Tockie's: An idyllic & historic 2-bedroom cottage


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  1. 4 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 3 beds
  4. 2.5 bathrooms
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Blending hints of Zanzibar, farmhouse charm and touches of luxury, this historic cottage offers comfort, elegance and tranquility in the heart of Franschhoek.

The space
Located on one of Franschhoek’s oldest roads, this historic, two-bedroomed cottage’s unimposing wooden entrance and tin-roof veranda belie the elegance and spaciousness found inside.
Wrapped around a secluded, bougainvillea-clad courtyard garden with swimming pool and sun-loungers, Tockie’s charm and warmth lie in its modern farmhouse feel, large sash windows, wooden floors and ceilings and relaxed, open-plan layout. The mountain views, sun-drenched rooms and complete privacy make this an idyllic Franschhoek retreat.


With two sunny en suite bedrooms, Tockie's can sleep a family, or two couples. The ample main bedroom houses a King-sized bed, plenty of cupboards, sash windows and French doors that open directly onto the sunny courtyard garden and pool. The large en suite, tucked neatly behind the cupboard unit, has a marble-topped his and hers vanity, large bath, enclosed shower area and separate loo.
The second, twin, bedroom opens out onto a table and chairs, set in a secluded stretch of the garden – perfect for an early morning coffee. This bedroom has twin single beds, which can be pushed together to form a king-sized, plenty of cupboard space and a generous en suite with shower, loo and large bath. Both bedrooms are equipped with air-conditioning units and ceiling fans for warmer nights and wall-panel eco-heaters for cooler nights, as well as heated towel rails in the bathrooms.

Living & eating

An open-plan TV, dining and kitchen area make up one wing of this cottage, opening out onto an outdoor eating area in the courtyard garden. The fully-equipped kitchen, with fridge /freezer, electric hob and oven, dishwasher, toaster, kettle and microwave, is centred around a wooden preparation island. A large wooden, farmhouse-style dining table comfortably seats 8 people and both overlook a relaxed TV room, with flat-screen TV, Blu-ray player, sofas and a gas fireplace.
A generous main living area links the west-wing to the main en suite, with two comfortable sofas and large, glass sliding doors that open up to take in the sunny garden, pool and mountain views. The wood-burning stove transforms this area into a cosy, warm retreat in winter, and heats the rest of the house.
In the garden is a Weber barbeque, or in South African-speak: ‘braai’, for outdoor grilling. Most of Franschhoek’s village restaurants are within walking distance of the cottage.

Best for: all ages welcome; a cot and high-chair are available on request

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Private outdoor pool
Washing machine
Air conditioning
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Where you’ll be

Franschhoek, Western Cape, South Africa

It is 100 metres from two of the most sought-after dining experiences in the Cape: The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Francais and Foliage Restaurant. We also have Tuk-Tuk Microbrewery at the top of the road, serving mexican tacos and craft beer - the 'hottest' new spot to hang out in Franschhoek.

Hosted by Jo

  1. Joined in December 2013
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Jo has been in Franschhoek since 2002 and was raised a few kilometres away over the mountains. The years in between were spent in the UK, Australia, France, Croatia and New York fuelling his desires for adventure, finishing off with a solo sailing trip down the Irrawaddy River, in Burma, and on through the Andaman Sea. Jo moved down to Franschhoek, settling in arguably the most scenically beautiful wine valley in the world. This is one of eight properties under the ‘Explorers Club’ umbrella.
Jo has been in Franschhoek since 2002 and was raised a few kilometres away over the mountains. The years in between were spent in the UK, Australia, France, Croatia and New York fu…


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  • Languages: English, Français
  • Response rate: 97%
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 14:00 - 18:00
Check out: 10:00
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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