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Comforts and Luxuries

Background
Recently restored and interior designed, this unique “Barn House” is situated on the original road that leads into Franschhoek. Dutch Gables on the two wings give the house a stately façade. Nestled in a quiet residential area, “La Chouette” 45 Huguenot Road, is within easy walking distance of the many restaurants, wine farms and specialist shops that add to the charm of Franschhoek village.

Interior
Designed in “country French meets industrial chic” the predominantly sleek grey and wood  décor is highlighted, in places,  with multi-coloured tapestries & kilms. Collections of interesting coloured vases and vintage eye baths are dotted around the house. Owls are a subtle theme to be found throughout the house!

House
45 Huguenot Road “La Chouette” has three double bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms; accommodating a maximum of 6 people. A large kitchen and scullery. A sitting and dining area both inside and out, plus a guest toilet.

Wine
A limited stock of carefully selected wine is available on arrival for that first relaxing “at home” drink.

Duvets and Linen
All the beds have “Duck Down Four Seasons Duvets” which are soft, puffy and luxurious. They are filled with high quality duck down and offer the flexibility of the four seasons construction. The autumn/spring half has a tog value of 9.0, the summer half has a tog value of 4.5 and together they make up a winter weight with a tog value of 13.5. All the pillows have quilted protection covers.

Electrical Sockets & Plugs
Throughout the house a range of electrical sockets have been installed to allow the use of both European and South African plugs – two and three pin plugs can be used.

WiFi
There is Wifi in the house.

TV
There is a TV in the lounge with DSTV. There are no TVs in the bedrooms. Read (there are lots of books), walk, eat, drink and enjoy the scenery!

Laundry/Scullery
A laundry/scullery with a Whirlpool top loader washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher is situated off the kitchen.

Fireplace
A wood burning stove for chilly evenings heats the main sitting and dining room.

Verandah
A covered verandah outside the main barn room affords a view of the mountains and beautiful garden.
A portable gas braai (barbeque) allows you to cook outdoors without getting sunburnt.
A table on the verandah creates an outside dining area for you to enjoy eating al fresco.

Library
A selection of books can be found throughout the house. Feel free to read them.

Housekeeping
There is a housekeeper so you can relax.

Garden
The newly landscaped garden is a work in progress. Some of the old trees remain and you can pick lemons and avocados from the established trees. A grove of olive trees has been planted and water pears line the fence.  Hedges, dry stone walls and a secret sitting area add interest to this magnificent garden.

Swimming Pool
There is a newly installed, specially designed pool, with a deck shaded by a Yellowwood tree. The deck is the perfect spot for early morning and evening yoga sessions. Yoga mats are provided.

Solar
Solar panels on the roof heat the water for the house.

Parking
There is off-street parking for 3 cars.

Security
The house has it own alarm system and beams around the exterior.

Smoking
The house is strictly no smoking.