THE opening of the Manor House at Brookdale Estate in 2021 has brought an elegant, new accommodation experience to the historic Paarl winelands. It is positioned as a retreat to accommodate families, small groups of friends or individual travellers. The Manor House can accommodate 12 adults (and two children under the age of 12 sharing with parents), catered for in five en-suite bedrooms in the main house, and a sixth en-suite bedroom in the adjacent building.
Built in a modern Cape Dutch style, Brookdale Manor House is elegantly furnished, featuring ample living spaces that include a lavish living room, library and entertainment room, dining room, a sunny breakfast room and a kitchen, in addition to a private study. Outside, multiple terraces showcase panoramic views of the dramatic mountains and wine valley. The gardens, pool house and terrace, set around a magnificent swimming pool, create beautiful spaces for guests to enjoy the sunshine with a glass of wine from the Brookdale and Mason Road ranges.
A true Cinderella story, Brookdale Estate was once overgrown and underused. The Rudd family, originally from the United Kingdom, recognised the potential of the property and acquired the 67-hectare estate in 2015. In line with their vision to create a world-class country estate, today Brookdale offers exceptional hospitality and produces fine wines under the stewardship of talented young winemaker, Kiara Scott.
Brookdale Manor House is managed by seasoned hoteliers Yvonne Coetzee (general manager) and Gary Coetzee (executive chef), who come with extensive hospitality experience gained over nearly 10 years in management positions at Singita in the Sabi Sand, followed by a decade overseeing the Kerzner family estate Leeukoppie, in Hout Bay.