This delightful ‘little farm’ enjoys a tranquil setting on a mountain pass high above the village of Franschhoek surrounded by vine-strung hills and orchards. A charming French-inspired hideaway, renowned for offering a unique food and wine experience, La Petite Ferme comprises an award-winning restaurant, an innovative boutique winery and a cluster of charming cottages.
Individually decorated with a touch of rural charm, each of the five romantic suites spills out on to a large verandah with a private plunge pool overlooking the Sauvignon Blanc vineyards. Set on a natural outcrop, the secluded Vista Suite boasts an ensuite with four-claw bath and a beautifully appointed lounge with open fire – and this French regal influence also overflows into the intimate Deluxe Suite with its hand-carved four-poster bed!
‘Victorian country house meets Provençal chic’ perhaps best describes the superb La Petite Ferme Restaurant with its distinct yellow and blue façade and panoramic glass verandah. A legendary institution, acclaimed for its gourmet food and wine, the restaurant combines culinary craftsmanship with the owners’ passion for hospitality and service – and once you’ve lunched in the farmhouse restaurant, we guarantee that you won’t forget it! Meals are never rushed – and locals find the ambience so intoxicating, that they often nap on the lawn on sultry summer afternoons, reluctant to leave!
The property is perfectly located for exploring the local wine farms on horseback or by mountain bike – and at dusk, a ‘must’ is a gentle stroll to ensure that you take in one of the glorious sunsets. La Petite Ferme’s Winery is one of the smallest in the Cape and we highly recommend a cellar tour to sample some of the estate’s delicately hand-crafted wines.