South Africa
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Reviewed 24 June 2012

This cottage is lovely to say the least! I did an extensive search of affordable accommodation in the Franschhoek area and I found it quite expensive. When I finally found La Chataigne I booked it immediately! The location is perfect and the noise of the river behind the house was fabulous. I just wish we could have spend more time at the actual cottage!

At the front of the cottage you look over a vineyard and you have a lovely little stoep and at the back you have a build-in BBQ and a good size verandah with the river meters away.

The kitchen is perfect and well appointed, the bathroom has a stunning shower with good pressure and the beds are comfortable with good quality linen and duvets.

We will definitely go back in summer when the vineyard is green, with the mountains in the background it is definitely worth a return visit.

The wood for the fireplace was cut a bit too big and thick so it took all the fire-lighters to get the fire going. Might be good to request that the wood is cut a bit thinner.

Room Tip: We stayed in Oak Cottage and sleeps two.
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
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Additional Information about La Chataigne

Property: La Chataigne
Address: PO Box 7 | La Motte, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 40 Speciality Lodging in Franschhoek
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
3 Beautiful Self-Catering Cottages, between the vineyards, and next to a river. Lovely views, excellent wines and perfect setting for total relaxation. ... more   less 

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