The beautiful village of Sedgefield, situated in the heart of the Garden Route in the Western Cape, offers unique charm with a setting in unsurpassed natural beauty.
Fringed by the warm Indian Ocean and enfolded by indigenous forests, wooded dunes and natural lakes, this charming village has much to offer in an enviable lifestyle. Sedgefield's heart, the meandering lagoon, winds its way past this delightful village, exiting to the sea past lagoon-side homes set in the indigenous bush on the East bank, with unspoilt nature reserve on the West bank.
An amiable climate adds to the pleasure of living here and makes Sedgefield a preferred holiday destination for local and international tourists. It is also central to Cape Town and Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), making it an easy port of call for local attractions like the Knysna Elephant Park, Tsitsikamma and the Addo Elephant National Parks.
Sedgefield is the first African town granted the accolade of international Cittaslow and is a destination for those who seek a quality life in the Garden Route.
All the necessary amenities are available - doctors, dentists and a physiotherapist, supermarkets, pharmacy, hardware store and delis to decor boutiques. Sedgefield is home to several crèches and two primary schools. Alternate medical facilities and high schools are available in nearby George and Knysna.
The many outdoor activities provide a wide variety of choice for all ages. Unspoilt beaches stretch endlessly in each direction. Sedgefield's iconic Gericke's Point and its fascinating rock pools are another delight. A nine-hole golf course, tennis and bowls club, lake and sea fishing, boating, paragliding are all there to enjoy, not forgetting the popular Wildoats Farmers' market.
Occupying a prime spot along the sought-after Swartvlei Estuary, within walking distance of the lagoon mouth, this home is truly a rare find.
Built on 3 levels in the Italian style reminiscent of Tuscany, an imposing entrance, high windows and vaulted ceilings create an aesthetic ideally suited to a guest house or an imposing family home.
Voluminous rooms, stone floors and wrought iron add to the drama and the views from the interior and two terraces are simply magnificent - of the tide as it ebbs and flows through the estuary mouth and the fishermen along the water's edge, the paragliders riding the thermals of Cloud 9, serene mountainscape over the water or sunset over the sea.
Built on 3 levels, the main living level comprises the main lounge and dining area and a large study, each opening onto the view terrace, an enormous kitchen, with separate large scullery, laundry and separate linen room. The kitchen has sash windows and African Rosewood cupboards with stone floors.
The top level includes two very spacious carpeted bedrooms en-suite. The main en-suite opens to a view terrace and the 2nd bedroom opens to a private terrace with lovely green views.
From the entrance, a staircase leads down to the lower level to an open plan area currently used as a gym, flanked by a wine cellar and several store rooms and a wide passage to two guest suites. Each suite has a spacious bedroom en-suite to a full bathroom, spacious kitchenette and separate own lounge leading out to a private garden.
The garden space is level, enjoys water views and has two built in barbeques, ideal for entertaining. The property is fully walled with a well-sized double garage with direct access into the home and paved, off street parking for several additional vehicles. The lane providing access to the property is closed off with an automatic gate, shared by a few neighbours and there is a second driveway gate leading onto the property.