• For Sale
  • GBP 1,060,086 
  • Property Type: Other Residential
  • Bedroom: 4
  • Bathroom: 2
The old Bel-Air House, set in the leafy suburb of Constantia Upper is home of historic value. The farmhouse is reminiscent of the 18th century Cape styled homes. It was the first home to be built by Captain Pare on the unique Constantia Hill Farm. This farmland in the past covered a large area on the slopes of Constantiaberg, extending from Price Drive to Belair Drive. Today the private estate is approx. 7,400 acres, portioned into six plots with Bel-Air set on two of these in the extent of 9453m². Guarded by leafy oak trees and an abundance of birdlife, fruit-bearing avocado, lemon and tree tomatoes trees and surrounded by exquisite mountain and valley views makes Bel-Air a truly unique property. The property exudes a wonderfully tranquil, peaceful atmosphere with a rural appeal.This spacious four bedroomed home has retained much of its original features. Glossy pine flooring adorns the large entrance hall, there are stone fireplaces in the lounge, study and dining areas, two cast-iron period fireplaces in two of the bedrooms as well as ornate Victorian chimneys. The dining room has French doors that open into the wisteria laden courtyard. The kitchen boasts an original Aga stove separate pantry, scullery and laundry with doors opening to the private courtyard. In the offering are a large workshop, two storerooms and an additional double-storey building that can be used for guests in addition to three cottage/flats (on the upper erf) plus log cabin. A huge cellar runs underneath the house. Bel-Air home of historic character has much potential and lifestyle offerings for new owners who wish to preserve its long-standing legacy.Note: Sale of the property will include a usufruct of the ‘cowshed' cottage. The definition of a usufruct is a legal right given by an owner to someone who is not the owner, to use the owner's property (in this case the ‘cowshed' cottage) for a certain period. Reception Rooms:• Spacious entrance hall with a Morso heater and Oregon pine flooring.• L-shaped lounge with open stone fireplace.• Dining room with fireplace and French doors with stained glass fanlights open to a central wisteria-covered courtyard.• Study with fireplace or 5th bedroom.Kitchen:• Live-in kitchen with original 4 oven Aga stove, separate pantry, scullery and laundry, also with doors to courtyard.Bedrooms:• 4/5 Bedrooms, 2 with fireplaces, including a huge en-suite master bedroomBathrooms:• En-suite bathroom with original Victorian bath with clawfeet.• Family bathroom also with original Victorian bath with ball and claw feet (both renovated).Outbuildings and Additional Features:• 2 Lockup garages• 3 carports• A large workshop currently used as a pottery room• Note: An old cowshed (renovated - tenanted) - Part of the sale the owner would have the usufruct of this cottage.• 2 very large storerooms• Double storey building adjacent to back courtyard which could be converted into guest quarters• 3 cottage/flats each with bedroom, bathroom, kitchenette and living area (on the upper erf) - plus log cabin. The 3 flatlets are income generating.• A huge cellar runs underneath the house.
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