This exceptional home is situated on Highland Gate Golf and Trout Estate and forms part of the golfing village of Thornhill, with elevated views across the Estate and one of the dams. The home consists of three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a spacious open plan living area, separate scullery and double garage. The quality finishes throughout the house together with beautiful furniture ensures a luxurious feel. Attractive garden with paving and flower beds with rock features. This home would make for a perfect weekend getaway, but equally a very comfortable permanent home. The exterior has plastered walls with attractive stonework features and a tiled roof.
Highland Gate Golf and Trout Estate is situated 15 km east of Dullstroom and lies on the edge of the Steenkampsberg, with spectacular views overlooking the Kwena Basin Convservancy. The Kareekraal and Valyspruit rivers meet on its boundaries before going over a 125m waterfall to join the Crocodile River.
The property is 705 hectares and has a total of 455 stands, with the average stand size being a generous 1000sqm. The stands are divided amongst 10 villages each with a golfing, fishing or country theme and each with distinctive characteristics and architectural styles.
Open plan living area:
-Covered front porch with decorative stone work features opens onto the double volume open plan living area
-Featuring a gas fireplace with stonework, exposed beams, attractive light fittings, and slate tiles
-This whole area is light and airy with two double doors onto the covered verandah and additional high level windows
-The covered verandah has slate tiles and a built in braai and storage cupboards.
-The kitchen is suburb with an ample number of kitchen cupboards, some featuring glass inserts
-Large central island with a 4 plate Bosch hob, storage cupboards below and feature lights
-All counter tops, including the island, are granite
-Other features include a prep sink, eye level Bosch oven
-Space for a microwave, stainless steel finished fridge/ freezer
-Single volume ceiling with downlighters
-There is a large scullery with down lights, a double sink and existing plumbing for a washing machine and tumble drier
-A small passage with access into the garage as well as a separate door onto the enclosed courtyard with washing line.
-The main en suite bedroom is carpeted and has ample built in cupboards and a single door onto a smaller open verandah. The bathroom is beautifully has slate tiles, a built in vanity, unusually deep bath, toilet and shower with a large shower head
-The 2nd bedroom is carpeted with ample built in cupboards
-The 3rd bedroom is situated off the living area. This spacious room has a gas fireplace, slate tiling, large windows ensuring great views and a sliding door onto the verandah
-The appeal of this house is the location, its beautiful finishes, features and the condition of the house.
-Furniture included except for a few personal items
- Exterior lights, plugs and a key safe
-Plumbing on the East of the house is accessed via an external door (no visible plumbing).
The Ernie Els designed golf course is unlike any other course in South Africa, offering a technically superior golfing experience amidst some of the most spectacular scenery in the country. A combination of native grasses in out-of-play areas and a fescue blend in the maintained areas will be used to provide an emerald green playing surface all year round. The winter contrast between the green of the playing surface and the brown of the highveld grasses in the surrounding areas is particularly dramatic.
The character of the two nines of the course are be very different, with the 1st nine mainly situated on the upper plateau of the estate, winding through the villages and providing views of the Steenkampsberg escarpment. The 2nd nine has large elevation changes, with the course making its way into and out of the Kareekraal river valley that bisects the property.
There is limited trout fishing but there is a possibility of a very large dam being built away from the golf course that would throw a whole new complexion on the fishing experience. In addition to the existing weirs in the river, more weirs are to be constructed and the watercourses cleared of alien vegetation to enhance the fishing experience.
The estate has a network of eco-trails that take advantage of the natural beauty for walking, running, mountain-biking and horse riding use. They will be well marked and also offer the chance to get a sighting of cranes or Bald Ibis.
There is a monthly levy payable from transfer of R 969.00 inclusive of VAT. Rates are currently R969.00 per month. Water usage at this point is free of charge but at some point individual stand owners will be charged for excessive water usage, if that should occur.
Electricity is payable via an individual meter system.
There is a very stringent process of registration of all stand owners and other authorized personnel to control access to the Estate. Authorized people will have access discs/ cards
The gate is manned 24 hours a day. Only registered domestic workers will be given access.
Non-resident Club members/ golfers will not be allowed access to any internal residential areas.
HOMEOWNERS BASIC RULES AND REGULATIONS
-Dogs are allowed but not more than two per household and they must not be allowed to wander outside the owners property. They must have a collar and identifying tag and must be kept on a leash when on common ground.
-No other pets at all may be kept on the Estate, with the exception of caged birds but only with written permission from the Association. Aviaries are not allowed
-Domestic workers may not live on the Estate and must be registered with the Security via the Association. They must wear the Highland Gate uniform at all times, for security purpose
-No caravans or boats will be allowed onto the Estate
-Only battery operated golf carts unless written permission is obtained
-No quad bikes, motor bikes or similar vehicles will be allowed
-Helicopters may only land on the designated helipad, and only with written permission
-No business or trade may be conducted from a dwelling unless with written permission from the Association
-Only indigenous plants may be included in the garden and all noxious flora and alien weeds must be removed.
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