'As conversation starters, the Toby Megaw fossil reliefs of a frog, prehistoric bird, ostrich and giraffe that line the charcoal walls on either side of the 12-seater dining table win hand’s down...'
Michelle Snaddon
Co-Founder, Art House Collection
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‘Keep it simple . . . buy what you love and what resonates with you’, says Hayley Breytenbach as we stand in her kitchen looking at the late Denzil Herring’s paintings above the Aga, all still life’s of copper and brass in an old farmhouse kitchen. ‘I fell in love with his ability to capture metallics. After purchasing my first piece online, I quickly bought two more,’ she says – but this collection is modest in comparison to the 10 exquisitely detailed pencil and pastel portraits of women of Africa, commissioned from Greg Lourens as well as four giant fossil reliefs by Toby Megaw that grace the lofty walls of the living room. Hayley doesn’t do anything in small quantities: she and her husband manage one of the largest Boran beef herds in the world, manage a wedding venue, a wine estate, five restaurants and more. Life moves fast and decisively but despite this, sharing meals together as a family in their welcoming farmhouse kitchen is a tradition that is never compromised.

However, it’s the Toby Megaw sculpture of a baby’s hand clenching onto a father’s thumb at the end of the pool that was the first piece they commissioned together. It’s called ‘Renaissance’ and represents vulnerability, trust and new beginnings. Originally the centre piece of their first restaurant, and representing the phase of life they were in (about to get married), it’s now surrounded by their formal hedge garden and draws the eye across the long pool. The other large sculpture is Bruce Little’s buffalo in the study. ‘It embraces our African heritage and sits proudly in a masculine space’, says Hayley as the fire begins to glow and wine is poured.

But, as conversation starters, the Toby Megaw fossil reliefs of a frog, prehistoric bird, ostrich and giraffe that line the charcoal walls on either side of the 12-seater dining table win hand’s down – and oversized linen pendant lights the perfect solution for 5m high ceilings. Entertaining, whether it’s in the farmhouse kitchen or on the covered verandah leading out to the pool, is a breeze here. The pantry shelves literally heave with platters, oversized linen napkins are casually knotted over just-arrived Farmhouse Collection ceramics that Hayley has designed, and the walk-in fridges are a chef’s dream. This is the Cape Winelands lifestyle at its best: oodles of space for families, ever-changing mountain views that stretch forever and an abundance of fruit, wine and locally grown produce – including the best beef in the world, of course.

• At Art House Collection we love to share our ‘insider experiences’. Speak to us if you’d like to arrange a tailor-made experience during your stay. Brenaissance house wines are included when you book through us.

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3 king bedrooms en suite
1 loft en suite, with two king beds and kitchen

All bedrooms with garden or mountain views
Main bedroom suite with fireplace
All with ample closet space
All bathrooms are ensuite

• Fully equipped kitchen with dining table|
• 12-seater formal dining in open-plan living area
• 12-seater covered dining area overlooking pool
• Covered outdoor lounge overlooking pool
• Alfresco front verandah with beautiful mountain views
• Family/television lounge
• Study/home office
• Eat-in kitchen
• Espresso machine
• Walk-in fridge
• Walk-in pantry
• Utility room
• Fireplaces (three)- wood
• Gym with garden view
• Generator
• Water filtration system
• Under carpet heating
• Sound system
• Security system
• 12m swimming pool
• Four sun loungers around pool
• Large garden, lawn, views
• Access to farm and restaurant
• Cycling and walking routes

• Housekeeping (daily 8am to 4pm)
• Unlimited Wi-Fi

• Additional estate wines charged on consumption


Advance notice required
• Activities and excursions
• Babysitting and au pair
• Butler and/or chef
• Dry cleaning
• Personal security
• Personal shopping
• Personal trainer
• Spa and beauty treatments

• Stay on the farm and simply relax: cycle or walk – down to the restaurant or to the dam –or explore Devon Valley and the historic town of Stellenbosch and surrounding wine farms, just 10 minutes away.
• Book our beauty therapist who will come to the house – the ultimate luxury.
• Speak to us about dinners at Ember (with award-winning chef, Michael Broughton) or Stellenbosch’s hippest burger pop-up called Stud.
• Or take a day trip: set off for the day explore Helderberg, Franschhoek, Wellington or Paarl Winelands, where you’ll also discover some of the Cape’s top restaurants.  
• Visit the Dylan Lewis Sculpture Garden up in the mountains between Stellenbosch and Somerset West, or take a walk around the Norval Boschendal – the newest gallery in the Winelands or do an art tour at Delaire, all of which we can organise for you.

• Check in 14h00
Check out 10h00
• Maximum 8-10 guests

• No pets allowed
• Non-smoking
• Security deposit
• All bookings subject to final approval by owner
• Minimum 7-night stay in peak season

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