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VERDUN COUNTRY HOUSE

Luxury Farm Accommodation
Franschhoek, Western Cape, South Africa
ABOUT

ABOUT

Recently renovated in August 2022, Verdun Country House is situated just three minutes from the picturesque village of Franschhoek. Set in the winelands region of the Western Cape, it is surrounded by beautiful mountains and vineyards.  Owned and managed by Ann Warsop, Verdun Country House is a luxury 5 bedroomed home, equipped with state of the art amenities - to make your stay comfortable and relaxing.  The house has solar panels and battery back-up, to eliminate the frustrations of Eskom load shedding. There are big, established oak trees which are home to resident (seasonal) owls and egyptian geese, whilst squirrels search for acorns and moles dig holes in the garden.  Four horses graze in the paddocks, and two rescue dogs, Gracey and Daxie, run and play in the garden.

Verdun Country House is just three minutes from the centre of the Franschhoek village.  Things to do include wine tastings, tram rides, museum visits, markets, Sunday church services, bicycle rides, cooking classes, visits to the cheetah sancturary - to mention but a few (see "things to do").  Cape Town itself is only one hour away, where one can explore shark diving, yacht trips, visits to the penguins, cable car up table mountain - and so much more.

ROOMS

 

OUR BEDROOMS and BATHROOMS

Note: This beautiful country house is to let as a whole and rooms may not be booked separately.

Bedroom One - King size bed.  Mountain and pool views with doors leading onto pool area and separate entrance via patio if needed. Luxury 300 thread count linen. En-suite bathroom with shower, freestanding bathtub, two vanity basin and an enclosed toilet.

Bedroom Two - Double Bed with pool view.  Luxury 300 thread count linen. New en-suite bathroom (added in August 2022) with shower, toilet and vanity basin.

Bedroom Three - King size bed. Mountain and paddock views with doors leading onto patio with separate entrance if needed. New bathroom (added in August 2022) with shower, toilet and vanity basin.

Bedroom Four - Two three-quarter beds with 300 thread count linen.  Doors leading onto garden and separate entrance via patio if needed. En-suite bathroom with shower, vanity unit and toilet. 

Bedroom Five - Queen bed with 300 thread count linen.  En-suite bathroom with shower, freestanding bathtub, vanity unit and toilet. Baby's crib in this room.

OUR SERVICES

OUR SERVICES

Honesty Bar / Self Catering
Self catering home, with semi-professional Smeg gas cooker. Franschhoek boasts some outstanding restaurants and chefs in the country and vouchers can be redeemed at certain restaurants. Honesty bar comprising wine, spirits and mixers. Bar fridge. Ice Making Machine.
Free Wifi/Netflix/Showmax/Playstation
Verdun Country House has two lounges, equipped with uncapped free Wifi, as well as Netflix, Showmax, DSTV and one lounge has a Playstation 4.  A large collection of  DVD's are available to view - something for everyone.
Bicycles / Garden
Take walks in our garden, meditate with the Franschhoek Mountains in the background.  Enjoy the beautiful flowers, and nature of all seasons.  A selection of bicycles including a Schwinn tandum is available.
Daily Housekeeping/Linen Change 
 
A dedicated housekeeper can be arranged at an extra cost.  There is a separate scullery and laundry comprising washing machine and tumble dryer, as well as a dishwasher.
Swimming Pool
Enjoy long summer days around a private swimming pool, with beautiful views of the mountains and garden. There is a jungle gym for children and a perfect entertainment area with barbecue facilities completes the picture.
Eccentricities
The master bedroom boasts Sir Winston Churchill's chesterfield sofa. Thirty sets of  framed vintage cigarette trade cards displayed on kitchen walls. The Elephant, Giraffe and Springbok bedrooms are each themed as a tribute to these beautiful African animals.
GALLERY

GALLERY

SEE & DO

ADDED EXTRA'S / THINGS TO DO

Wine Tasting & Tours

 

The Franschhoek Valley hosts  a variety of some of the world's most famous wine estates. Experience food and wine pairing, wine tastings, and custom made wine tours of the valley.

Shuttle Service

 

Private luxury vehicle or shuttle service to and from the airport or city centre.  Private tours.

Yacht Excursions 

 

Experience Cape Town on a beautiful day at sea. Lunch, snacks and champaigne on board.

Harley Davidson Motorcyle Excursions

 

Discover the beauty of Franschhoek and its surrounding areas on the back of a Harley, with a designated rider .

Cooking Classes & Chocolate Making
Learn how to cook some of South Africa's traditional dishes.
Horse Riding 

 

Although Verdun Country House is home to four horses that belong to the owner, horseback outings are offered and arranged at a neighbouring farm.

GUEST REVIEWS

"We loved our stay at Verdun Country House.  The farm is breathtakingly beautiful and it is peaceful and quiet.  Ann was always ready to offer advice and help us.  We have already booked our return trip for next year".  

 

José & Anna Da Silva, Porto, Portugal

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