La Clé des Montagnes is located on a working wine estate in the heart of the beautiful Franschhoek valley. It is surrounded by picturesque vineyards and plum orchards, and the magnificent mountain backdrop completes its idyllic setting.
Whether you are a gourmand, enjoy excellent wine, or simply wish to soak up some of the unmatched beauty of the region, Franschhoek is a must on the itinerary of those who enjoy the finer things in life. Each of the four villas at La Clé des Montagnes has its own special appeal, combining top class luxury and service, with the freedom, space and privacy treasured by discerning travellers.
La Clé des Montagnes is a short 200m stroll from the centre of the historic village of Franschhoek. The land was originally annexed and cultivated in 1692, just a few years after the arrival of the original French Huguenot settlers. The refurbished manor house on La Clé des Montagnes was built by an ancestor of the original settlers, and dates back to 1820. Today Franschhoek has become well known for its variety of excellent vineyards that produce some of South Africa’s finest wines. In turn, the area has an abundance of acclaimed restaurants and art galleries, and is a charming gateway to other areas of the Cape Winelands.
Each of the four elegantly appointed two-, three- or four-bedroomed villas has been uniquely themed by interior decorator, Sarah Ord, inspired by sources as wide-ranging as a colonial highlands lodge with Victorian farmhouse interiors, antique French heritage, avante-garde minimalism, contemporary Swedish artwork, and a fusion of east and north African aesthetics. Each villa has a private swimming pool and features beautiful chandeliers and large fireplaces. Select a villa to suit your preference and look forward to your personalised stay.
A delicious Continental breakfast is provided in the open plan dining room or on the patio. A personal butler is always on hand, and you may choose to request your own gourmet chef for the well-appointed, fully equipped kitchen. This will allow you to relax and unwind while you sample the region’s renowned wines and excellent cuisine, prepared from the freshest local ingredients, without moving from the deep, plush chairs of your private veranda.
Whether cooling off in the inviting pool in summer or warming up beside the cosy fireplace in winter, an unparalleled luxurious accommodation experience awaits you in the heart of the beautiful Franschhoek valley.
Franschhoek promises an assortment of cultural and outdoor activities and attractions to suit every taste. If you wish to take a stroll and soak up the lifestyle and pavement café mood of Franschhoek, the villas are only a short walk from the art galleries, fine restaurants and boutiques of the village centre.
At La Clé des Montagnes a team of professionals endeavours to meet your every request. You relax while they take care of every detail.