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… and they’re in a pear orchard… with beautiful views of the 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.

La Chataigne is the ideal spot to unwind, go for walks, chill by the pool, and soak up the beauty of the stunning 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, Chestnut (sleeps two), Marron and Kastanje (each sleep four), and two recently introduced Scandi-chic stable cottages, Blanc and Noir, which epitomise contemporary comfort and style.

Chestnut Cottage

  • 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
  • complimentary wi-fi

Cost From R1 400 per cottage per night (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 R1 950 per cottage per night (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 R1 950 per cottage per night (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 R2 900 per cottage per night (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 R2 900 per cottage per night (depending on season)

While you’re there…



Soak up the sun from the tranquil pool among the orchards, or take a stroll through the veggie 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 From 1 May 2019 until 31 August 2019, La Chataigne has introduced two wonderful winter specials. Book for Friday and Saturday nights, and stay for free on Sunday night, or enjoy 20% off two nights or more when booking from Monday to Thursday.

Distance from CT 1 hour
Child friendly? Yes, however parents are fully responsible for their children during the stay as there are some safety hazards (such as an unfenced pool and river).
Please note that only Marron and Kastanje allow for children, all other cottages are for age 14 years and older.
Pet friendly? No
Where to find it La Chataigne Wines & Guest Cottages, R45, Franschhoek, Western Cape

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