Mantis Owners Collection takes you to Brookdale Estate
Find yourself immersed in the exclusivity of the Winelands in lavish luxury. Brookdale Estate is the newly built country house that stands against the Paarl skyline, tucked away in the middle of a working wine farm which is only accessible to guests.
Proudly offering the rare chance for guests to enjoy the winemaking experience and full use of the estate with no interruptions from the public. Brookdale Estate is for the sole use of villa guests. Built with the well-heeled guest in mind, the estate is equipped with top quality features meeting the highest standards. Guests are welcomed to the country house by experienced staff who offer the highest standard of service.
Brookdale features 5 bedrooms, all equally large in size, barring the Master Suite which boasts the addition of a separate dressing room. The rooms have been designed in unique styles, offering individual elegance. All the rooms have high ceilings and only the highest quality mattress to offer a peaceful night’s sleep. The country house also features 2 sitting rooms, a study/library, as well as an additional bedroom with an ensuite bathroom in a separate building to the main villa, perfect for a private staff member.
Brookdale offers a fully fitted kitchen, with a separate preparation kitchen for privacy from staff. Guests can choose to enjoy food prepared by the estate’s chef in various settings. Indulge in fine-dining in the formal dining room, wake up to a tasty breakfast in the breakfast room with an east-facing terrace or enjoy succulent lunches in the pool room which offers a dining area. Alternatively, experience a cellar dining experience surrounded by barrels of the opulent wine made on the estate.
The vineyard on the 80 hectares of the working wine farm have been replanted from vines with a superior heritage from France. The replanting see the estate nurturing 20+ year old Chenin Blanc, in addition to Chenin Blanc blocks which are almost 35 years old. The first batch of Chenin Blanc produced by the farm was curated by winemaker Duncan Savage, who has now passed the wine making for the farm over to Kiara Scott. Guided and mentored by Duncan for 2 years as his assistant winemaker, Kiara has previously worked with Carl van der Merwe, David Nieuwoudt & Charles Hopkins. Duncan will still be a large part of Brookdale’s future by consulting and assisting when necessary.
The vineyard is nestled in the beautifully arranged gardens designed by Franchesca Watson, a landscape artist with a global reputation who is also currently building gardens in Florence, Italy and New Zealand. While the estate offers various picnic spots around the gardens and homegrown produce that can be picked by the guests to be used in the chef’s fine cooking.
ABOUT MANTIS OWNERS COLLECTION; The Mantis Owners Collection invites you to indulge in the exclusive use of their private homes, villas, private use of game reserve lodges and boats around the world. The Mantis Collection and subsequently the Owners Collection was born from an African conservation dream. We feel honoured to share this dream with like-minded travellers and peers. The Mantis philosophy is to recognise the importance of nature, culture and beauty whilst offering the guests the ultimate in luxury accommodation. Our handpicked properties represent the finest examples of their kind and celebrate the culture, gastronomy, architecture and nature of the locations in which they are found. Whilst every property is unique, the collection ensures that the quality of facilities, service and overall experience is consistently 5 star and guests can always expect personal and friendly service experience. Mantis clients are sophisticated and refined and these fine establishments ensure that the guests receive not only top quality accommodation and cuisine but also individual attention and personal service, the details make the difference.
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