212 ha farm in Rheenendal

R 46 000 000

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212 ha farm in Rheenendal

R 46 000 000

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38 Beds
30 Baths
4 Garages
Land Area 212 ha
Rates R 4000

Magnificent 213ha Historical Country Estate For Sale in Knysna, Garden Route, South Africa

Plenty of water, and ideal for the development of an iconic wine estate.

This unique property is a real land mark in the popular area of Rheenendal, just outside Knysna in the Garden Route. The authentic 1860 Country Estate has unlimited appeal and offers the discerning buyer the ideal haven to enjoy a peaceful, safe, rural environment with opportunities to create and live out your desired lifestyle. Set on a 213 hectares, this venue could be utilised as a country Spa and wellness centre, a private school, rehab centre, conference and wedding venue, hotel and hospitality, retirement home, farming- the possibilities are endless. It is perfectly situated, just 15 km outside of Knysna, a popular holiday destination on the Southern Cape of South Africa.

The sophisticated Stone Manor house boast abundance of indigenous hard wood beams, ceilings and doors.It offers 8 double bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, beautiful dining room complete with shuttered windows, crystal chandeliers, paintings and antique furniture. A large comfortable lounge, library, drawing room and kitchen area.

A 19 bedroom Lodge, 9 of which are en-suites with open fires and bathrooms, 4 family units consisting of 2 bedrooms and a bathroom and 2 balcony rooms all en-suite. There is also a large elegant lounge with a huge open fire place.

The old farmhouse set in its own fenced garden of 2000m2 a lovely old property with beams and hard wood ceilings 4 bedrooms 4 bathrooms a large living room and a farmhouse kitchen.

1X 3 bedroom cottage 2 x 1 bedroom cottages a 3 bedroom apartment a 4 car garage. There is also 2 derelict cottages that can be rebuilt on the property.

A 120 seat restaurant with a fully equipped kitchen, 3 terraces - wonderful feeling old world charm.

The PUB believed to be the oldest building on the property with hard wood ceilings and beams with 60cm thick stone walls. This pub is considered to be one of the best old world pubs in the country.

The extensive grounds of 60 hectares of pristine indigenous forest with hard wood trees and rare plants. The wild life is exceptional with many bush buck, bush pig, monkeys, civet cats and porcupine. The property is a haven for bird life with species such as eagle owls, woodland kingfishers, orioles and even the very scarce Knysna Loerie. It also offers 60 hectare of open grassland and game park, 50 hectares of fruit orchards (no longer farmed), a 12 hectare resort area and the largest tract of privately owned water in the area - a lake that is 7 hectares in extent and up to 15 meters deep in places. The estate borders the Knysna River on its eastern side.

Planning permission for 5 double units was approved which will add another 20 bedrooms if required.

History The property was purchased by an Englishman, Henry Barrington, in 1849 from Colonel Duffie who was a close confidant of George Rex (the illegitimate son of King George III of England) at that time the property was a tract of indigenous forest 10.000 hectares in paid the princely sum of 400 English pounds for the land. Henry's wife Georgianna joined Henry in the early 1850's and the hard work of clearing the forest to create a farm began. By 1860 they had made enough money to begin the building of the new house. Using the indigenous hard woods ,yellow wood, black wood, and stink wood and the stonework that had been used as ballast by the sailing ships that sailed into Plettenberg Bay to load the local hard woods for export to England. It took over 4 years to complete and in January of 1865 Henry recorded in his diary The house is built and the roof is on it will look very well and be a very convenient dwelling. Unfortunately a mere 4 years later a raging forest fire that started in Swellendam to the West and reached Tsitzikama 400kms to the East destroyed Henry's home. With the help of his brother who was the Bishop of Sedgefield in the North East of England who luckily shipped out the materials to rebuild his beloved home. Since 2000, this property has been restored to its former glory.

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Bathrooms
38
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4
Covered Parkings
4
Garages
6
Lounges
Pets Allowed

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Nestled between the Knysna estuary, the Indian Ocean and a vast indigenous forest, this town is full of natural beauty. With three magnificent golf courses, it is a haven for golfers. The waterfront is a popular tourist destination for great food and shopping. Known for its oysters, this town has festivals and events for all kinds of interests. An ideal holiday destination or retirement place, experience tranquility and a safe, small-town life.

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212 ha farm in Rheenendal

R 46 000 000

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