Leeu House is set in the heart of Franschhoek, which is renowned as one of the world’s great food and wine destinations, and only an hour’s drive to Cape Town. Leeu House’s appeal lies in the fact that it feels like a country guesthouse even though it is situated on the vibrant main street of the village, within easy strolling distance of award-winning restaurants, art galleries, boutiques and many other attractions. Serene and secluded gardens feature sculptures and a 50-foot outdoor heated swimming pool with a shaded terrace. There’s complimentary use of bicycles and a shuttle service between Leeu House and its sister property, Leeu Estates where Leeu House guests can utilize the Amala Spa & Gym and enjoy a complimentary wine tasting.
The 12 guest rooms are individually styled and the property’s interiors are a contemporary take on Franschhoek’s Cape Dutch heritage with its strong French influences. Although there are no family rooms, children of all ages can be accommodated at Leeu House (the more family-friendly option in the Leeu Collection) in selected rooms. This is a great option for those who want to be in the thick of Franschhoek while still utilizing the facilities at Leeu Estate during their stay.