By LifeBrands | Franschhoek Life
Visitors to Hazendal estate in the Stellenbosch Winelands have yet another reason to linger a while longer, with the long-awaited opening of The Homestead, a luxurious exclusive-use 5- bedroom Cape Dutch home set in the heart of this historic Cape farm.
Hazendal is one of the oldest estates in the South African Winelands and was originally granted in 1699 to Christoffel Hazenwinkel. The Homestead was built nearly a century later in 1790, the date is still inscribed on the eye-catching rococo-style gable.
An extensive restoration and renovation process have seen this landmark example of vernacular Cape Dutch architecture sensitively rejuvenated – and reimagined – as a gracious Cape Dutch Farmstead offering an intimate yet elegant private home for discerning visitors who wish to escape to the Cape Winelands.
The Hazendal Homestead features five en-suite luxury bedrooms, each named for one of the visionary families that have owned the estate over the past 320 years. The sumptuous suites – spread across two floors – feature inspiring interior décor subtly blending contemporary luxury with historical flourishes. The Homestead is decorated with a remarkable collection of art, collectables and antique furniture, with an array of original Cape Dutch furniture carefully chosen to transport guests to another era in the Winelands, while reflecting the layered history and style of the building.
The five bedrooms are located over two floors; the two larger bedrooms that are located on the main floor have four-poster king-size beds alongside curated period furniture; the three bedrooms on the upper floor are slightly more modern and they each have a queen-size bed.
The Homestead also offers a library nook, intimate bar area and formal dining room, alongside a fully equipped modern kitchen. A private chef is available on request (at additional cost) to create a bespoke culinary experience within the comfort of the property. Hazendal Homestead can accommodate up to 10 adults and is booked as a single exclusive-use unit. In addition, 2 roller beds for children and 2 cots for infants can be requested and placed into each bedroom suite. An on-site personal butler/concierge is on hand 24/7 throughout each stay to assist with activities on the estate, transfers, or tours further afield… Read the full feature and view pricing and deals at www.lifebrands.co.za
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