Nooks Pied-à-terre

Cape Winelands

Rooms: 2: 1 king with en-suite full bathroom; 1 queen with en-suite bathroom.

Prices: May to July 2017: from R1950 per night (for 2 adults sharing); Aug to Dec 2017: from R2450 per night (for 2 adults sharing); Jan to April 2018: from R2550 per night (for 2 adults sharing). Extra R300 per person, per night (up to a maximum of 4 adults sharing). Minimum of 3 nights stay. Discounts for longer stays.
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Meals: Self-catering only.

Directions: From Paarl/Stellenbosch, as you enter Franschhoek, take second turn on left into Uitkyk St (signed to Chamonix). Nooks Pied-à-terre is on the left on the corner of Haumann St & Uitkyk.

Lesley and Kevin Dennis
6 Haumann Street, Franschhoek, Cape Winelands, Western Cape

Tel: (0)21-876-3322 (Fine & Country team, local management company)
Cell: (0)76-516-1337
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Sitting on a quiet side street in central Franschhoek, from the outside 'Nooks Pied-a-terre' is a picture of Victorian 'white picket fence' charm. But this is a house with a secret, revealed only as I passed through the shutters into the double-height living room. On the inside 'Nooks' is super-contemporary. On the ground floor the living/dining area is huge, with appropriately titanic sofas. To the left: a large open fireplace and kitchen island, black stone work-tops, wine chillers and stainless steel appliances. This kitchen would keep the pickiest gourmet happy on evenings when the short walk to nearby restaurants seems unappealing. Ahead, a large French window overlooks a splash pool, outdoor shower and a lemon tree. Now decisions, decisions… which of the two spiral staircases should I climb first? I took the left and was rewarded with leather-clad sofas, TV, DVD and games area. Exposed brickwork and wooden beams meet with precision in the adjacent mezzanine, containing book loan and mini-office space. No aspect of this impressive house disappoints: not the master bedroom, its huge en-suite dominated by a free-standing bath in front of French windows that beg to be cast open to the pool beyond; nor the second bedroom with its stately bay windows overlooking the garden and its huge bed, resplendent in fur. Lesley and Kevin have lavished care, love, attention (and I think money) on Nooks, from the modern art on the walls to the under-floor heating. This was their home after all. My advice? Get here before they make plans to return!

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Nooks Pied-à-terre
Master En-Suite
Second Bedroom
Double vanity
Comfy Sofas
Master En-Suite
Open Plan Living Area
Open Plan Living
Living Area
Master Bedroom
Pool at night
Master Vanity