This is a highly desirable estate, with excellent farming potential, for sale at a price of US$1,000,000. A price in any other currency is to be ignored.
The property is situated approximately 30 km East of Arusha and 20 km from Kilimanjaro Airport, on the highly regarded and sought after Dolly Estate, which is about 3 km off the main Arusha to Moshi road.
The house, set in two acres of garden which is protected by an electric fence, is built 40 m from the banks of the Maji ya Chai river. The river banks are covered in riverine bush and magnificent acacia trees dispersed with equally grand Kigelia trees (sausage trees), all of which provide shelter to very many species of birds and small mammals.
The garden consists of lawns with many large yellow acacia trees and a number of species of indigenous flowering bushes as well as some formal flowerbeds. There is easy access to the river from the garden, through a gate in the fence.
The area of the ground floor, including the sitting room, dining room, veranda, kitchen, pantry, laundry, scrub room and office, is 393 square metres or 4230 square feet. The first floor area is 186 square metres or 2002 square feet plus a balcony of 6.7 square metres (72 square feet), making an exceptional total floor area of 585.7 square metres or 6304.6 square feet.
The ground floor rooms consist of the drawing room, that has a very efficient fireplace, the entrance hall, that includes the staircase, a guest toilet with wash basin, and the dining room, that leads into the kitchen through a swing door. The kitchen leads into the pantry and other areas referred to above. All the ground floor rooms are large, light and airy with high ceilings, large high windows and tall double doors that are glass paned. All the doors open onto the broad North facing veranda.
The first floor has the library onto which the staircase opens. The bedrooms are reached from the library as is the balcony. The main East facing large bedroom is en-suite, has many built-in cupboards and its own small Eastern balcony. The second large bedroom is also en-suite and next to it is a small single room that shares the bathroom.
Next to the main house is a self-contained guest cottage. This has a veranda, two double bedrooms, a bathroom with shower, basin and lavatory, and a kitchen. Its total area is 69 square metres (742.7 square feet). There is also a double garage with two containers.
A hundred metres from the house are the two good three roomed staff houses with respective pit latrines and showers. Running water and electricity are connected to these houses. The buildings and part of the 45 acres of land are protected by electric fencing.
Water is obtained by collection of rainwater from all the corrugated iron rooves. It is stored in three underground tanks with a total capacity of 260,000 litres. Water for the garden is pumped from the river into a 5000 litre Sim tank. The river water is not suitable for domestic consumption due to high mineral contents. At no time has the domestic water supply run out, there always being plenty.
The water for the main house kitchen, the cottage bathroom and the cottage kitchen is heated by wood burning boilers. A very efficient solar heater heats the water for the main house bathrooms and has an electric booster facility.
Three phase electricity is supplied from the mains TANESCO with a stand- by 3 phase 10 Kva diesel generator.
As an alternative to buying the entire property, it can be split into two properties for separate sales. One will comprise the house and all other buildings plus 12.5 acres, the other being the remaining 32.5 acres. For further details, contact Investabroad Properties through www.investabroadproperties.com.
These details are provided and intended as a general guide only and do not form a contract or any part of a contract. Intending buyers must make their own investigations and are advised to take appropriate independent legal advice. The final sale price may vary due to currency exchange fluctuations.