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  • Charming setting on a leafy street in the vibrant village of Franschhoek
  • Elegant, colourful accommodation offers stylish comfort and great views
  • A wealth of activties and attractions to explore in the surrounds

Plumwood Inn

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Price tier (pps): R200  R1500+

Child policy: 18 years and older

In Franschhoek

 

-33.9132, 19.1189

About

A tranquil garden and vistas of the mountains surrounding Franschhoek provide welcome peace for guests at Plumwood Inn, a place of bright modernism, soothing luxury and personalised charm. Ideal for discerning travellers who want to be close to the beating cultural heart of the village, the inn offers a variety of uniquely-decorated guest rooms with bright colours and subtle African touches.

The main house plays host to four rooms of classic cottage-style comfort, while the two villas hold seven rooms with a more contemporary flavour. Options in the main house range from standard rooms with Queen-size beds, to a deluxe standard room with King-size bed, and a beautiful luxury room with a choice between a King-size or twin beds. 

In the luxury and deluxe standard rooms, the en-suite bathrooms are heavenly spaces with double basins, showers with soothing side jets and big baths, while the standard rooms have large rain showers but no bath.

Guests in the luxury room can relax on a balcony with memorable views over vineyards and mountains. The chic luxury rooms in the villas are very spacious and offer King-size/twin beds, oversized jet showers and baths. Across the board, guests will appreciate the perks of air conditioning, tea/coffee facilities, safes, wireless internet and satellite televisions with DVD players. 

Included in the rates, the inn’s breakfast is one of the highlights of a stay, encompassing a delicious range of cold and hot treats.

Guests will love dining on the terrace on sunny days, with the stunning views and birdsong making the experience blissfully enjoyable. After the meal, guests can satisfy the urge to hop into the twinkling waters of the swimming pool.

The rest of the day can be lazed away on loungers at the pool side, or experiencing the charm of the Franschhoek area. In the village, which is a leisurely two minute stroll away, visitors will find world-class gourmet restaurants, quaint street cafes, art galleries and shops selling a variety of unique products.

The valley is renowned for its excellent wines, which can be sampled first hand at one of the romantic estates. Those who want some pampering will be drawn to one of several spas in the area, while nature lovers can head up into the mountains to hike, horse ride and fly fish. Day trips to Cape Town and the rest of the winelands could also easily form part of an itinerary while staying at Plumwood Inn.

Rates & Summary


Main House Luxury Room

Each sleeps 2 in King-size/twin beds
En-suite bath, shower and double basins
Balcony overlooking vineyards

Standard Deluxe Room

Sleeps 2 in King-size bed
En-suite bath, shower and double basins

2 Standard Rooms

Each sleeps 2 in Queen-size bed
En-suite rain shower and double basins
Balcony overlooking vineyards 

7 Villa Luxury Rooms

Each sleeps 2 in King-size/twin beds
En-suite bath, shower and double basins

Pricing

  • For pricing detail, click on CHECK AVAILABILITY & BOOK ONLINE above

Catering

Continental and cooked breakfast included

Kids

No children allowed.

Why Stay Here?

Situated on a leafy street in cultural Franschhoek, Plumwood Inn offers luxury bed and breakfast accommodation in rooms of immense comfort and panache. The inn boasts creatively-designed contemporary rooms just a two minute stroll from Franschhoek’s village centre. Breakfast is enjoyed on the outdoor terrace overlooking a sparkling pool, with mountains providing a stunning backdrop.

Summary

  • Charming setting on a leafy street in the vibrant village of Franschhoek
  • Elegant, colourful accommodation offers stylish comfort and great views
  • A wealth of activties and attractions to explore in the surrounds

Things to consider Bringing

Sunblock, hat, walking shoes, swimming costume, swimming towels, golf clubs, binoculars for bird watching.

Road Conditions

All roads leading to the inn are tarred.

Activities & Attractions

  • Swimming pool
  • Nearby: wine tasting, cellar tours, cheese and olive tasting, art galleries, museums, health club, golf courses, fly fishing, mountain biking, hiking trails, horse riding, Cape Town.

Details

Accommodation & Hospitality

  • Lounge
  • Dining table
  • Verandah / patio
  • Air conditioning
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Hair dryer available
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry service available
  • Ironing service available
  • Self-service tea and coffee available
  • No smoking indoors

Catering & Kitchen

  • Breakfast
  • No Restaurant

Utilities

  • Water supply good for drinking
  • Electric geysers
  • Eskom electricity

Leisure Amenities

  • No gym available
  • Swimming pool
  • Satellite television
  • Garden

Business & Connectivity

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Good cell phone reception
  • Limited business centre
  • No conference facilities available

Access & Convenience

  • Not wheelchair friendly
  • Not child friendly
  • No pets allowed
  • Off street parking
  • Nearest shops within 500m
  • Nearest fuel within 1km
  • No shuttle service available

Payment

  • Credit cards accepted
  • EFT accepted
  • Cash accepted

Security

  • Personal safe

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Cape Winelands

Western Cape

About

As the name suggests, the Cape Winelands is an area of vines and vineyards; the berries of which are responsible for that most delicious fermented juice of the grape: wine. The region is well known for its proliferation of estates and cellars that continually create quality wines throughout the cultivar spectrum.

This is an area that encourages leisurely meanders along its various wine routes, absorbing the natural beauty of the rural surroundings.

The region stretches northwards from the eastern outskirts of Cape Town. In the south the popular and trendy towns of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek nestle in the shadow of the mountains that make up the Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve. To the west the popular tourist ‘Route 62’ follows the Breede River Valley. It takes in the town of Robertson, the quaint village of McGregor and continues to Worcester.

North, across the N1 highway, the historic towns of Paarl, Wellington and Tulbagh are strung out between a series of mountains. In the far north-east, the town of Ceres is a dot in a sweeping valley of fruit orchards.

Craggy mountains are a feature of the landscape, giving rise to the region also being called the Boland (High Land). The mountains include the ranges of the Groot Drakenstein, Langeberg, Hexrivier and Witzenberg. Their steep rocky peaks plunge to gentler gradients rich in fynbos and proteas, before levelling out in fertile valleys threaded with chortling streams.

In these low-lying areas, suspended between the slopes, vineyards stretch in patchwork patterns. Like an artist’s palette the area changes with the seasons - from subtle spring pastels, through lush summer greens, to the earthy shades of autumn.

Not only are the Cape Winelands a delight for connoisseurs of fine wines; the towns themselves are centres for a host of enjoyable pastimes. Many are steeped in history and have magnificent collections of traditional Cape Dutch and period architecture.

These are best viewed during a stroll along the leafy streets. The historic Church Street in Tulbagh has the largest concentration of provincial monuments in one street in South Africa. The university town of Stellenbosch, with its oak-lined boulevards, is the second-oldest town in the country, dating back to 1671. Today it is an important cultural centre with a host of galleries and museums, and the country’s oldest music school.

Franschhoek, reclining in a somnolent valley ambience, entices gourmets to sample its fare at some of South Africa’s top restaurants. McGregor is well known for its life-enriching tranquillity and Ceres for its fruit production and snow-covered mountains in winter. Besides their wineries, Robertson and Worcester are known for the production of some of South Africa’s best known brandies – Klipdrift and KWV, respectively.

The winelands is great country in which to enjoy a leisurely trip along minor roads that fade into the fynbos. They will take you into valleys and gorges, past barns stacked with bales of lucerne, and paddocks with grazing sheep and lazing cows. Around farmsteads and cottages, chickens strut their stuff and pigs wallow in slushy heaven. Dams mirror the sky and hillsides, their reflections rippled by drifting and preening waterbirds. Tractors till the land, and labourers and farmers wave to every passer-by.

For centuries the terroir here has been ideally suited to the production of great wine and today, more than ever before, it is also conducive to the making of good times and fond memories. The Cape Winelands is a region to relax in, whilst inhaling the warm, scented air and indulging in the finer things in life.

Look out for

Wine tasting – naturally this is a popular and pleasant pastime in the region. The Stellenbosch wine route, established in 1971, is the oldest in South Africa. Today other routes lead to the cellars and estates around virtually every town in the region. Many of the wineries offer tasting and sales from Monday to Saturday. Maps are available from the tourism office in each town.

Brandy tasting – this much-loved spirit is produced by a good number of cellars and specialist distillers throughout the region. There are 2 brandy routes in the region. The Western Cape Brandy Route winds through Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Paarl and Wellington. The R62 Brandy Route goes through Robertson and Worcester. Many of these offer tasting, tours and sales from Monday to Friday.

Historical towns – the Cape Winelands is rich in history, with most towns and many of the wine estates having their own collections of historical buildings, museums and monuments. The region is synonymous with Cape Dutch and Victorian architecture. Highlights include Church Street in Tulbagh and the De Oude Drostdy Museum just outside the town. There are Zeederberg Square and the Paarl Museum in Paarl, and Klein Plasie open air Museum in Worcester. Twenty declared National Monuments are in Wellington and there is the Huguenot Memorial and Museum in Franschhoek.

Scenic drives – where there are mountains and valleys there are always scenic roads and passes to explore; here is no exception.

River rafting – the Breede River is the sixth largest river in South Africa and is a playground of fun and adventure.

Adrenalin - for lovers of the adrenalin rush, Ceres Zipslide Adventures offers 8 slides totalling 1.4km amongst the rock formations of the Skurweberg mountains near Ceres.

Art galleries – the towns are home to a host of artists and galleries. The Stellenbosch Gallery and Rupert Gallery in Stellenbosch are popular and showcase art through many mediums and genres.

Wildlife on display – the area has a number of parks that allow one to get close to a variety of wild creatures in captivity. Some of the better known ones include the Drankenstein Lion Park, Butterfly World, Paarl Bird Sanctuary and the Le Bonheur Crocodile Farm - all situated between Paarl and Stellenbosch. 

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