The Library


Full property description

Framed by two old Jacarandas and an ancient oak sits The Library, a striking double storey home containing spacious and stylish accommodation for up to six guests, with three en-suite bedrooms.

It belies its position just minutes walk from the bustling main road and rests in tranquil and peaceful surroundings in a quiet corner of the village. As you enter the front door your eyes are drawn through the long and wide hall, looking through the stair treads, to the garden at the rear. A guest loo, storeroom, laundry and two bedrooms are accessed from the passage on the ground floor.

There is a separate pool cottage with an en-suite bedroom in the garden.The total upstairs area is a carefully crafted barn-like expanse, a vast living area opening onto a deep floating deck on which to absorb the expansive views over the southwestern side of the Franschhoek Valley.

In contrast to the traditional frontage it has a more modern garden side, with folding doors completely opening up the bottom and top floors onto the garden and the views, a seamless inside-outside living area. The central staircase, separating the dining area and kitchen from the comfortable relaxing hub of snug sofas and chairs, softly subdivides the living areas upstairs. Out on the deck there is a second dining table, a built in braai and benches with cushions and comfy marine beanbags.

There are two expansive en-suite bedrooms, with bath and shower and double basins, in the main house. The main bedroom has a king size bed. The second bedroom has a king size bed that can be split into two singles. The pool cottage has a king size bed, which can be split into two singles and a shower.

The Library sits (and inter-connected, if required) next to the Explorers Club, which sleeps up to ten guests. A more suitable and relaxing location, for a base to explore the valley and region, would be difficult to find.

• 2 level house approx 330 sqm

• Valley Views

• 5 mins walk to heart of village

• Wireless internet

• Alarm

• Cleaning Mon – Fri and garden & pool service

• Child safety issues - open pool but with pool net

Living and Dining

• Main living area is open plan and leads to dining room 

• Flat screen TV and DVD and DSTV
• Dining area for 10 guests

• Fully equipped kitchen

• Breakfast bar stools x 5

• Separate laundry room with washing machine & tumble dryer

• Valley Views

• Study 
• Guest loo (downstairs
• Open Wood fireplace

• Air con & underfloor heating


• Exteriors approx x 500 sqm

• Garden

• Large heated swimming pool (solar)

• Outdoor dining for 10

• Outside hot/cold shower

• Six Sun loungers

• Outdoor built in BBQ on upstairs deck

• Secure off street parking for 2 cars

Master Bedroom

• Super King size bed & en-suite with bath & shower
• Leads onto hallway

• Views onto garden & pool

• Air con & Under floor heating 

Second Bedroom

• Super King size bed and & en-suite with bath & shower (can be split into twin)

• Leads onto hallway

• Views onto garden & pool

• Air con and Underfloor heating

Separate Pool Cottage

• Super King size bed & en-suite with shower (can be split into twin)

• Leads onto garden

• Garden Views

• Air con & Under floor heating
• Bar fridge


Area description

Franschhoek is a pretty and historic village at the heart of the Cape Winelands just an hour and a half's drive from Cape Town. It is rightly known as one of South Africa’s culinary hot-spots, with numerous regular winners of top SA restaurants awards lining its one main street or perched on the lofty mountain slopes of this narrow valley with majestic views all around.

Chic cafes and bistros make for popular lunch spots and there are ample shopping opportunities to enjoy as well when not visiting the many excellent Franschhoek wine estates, old and new that offer superb wine tasting experiences, as well as also often catering to visitors for lunch and dinner.


  • Alarm
  • Parking - private
  • Washing machine
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Bed linen provided
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • WiFi
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Coffee maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Toaster
  • Water kettle
  • Kitchen utensils provided
  • Patio/deck/Terrace
  • Private Garden
  • BBQ Grill
  • Pool - private
  • Fireplace - Wood
  • Shower
  • Bathtub
  • Towels provided
  • Hair dryer
  • Separate WC
  • Mountain view


  • Sightseeing
  • Shopping
  • Restaurants
  • Museums
  • Massage
  • Fitness center/gym
  • Yoga
  • Golf
  • Biking
  • Mountain biking
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Horseback riding

Stay Dates


Number Of Guests

Children 4-13 yrs
Babies 0-3 yrs