A stylish wine farm stay where you could easily just keep to yourself, admiring the view and exploring the fynbos-thicketed mountain trails around you, or pop over to the resident tasting room to kick off one of the most epic of wine-tasting weekends ever. If that’s not the best of both worlds, we don’t know what is.

Why foodies love to stay here

  • Unique interactive wine-tasting experience pairing Cape fynbos and wine included in the stay price!
  • Set in the heart of the Stellenbosch wine route, making it the ideal stay to eatsplore the Cape Winelands.
  • On request, Bartinney will fill your fridge with delectable locally sourced deli goodies and wine.
  • The folks at Bartinney will help you with any restaurant reservations, guides to good spots close by or even a wine tour if needed.

Price

from R1 320/night – R3 500/night

INCLUDING A UNIQUE INTERACTIVE WINE-TASTING EXPERIENCE PAIRING INDIGENOUS CAPE FYNBOS AND WINE

Overview

A tranquil mountain retreat within a stone’s throw of the best and buzziest Stellenbosch and Franschhoek wine estates and restaurants. Set on the slopes of the Botmaskop mountain, just 15 minutes from Stellenbosch and 30 minutes from Franschhoek, Bartinney is a working farm that not only crafts beautiful boutique wines, but also champions its local biodiversity with a host of eco-friendly initiatives.

Plus, it turns out, they’re the perfect hosts, with four private self-catering vineyard cottages to choose from – each with its own special touches; all offering the perfect balance between contemporary comfort and farmhouse charm. And, the hospitality doesn’t end there. During your stay, you’ll be treated to a unique wine and fynbos pairing at the estate’s Tasting Shed to better understand how the unique flavour profiles of three endemic plants found on the farm – Pelargonium Citronellum, Eriocephalus africanus and Agathosma Ovata – have influenced the taste of their Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Cab Sav.

Don’t worry, you won’t only be snacking on leaves (phew!) there’ll be some tasty African-inspired, fynbos-infused tapas to help line the stomach, too. From there on out, the winelands are your oyster. Until you decide to come snuggle down in style, of course.

The Accommodation

Bartinney Vineyard Cottage

Entire Cottage, 4 Guests, 2 Bedrooms, 3 Beds

Perfect for a group of friends or a small family, this beautiful cottage with its English and Cape Dutch features comes with two en-suite bedrooms (one kingsize and one twin), two full bathrooms with luxurious deep baths and walk-in showers, a fully equipped kitchen with fridge and freezer, and a spacious open-plan living area with a private terrace and braai. There is a main cottage entrance, as well as private doors to each of the two bedrooms. Situated on a gated wine estate with 24-hour security and safe parking, the cottage is fully serviced daily for your convenience. Please note: there are a few steps to walk up from the parking to the house.

Price: R2 900

The Luxury Loft

Entire Cottage, 2 Guests, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bed

Just the ticket for love birds, honeymooners or solo wineland visitors, the newly renovated loft retains its farmhouse feel thanks to its high ceilings and exposed beams, but with contemporary touches including carefully selected artworks and unique furniture. The king-sized bed is fitted with luxury cotton sheets, the full bathroom has a walk-in shower and deep bath, there’s a comfortable, sunny living area and the slick kitchen comes fully equipped for romantic dinners for two. Situated on a gated wine estate with 24-hour security and safe parking, the cottage is fully serviced daily for your convenience. Please note: there are a few steps to walk up from the parking to the house.

Price: R1 320

Candlewood Cottage

Entire Cottage, 4 Guests, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Beds

Airy and light, this recently renovated cottage features a stunning double-aspect ceiling reinforced by beams crafted from wood sourced on the farm, and is decorated with pops of bright, bold colour, gorgeously patterned tiles and special personal touches like old family portraits and an antique desk that’s been converted into a kitchen island. Both bedrooms are fitted wtih with soft, luxurious sheets, the bathroom has a deep bath and walk-in shower, and the kitchen is fully equipped. Summer will be best spent in the private terraced garden with its own braai place, while the indoor fireplace should keep you nice and cosy in winter. Situated on a gated wine estate with 24-hour security and safe parking, the cottage is fully serviced daily for your convenience.

Price: R2 900

Wild Olive House

Entire Cottage, 4 Guests, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Beds

A real oasis of calm, this spacious stand-alone house is set right amongst the vines. With two double rooms and one king-sized room, two full bathrooms with deep baths and walk-in showers, a fully equipped open-plan kitchen and dining area, spacious verandah and private garden, it’s the perfect retreat for a group of friends or family. Another bed can even be arranged so that the house sleeps 6! The cottage is situated on a private and secure gated wine estate with 24-hour security and safe parking. It’s fully serviced daily for your convenience. Please note: there are a few steps to walk down from the parking to the house.

Price: R3 500

Location, Services and Important Information

Central Stellenbosch is 15 minutes away from the estate, while Franschhoek is 30 minutes away.

Services and Facilities 

  • Wifi and DStv Satellite TV
  • Tea and coffee tray with milk
  • Full kitchen facilities, including a fridge-freezer
  • A cot for small children (Bartinney Vineyard Cottage only)
  • Private terrace, with a braai
  • Cottage serviced daily
  • Toiletries
  • First aid kit
  • Fire extinguisher

Policies and Important information 

Check In: 14h00

Check Out: 10h00

Property Type: Cottage

Room type: Entire Cottage

Cancellation Policy

Cancel up to 7 days before check in and get a 50% refund (minus service fees). Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable. Service fees are refunded when cancellation happens before check in and within 48 hours of booking.