Helderberg estate designed for young and old

The Schonenberg Estate near Somerset West in the Western Cape has been designed in such a way as to cater to buyers across the age spectrum with a variety of housing options.
Joan Gibb, principal of the local Chas Everitt International franchise which has the mandate to market the estate, says the purpose of the estate is to essentially provide a mix of family homes and separate retirement units within one ‘village’.
“The beauty of the estate is that it isn’t isolationist in any way. It doesn’t cater purely to golfers or young families; rather buyers off all ages can live here together in comfort”.
Three and four-bedroom family homes in the estate range in size from 280sqm to 350sqm and are set on stands of between 800sqm and 1000sqm, so there is garden space for young families. The majority of homes also include a splash pool and double garage, and prices start at R2,5m, she says.
The Schonenberg Retirement Village node offers accommodation ranging in price from R1,7m to R2,1m, all of which have been built in a ‘retiree friendly’ manner. A professionally managed health care centre will offer frail care and assisted living facilities.  
Features of the estate include cobbled roadways, fountains and green spaces, while security is of the highest calibre. The famous Lord Charles Hotel lies directly opposite the estate and it’s also close to the Waterstone Shopping Village, the Somerset Mall and the winelands.
Currently, notes Gibb, there are also homes to rent on the estate because investors have realised the long-term growth potential. Tenants are paying between R9000 and R15 000pm on average.

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