We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Fantastic setting”

We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Franschhoek
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Stony Brook Cottages
Reviewed 7 May 2013

Me and the family (four adults and a baby) stayed in one of the cottages for four nights whilst on a tour of the Cape region recently. Simply furnished and quite basic accommodation, but in the most beautiful setting, with the vines all around you and the mountains as a backdrop. The track from the main road to the cottages is a test even in the 4x4 that we had hired. Joy and the family made us extremely welcome and the wine tasting (and the Stony Brook wines) was first class. As others have mentioned the owners resident dog Boo is absolutely gorgeous and if we could have taken her home we would have, she welcomed us every morning and was a joy to have around. Stony Brook is a short drive from the centre of Franschhoek and idealy suited for exploring the wine region. We loved the place and hope to return one day. Thank you Joy for making our stay so memorable.

Room Tip: All the cottages are well situated
See more room tips
  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank StevieH110
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Craig M, Winemaker at Stony Brook Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2013

Thanks so much for the positive review!
I'm also glad you mentioned the road up to the cottages. It's something we're very aware of and would like potential guests to be aware of as well. Unfortunately, when it rains, certain points in the road need to be built up to divert the water - preventing the entire road from being washed away. It is a very bumpy road and we have looked at having it paved but unfortunately it would cost us hundreds of thousands of Rands, which is just not in the budget at the moment.
We hope to see you again soon!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
Reviews (56)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

39 - 45 of 56 reviews

Reviewed 9 April 2013

Stony brook has amazing value for the price you pay , some more established self catering places are double the price. The cottages are simply furnished and have all the necessities you would expect. Great location and views , interesting rugged road to journey up in a small hired car !!
As a base you really cant ask for better.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
1  Thank vumaas
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 25 February 2013

We (2 couples) spent 3 nights in the spacious cottages of Stony Brook in January 2013 and we enjoyed it tremendously! The cottages are well equipped and spacious; the swimming pool is a must after a wine tour and the dam is also great to swim in (much warmer than the pool!). Not to mention a view from the cottages to die for! Joy and her family are helpful, laid-back and very friendly while I had to resist taking the resident dog, Boo, home with me! The Stony Brook wines are very good and the tasting a must! Highly recommended stay in Franschhoek!

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank jolandavanDijk
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 16 February 2013

We have stayed often in Franschhoek, but never in anywhere so peaceful and beautiful. Nestling under the cliffs at the end of the valley, we loved it. With a lounge area and kitchen, at the price it is a steal, gives you more to spend on the eating places in town.
As for the wine tasting, I found the wines better and the experience better than any other vineyard. Unlike other vineyards where you feel that you are being read a script, here they will discuss the wines with you
FABULOUS

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank peterad99
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 January 2013

We spent 3 nights in one of the spacious cottages of Stony Brook and just loved it!

Why?

- The (5) cottages are located in the middle of the vineyards with amazing views to the surrounding mountains offering all what it needs to enjoy the nature and atmosphere of a vineyard.

- The wine tasting is done by the owners which is - according to our experience - not usual in the vineyards around Franshoek and Stellenbosch. We received plenty of valuable recommendations for dining and wine tasting in the neighborhood. If we would have just relied on the guidebooks and our driver we would have missed some of our best memories!

- The vineyard of Stony Brook is family owned / managed and is far from being an artificial experience designed for the crowds of tourists which can be seen at Vergelegen or Morgenster.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank abeisswenger
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 30 November 2012

My fiance and I stayed in Nov 2012 and had a very nice time. Cottages were well appointed and very clean. Only a 10 minute drive from the village. We showed up late at night and it was very easy to find the key and our cottage. Great value for money!

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank KateTJohannesburg
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 28 November 2012

I stayed for10 days at Stony Brook Vineyard cottages and had a great experience – I specifically went there to work on my studies and needed a quiet and relaxing place to stay. This is exactly what I got at Stony Brook. I had great service – from my first enquiry up to my departure. Joy responded quickly to all my emails and provided detailed directions and took initiative to ‘equip’ my cottage with an additional desk and bookshelf to help with my studies. One of the things that I liked the most was the resident Huskey, named Boo, who regularly came for a visit at my cottage.
I felt very safe at all times and kept my front door open during the day and into the night.
I enjoyed a wine tasting and the Stony Brook wines are well worth it.
I was very pleased with my stay there and recommend it for couples who want to explore Franschhoek.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank ADavis1977
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Franschhoek hotels
0.9 mi away
Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa
Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa
#9 of 11 in Franschhoek
670 reviews
2.1 mi away
Leeu House
Leeu House
#2 of 11 in Franschhoek
177 reviews
1.9 mi away
Mont Rochelle
Mont Rochelle
#6 of 11 in Franschhoek
568 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.6 mi away
Bo La Motte Farm Cottages
Bo La Motte Farm Cottages
#7 of 42 in Franschhoek
136 reviews
2.2 mi away
Plumwood Inn
Plumwood Inn
#10 of 64 in Franschhoek
526 reviews
10.6 mi away
Boschendal Cottages
Boschendal Cottages
#6 of 42 in Franschhoek
113 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Stony Brook Cottages? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Stony Brook Cottages

Address: Stony Brook Vineyards | Green Valley Road, Franschhoek, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 42 Speciality Lodging in Franschhoek
Price Range: £51 - £148 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Three of the cottages are single bedroom units that sleep two and one (Cottage 5) is larger with two double bedrooms each with its own en suite bathroom. There are basic cooking and barbeque facilities available in each of the units and there is access to a communal swimming pool. The cottages provide a perfect opportunity to experience life on a working wine farm. ... more   less 

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing