1.3 ha Farm in Chartwell
R 4 200 000
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1.3 ha Farm in Chartwell
R 4 200 000
Down a long panhandle, off a quiet road in Chartwell North Estates, is this special property down by the river. It is a calm, peaceful spot, but ready for a party.
The ClearVu fencing all around the property and the fashionable grey and white palette of the buildings, speak immediately of a fresh, contemporary take on a smallholding.
Laid out over 1,25 hectares, the grounds are park-like. The entire property is well grassed and shaded by a few mature trees. A seasonal spring trickles across the far side of the property into an ornamental dam which attracts wild ducks. Along the river is a chorus of bird life.
The gravel drive leads to the garage and carport which are prominent, while the home itself sits modestly on a lower level. However, once down the stairs and through the enclosed porch, the engaging personality of the home will immediately welcome and delight you. It is warm and hospitable, relaxed and unassuming, but undeniably chic. With a nod to its farm origins, it flaunts its modernity, easily combining tradition with the latest trends.
Within a few paces of the double white-painted doors, one finds oneself on a black and white checkerboard tiled floor, in a cozy family room arranged around a central closed combustion fireplace and open plan to a compact, well-appointed kitchen, sleek with Caesarstone countertops, black taps and Whirlpool appliances. The hob has five gas burners and there are two undercounter electric ovens. Barstools at the overhang invite one to keep the cook company or have a snack. An air conditioner against a wall in this area can also warm or cool the room.
The spacious enclosed verandah serves as a dining room. There is ample space for an 8-seater table plus the accoutrements of entertaining, such as a sideboard and a drinks fridge. From here one may walk through sliding doors on two sides of the room, through to the deck where there is seating under a stretch tarpaulin, cooled by a misting system, and overlooking the inky swimming pool and entertainment pavilion. Down a few large wooden steps on either side of the pool, one reaches the place where braaing happens, under a magnificent tree or in the pavilion, where there is more relaxed seating. The riverine bush alongside is like a bird sanctuary, alive with flitting and calls.
To the left of the front door is a wide hallway, laid with wood-look vinyl tiles and with a view of the pretty garden courtyard straight ahead. The master suite, with full bathroom and walk-in closet, leads off to the right. At the far end of the hallway, one comes to a huge, comfortable lounge which opens onto the garden courtyard. An air conditioner is installed in this space as well. On the other side of the courtyard, up a few steps into the back of the extra deep garages, is the laundry.
Turning the corner, the passage leads to two more bedrooms, both with bathrooms en suite. The black and white checkerboard pattern repeats in the bathrooms. There is a further room that might serve as a study or a fourth bedroom. All can accommodate queen-sized beds and two of the bedrooms connect to the deck on the far side through sliding doors. The wrap-around design of the house makes for a sociable arrangement, though with sufficient privacy.
At the top end of the property, near the entrance gate, are a workshop, some stables and a staff cottage with outside bathroom facilities. There is a borehole with two Jojo tanks. Grass now covers the horse riding arena, but it can easily be reinstated if needed.
As the sun sets, floodlights switch on automatically, illuminating the garden.
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