Hawksmoor House is a Cape Dutch country retreat located on a 220- hectare wine farm, Matjieskuil, offering luxury accommodation near Stellenbosch in the Cape Winelands.
Meticulously restored and beautifully decorated with a touch of contemporary touches and exquisite antiques, it occupies a stunning location amidst the rolling vineyards overlooking Table Mountain, and enjoys spectacular sunsets. A 25 minute drive away from the buzzing Cape Town centre, the estate is quiet and serene.
In addition to our guests, the farm is home to horses, cows, porcupines, hawks, pelicans and countless other wildlife. Our resident German Pointers Grace & Virginia keep a watchful eye on the daily workings of the farm.
Our friendly and cheerful staff stay discreetly in the background, providing you with the feeling that you have the entire place to yourself. Hawksmoor House offers a totally unspoilt, unpolished and authentic country home experience for those who need some well-deserved rest.
It is the perfect place to unwind and unplug. If you love dirt roads, sunsets, wine by candlelight, an owl outside your window, and don`t mind sharing the pool with the occasional disoriented frog, or getting a paw print of our overzealous dogs on your trousers, you have found your place!
House & Grounds The grounds are laid out to include a large lawn, reflecting koi pond, lavender beds; vegetable, rose and herb gardens, gorgeous and restored wine cellar with a fireplace, wine tasting room, and a swimming pool with a view of Table Mountain. A fence around the entire property provides privacy and security.
Our 2 German Pointers would love to accompany you on a walk through the vineyards to the nearby dam to check up on our colony of around 80 pelicans. If you are lucky, you might even come across a peacock, a porcupine, a tortoise or a small deer on the way.
Services at Hawksmoor House: - Continental & English breakfast - Complimentary afternoon tea with home-baked cake served daily - Delicious cheese & meat platters - Honesty Bar - In-room massage and beauty treatments - Laundry service - Airport pick-up service - Wine tastings - Travel itinerary planning & restaurant bookings
Events at Hawksmoor House: We would love to organise your special celebration, birthday party, family reunion, or simply a lavish manor house dinner.
Weddings: We can host up to 120 guests, and accommodate up to 30 guests sharing. There are several beautiful locations on the property to hold your ceremony and/or reception. We love to customize our weddings to suit the needs of the bride and groom. Feel free to contact us for a consultation appointment at the venue: well open a bottle of Hawksmoor wine and let you soak up the atmosphere of our special place while we answer any questions you may have.
Conferencing: We offer delegates an intimate conferencing venue exclusive to smaller groups. Our packages vary according to number of delegates and the length of the conference. Feel free to contact us for a consultation appointment at the venue.
Accommodation at Hawksmoor House: We have 15 beautiful guest rooms in four adjacent buildings set around a central pool and ornamental pond and garden. The Manor House, The Slave Quarters, the Dairy Rooms and Edge house are all original footprints of the historic farm, converted with great sympathy and flair by the owners, and furnished with an elegant mix of beautiful antique pieces.
Each building offers a different perspective on the landscape and farm, and each room is individually decorated. No matter what room you stay in, the experience is consistently elegant and the hospitality warm and relaxed.
Basic Double Room This room features bookshelves with antique books and wooden floors. It has a brown marble bathroom with underfloor heating, a deep, free-standing Victorian bath, and separate shower and toilet cubicles. Queen size bed and a tea & coffee tray.
Standard Rooms There are 2 room of this type and they features queen or twin beds that can be converted into a queen bed. Double doors leading onto a private patio, affording views onto either our lush garden or Table Mountain. En suite bathroom with bath & shower. Day bed or couch is available.
Luxury Room These queen rooms offer outstanding en-suite bathrooms containing shower and/or freestanding bath. Some have private patios with double doors, affording views of Table Mountain, and others have a sunny garden view. Decor includes exquisite antiques, clean lines and contemporary touches.
Superior Rooms These airy and large rooms offer a private terrace and underfloor heating throughout. The rooms boast spectacular mountain and garden views. Furnished with antiques and contemporary touches. Queen or twin beds are provided and an en suite bathroom with shower and freestanding bath.
Family Rooms The Family Room is child-friendly and can accommodate a maximum of 2 adults with 1 child; an additional bed for a child under 12 can be arranged and will be charged at a flat fee. Rooms have patio access and some have a gas fireplace. Main bed is queen-sized. Furnished with a combination of antiques and contemporary touches.
Self-Catering Cottage Self-catering cottage containing two en suite bedrooms with a spacious inter leading lounge, dining and kitchen area. The lounge has a wood burning fireplace and access to a secluded courtyard, affording views onto Table Mountain. Breakfast is not included.
Included in the rate: - Continental and English breakfast - Complimentary afternoon tea with home-baked cake served daily - Travel itinerary planning and restaurant bookings - Tea and coffee - Filtered water
Additional services and amenities: - Delicious cheese and meat platters - Honesty Bar - In-room massage and beauty treatments - Laundry service - Airport pick-up service - Wine tastings - Country Kitchen dinner menu: simple, home-cooked seasonal three-course dinners for those who need a break from dining out
We are only 25 minutes from Cape Town, surrounded by the rolling vineyards and dramatic mountain ranges of the Cape Winelands which occupy the area around Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl.
Stellenbosch, a leisurely 15 minute drive away and the nearest town to Hawksmoor House, is a place of great beauty and historical interest. The second-oldest town in South Africa after Cape Town, it is also one of the best preserved, with a mix of architectural styles, including Cape Dutch, Georgian, Regency and Victorian.
Home to one of South Africa's oldest universities, Stellenbosch is the Cape Winelands most interesting and lively town with numerous restaurants, bars, shops and galleries. Breath-taking scenery, unspoilt hikes, world class cuisine and fine wines await you.
With mild temperatures throughout the year, the Winelands are a wonderful year-round destination - and Hawksmoor House is the perfect base from which to explore this area!
Facilities & Services available:
Babies Children under 12 Elderly Honeymoon Couples Airport Shuttle Service Laundry Service Special Meals on Request
Conference facilities Wedding facilities Wine Tasting Bar on the Premises Dining room Restaurant Cots available
Fireplace on the Premises Garden Library Internet Access Parking (off-street - open) Wi-Fi Afrikaans
English Communal Television Horse Riding Swimming Pool
In the event of notification of cancellation, the following cancellation fee shall apply on the full booking: - Cancellation 29 to 15 days prior to arrival - 50% cancellation fee is charged - Cancellation 14 to 1 day(s) prior to arrival 80% cancellation fee is charged - No show - 100% cancellation fee is charged
Group Cancellation - Cancellation 45 to 30 days prior to arrival - 50% cancellation fee is charged - Cancellation 29 to 15 day(s) prior to arrival 80% cancellation fee is charged - Cancellation 14 to 01 day(s) prior to arrival 80% cancellation fee is charged - No show - 100% cancellation fee is charged
From Cape Town International Airport: First take the N2 towards Somerset West, then take the R300 turn-off which joins the N1, direction Paarl. Take exit 39 Stellenbosch/Klipheuwel) and follow the R304 direction Klipheuwel.
Within 1km, you will go past the "Tygerberg Zoo" sign on your left and after another 500m, you will see a dirt road on your left with a small sign saying "Matjieskuil Farm". Follow the gravel driveway until you reach the entrance gate.
From Cape Town or Paarl: Take the N1 and take exit 39 (Stellenbosch/Klipheuwel). Follow the R304 direction Klipheuwel. Within 1 km, you will go past the "Tygerberg Zoo" sign on your left and after another 500m, you will see a dirt road on your left with a small sign saying "Matjieskuil Farm". Follow the gravel driveway until you reach the entrance gate.
From Stellenbosch: Follow the R304 in direction N1 / Klipheuwel and cross the N1. Within 1km, you will go past the "Tygerberg Zoo" sign on your left and after another 500m, you will see a dirt road on your left with a small sign saying "Matjieskuil Farm". Follow the gravel driveway until you reach the entrance gate.
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Accommodation Type: Bed & Breakfast, Guest Farm and Guesthouse