'It is the secluded embrace of each cottage that attracts most travellers, and here you’ll be happily ensconced in your own private corner of the Franschhoek winelands'
Richard Holmes
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While the nine rooms and suites within the Manor House on Leeu Estates offer a sophisticated boutique hotel experience, families and multi-generational travellers – along with those savouring additional privacy – may prefer the collection of beautifully curated estate cottages, offering the perfect blend of exclusivity, seclusion and service.

Set just a short walk from the Manor House, cottage guests enjoy access to all of the estate’s facilities, from inspired fine dining at the Le chêne and La Petite Colombe restaurants, to tutored tastings in the The Wine Studio. Guests also enjoy seamless access to the Leeu Spa by Healing Earth.

The magnificent outdoor sculpture exhibitions and indoor gallery at Everard Read Leeu Estates are equally easy to access, set just a few minutes’ wander through the estate’s manicured gardens.

But it is the secluded embrace of each cottage that attracts most travellers, and here you’ll be happily ensconced in your own private corner of the Franschhoek winelands.  

For couples seeking a romantic country bolthole you’d be hard-pressed to beat Fynbosch Cottage. It’s a destination escape nothing short of gorgeous; a modern interpretation of traditional Cape architecture from the graceful gables to the archway of klompie pavers that frames the front door. Inside, your gaze will be drawn from the soaring eaves and high ceilings to the striking signature wallpaper of the spacious lounge. A separate master suite is decorated with creative contemporary flair, spilling out onto a private garden featuring both plunge pool and hot tub, along with a private sundeck. Set above the vineyards; expect glorious mountain views from almost every angle.

The other cottages in the collection are no less impressive, from the family-friendly heritage charm of the Cellar Cottage to the contemporary style of Max House, a spacious escape offering an Executive Suite and two Classic Rooms that share a living room and dining room spilling onto a private garden.

Vineyard Cottage, where two rooms share a lounge and magnificent terrace, includes a dedicated plunge pool with panoramic mountain views. Protea House is the perfect choice for larger families, with three spacious interleading rooms and suites leading out onto the farmhouse verandah and enjoying a private pool, spacious living area, expansive terrace and separate pool house.

Across the cottages you’ll find the carefully eye for service and sophistication that has become the hallmark of Leeu Estates. Butler service comes standard at all cottages, while works from the owner’s private art collection provide a subtle thread of creativity evident throughout the estate.

• Speak to us if you wish to do a private art tour curated around your personal interests. Read more about the Everard Read Gallery at Leeu Estates in our Q&A with Charles Shield.

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Each of these private retreats amid the vines is exclusive-use:

Fynbosch Cottage sleeps 2 with pool, hot tub: from R36 000 per night
Vineyard Cottage sleeps 4 with plunge pool: from R39 000 per night
Protea House sleeps 6 with shared pool, pool house and bbq area from R51 000 per night
Cellar Cottage sleeps 4 but children can be accommodated on a sofa bed in the lounge: from R39 000 per night
Max House sleeps 6: from R45 000 per night
The Oaks sleeps 4 with hot tub: from R31 800 per night

• Kitchen and dining facilities (but there are two restaurants on the Estate)
• Air-conditioning
• Heating/Fireplaces
• All rooms equipped with premium technology
• High speed Wi-Fi, international sockets and plugs
• Flat screen television
• Hairdryer
• Electronic safe
• Excellent security
• Private gardens
• Beautiful mountain and vineyard views

Access to: 
• herb gardens, river walks and cycling on the estate
• swimming pool and gym
• Healing Earth Spa
• Everard Read Gallery and outdoor sculpture exhibitions

Staff & Services


• Breakfast (7am to 11am)
• Minibar
• Nespresso coffee machine and tea facilites
• Housekeeping
• Butler service
• Unlimited Wi-Fi
• All national phone calls
• Full-service concierge
• Valet parking
• Secure limited parking or secure street parking
• Scheduled shuttle service between properties
• Signature tasting of Mullineux and Leeu Family wines at Leeu Estates, per guest per stay

• All other meals
• In-room dining
• International phone calls
• Dry cleaning/laundry
• Transport (helicopter or shuttle)
• Gratuities


Advance notice required
• iPad on request
• Spa and beauty treatments
• Activities and excursions
• Babysitting and au pair
• Dry cleaning
• Personal security
• Personal shopping
• Personal trainer

• Leeu Estates and the village of Franschhoek itself has so much to offer. Begin with a spa treatment on arrival and once rested, let the magic of this glorious valley unfold.
• Make time to wander through the Everard Read gallery. Works are for sale, as they are in the gallery in the village.
• Sculpture lovers can also visit the Dylan Lewis Sculpture Garden up in the mountains between Stellenbosch and Somerset West. Allow at least two hours – truly spectacular in spring when the wild pear blossoming.
• Take a drive: set off for the day and explore the beaches and fynbos coastline from Hermanus to Walker Bay. Whale sightings can be expected in whale season.
• And once you've sampled Mullineux Wines on the estate, you might like to visit the neighbouring wine areas of Stellenbosch, Paarl, Wellington or Helderberg.
• Equally, if you've enjoyed La Petite Colombe and Le chêne at Leeu Estates, please chat to us and we'll suggest good restaurants along your route. Let us know as it's best to book ahead.

• Check in 14h00
Check out 10h00
• Maximum 2 guests per suite

• No pets allowed
• Non-smoking
• All bookings subject to final approval by Leeu Estates

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