A Night at the Library

After being offered a night at The Library, I was extremely excited to for a little trip to Franschhoek. Even though it was for one night, I decided to take leave on Monday for a little extended weekend away.

After spending a long Sunday lunch underneath the trees in a beautiful garden in Somerset West, we packed our bags for our little trip to Franschhoek.

The Library is a stunning cottage in the town of Franschhoek, surrounded by beautiful wine farms, amazing restaurants and a host of antique stores.

We were met at The Library by the owner who let us in and showed us around. The Library is a 2 story villa with a stunning outdoor entertainment area leading off from the kitchen and living areas on the 2nd floor. There are two large spacious bedrooms on the ground floor with beautiful bathrooms. These bedrooms lead onto the garden, where the 3rd bedroom is situated. The garden is peaceful and leafy with a view of the mountains and large private swimming pool for hot summer days.

There are so many amazing artifacts throughout the villa, my favourite was the Cape Argus newspaper from 1935! I spent so much time reading through the all the old adverts and articles. The owner has also left plenty books and old DVD’s allowing the guest to really get lost in time.

Just a short walk from The Library, are plenty of amazing award winning restaurants, but on this night we decided to take advantage of The library’s amazing open planned kitchen to cook our own meal. Looking out onto the vineyards in the background, the kitchen is equipped with state of the art appliances and was definitely made to entertain and impress! We finished up with a lovely pasta dish and glass of red Alto Rouge (a must have) and ended up on the couch with popcorn to enjoy a movie!

I truly enjoyed my stay at the Library and can confidently recommend this villa for a weekend getaway or an extended stay.