Nestled in the heart of the Cape Winelands, Franschhoek is a place steeped in history and beauty. It’s in this charming town that we found ourselves for an overnight stay at the enchanting La Petite Ferme. From the moment we arrived, we knew we were in for a treat, and the experience that followed exceeded all our expectations.
Warm Welcome and Personalised Service
Our journey began with a warm greeting at the gate by Monica, setting the tone for our stay. She directed us to our parking spot, where Unati greeted us by name and continued the warm welcome. It was evident that the staff at La Petite Ferme took pride in providing exceptional hospitality.
As we entered the reception area, Jowene (Jo) continued the personalised welcome, and we were treated to champagne and warm towels, offering a refreshing start to our stay. The professionalism and warmth of the staff left a lasting impression on us.
The Luxurious Accommodation: Helene Suite
Escorted by Unati, we were led to our Helene Suite, where we were left in awe. The attention to detail in the suite was exceptional. From the modern overbed fan to the well-stocked mini bar, every aspect of the room exuded luxury. The spacious bathroom, large TV, and breathtaking views of the vineyards completed the picture of perfection. The Helene suite, in the Manor House has been recently renovated.
Dining Delights at La Petite Ferme Restaurant
Dinner at La Petite Ferme was a culinary journey that surpassed all expectations The cosy ambiance, complemented by freestanding fireplaces, provided a perfect setting for an intimate evening. The menu was a testament to the creativity of the kitchen team, who blended flavours, ingredients, and textures to create unforgettable dishes.
Our three-course meal featured starters that included a standout Curry Beef Samosa and a Crispy Squid dish that was a work of art. A palate-cleansing Paw Paw Sorbet prepared us for the mains, where the Venison and Karoo Lamb dishes showcased the finest local ingredients. Desserts, including the Cape Brandy Pudding and Chocolate Cake, were the perfect sweet endings to a memorable meal.
The wine selection, expertly recommended by our waiter Augustine, perfectly complemented our dishes. The La Petite Ferme Winemakers Edition Variation 2018 was a standout choice, enhancing the flavours of our meal.
Augustine’s service was impeccable, combining attentiveness with a warm and genuine personality. His recommendations were spot-on, making our dining experience truly exceptional.
The Night’s Rest
After our exquisite dinner, we returned to our suite to find it refreshed with robes and slippers, creating a sense of pampering and comfort. The spacious, comfortable bed provided us with a night of restful sleep, a true luxury for parents of young children.
A Memorable Breakfast
Winston, our waiter for breakfast, continued the streak of outstanding service. A delightful continental breakfast awaited us, accompanied by a refreshing carrot and ginger juice. The highlight was the Franschhoek smoked salmon sandwich and Eggs Benedict with bacon on roosterkoek, offering a delectable start to our day.
Our overnight stay at La Petite Ferme in Franschhoek was nothing short of magical. The staff’s genuine warmth and professionalism created an atmosphere of unparalleled hospitality. Every detail of our experience, from the luxurious accommodation to the exquisite dining, was carefully curated to make us feel truly special.
La Petite Ferme is more than just a place to stay; it’s an immersive experience that leaves an indelible mark. We left with hearts full of gratitude and a desire to return to this oasis of tranquillity and luxury. If you’re seeking an unforgettable escape in the Cape Winelands, La Petite Ferme should be at the top of your list. Bon appétit, and here’s to an exquisite culinary day at La Petite Ferme!