The Map Room

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Getaway Summary
PRICE (unit):
from R 1,650
GETAWAY TYPE
Self-catering
Overview
The Map Room is a romantic bolt-hole for two intrepid travellers located an hours drive from Cape Town and 45 minutes from Cape Town International Airport. Originally settled by French Huguenots in the 17th century, Franschhoek has become the gourmet capital of South Africa. This picturesque village, nestling between towering mountains in the Cape Winelands, offers not only food and wine, but also a vibrant, artistic community in one of the most beautiful valleys in the country.<br /><br />The house is located in one of the oldest and grandest streets of Franschhoek, Cabriere Street. This section of the street is one of the last streets to remain un-tarred in the village, retaining its "agricultural" feel, where tractors still ply the track. This unusual accommodation is arranged over two floors with the bedroom downstairs and the living area upstairs accessed through a spiral staircase.<br /><br />The living quarters at raised ground-level comprise one gargantuan master bedroom with inbuilt sultans bath leading into an en-suite wet-room with shower, loo and basin. There is a ceiling fan above the bed and heating panels on the walls. Downstairs is the hallway, guest bathroom with shower, loo and basin, and a spiral staircase leading to the upstairs living area.<br /><br />The first floor is known as the watering hole, grazing area and place to kick off your thousand-milers. It boasts an expansive open-plan, double-volume kitchen, living, and dining area with a log fireplace, flat-screen TV with DStv, DVD and classic movie selection, and is perfect for unwinding after a long attack at the local vineyards, or a gorging meal at one of Franschhoeks many restaurants. <br /><br />Six folding glass doors open onto the deck with barbecue, table and chairs, looking out across the vineyards and mountains. There is a fully-equipped kitchen with dishwasher and washing machine and the Map Room has a fast WiFi connection for those who want time to research their next expedition into the wild blue yonder.
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"Highly Recommended"
22 Jan 2015
By DAVID, England
"A perfect location in Franschhoek. The accommodation layout means that it the hot summer months the bedrooms are cool and the living area upstairs gets the summer breezes. The living area is bright and spacious and the views from the balcony are wonderful. A very relaxing place to stay whilst been very close to the Main Street of Franschhoek where all the shops and restaurants are. Will be back."
"The Map Room weekend"
12 Aug 2013
By Natalie, South Africa
"Lovely accommodation, though very cold and dark in the bedrooms during Winter. But really well-thought out layout and beautifully finished and comfortable with everything you need, and close proximity to the Main Street."
"Loved the Map room."
08 May 2008
By Luke, South Africa
"Tastefully designed and very romantic. > The giant bath was a special treat as was the full range of gorgeous > Jamie Oliver pots and pans. All in all, a great honeymoon get away - > we'll definitely be holidaying at Jo's spots in the future. >"
"Loved the Map room. "
08 May 2008
By Luke, South Africa
"Tastefully designed and very romantic. > The giant bath was a special treat as was the full range of gorgeous > Jamie Oliver pots and pans. All in all, a great honeymoon get away - > we'll definitely be holidaying at Jo's spots in the future.>"
"Definitely Recommended"
16 Apr 2008
By Kevin, United Kingdom
"We really liked the Map Room it is spacious and comfortable a place you immediately feel at home with. Jo was very helpful booking restauants for us and he was on hand to answer any questions. Franschhoek main high street is just a stones throw away. We would definitely recommend this place."
"Definitely Recommended"
16 Apr 2008
By Kevin, United Kingdom
"We really liked the Map Room it is spacious and comfortable a place you immediately feel at home with. Jo was very helpful booking restauants for us and he was on hand to answer any questions.Franschhoek main high street is just a stones throw away.We would definitely recommend this place. "