Stonewood is ideally located on the fertile slopes of Table Mountain between Hout Bay and the Constantia Valley where some of South Africa’s oldest vines can be found and where established winemakers produce some of the country’s finest varietals notably Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Stonewood Hideaway is a six bedroom private villa located on the verdant hills of Constantia in Cape Town. It is utterly unique in style. The brainchild of an eccentric movie director, Stonewood has evolved over 25 years into a playground for children and adults that will have guests grinning with delight at the whimsical design. Every room has a story and surprises await in every nook of the property.
Stonewood has been described as an enchanted forest, a labyrinth wonderland – the organic architecture merging seamlessly with the environment – a natural evolution of the hillside.
The extraordinary attention to detail ensures that guests will want for nothing. From the secret pantry to the medieval wine cellar that affords a glimpse inside the aquatic world of giant Koi.
Style and Design
Part Narnia and part Robinson Crusoe’s treehouse, the five levels weave in and out of one another, connected by pathways that lead to stone courtyards protecting mystical gardens of water and stone. Hand carved wood, steampunk-inspired spiral staircases and colourful mosaics adorn the property.
In the dining room, you will find a 16-seater Pierre Cronje dining table, built-in oak cupboards, curly Cherrywood flooring and concealed doors that lead out to a vast dining deck.
Outside wooden walkways and cobbled paths meander between thatched hideouts, exotic aloes, leafy ferns and ancient Frangipani trees. The wrought-iron gates and ornate doors were forged by the local artists and blacksmiths Luke Atkinson and Conrad Hicks.
Stonewood sleeps 12 guests in total. Each of the six bedrooms is unique in layout, size, character and style. Each is en-suite with an extra length King sized bed.
Extensive amenities include bathrobes, slippers, hairdryers, TV with Netflix, high speed WiFi and a safe.
Stonehouse is offered on a Bed & Breakfast basis but all other meals can be arranged in consultation with our Executive Chef.
Full English breakfast
Laundry – excluding dry cleaning
Local wines and beer & soft drinks
Use of sauna & steam room
Kids at Stonewood
Children of all ages are welcome at Stonewood – it is an incredible place for children with waterslides, water polo nets, swings and hanging ropes. Please note that while the property is great fun for children it does have many steps, pathways, ponds and pools and children should be supervised at all times.
The Wine Cellar
If these stone walls could talk. Intimacy and revelry are the order of the day in the spacious cellar that peers into the depths of the koi pond creating an ethereal atmosphere among grandfather clocks, crystal chandeliers, art-deco furniture and a treasure trove of South Africa’s finest vintages.
The Games Room
The space is generous and versatile with a large open kitchen, a lounge/games room, dining areas, a vast patio, flat lawns, guest loos and an L-shaped swimming pool. The space is ideal for weddings and events of up to 80 people.
The cavernous, 400sqm, subterranean garage is shaped like an aeroplane hangar and can host up to 100 guests and is ideal for alternate events and product launches.
Fully equipped gym
Sauna Steam room
State of the art kitchen
Pantry with walk in fridge and freezer
Swimming pool with waterslide
Five sun decks
A cavernous, 400sqm, underground garage which houses up to 17 cars.
In-house Spa Treatments can be arranged in advance.
Terms & Conditions
Please note that guests will be required to pay a breakage deposit equal to one night’s accommodation cost for each stay.
Minimum 2-night stay Off Peak
Minimum – 5 night stay in Peak Season