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“Lovely retreat on a a winefarm”
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La Chataigne
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Reviewed 26 March 2014

We spent two nights at La Chataigne and it was just wonderful! The cottage is stocked with wine (definetely a must to try!)
The owners were so helpful, they organised a cot for our little man and were always available if we needed help.
This is a perfect base for the exploration of the Franschhoek valley.

We definetely come back!

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 March 2014

Our last four nights of our Wine buying trip to South Africa were spent at La Chataigne cottages. Our main reason for being here was to taste this years new vintages as we stock their wines here in the UK. As always the welcome here is fabulous the wine is delicious and the cottages are off the beaten track so peaceful and comfortable you have your own Braai with logs to fuel it! You need to check out their wines Richard the owner doesn't like labels so he write on every bottle himself.

Room Tip: We stayed in Kastanje perfect for 4 adults or a family and just a short walk to the pool
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 2 January 2014

Great location, very nice cottage, privat, good place to stay for more than a few day's. next to small river (the franschoek river?) and with braai possibility. 10 min drive to Frranschoek pass for sundowners with nice La Chataigne wine or the home made lemonade!

Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 December 2013

"Our Farm"...that is how our children describe La Chataigne. We have just spent our 5th holiday there...and already booked our next stay. It is peaceful and quiet...the perfect spot to recharge your batteries, but also ideally located as a base from which to explore the Winelands. Cottages are fitted with all amenities...down to wine and homemade lemonade in the fridge. La Chataigne comes highly recommended.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 December 2013

We spent a weekend in the Kastanje cottage in Le Chataigne, and wow, what an absolutely beautiful place. The Franschoek river is only a few metres from the cottage with beautiful trees and the mountain setting the seen for a perfect view as you sit on the very private little stoep.

The cottage was beautifully decorated, had everything that you needed and a personal touch tied everything together. The wine on the farm which is available in the cottage was fantastic, and every bottle is signed by the winemaker himself. Another charming personal touch.

You won't regret booking here. It is everything that you want when visiting the winelands.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 November 2013

My fiance and I spent 5 days in Franschoek/Stellenbosch for wining and dining. La Chataigne is perhaps not the biggest wine farm, but the wines they produce is absolutly World Class. Suzann who guided us through their palette of wines was very knowledgeable and inspirational when she offered us to try their wines.
The wine farm is absolutely worth a visit and their wines has to be enjoyed at site.
Thx Suzann :-)

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 October 2013

A lovely little farm. The wine was beautiful especially the Sauvignon Blanc. Lovely touch with the label signed by the owner and we were lucky enough to get a personal one. The setting was idyllic set just outside of the main part of Franchshoek amongst the mountains and the hills. Go and try it for yourself!!

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about 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 43 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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