Doolhof Wine Estate is the setting for this romantic retreat.
At the foot of the Bainskloof Pass, just outside Wellington, Grand Dédale Country House is – as its name suggests – a luxurious escape on a wine farm in the Wellington Winelands.
The lovingly restored Cape Dutch Manor House, once the private residence of the farm’s owners, overlooks a sweeping valley and a trio of mountain ranges beyond. The elegantly adorned guesthouse is home to six boutique suites and one thatched cottage, and is ideal for those seeking a romantic, tranquil or child-free escape.
A spa, 15-metre swimming pool and a fireplace-lit tea room are just some of the facilities that’ll make your stay utterly comfortable, and there’s also a beautifully appointed dining room and a series of outdoor lounges overlooking the garden.
This is one for the love birds…
Cost From R3 780 per night for two guests sharing
The details The rate includes a welcome drink, afternoon tea and snacks, a four-course gourmet dinner, full South African breakfast, all self-service beverages and a complimentary wine tasting.
Valid until 25 November 2021
- 6 one-bedroom suites (Hawequa, Limietberg, Groenberg, Lady Anne Barnard, Andrew Bain, and Jacques Potier)
- each suite features a king-size bed (can be made into twins) and an en-suite bathroom with a rain shower and freestanding bathtub
- private atrium, lounge and dining area in select suites
- private view-facing patios
- two-storey Old Wine Cottage with an extra-length king-size bed, private veranda, open plan lounge and two bathrooms (one with shower and one with a jet bath)
- air conditioning
- complimentary wifi
- shared dining room
- outdoor braai facilities
- tea room with fireplace
While you’re there
The pool is the only place to be on hot summer days, while the fireplace-lit tea room and library offer a cosy sanctuary when the winter chill kicks in. Those looking to get out and about will be in their element with the array of activities on your doorstep: scenic river walks along the Kromme River that runs through the estate and mountain-biking trails for adults and children.
There’s also an on-site spa offering an array of treatments and relaxation facilities, an elegant Tasting Room where you can sample a selection of wines, as well as picnic baskets available to order.
And, of course, Wellington’s wonderfully relaxed wine route is also a short drive away…
Distance from CT 1 hours
Child friendly? Yes, 12 years and older
Pet friendly? On request
Wifi? Yes, free
Sleeps 2 per suite; 2 in the cottage
Cost of the special R3 780 per room per night (all-inclusive)
Where to find it Bovlei Road, Wellington, Western Cape
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