Babylonstoren

For the past several weeks when my mind escapes to wanderlust mode, it envisions traveling to this jaw-dropping beautiful historic Dutch farm/hotel called Babylonstoren near Cape Town. I love the idea of going to stay on a beautiful farm with a restaurant serving up the bounteous harvest. Definitely added to my travel wish list. Dreamy isn't it?!






All photos: Babylonstoren (spotted on Full House)

17 comments:

Jamie Herzlinger said...

Absolutely phenomenal! Love your blog.
Jamie Herzlinger

M.M.E. said...

It's absolutely gorgeous! Your blog is so lovely and bright! It made me smile today! Thank you for that. I have this big itch to have a giant cow on my kitchen wall now. :)

katja said...

feels like home

Katie said...

Feels so homey, I just want to crawl into that bed and take a nap! xo

ma vie en rose said...

Oh!! I think this was featured in World of Interiors a couple of years ago, as a private residence and not a hotel. I was really struck by the breathtakingly simple and elegant approach to the design...you could tell that the person who owns the property (an ex Vogue editor, maybe?) really understood how to take advantage of the amazing bones of the 18th century structure without overwhelming the space.

ma vie en rose said...

Gotcha!! You can view the article in full here:

http://blog.babylonstoren.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/the_world_of_interiors1.pdf

Thanks for posting about this place, I'm putting it in my hotel bucket list!

Laura Jones said...

It's funny that Babylon is part of the name... Maybe it's not the same meaning in dutch. My brother's LDS mission was in Cape Town and he has amazing pictures. It looks like a magical place.

Once upon a Time said...

It is even better in real life! The food is AMAZING. You can have a stroll through the herb/veggie garden.(not quite like anything you have seen before.)

Sweet Freak said...

Sweet. I want my house to look and feel like this!

Angelia said...

Quite beautiful and so neat for a farm, I love the different building styles from USA farms.

unifiedspace said...

that looks like a total dream destination and I am so glad you shared it - its on the top of my "must go" list now, thank you.

Anya adores said...

Oh what a lovely place - I am loving the wall in the restaurant - wowsers
Axx

gourmetstylegirl said...

Oh that looks idyllic! What a nice place to let my mind wander on foggy SF days.

Hilary

Jo Reidy said...

Babylonstoren is a truly breathtaking farm nestled in the Cape winelands. I was on the team that that the pleasure of designing their website and blog, so we had the pleasure of visiting the farm and number of times. I can tell you it is a truly enchanting spot and a must for any discerning visitor to Cape Town.
Fantastic post on an equally gorgeous blog, well done for consistently posting inspiring posts.

kbd said...

Cape Town and the surrounding area are fabulous to visit - I recently started a series on my blog about visiting SA, and the first place is Kalkbay, which is near Cape Town.
http://southofthesahara.blogspot.com/2011/08/tour-south-africa-cape-town.html
We do have some beautiful design in SA!

alice said...

Check out Babylonstoren on http://www.visi.co.za/content/article/9/the-magic-of-the-modern-farm owned by Karen Roos

Little Ghost said...

Yay! Thanks for posting something about Cape Town! This is almost opposite the vibe of Babylonstoren, but it definitely deserves to be on everyones hotel must sees:

http://www.oldmacdaddy.co.za/

Its a luxury trailer park :)

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