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This private estate has only 5 titles, only 5 plots for homes and 4.3 hectares of common parkland with the Onrus River running through it. The property has a thatched main house and a separate thatched guest cottage on the 4457 sqm plot.The house and cottage face North with sweeping, spectacular, unhindered views over our meadows, wetlands, the Onrus River, the majestic Babylonstorren mountain range and surrounded orchards and vineyards. The estate is 500 metres away from the main road, down a tree lined lane, with vineyards on either side.The main house has 2 spacious master suites and a 3rd double bedroom - en suite, a study / bedroom and a garden level apartment, with a large double bedroom, open plan living room and kitchenette, plus a discrete, housekeeper's apartment.
The Separate cottage, has 2 double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, an open plan - lounge, dining room and kitchen. The main house living areas and the cottage form 4 separate living spaces.The main house, garden apartment and cottage, have high quality finishes, with Teak and Jarra, wooden counter tops to kitchens, TV / Bar and bathroom vanities. The suspended, cantilever stairs to the upper level and the fireplace mantles are all Teak or Iron wood. Groutless, Sandstone walls with random sized stone are used extensively on the exterior of the house, garden walls, and as a feature, fireplace wall in the main house.
Heavy Popular beams are used on the ceilings of entry level of House and Cottage. Heated towel rails in all bathrooms and extractor fans. Under-floor heating in all bathrooms, dining room, 3rd bedroom and study. Overhead fans in the main house - lounge, bedrooms and study and the cottage bedrooms.There is solid wood flooring in the entrance hall and lounge of main house. Many of the floor areas have Stucco Italiano Plaster. Main house verandah doors are all custom built with extra height and to slide into the walls. All have bevelled glass panes.The main house and cottage have large wood burning fireplaces and the barbeque fireplaces are under roof on the verandah areas. Solar heated, hot water cylinders. The main kitchen also has modern appliances and an anthracite, burning AGA stove, that is used in Winter for heating the core of the house and cooking.The stunning fynbos garden is irrigated by independent irrigation systems, for the cottage and the main house. Elevated,16 metre long, surround, rim flow, lap pool with 78 m of hardwood, below the main house verandah.
The estate has its own water. Borehole water is used for domestic use and river water for irrigation. The estate is blessed with really pure water from the borehole. On your drive through the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley you will find wine estates, restaurants and farms.