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Press Release: Bartinney Branches Out, with Bartinney Leisure

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1 Aug, '17
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The launch of Bartinney Leisure heroes the sense of place of the diverse, dynamic and activity-based wine estate. It embraces the active nature of Western Cape living and tourism. At the heart of Bartinney is wine, its relationship with time well spent and the spectacular Banhoek biosphere, which is home to the vines and the estate. The family run farm consistently works to conserve the rich mountain biodiversity and the unique terroir of the high-altitude viticulture – ‘Wine Made on a Mountain’.

Under the umbrella sit the newly renovated, double aspect, luxurious vineyard and coastal guest cottages. Skyfall the steep, winding trail well-loved by cyclists and trail runners alike. Popular sporting events such as the Bartinney2Bartinney trail run, as well as the Banhoek Conservancy, which strives to socially uplift poorer communities and protect the environment of the Banhoek Valley, of which Bartinney is founding member.

Bartinney Leisure joins the Tasting Shed and The Bartinney Wine & Champagne Bar, Stellenbosch in the Bartinney portfolio.


The Skyfall trail winds into the mountains, giving trail runners, cyclists and walkers outstanding views over the estate and the wider valley. Its namesake has been given to the premium, small-lot Skyfall Cabernet Sauvignon. Like the trail itself, the wine has a protective outlook over the estate and all of the wines in the range.

Vineyard Cottages:

When established in 1912, the founder of Bartinney considered the estate to enjoy the most stunning view in the world. The Jordaan family and the Bartinney team recognise this unique beauty and are always seeking out new ways to share their dramatic and biodiverse surroundings.

The four self-catering, vineyard residences have been designed and renovated by Owner Rose Jordaan and Dewet De Villiers, Lifestyle and Leisure. Guests can enjoy the original Cape Dutch features, the personal touches of the reclaimed Jordaan family paintings and furniture, and luxurious bathrooms, complete with walk-in showers and deep baths.

The team aim make every stay memorable, providing a welcoming, personalised service and a homely atmosphere – a home that guests will never want to leave.


Wine Estate Cottages:

The Loft –

The perfect get-away, for a romantic weekend, a honeymoon, or for solo wineland visitors. The loft has been designed to unite stylish and classic farmhouse features, with exposed beams and high ceilings. Guests will shut the door and relax, with only the tranquil sound of bird song for company.

The carefully selected art works and unique furniture, bring a touch of decadence and a fresh New York style feel. Light and bright, the bedroom overlooks the vines, and the open-plan living space is the perfect spot to cook and socialise. The Loft has on king-size bed, an open plan living space, and a bathroom complete with a walk-in shower and bath.


Candlewood Cottage –

Candlewood is home to light and bright furniture, teamed with bold and dynamic mirrors and splashes of colour. It features a newly restored double – aspect ceiling, reinforced by the beams crafted from farm wood.

Whatever the weather the space can be enjoyed – with a terrace complete with a braai for hotter months and a fire for the Cape winter. The cottage charm is enhanced by personal touches, with old Jordaan family potraits and a desk, which has been converted into the kitchen island. The cottage has two double bedrooms, and a luxurious bathroom.


Vineyard Cottage –

 A beautiful cottage with English & Cape Dutch features, perfect for a group of friends, or a family. Soft furnishings, a spacious open plan living area, and a private terrace complete with a braai, make it the ideal spot for a tranquil and relaxing break.

Complete with two bedrooms (one king-size, one twin or double), two bathrooms, with walk in showers and deep, spacious bath tubs.


Wild Olive House –

Wild Olive offers the perfect villa sanctuary. The stand-alone house is set amongst the vineyards, and enjoys unrivalled views over the stunning valley. This oasis of calm is the perfect escape for a group of friends, complete with a large outside terrace and braai for warmer months and a cosy fire for cooler times.

Each and every space is the house has its unique fingerprint, whether that be the wide array of artwork, the four poster bed, feature mirrors, the stunning double aspect ceilings, exposed beams, or Cape Dutch history. A home-from-home that you will never want to leave. The space has one king-size room and two double rooms, two luxurious bathrooms and a large terrace overlooking the vines, complete with a braai.


Coastal Retreats:

Joining Bartinney Leisure are the coastal retreats in Pringle Bay, Knysna and Churchhaven.

Summer Place, Knysna –

The double-storey, self-catering holiday home situated right on the water’s edge of the Knysna Lagoon. This location allows guests to soak up to sun on the patio, or take just a few steps down to the beach. The Knysna Heads are only 500 m from the doorstep, and apart from their scenic beauty, they also offer a restaurant and coffee shop.

There are two self-catering units, one upstairs and one downstairs. The spaces can be rented singularly, or together on request.

The downstairs unit comprises two bedrooms (one king-size and one twin), a living room and kitchen. Both bedrooms have stunning views of the lagoon, and the bathroom includes a bath and a shower. The large living room has panoramic windows and leads onto a patio facing the lagoon.

The upper space has its own private entrance, two bedrooms, an open-plan kitchen, large lounge and dining room. There is one king-size bed, which leads onto a view deck with breathtaking views of the lagoon and mountains. The second bedroom contains bunk beds and the bathroom has a shower-over-bath.


Skilpadvlei Farm, Pringle Bay –

The secluded light and bright beach house enjoys views overlooking the ocean right and is surrounded by unspoilt nature.

The spacious holiday house is perfect for a weekend away with family & friends. Featuring 4 bedrooms (one twin and three double rooms). Bright, light beach house décor and a beautiful contrast between the bright blue ocean on the one side and the unspoilt nature on the other. Surrounded by the sea and magnificent walking trails, the house is a perfect hidden getaway.


The Beach House, Churchhaven

Go off the grid and sit back and reminisce about days gone by in this timeless retreat. A stones throw from the old church, a winding path through the fynbos takes you to the windless lagoon beach with the warmest water on the West Coast.Days are spent sailing, swimming or lounging on the ample stoep taking in the perfect view.

The house sleeps a maximum of eight guests in four bedrooms, with three double en suite rooms and one twin en suite room. The house is off the grid with solar power and rainwater use, gas stove and geysers, allowing guests to live with very little footprint on the earth.


For images, please contact Rosie Crossman rosielouisecrossman@gmail.com.

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