19.7 ha farm in Elgin
R 15 500 000
19.7 ha farm in Elgin
R 15 500 000Can I afford this?
This beautiful and picturesque 19.7 Hectare Apple Farm is located in the Elgin Valley, an hours drive from Cape Town, and Hermanus just 40 minutes away
The main homestead (approximately 530m) consists of the following: 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, lounge, library, dining room, kitchen, dining hall / games room. There is a lovely vine-covered veranda leading off the lounge and dining room, shaded by a massive Oak tree.
In the south wing: 2 adjoining rooms currently used as offices, a separate store-room, a bathroom and separate WC. Further along is a one-roomed flat with bathroom.
The cottage (approximately 80m), located adjacent to and to the north of the main dwelling, comprises of 2 bedrooms, a bathroom, a separate WC, a kitchen and a lounge / dining room.
The farm shed (approximately 200m), located adjacent to and to the south of the main dwelling, measures approximately 300sqm, with a large open working area, 3 store-rooms, two WC''s and a staff rest room.
There are three open garages adjacent to the farm shed.
The only labourers cottage is made up of two adjoining housing units, each with two bedrooms and an open kitchen area.
The farm measures 19.7 Hectares (Ha) in size, made up of two sub-divisions. Of this total, some 6 Ha are planted to apples Granny Smith, Golden Delicious and Top Red. Another 8 Ha are lying fallow, after old apple orchards were pulled out these fallow fields may qualify for organic farming certification, and can in any event readily be planted again.
An avenue of mature and productive pecan-nut trees leads from the Road down to the large, old homestead with its gardens and mature oak trees. The buildings here include the main house with its outbuildings, a smaller two-bedroomed cottage and a solidly-built farm shed, which incorporates store-rooms and a large storage- and work-space. A sizable labourers cottage is located some distance away, overlooking the farm dam.
Given the relatively flat land, accessibility and proximity to Cape Town, this property has enormous potential and could with limited investment become very profitable.
And of-course, living in Elgin beats living in the city!