As I got out of the vehicle, the warm smell of the bushveld greeted me and I immediately felt at home. I envisaged thatched roofs and high beamed living rooms, magnificent chandeliers and breath-taking sunsets.
The Main House, a surprise to all my senses, is extremely neatly kept and it is evident that the owners spend hours maintaining this gem. It is easy to see that the lady of the house has a very creative streak as the house portrays a very creative and surprising blend of interior design that is soft on the eyes.
The upstairs main bedroom has a large balcony bordering on the east and west wing of the room which allows for the warmth of the sun to be present throughout the day and also a cool, welcome breeze at night. This very cleverly designed room is full of surprises and would suit any woman`s heart. Creativity and style were combined almost effortlessly and is a total extension of the no-nonsense people living in this house. Practical, welcoming and most of all creative without being weird.
At the bottom of the sleeper stairs to the main bedroom is an office/study that could very easily become a baby room.
The guest bed room is on the ground floor and totally private from the living rooms. There is also a large space on the side of the house where one could very easily add another room or two to this side of the house.
The living room and kitchen doubles as a totally open plan entertainment area and the old-fashioned stove in the corner made me wish it was winter as I can imagine spending hours in its cosy heat, reading and lounging through entire days. It is summer though but the little stove still contributes to the whole uniqueness of the interiors.
The kitchen with its cement shelves and open-faced racks were cleverly designed to optimise space as well as contribute to the overall no-nonsense creativity of its mistress.
The entire front veranda is fitted with roll-up canvasses that act as a deterrent on windy days when rolled down but allows the heat to do its magic in abundance on sunny days when rolled up.
The water in the splash pool just outside the house sparkles in the daily sun and made we wish that I had brought my costume with me on this trip.
I can imagine that the veterinary students, who rent the available 6 one-bedroom flats and 1 Batchelor flat on this wonderful farm, feel welcome and relaxed daily and I am so envious of that feeling.
I loved the picket fenced little yards which are individually allocated to each tenant but even more so enjoy the fact that each tenant is allowed to have their own pets on the property, making their stay even more homely and satisfying.
It is not all too often that one sees dogs & chickens roam an area freely, totally unaware that they are supposed to be enemies and just living happily together.
Each flat is cosy and neat and consists of a living room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. The bachelor flat boasts with its own garden as well.
The green grass is neatly mowed and speaks of the owner’s commitment and love for his haven.
The current owners have created their own niche market as the fields consists of 500 pomegranate trees and 100 nartjies trees which provides the farmer with an abundance of fruit. There is a further opportunity to plant another 100/200 nartjie trees; or even more pomegranates as there is a borehole that provides 9000 litres of water per hour which is being pumped into a 63 000-litre dam from where it is micro sprayed onto the pomegranates and flooded onto the nartjies. This is however not part of the sale and whoever buys the property will have to negotiate this business opportunity with the owners separately.
A large portion of the property is still uninhabited and as we walked through the bushiness, I could not believe how beautiful the Magaliesberg Mountains were in the distance as if there were no city nearby and although I could see cars moving in the distance, I could barely hear anything. As we made our way through tall grasses, heavy with seeds, that fell over and laid thick and heavy on the ground I could easily imagine a time when elephants must have roamed this area, wild and free and majestic.
Upon viewing this gem, a number of opportunities sprung to mind without even having to ponder for any amount of time and my mind kept on racing.
The student housing will definitely provide an ongoing steady income to the purchaser bearing in mind that the tenants are all students from the nearby veterinary school so that immediately spells out that the accommodation is sought after however the good news is that there is enough space to build more flats in order to house more students.
Adding stables will enhance the total feel of this little gem as it would broaden the rentals and also generate an income from riding schools…
Or simply add a few bigger cottages for small families who would love to keep their own horses/chickens, etc but cannot afford to buy a small holding.
The other option is the generation of income through the planting of more fruit trees or erect tunnels with flowers: roses or chrysanthemums or greenery like ferns and other leafy types.
Or you can keep all to yourself and selfishly enjoy the splendour of your own private little bushveld daily.
Contact me today or you might just loose out on this opportunity.
- Property Type Farm
- Beds 2
- Bath 2
- Garages 1
- Living Area 2
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