Longlands Country Estate in the Cape Winelands is fast taking shape and the pace of sales reflects the progress of construction.  Pam Golding Properties reports that 30 of the 78 released erven have now sold, all to buyers who intend to make the Estate their primary residence.  The total sales value now tops R55 million, and developer Francois Smith says the entire east and northeast-facing section of the development has now sold out - although there are still plenty of attractive erven on the market.
Longlands is situated just 7km from Stellenbosch, and will offer a safe contemporary lifestyle in a tranquil rural setting, with spectacular views of both vineyards and the Stellenbosch and Helderberg mountain ranges.  The 78 erven range in size from 700sqm to 1246sqm, and are priced from R1.49 million to R2.9 million.  Although the entire estate totals over 80 hectares in size, just 10 hectares have been reserved for residential construction, meaning that it will retain its rural character with a low-density built footprint.  The remaining land will be reserved for vineyards, dams and open spaces, while there will also be communal facilities including a cricket oval and several children’s play-parks.  Buyers must adhere to exacting architectural guidelines, offering a mix of modern and traditional elements which will blend in seamlessly with the surrounding natural environment.
PGP’s area manager for Stellenbosch, Louise Varga, says the construction of internal services at the Estate is well ahead of schedule.  “The water and sewerage systems are in place, as well as the communication infrastructure and storm-water drains, while the internal road network has progressed to sub-base level,” she says.  “The developer has also confirmed several hi-tech features including fibre-optic telecommunications cables for telephony and security lines, as well as terrestrial and digital television and the internet.  Longlands will be the first estate in the Western Cape to feature a central online gas system.  Buyers are also being attracted by the state-of-the-art security measures, which include infra-red beams and fingerprint technology, as well as a 24-hour manned gatehouse and armed patrols.”
PGP’s MD for the Boland and Overberg regions, Annien Borg, says these security features, along with the lovely open play spaces and tranquil environment, will make the estate an ideal place to raise a family.  “It’s no surprise that a large portion of the buyers to date have included young families,” she says, “although we have also had some more mature buyers seeking to retire to the countryside.  Virtually all of them are professionals already living in the Western Cape, or having recently relocated to this province.”
Released on behalf of Pam Golding Properties by Philippa Hudson

  Comment on this Article

  Please login to post comments

Post to my facebook wall
Characters remaining

    Latest Property News
    • 17 Nov 2017
      FWJK has announced the launch of its latest residential brand, the Lil’ Apple, which will be launched simultaneously in two developments in Cape Town and Umhlanga totaling 600 apartments. The Lil’ Apple is set to be a brand of FWJK’s New York style apartments which will be rolled out nationally.
    • 17 Nov 2017
      It’s been a tumultuous year on many fronts, with socio-political uncertainty setting the tone for much of South Africa’s economic activity yet despite this and seemingly counter-intuitively, the residential property market has held up well.
    • 17 Nov 2017
      The EAAB (the Estate Agency Affairs Board) recently claimed that around 50,000 illegal estate agents could currently be operating illegally.
    • 16 Nov 2017
      Penthouses are synonymous with New York – characterised by high-rise living that is decidedly luxurious and spacious. While exclusivity comes at a price, you can still create a “penthouse” look and feel in your existing apartment or even the upstairs bedroom of a double storey house with some clever design changes and styling touches.
    • 16 Nov 2017
      The area has long been popular with kite surfers and, with escalating property prices in Cape Town itself, is increasingly in demand with home owners who work in town, but are looking to invest in more affordable properties.
    • 16 Nov 2017
      Cape Town’s popularity as a world-class tourist destination has resulted in a spike in the number of homes available for holiday lets and fuelled investor demand for sectional title units with short term rental potential.
    • 15 Nov 2017
      Sappi, one of South Africa’s oldest global companies and a leading global supplier of sustainable woodfibre products, has moved its global and regional headquarters to a new site on the corner of Oxford and 14th Avenue in Rosebank.
    • 15 Nov 2017
      There’s an old saying in real estate that you should seek to make a profit when you buy, not only when you sell – and a large part of succeeding at that endeavour is buying a home in an area with desirable features that will enhance the resale value of your property.
    Subscribe to the MyProperty Newsletter

    Last Name  
    Email Address  
    Email Frequency
    Share this Page

    For Sale Property
    Rental Property
    More Options
    Connect with us