Monday, 9 July 2018

#WineRoutingWithLloyd - Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate (Part 2)

So, in my opinion, Grande Provence is very conveniently situated in Franschhoek. From there it is very easy to explore the city & see what is on offer. And they have one incredible hotel that makes it so much easier. The Owners Cottage should be right at the top of your list when looking to stay in Franschhoek for a day or 5.

So The Owners Cottage has 5 rooms, that are all spread on 1 floor, giving it that real homely feel with luxury trimmings & modern comforts. Exuding grandeur & a sort of contemporary luxury that will have you thinking that you are far away from any city. 

Rooms have pretty much everything you need & more. A built in kitchenette with a fully stocked bar fridge. Television & all common areas have WiFi to keep you connected to reality as you enjoy your break from it. 

On arrival & checking in to your room, you will find a complimentary bottle of wine there for your enjoyment, or just to take home, because you've had a lovely wine tasting with lunch before that. If you missed that article, check it out here

This private cottage has 4 rooms, a deluxe suite, lounge & a conservatory, that leads out onto a beautiful country-style garden & relaxing outside poolside area that would be the perfect place to relax on a hot summers day.

I loved staying here, because it really felt like home. The staff were incredible & so helpful which again just adds to the entire experience & they make you feel so comfortable, you'll want to put your feet up here every day. 

Off to dinner at The Restaurant. Grande Provence becomes beautifully lit in the evenings with lights in the trees & I can just imagine a beautiful candlelit dinner out here on a summer night.

With high-backed white leather chair & recessed windows that frame the view from the inside. Everything feels 5-star & is set out beautifully & we are seated at the table close to the fireplace with flickering lights of a log fire. Joined by the candlelight & adding to the warmth & homely feel. 

Again Chef Guy just brings out the local influence on every plate. A fine dining experience that is not to be missed & will have you reminiscing back to the visit for a long time. 

Oh, so. If you are planning a visit to Franschhoek between now & end of September, you should look into taking advantage of the fabulous Winter Heartland Dinner, Bed & Breakfast offer that they have running. To book your stay, visit or e-mail to now to avoid any disappointments. 

#WineRoutingWithLloyd was driven by Ford South Africa in the new Ford Kuga.

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