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“Soulful country retreat”
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Orchard Cottage, situated on Le Vallon Farm, a quiet boutique wine farm.
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Orchard Cottage, situated on Le Vallon Farm, a quiet boutique wine farm.
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Orchard Cottage, situated on Le Vallon Farm, a quiet boutique wine farm.
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...ideal for families.
Fully fitted kitchen with induction hob
Dishwasher, washing machine etc...
Open plan lounge and dining room with open fireplace
... comfortable sofas ...
Master bedroom...
...with views into the plum orchard...
...ensuite bath and shower...
...recently totally renovated.
Bathroom amenities throughout.
Second bedroom, the Garden room...
...with views into the garden and pool...
...ensuite shower room...
...with large walk-in shower.
Twin bedded room...
...ideal for kids...
...with ensuite shower room.
Hallway opens out to the ...
...the patio area, ideal for 'al fresco' dining and barbecues...
...or just chilling....
...leading on to the private garden and pool
A pool cover is available, should you want one.
Orchard through the plums in bloom.
The Vineyard looking south.
The Vineyard looking north
The Vineyard
The Paddock and Vineyard
The Olive Grove
The Franschhoek pass cloaked in cloud
Almond blossom, the scent is awesome.
G & Ts !
Mont Rochelle
Awesome sunsets
Crisp clean air
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Franschhoek, Western Cape

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Roy C
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“Soulful country retreat”
Reviewed 16 December 2017 for a stay in December 2017

We loved our 5 days at Orchard Cottage and only wished it could have been longer. The cottage has a beautiful view over the mountains that just soothed our city-souls. It is spacious - our young adult girls each had their own room - very good for family harmony. The kitchen is large and well equipped. Location is great - a short walk in to town. The small pool is icy cold, but given that we were in Franschhoek during a heat-wave, very welcome indeed. The owners are warm and welcoming, but not intrusive. We will definitely be back.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
18 Dec 2017
Thank you very much, so glad you enjoyed your stay, we look forward to welcoming you back.
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Karola D
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“South Africa at its best”
Reviewed 22 September 2017 for a stay in September 2017

It's even better than the description on TripAdvisor! A lovely and cosy cottage with all the facilities you need for comfortable living

Many thanks to our host Mike, who's such a wonderful character. We'll be back whenever we come to Franschhoek.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
24 Sep 2017
Thank you for your lovely comments, so glad you enjoyed your stay with us, it was a pleasure to have you both on the farm and we look forward to hosting you again.
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sophielou...
Stratford-on-Avon
Level 6 Contributor
175 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Perfect for us. ”
Reviewed 23 March 2017 for a stay in December 2016

It was our first trip to SA and as luck would have it we'd picked Le Vallon as our base! Of course we all read these reviews and use them as a guide when making choices. Looking through the other reviews it's easy to see why we made our choice and I can certainly confirm that every positive comment made about Mike and Leonora is spot on. However, what impressed us as much as anything was just how much we were made to feel at home and how much trouble they went to to make sure we got to enjoy our first trip to SA. We were given the benefit of their knowledge of the local vineyards and they gave us plenty of information on local events and attractions. I can honestly say that they treated us as though we were family. We will certainly be returning to Le Vallon.

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Management Response
24 Mar 2017
It was great to have you on the farm and so pleased you got so involved with 'farm life'. You'll be more than welcome any time, hopefully we will see you again soon.
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AstonJag
Vale of Glamorgan, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
80 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“We stayed a month - it wasn't long enough”
Reviewed 28 February 2017 for a stay in January 2017

Orchard Cottage is a wonderful cottage - beautiful mountain and vineyard views and exceptional hosts! Mike and Leonora made everything just perfect for our stay. We were here for four weeks and found it very homely. It's actually bigger than it looks in the pictures.
Easy walk into Franschooek village.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
28 Feb 2017
Thank you so much guys, it was lovely to host you and an absolute pleasure to have you on the farm. We are looking forward to welcoming you back again next year.
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jojojojoj...
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A wonderful stay in Franschoekk!”
Reviewed 23 November 2016 for a stay in November 2016
1
person found this review helpful

Orchard Cottage is lovely - perfectly set up, great pool and location. Mike and Leonara are superb hosts and go out of their way to help. We had another wonderful time - we never want to leave!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
23 Nov 2016
Thanks Jo, glad you had a great stay, we look forward to welcoming you back.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Wrinkleyt...
Cheshire, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
242 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“A wonderful stay, in a wonderful location.”
Reviewed 14 November 2016 for a stay in November 2016
1
person found this review helpful

Franschhoek, one of our favourite places, and always included in our road trips.
Now we have a favourite rental in our favourite place.
The location is perfect, not five minutes from main street but feels like you are in a secluded heaven.
The hosts Leonora and Mike are terrific, really doing great with the vineyard and happy to share their dreams and ambitions.
The cottage was petfect for two couples, and can readily take the max of six. Well kitted out with all the white goods of blue chip quality, and spotlessly clean.
If you want to enjoy Franschhoek stress ftee, no fighting for tables in the morning, choose where and when you sunbathe, have lunch and chill out, Orchard Cottage is the place to be.
If you are a dog lover, there is a treat in store with the trio of new youngsters, they will melt your heart.
So stop hunting through pages and pages of reviews, unsure if what you see is what you get.
Get cracking and enquire if your dates are free, I promise you will not be dissapointed.

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Liked best: The views in the morning.
Liked least: We liked everything
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
15 Nov 2016
Thank you so much for your kind words, it was a pleasure to host such charming and engaging guests. We look forward to welcoming you to the farm again.
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David W
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Fantastic Cottage, really spacious, finished to high level”
Reviewed 18 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015
1
person found this review helpful

Cottage was really well laid out. We had struggled to find somewhere that could house us - a family of 4 and Grandma. This cottage was perfect, everybody had their own space, and a bathroom each.
Looked to have recently been re decorated. Finished to a high spec. Kids loved the pool in the garden.
The cottage is within a 10 min walk of all the nice shops and restaurants Franshhoek has to offer. Made a great base for visiting vineyards, and surrounding area. Scenery is absolutely stunning. Wonderful place to visit would love to come back!

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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