Durban, and the warm Indian Ocean, King Shaka International Airport, the Drakensberg mountains and the battlefields of KwaZulu-Natal are all within a two hour drive. The property is conveniently situated for the local private schools.
Set up as a horse stud, the property boasts a crafted sandstone stable block, plus a second block, with a total of thirteen stalls. The farm also carries a small breeding herd of Nguni cows. Income is derived from seven well-appointed self-catering cottages. The magnificent, recently built residence has been constructed in sandstone quarried in the Free State. The home has been designed with attention to detail and comfort and the open plan living area is bright and airy and double volume with elevated picture view windows. There is a central slow combustion fireplace. Fold-away doors open through to a large enclosed veranda with built-in barbeque.
A superb lifestyle property which has spectacular views of the surrounding farmlands and the Drakensberg mountain range in the distance. The farm has good equestrian facilities and also carries a small breeding herd of Nguni cows. There are seven well-appointed income producing cottages. The impressive landscaped garden features over a thousand rose bushes, rolling lawns and tinkling fountains, a pergola entwined with roses and wisteria, and a tunnel used for cultivating cuttings. Tree lined driveways complete the picture. The property is accessed from the tarred Hlatikulu Road and is convenient to the nearby town of Mooi River.
It has a magnificent, recently built residence which has been constructed in sandstone quarried in the Free State. The home has been designed with attention to detail and comfort and the open plan living area is spacious and bright and double volume. It has elevated picture view windows with imported electric blinds. There is a central Godin slow combustion fireplace, fitted rosewood cupboards and wood storage baskets. Fold-away doors open through to a large enclosed "L" shaped veranda with a built-in barbeque. Skylights keep it light and airy. Offering unobstructed panoramic views, this entertainment area in turn has stacking doors which lead out to the stunning garden. The delightful kitchen is open plan with a recessed scullery. It has rosewood countertops, a six plate gas hob and an under counter electric oven. Windows along the outer kitchen wall open onto views of the water feature and roses. The large games room has a Godin slow combustion stove and under floor heating, and the home office, which features built-in storage cupboards, is also warmed in the winter months by under floor heating and a Godin stove. There is an entrance hall and a guest cloakroom. The sizeable main bedroom is on the ground floor and opens out to the veranda. It has a full en-suite bathroom with under floor heating. The upstairs landing leads out to a balcony located over the entrance portico. There are four generous bedrooms, all with built-in cupboards, two full bathrooms and there is a linen room. The home has terracotta tiles throughout. Two solar panels heat the geysers and, in addition, there are two heat pumps. There is a double garage.
Seven self-catering/bed and breakfast cottages all have wonderful, extensive views across the farmlands to the mountain range. Five of the cottages are semi-detached with a shared breakfast room that seats fourteen. Each of these units has one bedroom, a full bathroom and a kitchenette. The bedrooms are carpeted and the living areas are tiled. They have wooden decked patios and shared barbeques. The sixth cottage is a stand-alone unit with a studio layout, a full bathroom and a kitchenette. The laundry room, which serves the house and the cottages, is next door to this unit. A separate, private honeymoon suite has two bedrooms and a fully appointed bathroom. The kitchen is well equipped with a five plate gas hob and is open plan to the lounge and dining area. The windows and doors are screened. There is an entrance courtyard and an open patio. The cottage furnishings, including the stoves, fridges and microwaves will be included in the sale, with the exception of certain items which are of sentimental value to the owner.
Staff accommodation consists of three bedrooms, a full kitchen and a bathroom with a shower, all of which are tiled.
A borehole provides water to the residences and a perennial spring feeds two well-stocked trout dams. There are twelve 5,000 litre tanks for water storage.
The property boasts a crafted sandstone stable block with six stalls, a feed room, a tack room and ablution facilities. A second stable block has seven stalls, a storeroom and a tack room. There is a twenty metre lunging ring and a twenty metre x sixty metre dressage arena. Drinkers are available in the paddocks.
Twenty hectares of land are planted to eragrostis and there are six green kikuyu paddocks. The balance is veld grazing. There are two new, open sided sheds of approximately 200 square metres each.