A new tranquil country estate has been launched in the Western Cape’s Elgin Valley, situated just an hour’s drive from Cape Town.  The area is world-famous for its apple production and other fruit exports, as well as for its award-winning wines.  “Elgin Village Country Estate” will offer buyers the opportunity to enjoy a quiet country life surrounded by these rich orchards and vineyards, in a tranquil, secure and community-oriented environment. 
Pam Golding Properties has the exclusive mandate to market 26 of the development’s 46 freehold erven, which range in size from 907sqm to 1900sqm, and are spread over an expanse of 20ha.  Prices of stands range from just R400 000 to R875 000, and there is a five year building clause.  Buyers may build their dream home subject to architectural guidelines which are aimed at preserving the feel of a typical Overberg farm – design elements include simple rural structures with dark pitched roofs and pale walls.  All service lines are laid underground to preserve the rural character, and services including water, electricity, refuse collection, road maintenance and sewerage will be privately supplied - making them cheaper and easier to maintain than municipal equivalents.
The estate lies on a working apple and wine farm named “Glen Elgin”, situated just outside the town of Grabouw.  PGP’s development manager Louise Varga says it is an astonishingly beautiful location:  “This area is surrounded by the Kogelberg Nature Reserve, and offers endless vistas of rolling hills, orchards and vineyards laden with fruit, and mountains surrounding the valley.  It is also famous for its magnificent gardens, which are put on show to the public each October.  Elgin Village Country Estate will make the most of this environment, encouraging buyers to enjoy a healthy outdoor lifestyle.  There will be a range of walkways and cycle tracks for their private use, and they will have access to a small scenic dam in the village as well as the larger farm dam, ideal for swimming, braais and picnics.  The farm also has its own wetland bird hide as well as a walkway directly to the Grabouw Village commercial cluster - legendary for its Peregrine Farm Stall, groaning with home-made produce, delicious jams and farm preserves.  There is easy access to the Elgin Country Club, offering bowls, tennis and squash facilities, and to the Theewaterskloof Dam for watersports, just 20 minutes away.  And of course the surrounding hills are famous for their numerous beautiful hikes and mountain bike trails.  This is the very best of farm living on offer, and buyers will become part of a warm and vibrant local community.”
PGP’s MD for the Boland and Overberg regions, Annien Borg, says the development will be suitable for both permanent residents and holiday use.  “For those wishing to live a quieter, slower way of life in a healthy environment, there can be no better place to raise children,” she says.  “The area now has a range of schooling options, including the private Applewood Prep and Kingsway College.  It has low crime rates, and the Village will enjoy security protection at night to enhance residents’ peace of mind.  The beaches of Hermanus and Gordon’s Bay are less than 45 minutes’ drive away, and there is a wealth of healthy sporting activities for families to enjoy.  Elgin Village will be a simple, unaffected development, blending harmoniously into its surroundings and offering a good, clean way of living.  The department of Agriculture has firmly delineated the urban edge of Grabouw, and this will ensure the development is never encroached upon by its neighbouring town – yet residents will have access to shopping, medical facilities and the like just five minutes away in Grabouw.  All this comes at a very affordable price – it is a superb investment opportunity, whether you are looking for a permanent home or a holiday property where you can retreat from city life.”
Released on behalf of Pam Golding Properties

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