La Cotte Farm dates back to 1698 when the first of the eleven Huguenot Farms was granted to the French immigrants who fled their native country during the 17th century.
La Cotte is the only farm within walking distance from anywhere in the village making it an ideal destination for those staying in the village wanting a stroll before indulging in our delicious cuisine. We invite you to meander through our picturesque gardens with magestic views and lose yourself in the ambrosia of this hidden gem in Franschhoek’s crown.
More About La Cotte
The original manor house has undergone a number of renovations over the last three and a half centuries and one can see remnants of Cape Dutch to Victorian as well as Georgian architecture. It is in this beautiful building with its spectacular interiors and high ceilings brings heritage and beauty together. Rich fabrics with bold colour and splashes of coral that match a courtyard of red Bouganvilla against a stark contrast of whitewashed walls. Our deep veranda with its wicker chairs and generously padded cushions allow for a memorable dining experience with an all day brunch menu while gazing across the valley over the village of Franschhoek.
Thoughtful & Alive
The Malaysian influence in the murals and wallpaper suggest a time when Far East trade route influenced the Cape Dutch cuisine and now present themselves in delicious dishes such as fragrant Bobotie, Cape Malay picked fish with atchar and relishes to excite and beguile the palate. Contemporary elements are combined with traditional recipes to excite, yet reminds us of memorable meals with friends and family. The quirky sporting bar is the perfect place to cosy in with friends while enjoying a fine red wine from our cellar or a beautifully crafted gin on our sweeping veranda.