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Riverside Cottages at La Bourgogne
Reviewed 15 December 2013

The cottage is very nice and big enough for 2 persons. The management is great, they really want to make your trip a great memory. The pool is in a nice garden setting. The only disadvantage is that you need your car to go to Franschhoek.

Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 November 2013

This is an absolute gem! Amazing value for money enhanced by lovely beds( I am 2 metres tall), well furnished but simple accommodation. Private gardens, lovely swimming pool, bordered by bubbling clean river. Complimentary wine and olive oil tasting; direct access to orchards and vineyards with beautiful ring of mountains. Wood and firefighters, Internet and charming owner and assistant Inge who helps with any concern and readily advises and books restaurants etc. gloria the room maid and Steven the gardener keep everything spick and span. Joey and Sacha the dogs guard your cottage all night and are ready to be petted in the morning.
We will return!

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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 November 2013

I stayed 2 nights at the Riverside Cottages at La Bourgogne in Franshoek with my husband and our 1-year old son.

Our cottage had a small bedroom (with a somewhat small bed), a nice lounge area, a well-equipped kitchen and a bathroom. The cottages are set in a nice garden with a little creek separating the cottages from the reception and wine tasting area. Riverside Cottages are conveniently located close to Franshoek but in very quiet and peaceful surroundings.

The manager was friendly and helpful - and did our laundry free of charge as we were traveling with a young child.

All in all, the place offers good value for money and even though it might not blow you away; the place offers good value for money and I would probably return.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 October 2013

My girlfriend and I stayed here for one night, after ringing on the same day to check availability.

We cannot recommend this place enough. Lovely friendly team looking after the cottages, including a free wine tasting thrown in as part of the nights stay. We stayed in Plum cottage and it was so cosy and peaceful. Had a lovely wander around the vineyards, with Joey the Collie keeping us company the whole way! Pool is very nice, and the setting is quiet and idyllic.

Highly recommended

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 September 2013

We spent a day traveling through the Franschoek region and stayed for one night at this beautiful farm. The cottages are very well priced, and you get a complimentary wine/olive tasting plus a bottle of delicious wine! The cottages are very comfortable, complete with a lovely fireplace, braai area,a stoep overlooking the river and mountains, a a comfortable bed. Modernly furnished, clean and spacious. The service was very friendly and helpful. A wonderful place to go and rest, take a walk in the orchards and enjoy a bottle of wine next to a fire. Can't be more perfect!

Room Tip: We were upgraded to the 4 bedroom cottage. All cottages look the same and has the same amazing views...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 August 2013

Beautiful setting on the river. The cottage was very neat and well equipped, although the kitchenette was quite small. That didn't bother us because if you are in Franschhoek you eat out all the time. I mean, you are in the culinary capital of SA! But we made a braai one evening and it was great. We were four adults and one toddler and the cottage was big enough for all of us. Very comfortable. I will defnitely stay here again. Only criticism was that the couch in the lounge must be replaced with a more comfy one.
Staff and reception very friendly and we had good service.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 26 August 2013

These cottages are billed in all the promotional media as "extraordinary". Not sure why. It is cozy - read small, especially the bedroom, but cold - despite the two small heaters. Maybe consider electric blankets for the winter and a few more rugs for the very cold floor - also a hairdryer, usually standard equipment with holiday accommodation. There is little privacy - even a screen between the two cottages would have been appreciated and a blind over the front door window for the evening (privacy and helps to block out the cold) - and the cottages are not soundproof so we heard the couple chatting both in the lounge and later the evening in the bedroom. The shower is awesome and the bathroom floor is heated. Appreciated the complementary bottle of Progeny but could not get to do the wine and olive tastings as they had functions on both the Saturday and the Sunday (in that event, maybe leave tasters in the units together with the wine - we could then have ordered at the office). Super service, especially from Issy, and the morning walks were lovely especially when accompanied by the super friendly dogs and their squeeky hamburger toy. Would I stay there again? Maybe when the weather is warmer

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Riverside Cottages at La Bourgogne

Address: La Bourgogne Farm | Riverside Cottages, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 42 Speciality Lodging in Franschhoek
Price Range: £42 - £64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Riverside Cottages at La Bourgogne 3*
Number of rooms: 6

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