36 ha Boutique Wine Farm With French Chateau for Sale Stellenbosch

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Published: March 7, 2017 (5 years ago)

Have you been looking for an extraordinary boutique wine estate between Stellenbosch and Somerset West?

I have a joint mandate on this exclusive farm which offers the best of Cape Winelands living €“ a private vineyard and olive sanctuary build on 36 hectares of prime land. The French chateau inspired manor house, affording all of today€™s desired amenities, is build overlooking a dam allowing for endless vineyard and panoramic mountain views.

The farm has 22,4 ha Shiraz vines and 4 ha of 4 different olives varietals – it produces its own top grade olive oil from 2000 olive trees and sells it at a few discerning outlets to patrons. The farm also produces award winning Shiraz wine from grapes from its own vineyards €“ utilizing an outside cellar€™s production facilities.

The manor house€™s luxury features includes chandeliers sourced from Chateau€™s in France, Royal Albert baths and washbasins in all bathrooms, solid smoked wooden floors and stairways, a central vacuum system and a double storey entrance hall. The manor house has a lift giving easy access to all levels (cellar to the second or top floor).
The farm also has a 50-80 seater chapel in the manor€™s rose, lavender and fynbos garden which is rented out for intimate weddings €“ complete with its own fireplace and fitted with French furniture. The entertainment/living areas of the manor house can accommodate 100 €“ 120 guests.

The manor house is a well-known venue to selective patrons to attend musical evenings and a once a year Masquerade Ball. During these musical events top South African artists have been featured.

Farm Improvements:

Main House:

The house consist of 4 levels:

-Attic:
3 bedrooms with 2 en-suite bathrooms (all bathrooms have Royal Albert baths and wash basins)

– 1st Floor:
Master bedroom – extra volume with extra volume dressing-room and double volume bathroom. The Master bedroom also has an adjacent library / study / gymnasium and linen room and walk in safe. These rooms can be converted into additional bedrooms if needed.

1 Bedroom with en-suite €“ bathroom

-Ground floor:
3 triple volume living rooms (music room, dining room, living room ) Can seat 100 people.
1 Cinema room
2 Guest toilets /powder room
Large entrance hall / lobby with extra-large French fireplace.
Kitchen with separate pantry and scullery

-Basement:
Ironing and laundry room, staff quarters & bathrooms, storeroom and garage for 5 cars.

A beautiful plunge pool is located in the private garden adjacent to the northward looking patio. The garden offers a variety of secluded areas with fountains and trees to soak in the peacefulness of the area.

The main house has excellent security – including an alarm system with a security guard patrolling on a bicycle.

Farm Improvements:

5 Guest Cottages

3 of the 2 bedroom cottages are let out on short term basis to clients from especially Europe.

The income generated from the cottages are about R600 000 p.a.

Other Improvements:

The farm has an office (129 sq.m), an implement store (181 sq,m) and 2 pump stations (217 sq.m)

Electricity:

The farm has its own generator.

Water:

The farm utilizes 2 gravel dams (2 million cu.m) It has access to ample water €“ both from the irrigation scheme as well as 2 x boreholes (4 000 l/hr each). The farm has 30ha irrigable land and 75 ha water rights.

The farm uses borehole water for household purposes and the garden – cleaning all the water with specialized equipment/filters.

The farm has a special plant to recycle the €œgrey water€ from the effluent for the garden and agricultural activities. (2 sewerage plants).

Possible future improvements or business applications:

The chateau lends itself to be converted into a very exclusive Boutique Guest Hotel and complimented with a fully-fledged top end wedding venue.

There is already a development plan available to create more cottages, a conference facility, artisan brewery and a cellar with a tasting facility.

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