Located on the forest edge of one of Franschhoek’s oldest farms, these lavishly simple cottages offer incredible views over the forest, vineyards and valleys. Booked together, they are the ideal setting for large family gatherings and celebrations, or individually for quiet getaways.
The row of deceptively rustic, terraced cottages is made up of five mezzanine cottages, two more spacious two-bedroom cottages and an intimate ‘Sunset’ cottage with its own plunge pool. All cottages have sun-drenched patios, open-plan living, dining and kitchen areas, that overlook an immense swimming pool with a vine-covered, pool-side pavilion. Beautifully decorated with a collection of watercolours, oil paintings, colourful Indian textiles and antique linen cushions, each cottage has its own unique sense of life, adventure and tranquility.
La Cotte is great and a beautiful place.
Tiboud Vorveld, 2016
What a fabulous time. Could not have been better! Beautifully homely, warm and user friendly for the children. They have loved it.
Pam, Ginger and family, 2016
Everything is beautiful! We are amazed by the decoration and detail and comfort of the house. It's been an amazing stay at such a magnificent house.
Sita (Nathalie & Daniel), 2016
The property blew us away, exceeding our expectations in every respect. The sense of space, adventure, luxury, the beautiful furnishings and interior decor, the outside space, a pool you could swim in, a bottle opener in every drawer and waking up to the mountains, the vineyards and the lily adorned dam afforded us (a big family with toddlers) a unique and unforgettable holiday.
Paul Boschi & Sarah Cowley, British Ambassador to Latvia, 2016
We will be back for more low-key tranquility, beautiful interiors and the most comfortable beds in the world.
Georgia and Justin Letschert
A true holiday! - with farm walks, dips, sundowners on the lawn and relaxing in the comfort of these gorgeous cottages. Can't wait to go back again!
Rohan and Karine Young – Cape Town
The cottages are excellently situated – far enough out of the town for peace and quiet but close enough to be able to walk in for breakfast and to hear the church bells on Sunday morning.
Rupert Powell – Cape Town
The Forest Cottages at La Cotte are the perfect setting for a dreamy, relaxed weekend or holiday. So looking forward to our next visit!
Absolutely beautiful romantic cottage set above the town of Franschoek with an amazing panoramic view of the surrounding vineyards and mountains. The cottage is perfectly appointed - a beautiful Cape Dutch-style labourers cottage that blends perfectly into the surrounding scenery. Can't recommend highly enough.
Justin (Honeymoon cottage of Forest Cottages)