THE RIVER HOUSE
La Grange de Cabriere
Situated in the spectacular valley an hour from Cape Town, Franschhoek is the ultimate South African wine culture experience. With thanks to the French Hugenouts who started this small town over 300 years ago, bringing their vines with them. With the focus on gastronomic excellence, art galleries, beautiful guesthouses and friendly people, you'll think you'd died and gone to heaven.. La Grange de Cabrieré was one of the original farms in Franschhoek, situated along the river, 400m from the centre of town. The house overlooks plum orchards, vineyards and the panoramic mountain scape.
A lovely housekeeper comes daily to clean the house.
Mesmerising views of the sun setting on the Franschhoek mountains.
Beautifully landscaped, levelled garden backing onto the Franschhoek River. Herb & vegetable garden.
City bicycles, croquet & boulle are included. Two outdoor BBQ areas.
Large 12m swimming pool with lounging area, umbrella and pool pillows.
Including smart TV with Netflix and YouTube.
>> Click on images above to view full gallery.
THINGS TO DO
Explore over 51 wineries within your immediate radius on the Wine Tram.
Take a walk around the Hugenout Monument and learn about the history of Franschhoek.
Over the river from our farm is Richard Branson' s Mont Rochelle that offers horse riding tours.
Enjoy a spa treatment at any of the numerous spa's in the village. We recommend Leeu Spa.
If you are into mountain walking, hiking or cycling, there is a large array of trails at the local nature reserve.
Apart from the lovely local shops on the main road, there is a cute Saturday market near the town church.
>> We provide all our guests with detailed recommendations upon arrival.
Website - UK - Feb 2020 - "Undoubtedly one of the best highlights of our trip to SA was our stay at your house. It was simply perfect, the location was exactly what we wanted and so easy to access the high street and other estates. The decor was beautiful, with amazing views and we were lucky with the weather as we managed to get in a few hours of pool time. We had a braai on one of the nights and it was great that everything was all set up for it. My wife and our friends loved the decor and Promise was the perfect balance of being present but also giving us space. The fact that we could pre order from Woolworths and have delivered to the house was just brilliant and gave us another few hours of just enjoying the sun and the views. There aren't enough adjectives to describe just how perfect the property was and just how easy it was to facilitate the booking with you. "
Perfect Hideaway - JHB - March 2019 - "We absolutely loved The River House. The birthday girl in particular lost a bit of her soul there. We travel frequently and often abroad. This was definitely in our top 3 stays! You did a wonderful job on the interiors and for a brief moment we could all just breath."
Website - Cypress - January 2019 - "It’s a beautifully decorated home which has an amazing feeling of luxury and sophistication yet it’s so comfortable and it feels like you have arrived at someone special’s home. It has the perfect balance between the collected pieces of antique furniture and it’s modern farmhouse architecture."
Airbnb - DBN - April 2019 - “The house is cleverly designed to offer up to eight guests privacy and space and to relay the sense of a calm, uncluttered life and yet Franchhoek, with is restaurants, wine, art and decor shops, is only a few hundred metres from the gates.”