With the culinary capital named Franschhoek being nearby, the Bistro at Allée Bleue doesn’t shy away from being one of the best Franschhoek valley restaurants. The unique tastes that are created by chef Glenn Ferus, will leave your taste buds longing for the exquisite tastes that get their origin from ingredients specially grown on the farm and fresh produce from the winelands area.
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This Boutique hotel is perfect for wedding couples or business guests looking for Franschhoek accommodation. It is a brilliantly composed mixture of style and timeless luxury. With the historical building putting on a contemporary jacket, Kendall cottage can be found nestling in the centre of the Franschhoek estate.
Offering upmarket interior and furniture, beautiful views of the ALLÉE BLEUE vineyards from the veranda, two en-suite bedrooms, a large sized lounge area and mouth watering breakfast and lunch can be enjoyed on the terrace or in the garden.
In early 2009, Kendall Cottage, a historic residence on the Estate dating back to 1920, was opened as a private, luxury retreat for newlyweds or small groups. Decorated in a sophisticated palette of blues and neutrals and featuring a striking collection of modern art, the cottage offers two generous suites linked by a spacious living room leading onto a private terrace overlooking lavender and rosemary fields. Rates include, wireless internet access, 24-hour security, wine tasting, a guided tour of the estate and breakfast.
Room rates (2 Double Rooms) from January 2012 – April 2013
Single room rate R 1.200,00 per person per night incl. breakfast
Double room rate R 900,00 per person per night incl. breakfast
The Manor House as Franschhoek accommodation has a series of elegant dining and meeting rooms. Upstairs, in what was originally a storage barn, there is luxurious accommodation in two spacious and private suites. Outdoors, there’s a terrace and walled garden with lawns edged in iceberg roses and lavender, and beyond a citrus orchard and herb garden.
Artists and designers Emil and Gundel Sogor, who have been intimately involved in shaping many aspects of Allee Bleue’s unique identity since it was acquired by Elke and Wilfried Dauphin in 1999, were tasked with the ambitious restoration and decoration project. Throughout the process, they had to work very closely with the local heritage trust. The house’s original walls, plasterwork, wooden floors, sash windows, shutters and doors were either painstakingly repaired or replaced. The Sogors created a seamless, white-on-white shell with which to work, a blank canvas for their signature paint effects and Emile’s striking art.
An impressive collection of antique furniture, bought by the owners on auction in Cape Town over 10 years ago, informed the layout and design of the four main reception rooms. Enormous, handcrafted armoires, some featuring intricate inlays and decorative carvings, are a focal point in each room.
The antiques are complemented by ultra-modern pieces sourced from Dauphin Design in Germany and Weylandt Interiors in Cape Town. For Elke Dauphin, the aesthetic balance of contradictory factors in the interiors – antique and modern, new and old – is an important element. In one of the rooms, a handcrafted dining room table by Cape Town-based Pierre Cronje is successfully paired with sleek, contemporary white leather dining chairs from Weylandt Interiors.
Colour is an important thread running through the house, as is exquisite, often dramatic lighting and Italian-influenced paint effects. Paintings by Emil Sogor – like intricate storyboards referencing specific historic themes – and handpicked reproductions of artist and engineer Leonardo da Vinci’s drawings, further enhance and inform the character and provenance of each room.
Room rates (2 Suites) from January 2012 – April 2013
Single room rate R 1.700,00 per person per night incl. breakfast
Double room rate R 1.400,00 per person per night incl. breakfast
Decorated in a sophisticated palette of whites and neutrals and featuring a striking collection of modern art, the Mill House offers two generous double rooms. Rates include, wireless internet access, 24-hour security, wine tasting, a guided tour of the estate and breakfast.
Room rates (2 Rooms) from January 2012 – April 2013
Single room rate R 500,00 per person per night incl. continental breakfast
Double room rate R 400,00 per person per night incl. continental breakfast
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Few things in life say a perfect summer’s day like Franschhoek picnics or "Chicnics"! With possibly the best picnic spots in the Cape winelands, Allée Bleue will offer you a great Franschhoek day out with your family and friends. Freshly prepared baskets are a treat in them selves, containing a combination of the best of the best and served from the picnic gazebo.