14 Bedroom House in Grahamstown Central

R 7 500 000

Jean Rodgerson

RE/MAX-Frontier Properties

14 Bedroom House in Grahamstown Central

R 7 500 000

122 high street
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14 Beds
10 Baths
2 Garages
Floor Area 950 m²
Rates R 2491

OWN A PIECE OF HISTORY - CIRCA 1814

This perfect palette offers you the unique opportunity to live and work in one of Grahamstown's most historical properties. Former home to Professor Guy Butler (1951-2001) who was a South African literary and cultural figure who was known as a poet, writer, academic and cultural activist who left his generous mark on the lives of numerous South Africans, of all communities.

This charming home is steeped in history, olde worlde charm, character, grandeur, comfort, style and is centrally situated 20 metres from Rhodes University.

Yellowwood staircase and wooden flooring throughout.

Property Layout:

Guest house - Four bedrooms upstairs with en-suite bathrooms. Three full bathrooms and one bath only. Downstairs lounge/dining area, kitchen/laundry, two guest toilets, storeroom, study and reception rooms.

Fifth guest house room at pool with full en-suite bathroom.

Three cottages behind main building- two cottages with two bedrooms, lounge/kitchenette and bathroom with shower only. Third cottage duplex with two bedrooms upstairs, one with full en-suite bathroom and other with en-suite shower only. full kitchen and lounge/dining area downstairs.

Family home - main bedroom downstairs with full en-suite bathroom. Two bedrooms upstairs with bathroom (shower only) and lounge area. Lounge, dining, kitchen and study with double tandem garage downstairs.

From the kitchen you get double doors leading out to an undercover entertainment area with a built in braai overlooking a sparkling swimming pool.

A short History of High Corner.

High Corner is made up of a number of sections, the oldest of which is The Messenger's Cottage. This is the part on either side of the lower front door on High Street,built in 1814 and is the oldest cottage in Grahamstown. Although started in 1814, the building was only completed in 1819 and was once residence to the District Surgeon, Dr John Atherstone.

The room fronted by the bay window was built around 1840 by Thomas Stubbs. Stubbs ran his saddle shop and horse driven omnibus service from High Corner. The stone building in the garden was used as his tannery.

The property was then bought by a group of young men who had become so successful they felt keenly the want of a Club. In 1862 the Club built the double storey section of the property.The Grahamstown Club still exists today.

In 1872 a Mr J. Dunn ran a hotel from the property, the property was sold to Mrs Mary Ann O'Grady in 1873 as a hotel.

In 1899 the property was bought by Dr Greathead and sold to Prof Guy Butler in 1951 and bought by the current owner in 2002.

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Key Property Features

14
Bedrooms
10
Bathrooms
3
Dining Areas
7
En-suite
2
Garages
4
Lounges
2
Storeys
Access Gate
Alarm
Built In Braai
Entrance Hall
Family Tv Room
Fireplace
Kitchen
Patio
Paving
Pool
Study

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14 Bedroom House in Grahamstown Central

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