Magical gentleman’s estate with sensational views on the Langeberg Mountains.
This property offers a rare investment opportunity to purchase a spectacular country side estate with architectural designed Manor house in a favored location in the heart of the Overberg. This truly impressive country estate is tucked away on the Southern slopes of the Langeberg mountains, just off the R60 between Swellendam and Ashton. Situated in the picturesque Bushman’s valley the land extends in total to some 60ha with 8ha arable land partially under irrigation. Registered water supply out of the mountains is channeled under gravity into 3 holding dams which are stocked with Bass and Tilapia. The elegant Manor house has been designed to specifically represent the charm and characteristics of a traditional Tuscan farmhouse. The house is in immaculate condition – attention to detail and meticulous design all forms part of this stunning residence. A magnificent 3m high Antique wooden double door leads you into an open plan lounge, dining, kitchen area. This area is defined by its high ceilings spanned by huge solid wooden red blue gum beams over 6 m in length, Batavian terracotta floor tiles, and a massive, ancient Yellow wood beam at the end of the room to complete the picture. The views from the North facing antique sash windows are unsurpassed, with breathtaking sunsets reflected on the mountain, perfect for sipping your evening sundowner. This home has been built with love and considerable attention to the tiniest detail. Antique and Art deco light fittings, solid Yellow wood, or antique Oregon doors, solid brass taps, towel rails, light switches, are all part of the irreplaceable fittings sourced during the building of this home. The kitchen has a large walk in fridge with a solid antique wooden door, which is only one of the unusual features. Basins are antique ceramic, and the taps are all solid brass. Leading into the kitchen from the back door you even have the traditional "Mudroom" with old ox and donkey yolks to hold your hats and raincoats. The ground floor has a study area with Oregon floors, bookcase, and a guest loo with solid marble wash basin, and brass fittings from the old SAR days. The huge Master en-suite bedroom downstairs has antique 6m yellow wood beams spanning the width of the room with a Victorian bath to lie and watch the sunsets from. A fire place for winter nights, a walk in dressing room, and a bathroom designed in the rustic Tuscan style complete the master bedroom. Upstairs is, if anything, more breathtaking than the Master bedroom the guest suite. Wooden sash windows and a Victorian bath, with sensational views over the mountains. A fireplace with antique wooden surround, walk in cupboard, rustic Tuscan bathroom complete the guest suite. The outbuildings comprise of an implement shed and unusual 2 storey garage building, which has space for 2 cars and 2 quad bikes. A large artist’s studio (57sq m) with Oregon pine floors, wood burning stove and exposed beams, reached by a farm style wooden staircase, can easily be converted into a loft apartment. The property also boasts a classic Cape Dutch guesthouse with a clambering grape vine shading the verandah, and a view over the pastured paddocks. This home still has its original blue gum, “dekriet” mud ceilings, and old "brand solder". Renovated with an open plan kitchen/ dining room and the original open hearth for a winter fire in the kitchen. The lounge has Cape vernacular double doors to open on a hot summer evening. The main bedroom still has the original fine place. A second bedroom, and bathroom with Victorian bath and washbasin complete the interior. An old "ring muur " surrounds the original renovated shed which now serves as an implements storeroom. A notable feature of the property is the parklike gardens and grounds where considerable thought has been put into its landscaping of paved and flowering terraces, pastured paddocks and stone pathways flanked with mature Sicilian Cypress trees sloping down to the dam with beautiful Water Lillies. Every position on the estate has just sensational views on the mountains and surrounding farmland. The amenities of this property, its delightful mountain setting and the immaculate finishes of the residences is simply world class and the scarcity of such lifestyle properties in the Overberg, makes this a truly special opportunity. Key features of property: Outstanding private estate in a convenient setting to the West of Swellendam. Attractive Tuscan farmhouse (Manor house) with unique finishes. Outbuildings with garaging for 2 autos and 2 Quad bikes, large and versatile art studio/gallery, step in wine cellar, implement shed and 2 Cape style staff cottages. Separate historic Cape Dutch, 2 bedroomed guesthouse with large shed. Beautiful landscaped gardens, fenced paddocks, arable land with irrigation. Crystal clear water supply out of the mountains, gravity fed into 3 holdings dams. Wide variety of Flora and Fauna with rolling countryside (Renosterveld) going into the mountain area with its Kaapse Fynbos/Protea. Day-to-day amenities can be found in any of the nearby towns of Swellendam, Ashton, Bonnievale or Montagu.
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