Bellingham Homestead, Franschhoek

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The historical Bellingham Homestead is situated at Groot Drakenstein, a National Monument owned by The Podlashuk Bellinchamp National Heritage Foundation. We are just 10mins drive from Franschhoek, the Dining and Art Capital of South Africa. We too are a comfortable and easy 20 minute drive from Paarl and Stellenbosch, as well as a mere 45 minutes from Cape Town International Airport and the V & A Waterfront, as well as Worcester. Hermanus is just under 1 hour drive from here. We are a Separate Entity, nestled amidst a Privately owned Vineyard, offering you an Affordable, Simple, Unique, Relaxed location with absolute Peace and Tranquillity. Bellingham offers you a very private, Self-Catering getaway. The Homestead was built in 1693 and is the Ancestral home of Bellingham Wines. The property was bought in 1943 and produced, amongst other wines, South Africa's first Premier Grand Cru, Shiraz and Rose Wines. Bernard Podlashuk, the father of Bellingham Wines, was the first South African to receive The Chevalier de Taste de Vin and at the time, only the Second person, outside of Europe to have been Honored with this Award.Each Suite and Cottage has a Kitchenette (Benjis Cottage has a Full Kitchen) giving you the opportunity to prepare light and easy meals. Guests can also make use of the Communal BBQ area at the Swimming Pool. We only have local TV Channels available and Guests have access to Free Wi-Fi in the Common Ground. While the Property is a National Monument, Air-Conditioning is precluded from being installed, however, Benjis Cottage which is a Free-Standing newer Building has Air-Conditioning in the Main bedroom and the Living area.Guests who may require a Camp Cot, please indicate this with your booking/enquiry, we will gladly provide one for you at No extra Charge.
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Room Types

Benjis Cottage (1)

2 Bedroom (Queen and Twin beds), 2 Bathroom (main en-suite) Cottage. Spacious Living and Dining Area - open-plan onto the Kitchen. Enclosed Patio has a Seating and Dining Area. The Living area - Fireplace and Air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi in the Grounds

Includes: Self-catering

Four Poster Suite (1)

Step back in time! This Suite is dominated by the magnificent 17th Century, Antique, Queen-size, Four Poster bed. Kitchenette. Bathroom with shower and sunken bath. The Outdoor patio, has Magnificent Views. Free Wi-Fi in the Common Grounds

Includes: Self-catering

Original Guest Suite (1)

King-Size bedroom, En-Suite Dressing Room and Bathroom with an over the bath shower. Open-plan dining area/kitchenette. Sitting Room opens onto a Glass Enclosed patio with access to the Gardens and Swimming pool area. Free Wi-Fi in Common Grounds

Includes: Self-catering

Garden Cottage (1)

A spacious, historical Building at Bellingham. 2 bedrooms (Twin beds) 2 bathrooms (main en-suite has an over the bath shower). Open-plan Living area onto the kitchenette. Outdoor Patio. Fireplace - Sitting room and Main-bedroom. Free Wif-Fi in the Ground

Includes: Self-catering

Lara's Cottage (1)

Lara's Cottage is Comfortable, One bedroom with a Double Bed. The Sitting Room has Air-Conditioning for Summer and Heating for Winter! The Living Area is Open-plan to the Kitchenette. The covered Outdoor Patio has a view across a Rose Garden.

Includes: Self-catering

Syringa Cottage (1)

Syringa Cottage is a Cosy, Spacious, Studio-style, Self-Catering Cottage with a Fireplace and Separate Kitchenette. The En-Suite Bathroom has a bath only. The Outdoor Patio has a Beautiful Vineyard and Mountain view. Free Wi-Fi in the Common Grounds

Includes: Self-catering


Braai/Barbecue, Swimming Pool, Wi-Fi, Credit Card Facilities, Parking on Premises, December Holidays, This Weekend, Next Weekend, Pets Not Allowed, Safe, Total number of rooms 1 - 50, Instant Book, Deals Up to 20% Off, Deals 20%-40% Off, March School Holidays, June/July School Holidays, December School Holidays

Activities Near

Health & Fitness, Horse Riding, Walking

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Bellingham Homestead on map of Franschhoek

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