About Lekkerwijn Country Guest House
Lekkerwijn offers a unique and memorable experience for single travelers, couples, families or groups - an historic Cape Dutch Homestead with magnificent gardens with swimming pool set in the heart of the Cape Winelands.
Lekkerwijn Country Guest House offers traditional warm Cape hospitality that caters for those in need of a tranquil break and for the modern traveler. Lekkerwijn has seven bedrooms in the Homestead and one self catering cottage and can sleep up to 16.
Homestead Accommodation (Bed & Breakfast)
Camelia: In the original master bedroom, this beautifully appointed room with walk-in closet and luxurious en-suite bathroom and shower resounds with the simple luxury of polished wood and fine linen.
York: In a spacious room off the internal courtyard, twin beds face out over a tranquil garden. This traditional room has with brass beds, beautiful blue and white wash stand tiles antique furniture and a modern en-suite with bath and shower.
Upstairs bedroom wing
Up the main staircase in the airy lobby is the upstairs bedroom wing that was added by Herbert Baker in 1907. Filled with paintings and drawings by the Pickstone family, this former children’s wing offers commanding views of the parkland and the valley.
Old Nursery (twin beds): The former Nursery looks over the valley towards Franschhoek. The stylishly renovated en-suite bath and shower room has the best vantage point of Lekkerwijn’s graceful oak-lined driveway. The large twin beds can be pushed together, depending on the preference of guests staying.
Peacock Suite: This comprises of a double bedded room and a bedroom with bunk beds. These bedrooms share the recently renovated bathroom between them and look across the flower garden and vineyards below towards the Drakenstein mountain range. Guests only share the bathroom if they are in the same party. This unit is ideal for a couple using the double room or a family with children.
Owl Corner: The north end of the upstairs bedroom wing has a door allowing a private area consisting of a double bedded room, a single bedroom and a small bathroom with shower.
The Coach House (Self Catering)
This delightful self-catering cottage is part of the farm’s outbuildings. While offering a relaxed, more self-determined environment the Coach House retains the simple elegance that embodies the Main House. The Coach House cottage’s large double bed and day bed, sleep up to three persons. The cottage has a kitchenette and dining area, as well as relaxing sitting room area with TV.
GArden Room (Self Catering or B&B)
A recently converted historic outbuilding with ensuite shower room, living area and its own private garden.
Breakfast is served in the magnificent dining room, full of Cape Dutch antiques, or can served in the internal courtyard with garden if you prefer. There are many private spaces for guests to enjoy, including two sitting rooms, one with baby-grand piano and early Cape paintings and a more relaxed TV lounge.
Activities and Attractions
Lekkerwijn is ideally situated for visits to the abundance of wineries in the Franschhoek Valley - Boschendal, Allee Bleu and Solms Delta are all within walking distance. We are well positioned for easy access to the historically interesting towns of Franschhoek, Stellenbosch and Paarl.