THE UP­DATED BEAUTY

La Petite Ferme, Fran­schhoek

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Nes­tled on the slopes of the Fran­schhoek Moun­tains, La Petite Ferme is a bou­tique wine es­tate that em­pha­sises qual­ity over quan­tity. This phi­los­o­phy is ap­plied to ev­ery as­pect of the farm, from its in­ti­mate wine cel­lar to its guest ac­com­mo­da­tion con­sist­ing of a Manor House and five Vine­yard Suites, the lat­ter hav­ing been re­cently up­dated by Clin­ton Sav­age. Pre­vi­ously de­signed with reed ceil­ings and Cape cot­tage-style decor, the Vine­yard Suites now boast a mod­ern look com­plete with state­ment fur­nish­ings, bold colour pal­ettes and a per­son­ally cu­rated feel.

‘Among the changes made, we re­placed the reeds with white ceil­ings, the gas fire­places with wood-burn­ing ones and we re­did the floor­ing,’ says the farm’s gen­eral man­ager Ri­aan Kruger. The bath­rooms re­ceived a to­tal overhaul and fea­ture on-trend el­e­ments such as un­der­floor heat­ing, black fit­tings, ceramic slabs and ac­cent walls made of hand­made patterned tiles that mir­ror the theme of the par­tic­u­lar suite – the five be­ing Floren­tine, Provençale, Africa, Moresque and Lé­man. Out­side, the ex­te­ri­ors have re­tained their orig­i­nal Cape ver­nac­u­lar ap­pear­ance, but have been im­proved with retiled pri­vate pools and the ad­di­tion of big­ger glass win­dows and doors that max­imise the views of the vine­yards out front. lapetite­ferme.co.za

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