Erf size: 1992 m²
House size: 561 m²
The hamlet of Riebeek Kasteel in the Riebeek Valley is the go-to place when heading west and has become home to many lauded writers and artists. It’s here that Villa Franchi, named after the creative owners’ Italian heritage is situated. Perfectly placed just off the village square this home is within easy walking distance to art galleries, restaurants and coffee.
A Cape vernacular home with an easy country living ambience, Villa Franchi was lovingly renovated and has been nurtured for the past 17 years into a wonderful sanctuary that offers spacious, barefoot, luxury living. This funky, comfy, colourful and richly textured hideaway centres around a Mediterranean style courtyard with sparkling pool and a shaded patio… designed to encourage long, lazy days of lovely languishing! Denim and linen draped couches, screed floors and a well armoured kitchen of the best appliances make for easy holidays. For those that want to embrace their inner master chef, there’s a bountiful kitchen garden bursting with sun ripened aubergines, tomatoes and herbs.
Look past the pool to the grassland veld beyond and you’ll be delighted to find a herd of Springbok grazing nearby. Set within easy distance to all that the Riebeek Valley offers, Villa Franchi makes for an idyllic country retreat.
What we love!
- Just how ridiculously pretty and comfortable the shaded lounge around the pool is – one could laze for days!
- Riebeek Kasteel sits in a popular wine and olive valley in the Swartland with many wine estates and olive oil farms to visit
- The house is under 60 minutes from Cape Town, making it the perfect country launch pad to all the Cape offers!
- Erf size: 1992 m²
- House size: 561 m²
- 4 bedrooms (2 en suite)
- 3.5 bathrooms
- Lounge/dining room
- Family room
- Parking x3
- Underfloor heating
- Airconditioning in bedrooms