Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Luxury in the Guesthouse at L'Avenir

L’Avenir have wanted us to come and stay at their Lodge for a while and this was the perfect occasion to do so, as driving back to Cape Town after their tour de force wine tasting, which finished rather late, was not an option. We were given one of the best rooms in the Lodge and had a superbly comfortable stay
There is a bright and sparkling pool at the entrance, with lovely views over the lake
A covered verandah for breakfast or just for relaxing on warm days
The rooms are all named after wines. Our room “Grand Vin Pinotage” had a huge bed and a sitting room area, where we were able to work producing MENU on our laptops
A huge bathroom with deep relaxing bath and a rain shower
Our own private terrace with plunge pool, outdoor shower and loungers
and a view of the vineyards
Another of the rooms, “Grand Vin Chenin blanc”
Another view
Lots of space in another room, Chenin Blanc
Its bathroom
Each of the front rooms has its own private terrace. That was ours on the left
The lake view
It is a short walk to the tasting room and the wine cellar
The magnificent Stellenbosch mountains in moody Spring weather
Here comes a rain squall
The breakfast buffet bar
Superb freshly baked French pastries
The Lodge dining room
It was a very damp grey morning, so we ate inside
Lynne’s classic cooked English breakfast
John’s bacon and cheese omelette
L’Avenir’s resident grey heron
© John & Lynne Ford, Adamastor & Bacchus 2014

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