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.
The house consist of 4 levels:
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
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
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.
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.
The farm has an office (129 sq.m), an implement store (181 sq,m) and 2 pump stations (217 sq.m)
The farm has its own generator.
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.