A superb hospitality investment opportunity has arisen in the historic heart of Franschhoek, just under an hour’s drive from Cape Town. When Dutch owners Eveline and Alexander first arrived in Franschhoek from Amsterdam they fell in love. They knew it was one of the top food and wine destinations in South Africa but discovered a wonderfully family friendly village with excellent schools nearby… so they simply couldn’t resist the dream of making a new life here, far away from the stress of a busy city. Before long, they had bought two adjacent properties and created an immaculate six-suite hotel for travellers who want to stay in a peaceful oasis within walking distance of this characterful winelands village. ‘We love travelling and have created Maison Cabrière from collected memories of our past stays around the world, a place that doesn’t feel like a hotel but is more homely,’ says Alexander.
Stepping inside the front door from the lush garden, Maison Cabrière genuinely does feel like a home-away-from-home, which is why it is so loved by return guests who enjoy the attention to detail and thoughtful, personal touches. The tastefully decorated suites are generously sized with the larger ones upstairs under the thatched roof. A glass-lined balcony overlooks the pool and surrounding lush gardens with mature trees framed by magnificent mountain views. Downstairs, each of the suites open to a private terrace and are close to the pool deck – all restful spots to read a book and enjoy a cup of tea or glass of Cape wine at sundown. The architectural style is best described as ‘modern Cape Dutch’, but their interiors are calm and clean-lined – sophisticated, Scandinavian style with ‘touches of African warmth’.
Maison Cabrière will be sold as a fully functioning boutique hotel: each suite has everything a guest needs to make a stay delightfully comfortable. But the most wonderful aspect about staying here is the location: Cabrière Street is one of the most beautiful in Franschhoek, yet when you step out of the back gate, you’re less than 170m from the bustling main road in the village, renowned for its world-class restaurants, cosy coffee shops, art galleries and beautifully curated boutiques. Walking back from dinner up the road at night is so easy but there’s secure parking for six cars on the property for guests who want to explore further and enjoy the wine routes of Franschhoek, Stellenbosch, Paarl and Wellington to the fullest… and the city of Cape Town is just under an hour’s drive. Hermanus is an easy day trip too, especially for whale watching during season. ‘We love hiking in the mountains at Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve,’ says Eveline, ‘but guests are welcome to use the bicycles to explore the village or surrounding estates.’ In winter, when the peaks are lightly dusted with snow, a cosy fireplace awaits…
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