Recently restored and interior designed, this unique “Barn House” is situated in the heart of Franschhoek. Dutch gables on the two wings give the house a stately façade. Nestled in a quiet residential area, La Chouette, 45 Huguenot Road, is within easy walking distance of the many restaurants, wine farms
and specialist shops that add to the charm of Franschhoek village.
Designed in “country French meets industrial chic” the predominantly sleek grey and wood décor is highlighted, in places, with multi-coloured tapestries & kilms.
Collections of interesting coloured vases and vintage eye baths are dotted around the house. Owls are a subtle theme to be found throughout the house!
La Chouette has three double bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms; accommodating a maximum of 6 people. A large kitchen and scullery. A sitting and dining area both inside and out, plus a guest toilet.
There are 2 bedrooms with queen sized beds and one bedroom with 2 single beds. All the beds have “Duck Down Four Seasons Duvets” which are soft, puffy and luxurious. They are filled with high quality duck down and offer the flexibility of the four seasons construction. The autumn/spring half has a tog value of 9.0, the summer half has a tog value of 4.5 and together they make up a winter weight with a tog value of 13.5. All the pillows have quilted protection covers and all the linen is Egyptian cotton.
Throughout the house a range of electrical sockets have been installed to allow the use of both European and South African plugs – two and three pin plugs can be used. The house has WiFi. There is a TV in the lounge with full DSTV. There is a wood burning stove for chilly evenings which heats the main sitting and dining room. All bedrooms have paddle fans and air-con units!
A covered verandah outside the main barn room affords a view of the mountains and beautiful garden. A table on the verandah creates an outside dining area for you to enjoy eating al fresco. The newly landscaped garden is a work in progress. Some of the old trees remain and you can pick lemons and avocados from the established trees. A grove of olive trees has been planted and water pears line the fence. Hedges, dry stone walls and a secret sitting area add interest to this magnificent garden. There is a newly installed, specially designed pool, with a deck shaded by a Yellowwood tree. The deck is the perfect spot for early morning and evening yoga sessions. Yoga mats are provided.
There is off-street parking for 2 cars. Inside the house is no smoking and no pets are allowed. There is a daily house-keeper.
Minimum booking for 2 nights at approximately
R750 per person per night.
The whole house is rented as an entity - no rooms are booked separately. You have exclusive-use!
A 50% deposit is required to confirm a booking and the balance is to be paid before