La Petite Ferme is a gorgeous guest house and winery near Franschhoek in the Western Cape winelands. From the estate there are beautiful views across the hills and valleys from the farm.
Accommodation is in suites, lodges and self-catering cottages. Suites are located in the gardens and offer spacious, stylish accommodation. Some have private plunge pools. The lodges are a little distance from the main farm building, overlooking a trout lake. The 2 cottages are also a short distance from the farm. They are self-catering and each accommodates up to 4 adults and 2 children.
La Petite Ferme Restaurant has had an excellent reputation built over three generations of the family. It has been voted a 'top ten restaurant' by Wine Magazine. It is open for breakfast and lunch. Meals are eaten indoors looking out over the stunning Winelands views, while you are warmed by open fires and under floor heating. On warm days you can eat outdoors in the lush gardens. The cuisine is created by the chefs in a fusion of African, Malay and international styles. The restaurant is not pen for dinner but there is a great choice of eateries in Franschhoek, 2kms away.
Many activities are available in the area including wine tasting on horseback, mountain biking, a variety of gastronomic options including chocolate tasting, bread making and cheese tasting. You can take a cellar tour at La Petite Ferme to get an insight into the art of the winemaker, followed by a delicious lunch and some of their famous wine.
Open: La Petite Ferme is open all year.
Location: La Petite Ferme is on a mountainside overlooking the Franschhoek Valley in the scenic Winelands region. It is about 2kms from the town.
Rooms: There are several categories of rooms, all offering comfortable en-suite accommodation. These comprise Vineyard Suites, Manor House Suites, Lakeside Lodges and self-catering cottages. Suites and lodges have air conditioning, underfloor heating and minibars. The 2 cottages are similarly equipped and also have plunge pools. Each sleeps up to 4 adults and 2 children. The lodges and cottages are located a little distance from the main building.
Activities: You are welcome to join a cellar tour. These take place each day, commencing at 11:00. You can explore the small town of Franschhoek where you’ll find many great restaurants, bars, shops, art galleries and boutiques. If you want to explore the countryside there are many walking trails. Cycling and horse riding are also good ways to get out and about. Cheese and chocolate tours are popular in this gastronomic region.
Facilities: The award-winning restaurant predates the accommodation and serves delicious, freshly prepared and cooked meals reflecting Africa and Asian influences. Lunches can be accompanied by wines from the property’s own vineyard. The restaurant is not open for dinner.
Dining: Meals are eaten at separate tables.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome. They can stay in the lodges and cottages but the suites do not accommodate children.
Health: This is not a malarial area.
Communication: There no Wi-Fi internet access.
"Accommodation at La Petite Ferme was in individual cottages with private plunge pool, bordering a vineyard and overlooking the Franschhoek Valley. Incredible! Restaurant was good and wine wasn't bad either!"
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Office hours: Monday - Friday: 9am to 5.30pm
Telephone: 01473 890499