La Clé des Montagnes & Villa

La Clé Lodge

FRANSCHHOEK

Sophisticated Style & Breathtaking Beauty

The essence of La Clé des Montagnes lies not only within the exceptional attention to detail, exquisite finishes and superb location, but also in the breadth of experience.  Discover a sense of tranquillity, space, flavour and style with the lifestyle of La Clé.  

Distinctive Franschhoek rooms, suites and villas await guests amidst the vines, each with a unique personality and experience to be savoured.  With a team of chefs, the cuisine is dynamic and fresh, from local-style ‘braais’ (BBQ’s) to laden breakfast tables, personalised picnics, private dining and Chef’s Table dinners on select evenings.  La Clé staff welcomes guests to soak up the valley and enjoy a truly memorable stay in the heart of Franschhoek.

Design, Service, Tranquility & Space

Nestled in picturesque vineyards and plum orchards, spend time savouring a picnic in the lush gardens, a refreshing dip in crystal pools or simply enjoying the ample space that comes with a stay in any of La Clé’s private villas.  On 7 August 2018, La Clé des Montagnes launched La Clé Village offering room and suite accommodation in Manoir, Grange and Colonial.  Galerie remains the ultra-chic 2-bedroom fully-serviced villa, complete with a private garden and pool. Guests come together at Manoir, La Clé’s reception and library, for exceptional meals prepared by the chefs, open living spaces and to enjoy the grand garden. 

Each space has been given a unique personality.

Only a 4-minute stroll away is the centre of the historic Franschhoek village bursting with a number of the country’s top restaurants, galleries, local wines and unforgettable experiences.  Step outside and discover the lifestyle and heritage of the Franschhoek valley.

La Clé des Montagnes consists of La Clé Village (with 4 villas) & La Clé Lodge – all accommodation available exclusively or per room:


La Clé VILLAGE

GRANGE

Grange: 1 Courtyard Room, 2 Garden Rooms

La Grange Terrace

GRANGE

Country retreat

The ambience of this historic Village house was inspired by the elegant textures, solid woods and distinct fabrics of a colonial highlands lodge.  Featuring two en-suite Garden Rooms and an en-suite Courtyard Room each with a private patio and garden view, an expansive living space, library, terrace and pool, Grange is a welcoming hideaway.  The warm palettes that make up the interiors of the thoughtfully converted barn have been carefully selected to reflect the seasonal hues of the surrounding vineyards.  A double-sided fireplace and plush furnishings ensure nothing other than a sumptuous stay.

Amenities:

  • 2 Garden Rooms (en-suite)
  • 1 Courtyard Room (en-suite)
  • Wi-Fi 
  • Lounge with large flat-screen TV (limited satellite channels available) 
  • Private patios for each room, a shared terrace overlooking the pool
  • Air conditioning & underfloor heating throughout 
  • 24-hour security surveillance
  • Safe
  • Heated towel rails 
  • No smoking indoors 
  • Parking 
  • Walking distance from Franschhoek village center
  • Concierge services 
  • Please enquire for dining options         
  • Full, daily servicing including turndown
  • Complimentary transfers within the valley 
  • Late check-outs are subject to availability with 1 week’s notice 

MANOIR

La Clé Village, Manoir: 1 Petite Room, 1 Garden Suite

Manoir Garden

MANOIR

A haven of heritage

Drawing from the rich history of Franschhoek, Manoir exudes an air of sophistication throughout the abundant interiors.  Designed with the spirit of French linen, beautiful antiques, unexpected furnishings and carefree colours are at the heart of the villa’s charming character.  The masterful Garden Suite and chic Petite Room lead onto a secluded terrace with views over the garden and vineyards. 

Manoir entrance

Manoir is home to La Clé’s main reception, lounge, library and dining at La Clé Village where guests come together for meals or to enjoy the rolling lawns, pool and ample living spaces.  Homely, with a modern edge, Manoir offers the perfect salutation to French style in a breath-taking African landscape.

Amenities:

  • 1 Garden Suite (en-suite)
  • 1 Petite Room (en-suite)
  • Wi-Fi 
  • Shared living spaces and lounge with large flat-screen TV (limited satellite channels available) 
  • Private patio shared by both rooms
  • Large pool and shared terrace overlooking the gardens
  • Shared dining space
  • Please enquire for dining options         
  • Air conditioning 
  • 24-hour security surveillance
  • Safe
  • Heated towel rails 
  • No smoking indoors
  • Private parking 
  • Walking distance from Franschhoek village centre 
  • Concierge services 
  • Full, daily servicing including turndown 
  • Complimentary transfers within the valley
  • Late check-outs are subject to availability with 1 week’s notice 

GALERIE

La Clé Village: Galerie: a 2-bedroom, exclusive-use villa

La Galerie Pool

GALERIE

Modern charm

A contemporary space saturated with colours that juxtapose with minimalist interiors capturing the essence of the avant-garde.  With two en-suite bedrooms, expansive living space, open plan kitchen and private garden, Galerie is the perfect fully serviced escape for up to four guests

A showcase for the owner’s private abstract art collection, delight in the antique furnishings and carefully selected contemporary accents.  Spend time enjoying the collection and soaking up the design, or simply gazing out over the private pool from the terrace to mountains beyond.  Galerie has an eclectic personality all its own, a fitting tribute to the rich artistic heritage of the valley.

Private Villa | Up to 4 guests | La Clé Village

Amenities:

  • Private villa
  • 2 bedrooms & 2 en-suite bathrooms
  • 2 x king-sized bedrooms (1 can be converted to twin beds)
  • Open-plan dining room
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Lounge with large flat-screen TV (limited satellite channels available) 
  • Private patio
  • Large, private pool with safety cover
  • Well-appointed, fully-equipped kitchen
  • Air conditioning & underfloor heating throughout 
  • 24-hour security surveillance
  • Safe
  • Heated towel rails 
  • Parking 
  • No smoking indoors
  • Walking distance from Franschhoek village center  
  • Concierge services  
  • BBQ and picnics available 
  • Full, daily servicing including turndown 
  • Complimentary transfers within the valley 
  • Late check-outs are subject to availability with 1 week’s notice 

COLONIAL

La Clé Village Colonial: 1 Petite Room, 2 Courtyard Rooms, 1 Garden Suite

Colonial – view of Mountains from the Garden

COLONIAL


La Clé Village 1 Garden Suite, 2 en-suite Courtyard, 1 en-suite Petite Room

Style and space

A dynamic fusion of East and North African aesthetics is waiting to be discovered at Colonial. Moroccan tiles and patterned fabrics establish a tasteful, vibrant style creating memorable interiors. 

Featuring an en-suite Garden Suitetwo en-suite Courtyard Rooms and an en-suite Petite Room, expansive terrace, pool and ample room to spread out and relax, enjoy spacious living spaces, manicured gardens and mountain views.  Colonial is a luxurious retreat from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

Amenities:

  • 1 Garden Suite (en-suite) 
  • 2 Courtyard Rooms (en-suite)
  • 1 Petite Room (en-suite)
  • Wi-Fi 
  • Lounge with large flat-screen TV (limited satellite channels available) 
  • Large terrace and pool
  • Air conditioning & underfloor heating throughout 
  • 24-hour security surveillance
  • Safe
  • Heated towel rails 
  • No smoking indoors 
  • Parking 
  • Walking distance from Franschhoek village centre 
  • Concierge services  
  • Please enquire for dining options
  • Full, daily servicing including turndown 
  • Complimentary transfers within the valley 
  • Late check-outs are subject to availability with 1 week’s notice 
  •  

La Clé LODGE

Lodge: 2 Petite Rooms, 1 Courtyard Room, 2 Garden Rooms

LA CLÉ LODGE

Traditional elegance

With design and finishes by Jacques Erasmus of Hemelhuijs, modern styling meets the classic charm of a traditional Cape Dutch home at the La Clé Lodge.  Flowing interiors, high ceilings and ample living areas are enhanced by charming accents and the rustic beauty of traditional materials. 

Spend intimate time together at the Lodge in any of the five exquisitely comfortable en-suite bedrooms, or book it as a private Villa for a family and friends getaway.

Nestled on La Clé des Montagnes’ second working vineyard in the centre of Franschhoek, La Clé Lodge offers expansive views, a tennis court, putt and chip lawn and helipad.  Managed by highly experienced chefs with inspired menus, hearty home-style meals and finer dining options, join to experience the lifestyle of Franschhoek and be enveloped by warm hospitality.

Garden Rooms 2 | Courtyard Room 1 | Petite Rooms 2

Amenities:

  • 2 Garden Rooms (en-suite)
  • 1 Courtyard Room (en-suite)
  • 2 Petite Rooms (en-suite)
  • 1 guest bathroom 
  • Children welcome from 12yrs
  • All beds are king-sized (each can be converted to twin beds)  
  • Dining room 
  • Lounge with large fireplace 
  • Wi-Fi 
  • Large, private pool with safety cover 
  • Patio and courtyards 
  • Well-appointed, fully-equipped kitchen 
  • 24-hour security surveillance 
  • Televisions and safes in all bedrooms 
  • Heated towel rails 
  • Private parking 
  • No smoking indoors 
  • Walking distance from Franschhoek village center 
  • BBQ, picnic and additional dining options available 
  • Concierge services 
  • Full, daily servicing including turndown 
  • Helipad 
  • Chipping green and tennis court 
  • Swimming dams 
  • Late check-outs are subject to availability with 1 week’s notice 


SUMMARY OF ROOM CATEGORIES

GARDEN SUITES Opulent Comfort

The refined elegance of the spacious Garden Suites at Manoir and Colonial are remarkable in their grandeur.

At Manoir, there is an air of history redefined with nods to traditional style, yet modern finesse as a result of the design philosophy held by Jacques Erasmus. The suite’s magnificent bedroom leads onto a grand walk-in dressing room which connects to the expansive bathroom. Wonder through to a secluded terrace overlooking the gardens, vines and mountains with the Petite Room adjacent making for the perfect family stay.  This suite’s terrace door is significant for La Clé and holds the key to the name, “La Clé des Montagnes”.

With Colonial’s Garden Suite, guests are treated to bright colours and modern lines which create a space of eye-catching comfort.  Floor-to-ceiling glass doors spill outwards to a private terrace which over looks the shared pool and vineyards beyond.  Romance is the essence of this suite where guests embrace a sense of togetherness with the splendid lifestyle of Colonial.  . 

GARDEN ROOMS Classic Retreat

Designed for elegant living with high ceilings and spacious interiors, the Gardens Rooms of La Clé des Montagnes are a haven for those seeking out a Winelands retreat.  All these en-suite rooms offer guests the opportunity to escape into local history with antique accents collected from throughout the Western Cape. Coupled with modern styling, the Garden Rooms are both rustic and refined

Cocoon in luxurious bed linen or step outside onto the terraces which offer expansive views of the gardens, vineyards and/or mountains beyond.  Relax in the refreshing pools or stroll through the acres of gardens.  Join for family-style dinners in the dining rooms of both the Lodge and Village prepared by La Clé chefs, or relax over a private picnic in the grounds.  At La Clé, the staff welcome you to enjoy the French-inspired lifestyle of Franschhoek.

 

COURTYARD ROOMS Comfort & Space

With luxurious linen, secluded locations, private access to the gardens and terraces of La Clé and lavish bathrooms, the Courtyard Rooms are spacious retreats to while away the hours over a cup of tea and homemade rusk.  Step outside and into the lush grounds and explore the expansive estates, or read a book in the sheltered garden just outside your door. 

Lodge Courtyard Room

Great food is important to any journey, and with a team of professional chefs, dining at La Clé des Montagnes is an exceptional experience. From freshly baked breads to spicy chutneys, gourmet picnics and locally inspired menus, join to capture the lifestyle of the valley and unwind in comfort. Escape into the heart of the Franschhoek and discover a sense of the Dionysian lifestyle found here.

PETITE ROOMS Cosy & Secluded

Secluded and refined, the Petite Rooms of La Clé are charming, cosy and comfortable.  La Clé offer more than welcoming Cape Dutch-style homes at La Clé des Montagnes…  Be immersed in the colourful lifestyle of Franschhoek, steeped in history and brimming with cultural experiences. Take time to explore the best of the valley with a stay in the Petite Rooms

Enjoy a good night’s rest in comfort before setting out on foot into the village, only a 4-minute walk from either of our front doors. Spend the afternoon with a private picnic, freshly prepared in the country kitchens, enjoy a game of tennis or simply explore the expansive grounds and vineyards.  A superb location complete with the finest amenities and culinary experiences, a stay in one of the Petite Rooms is sure to leave one’s senses and soul full of joy.

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