La Chataigne: Stylish Self-Catering in The Franschhoek Winelands

La Chataigne: Stylish Self-Catering in The Franschhoek Winelands

Situated on a working wine farm in the Franschhoek valley, La Chataigne is a tranquil hideaway with all the creature comforts discerning travellers desire.

Near a tree, by a river, there’s a cottage in the woods. Well, there are five cottages actually… and they’re surrounded by orchards and vineyards… and mountains in the distance.

A boutique working wine farm in the beautiful Franschhoek valley, La Chataigne is home to five stylish self-catering cottages in a wonderfully intimate and relaxed environment.

Owned by Swedish-born Richard Parkfelt and his wife Julie – who have a passion for all things wine and decor – the original workers’ quarters and stables have been stylishly renovated and turned into monastic (and very chic) self-catering lodgings, perfect for all tastes and occasions. We particularly love the good-quality glassware and kitchen appliances (Smeg, no less), which elevate a great weekend away to one you won’t soon forget.

La Chataigne is the ideal spot to unwind, walk, mountain-bike, play boules, chill by the pool and soak up the beauty of the surrounds. And, if you’re looking for a buzz, the town’s main drag – brimming with top restaurants, shops and galleries – is a mere five-minute drive away.

The lodgings

Guests have the choice of staying in one of five luxury self-catering cottages spread across the farm. There are three riverside cottages: the newly renovated Chestnut (sleeps two), Marron and Kastanje (each sleep four), and two Scandi-chic stable cottages, Blanc and Noir, which epitomise contemporary comfort and style.

Chestnut Cottage

La Chataigne Chestnut Cottage Garden
La Chataigne Chestnut Cottage Inside
La Chataigne Chestnut Cottage Bathroom
  • one bedroom with a king-sized bed (option of twin beds available)
  • en-suite bathroom with a shower
  • fully equipped kitchen
  • open-plan lounge with an indoor fireplace
  • outdoor patio with a braai and seating area
  • private swimming pool
  • complimentary wi-fi

Cost From R3 300 – R3 600 per night for the cottage (depending on season)

Marron Cottage

  • two bedrooms with king-sized beds (option of twin beds available)
  • two en-suite bathrooms (one with a shower, one with a bath)
  • fully equipped kitchen
  • open-plan lounge with an indoor fireplace
  • outdoor patio with a braai and seating area
  • complimentary wi-fi

Cost From R2 280 – R2 565 per night for two adults (depending on season)
From R2 660 – R2 945 per night for three to four adults (depending on season)

Kastanje Cottage

  • two bedrooms with king-sized beds (option of twin beds available)
  • two en-suite bathrooms (one with a shower, one with a bath)
  • fully equipped kitchen
  • open-plan lounge with an indoor fireplace
  • outdoor patio with a braai and seating area
  • complimentary wi-fi

Cost From R2 280 – R2 565 per night for two adults (depending on season)
From R2 660 – R2 945 per night for three to four adults (depending on season)

Blanc Cottage

  • one bedroom with a king-sized bed (option of twin beds available)
  • en-suite bathroom with a bath and shower
  • fully equipped kitchen with state of the art appliances
  • open-plan lounge with an indoor fireplace
  • outdoor patio with a gas braai and seating area
  • large deck with a private pool
  • TV with select DStv channel
  • air-conditioning
  • Nespresso machine
  • complimentary wi-fi

Cost From R3 325 – R3 610 per night for the cottage (depending on season)

Noir Cottage

  • one bedroom with a king-sized bed
  • en-suite bathroom with a bath and shower
  • fully equipped kitchen with state of the art appliances
  • open-plan lounge with an indoor fireplace
  • outdoor patio with a gas braai and seating area
  • large deck with a private pool
  • TV with select DStv channel
  • air-conditioning
  • Nespresso machine
  • complimentary wi-fi

Cost From R3 325 – R3 610 per night for the cottage (depending on season)

While you’re there…


Soak up the sun from the tranquil pool among the orchards, or take a stroll through the vegetable garden and vineyards before settling in with a glass of wine on your private patio.

There’s even a boules court for some light-hearted competition, and a selection of homemade treats and estate wine available for purchase. And, of course, the Franschhoek town centre is just seven kilometres away for those seeking a day trip.

Good to know Enjoy 40% off the first 40 bookings for reservations made until 30 November 2020. Minimum two-night stay required.

Distance from CT 1 hour
Child friendly? Yes, however parents are fully responsible for their children, as there are some safety issues (such as an unfenced pool and river). Only Marron and Kastanje allow for young children, all other cottages permit children of 14 years and older.
Pet friendly? No
Cost From R2 280 – R3 610 per night (depending on season and cottage type)
Where to find it La Chataigne Wines & Guest Cottages, R45, Franschhoek, Western Cape

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