48 ha farm in Franschhoek
48 ha farm in Franschhoek
Superbly situated farm in Franschhoek has just come onto the market and it is waiting for its new owner to transform her into something extraordinary.
The farm offers you a beautiful 3 bedroomed Sir Herbert Baker homestead dating back to one of his first homes built in the area and presents you with a large dining room, lounge and sitting room with large patio to enjoy the majestic mountains in the background. The large kitchen is a place where anyone who enjoys preparing food will love the atmosphere of this stunning, yet functional room to prepare food for your family or friends.
There is a building that is an historical monument that is currently being used to have business meetings as it is stunning board room with a private TV room doubling up as a man cave: complete with a set of drums in another room.
There is a building that is also nearly ready to rebuild with the delay being the Heritage people giving the go ahead but next to this building is a guest room with large bedroom en suite and a lovely small fireplace being just perfect for any guests you may have and set away from the manor house.
There are a number of workshops and other pump houses on the farm as well.
Unfortunately, a fire some three years ago destroyed the 15ha of vineyards so they will need to be replanted, perhaps with new cultivars. There are large areas of very fertile soil that can either also be used to plant vineyards although there is also an opportunity to consider fruit trees that carry well and who's fruit is highly in demand. An old wise man told me that the secret to this farm would be that the new owner plant lemons, pears or peaches.
Water rights allocated to the farm is 33ha which equates to 132,000 cubic meter of water out of the Berg River annually. A very strong pump is found on the banks of the river that delivers beautiful crystal clear water up to the all the sprinklers distributed over the farm. There is a backup pump just in case repairs are required on the main pump. Drinking water for the accommodation units including the manor house is municipal water.
Currently the pears are being looked after and harvested by neighbouring farms who export them using their export company so expanding on the pears will offer you a ready market for distribution.
The farm is situated just 17km out of the centre of Stellenbosch and 17km out of the centre of Franschhoek so access is not a problem at all. An extremely good private school exists just down the road.
This farm is being offered at R39 million which enables you to invest in a piece of history dating back a few hundred years.
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