Quoin Rock: immerse yourself in luxury

The Manor House at Quoin Rock is where you can revel in the luxury of space, comfort and privacy while being pampered in the finest accommodation.

Luxury can be found in a sense of space, comfort and privacy, which Quoin Rock’s Manor House has in spades. Pictures supplied

“At night the Milky Way looks so close you feel like you can reach out and touch it,” says Denis, the owner of Quoin Rock, about the starry sky above the Manor House, located high up on a hill on the farm. “And during the day you can see all the way to Cape Point.”

Recently refurbished by the Gaiduk family, Quoin Rock is the latest top-end destination that delivers magnificent views, first-class cuisine and a one-of-a-kind setting at its Manor House, which at 400m above sea level is the highest residential property in the Western Cape.

The estate’s newly built function venue and Manor House provide the perfect setting for a romantic Cape countryside wedding, honeymoon or getaway. Situated in the Knorhoek Valley, this luxurious farm nestles among rows of vineyards sketched against the Simonsberg.

The Quoin Rock experience is defined by designer architecture, award-winning wine and superb cuisine at Gåte Restaurant. The Honeymoon Suite takes pampering to the next level with luxury befitting a dream wedding, while manicured lawns provide the perfect backdrop for an intimate ceremony.

Secluded and tranquil, it used to be a private residence but now serves as an exclusive-use property. On a par with luxury villas popular for multi-age family travel, this Cape Dutch-style home caters for the discerning local and international market.

Luxury doesn’t always have to mean gold finishes and crystal chandeliers; it can also be found in a sense of space, comfort and privacy, which Quoin Rock’s Manor House has in spades.

It boasts seven bedrooms and accommodates 14 people. The minimum stay is two nights and a butler and manager are included in the offering, so guests always have someone looking after them. Fit for a king, the accommodation is well suited for a getaway for a multi-generational family or a group of friends, or even just for a romantic escape for two.

The Manor House also provides a ‘head-in-the-clouds’ setting for glamorous and extravagant weddings. The expansive lawns serve as the perfect location for glass marquees and open-air events, and the opulent dining room with seating for 14 people is ideal for intimate functions, celebrations, board meetings, exclusive birthdays and other private events. There is a day rate available for venue hire, with event management included.

This exceptional location offers vistas as far as Lion’s Head and False Bay, as well as a unique view of the Simonsberg from a courtyard pool area. Different rose varieties colour gardens that have been designed by landscaper Francesca Watson.

The estate’s helipad, with a pilot available on call, is only a 20-minute flight from Cape Town International Airport.

However you decide to enjoy this cornerstone of the finer things in life, take some advice from Denis: “Come here to immerse yourself in the experience.”

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