The homestead is the original farmhouse of the farm, Nantesvue. The farm was awarded to Jan Coleman in 1692. It was one of the first farms in the Paarl area that was allocated to the French Huguenots. The current stand and house are all that is left of the original farm of 20 acres. The exact date of the erection of the house is unknown, but it seems to be somewhere between 1824 and 1830. During this period the farm belonged to Pieter Jacobus de Villiers.
According to local town records, the water mill, Colonies Mill, was already in operation shortly after the farm was allocated. It is evident from the records that at this point in time there were already several buildings on the farm.
Nantes-Vue is a beautiful B&B in Paarl and is an ideal accommodation venue in close proximity to Cape Town, the Cape Winelands and various top class golf courses. The town of Paarl is also the starting point of the Cape's famous Route 62. This B&B is situated on Paarl's historical Mill Street.
The welcoming corridor of the house leads to a private garden with a splash pool and gazebo. There is also a wooden deck where guests can enjoy the South African sunshine. The four en-suite bedrooms are spacious and have high ceilings that are characteristic of the Cape Dutch style.
All rooms are air-conditioned and have its own private entrance. One of the rooms is a quaint garden cottage ideally suited for families. The rooms feature LCD TV's with DStv and DVD players. Free Wi-Fi is available in the communal areas. Every room comes with a seating area and is equipped with an electric kettle and mini fridge. This B&B is stylish while the traditional dining area with its fireplace add a homely feeling.
In the evening guests can relax in front of the fire place while reading a book from the B&B's small library.