0 Excelsior Road
Land Size: 12000m²
1.2 Hectare smallholding in a picturesque valley setting
On Sole Mandate. This 1.2 hectare property offers a rare opportunity to enjoy the space and leisurely lifestyle of a Franschhoek farm with the benefit of a manageable size and prime setting neighbouring the exclusive La Petite Dauphine Farm (home to Cafe Bon Bon). Neat, trimmed lawns, pretty landscaped gardens and a long meandering driveway lead you past a large one-bedroom guest cottage and up to the main residence in a private setting at the top of the property. This luxurious home has been upgraded with great care and meticulous attention to detail and comprises three en-suite bedrooms and stunning double-volume open plan living with white wood-clad ceilings, exposed beams and large dormer windows. The lounge, dining area and kitchen offer a seamless flow with uninterrupted floor treatments and a calming palette of natural tones in ash wood and stone all adding to the contemporary country house feel. The views are breath-taking and are framed by large aluminium glass-stacking doors providing for easy living between the inside and deep, covered outside terrace with plenty of space for outdoor dining, lounge and barbecue alongside a sparkling heated swimming pool. The terrace and rim-flow pool overlook a small lake teeming with bird-life and all together offering some of the best views in Franschhoek. Practical areas include a scullery, separate laundry, staff kitchenette and toilet, double garage and parking for 10 cars all up at the main residence. The spacious cottage is positioned with privacy, private garden and its own heated swimming pool. One of only 3 self-catering units accredited with 5 star grading in the valley, Saddlebrook Cottage has been designed and built to the same high standard and offers a generous open-plan lounge/ dining room leading to a large covered patio, a fully equipped kitchen, private bedroom area and en-suite bathroom. The cottage is well thought-out and would suit either as a permanent residence for family or to benefit from its 100% high-season occupancy enjoyed in pre-covid years. Two additional parking bays are also included. The property enjoys water from a number of registered sources including two boreholes, riparian rights, as well as an uninterrupted spring water supply piped directly to the property. The purchase of this property will incur VAT and is sold as a going concern on the basis of the guest cottage rentals with most of the furnishings and contents of the cottage to be included (a full inventory is available on request). As such, no transfer duty is applicable.