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About Francolin Cottage

Francolin Cottage is a peaceful and romantic thatch-roofed cottage by the riverside. Time stands still in the charming and unspoilt village of Greyton, which is surrounded by the majestic Riviersonderend mountain range. Sheltered by a huge oak tree, Francolin Cottage provides an unforgettable getaway for couples or small groups.

Enjoy authentic village life in Greyton, sometimes described as the fusion of Stellenbosch and the Cotswolds in England; you may even meet the free-roaming donkeys and horses in the village. Situated in the ‘old’ part of Greyton, Francolin Cottage is surrounded by typical village cottages and is one of four, where the Scholtz River runs through the garden. Stroll down the narrow gravel roads in the neighbourhood and absorb the peace and nostalgia of this beautifully preserved village.

Four guests can be accommodated with ease in rooms that have been carefully furnished to create a relaxing and cosy ambience. All rooms offer lovely views of the surroundings. The cottage is serviced daily and is fully equipped. The main bedroom, which is downstairs, contains a king-size bed and an en-suite bathroom with a shower and heated towel rails. A heater, hot water bottle and spare blankets are provided for cold winter nights. The loft room is a light and airy room with twin beds, a sitting area and a bathroom with a bath and separate toilet. It also has heaters, a fan and views in all directions.

The sitting room includes a TV and DVD, and the comfortable sleeper couch can be used by children or adults who prefer to sleep downstairs. There is also a gas fireplace and heaters for the cold winter nights. The fully equipped kitchen and dining area features two small fridges, a freezer, microwave-and-convection-oven, gas cooking hob, kettle and toaster. It is stocked with cooking and dining crockery and cutlery, as well as pots and pans. Starter sachets of tea, coffee, sugar and basic condiments are also provided.

Relax in the garden, cool off in the plunge pool, curl up with a book or enjoy one of the board games provided. Indulge in a home-cooked meal ,which can be delivered, a braai or a meal at one of the charming local restaurants, then have a peaceful night’s sleep far from the stress of city living.

Horse riding, hiking and fishing can all be done in and around Greyton, and fFor golf enthusiasts, there is a nine-hole course in Caledon.

  • Response Rate: 84%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 36 hours
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 5 Reviews


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Hiking
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans


  • 4 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa

Important Information

Rates are based on two people sharing the cottage. Extra adults are charged at ZAR 150 per night and additional children are charged at ZAR 100 per night. Breakfast and evening meals can be provided on request.

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Reviews for Francolin Cottage

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Denise Potgieter
19 May 2018

Awesome place. Greyton oozes country appeal. The cottage is spacious and well equipped. The loft is not really good for an adult though as the roof beams cut into both the bath and the toilet.

Monika Puffpaff
29 March 2017

Its hard to define exactly what it is that made us fall in love with Francolin Cottage, maybe it was the postcard pretty cottage along with its English garden or the peaceful setting...Or maybe the crisp white linen on the beds or even the smell of the reed roof. I could list the hundreds of things that made our stay simply heavenly. We stayed from the Friday to the Monday but could have stayed for a week or more. The river wasn't running when we were there but i can just imagine it being wonderful. Would love to come back in winter so that I can use the fire place.

Pete McPherson
02 March 2017

The Location was perfect as well as the accommodation, you could not ask for more.

Fiona Bromfield, South Africa
17 October 2016

What a charming, beautiful cottage in such a lovely village. We really enjoyed our stay.

Philip van Zyl, South Africa
22 July 2013

A beautiful cottage in a wonderful piece of haven. This cottage is very well looked after, clean and offers you just enough luxury and everything you need for an unforgettable break-away. Awesome!

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Francolin Cottage Map

Francolin Cottage is 0.6km from the centre of Greyton , the nearest airport 112.3km (Cape Town International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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