We arrived about 6.30pm in the dark and could not get the elctricity to work. It turns out that a recurrent fuse problem meant that the mains kept tripping. This probelm was not resolved during our stay.
We got the fire going straight away. The firewood provided was green/wet and inadequate. We purchased better firewood from the supermarket.
The fire kept back-draughting and we all smelled of smoke and had sore throats. This also happened on the second night. At this point - we chose to shorten our stay at Bo La Motte and depart a day early.
My husband made a great point by suggesting that the management/owners spend a winter night in the cottage themselves to understand the inadequate heating.
On the up side - the farm and neighbour's dogs were terrific company for the kids.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At the foot of the Middagkrans mountain and only a ten-minute walk from the beautiful village of Franschhoek, lies the historic Bo La Motte Farm, which has been returned to its 'Wine Farm' origins with the harvest being processed in the restored wine cellar. Only ten minutes walk from Franschhoek village, the gourmet centre of South Africa, Bo La Motte Wine Farm has five beautifully furnished self-catering cottages, all in their own unique settings around the farm. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bo La Motte Farm Cottages Hotel Franschhoek