Fanciest of Fancies at La Residence

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Outside looking towards La Residence Entrance {Photo credit: The Portfolio Collection}

Fanciest of fancies are not only the delectable sweets our mouths devoured at High Tea during our short time at La Residence, but also what our eyes feasted upon at this lavish country manor.

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Magnificent Great Hall of La Residence {photo credit: The Royal Portfolio Collection}

Former private home of Liz and Phil Biden, the five-star luxurious La Residence and Vineyard Suites exude a tranquil opulence. Nestled in the Franschhoek valley amidst working vineyards and a plum orchard, with breath-taking mountain views one cannot help to feel anything but calm.

La Residence is one of four luxury properties in The Royal Portfolio Private Residences Collection, owned by the Bidens’.

{Credit: Video used with kind permission from The Royal Portfolio}

The accommodation comprises of 11 Double Suites (divided into Superior and Luxury Rooms) and 5 Vineyard Suites.

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The ornate Tibetan Suite {photo credit: The Royal Portfolio Collection}

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The splendid Tibetan Suite en-suite bathroom {photo credit: The Royal Portfolio Collection}

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Front door decor outside of the Tibetan Suite

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Asian lamp in children’s loft in one of the Villas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Each room is carefully decorated with meticulous attention to detail, with pieces personally selected by Liz Biden, herself. The Double suites are perfect for a couple, complete with my personal favourite touch in each en-suite, a victorian bath with an idyllic view of the vineyard.

Whilst the Vineyard suites (Villas)  are better suited for families with children, with their own private garden and swimming pools.

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Villa 1: Entrance Hall {photo credit: The Royal Portfolio Collection}

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Villa 1: Heavenly bathroom {photo credit: The Royal Portfolio Collection}

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Villa 1: Main Bedroom {photo credit: The Royal Portfolio Collection}

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Villa 1: Bedroom 2 {photo credit: The Royal Portfolio Collection}

All your standard digital offerings are available, such as TVs and Wifi, should one be unable to unplug from your laptop. Trust me with a spa treatment room, swimming pool, wine and cheese tasting, the library and many more activities to choose from I don’t think one would have any problem in unwinding!

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La Residence Swimming pool set against the stunning backdrop of the Franschhoek Mountains

We were treated to a sumptous high tea with the fanciest of fancies served, that looked too good to eat! Sipping on La Residence’s rose bubbly I tried to savour each bite of the silky berry cheesecake slowly.

🍰Totally Tea-Licius! 😋 See I can have my cake & eat it too @laresidencesa 😉

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Fanciest of Fancies at La Residence - The Jax Blog

For the ultimate luxurious Winelands weekend getaway, do yourself a favour and check into La Residence. Be careful, though you may never want to check out!

Here’s where to find them on- and offline:

La Residence

Address: Elandskloof Private Rd, Franschhoek, Western Cape, South Africa,  7901

Telephone: +27 (0)21 876 4100

Email: info@laresidence.co.za

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One of the gorgeous peacocks that stroll the palatial grounds

Website: https://www.laresidence.co.za

Facebook: La Residence SA

Twitter: @LaResidenceSA 

Instagram: @laresidencesa

As always,

#WishYouWereHere

The Jax

With Special Thanks to Franschhoek Wine Valley and Tourist Association for the incredible experience.

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