This exceptional property lies at the start of the Franschhoek Pass, 87kms from Cape Town and is one of the most significant properties in this area of the Western Cape: a valley icon.
The estate is a showcase of dignified elegance, and takes full advantage of the natural beauty of the Franschhoek valley, and it’s theme of easy living.
Two magnificent residences flank either side of the property, built in the French Provencal style and positioned to maximise their individual privacy. Views sweep through the valley towards the Simonsberg and Jonkershoek mountains. The floorplans of these homes are designed for entertaining both on a lavish scale, or something smaller, with multiple dining and patio areas creating a good indoor-outdoor flow. Both residences have very comfortable guest accommodation. A smaller villa is situated lower down on the estate, and is currently used for short term lets to discerning guests, some of whom return each year to enjoy this luxurious, private hideaway. There is also a well-appointed estate manager’s home.
A champagne cellar in the Method Champenoise produces 20 000 bottles every year. It has tasting facilities, and secured a niche market for this recognised label. A second, separate cellar produces 6000 bottles of Rose, a red blend and also a dessert wine annually.
Four hectares are planted to Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir.
One hectare of terraced Mission and Frantoio olives produces a small harvest of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, which is pressed locally and sold exclusively to one retail outlet.
Water availability is more than adequate for current operations on the estate, sourced by 2 boreholes, a dam and a mountainside spring.
This unique and versatile property represents the very best of country living, while offering easy access to the City of Cape Town. Top-rated schools, universities and medical facilities are all within a 30 km radius of the estate, and the Main Street of Franschhoek close by for shopping and fine dining.