Britannia Bay properties - value for money

If you are dreaming of property alongside pristine beaches, unspoiled countrysides and sunset views over golden seas then Britannia Bay might just be what you are looking for.

Pam Golding Properties’(PGP) area manager for the West Coast, Stephanie Wynne-Cole, says the town has a wide selection of top-quality properties on offer, from traditional Cape fisherman’s cottages to cluster homes, luxury beachfront mansions and everything in between.  

“One can buy vacant land here for under R300 000 for a 600sqm plot,” she says, “and there are even some plots still available right on the beachfront, priced from R1.45 million.  A traditional fisherman’s cottage can be obtained for around R700 000, while cluster homes with three bedrooms can cost just over R1 million.  Even a larger free-standing house will not cost much more than R1.5 million. On the beachfront, one can pay anything from R2.7 million up to R11 million, depending on size of the property and luxury features of the home.  

Some of our most successful projects in this area have been affordable plot and plan developments like the popular ‘On Golden Mile’, whose next phase should be launching to market later this year, with brand new fisherman’s cottages on 600sqm, priced under R1-million.”

Such prices would be considered extremely competitive for coastal property anywhere in South Africa, says PGP’s MD for the Western Cape metro region, Laurie Wener. “But they seem particularly so when one considers the idyllic lifestyle on offer in Britannia Bay,” she adds.  

There are several pristine sandy beaches around the town, including the five kilometre stretch known as Golden Mile, which is north-facing and therefore sheltered from the prevailing summer wind, as well as offering glorious sunset and sunrise views. Whales and dolphins are regular visitors in this calm bay, while the area is also a haven for bird-life. In springtime the surrounding fields are a riot of colour, while all year round the relatively low crime rate and slow pace of life create a tranquil, relaxed haven and close community spirit.  

The town offers a wealth of outdoor lifestyle opportunities, from long walks on the beach to tennis, golf and bowls at the nearby Shelley Point Country Club. It also has its own slipway for small boats, making it ideal for anglers, divers and pleasure-boaters.

Shelley Point is a secure estate occupying its own private peninsula at the end of the Golden Mile, and offers peace of mind for residents via 24-hour security and access control. The peninsula has a number of convenient lock-up-and-go developments, ideal for weekenders or those who travel frequently. It also offers a Wellness Centre with pool, gym and spa, as well as several restaurants. Prices in the estate range from R300 000 to R3.3-million for stands, and R1.2-million to R9.85-million for homes.

Given these lifestyle options, it’s no surprise that Britannia Bay has a varied mix of residents, from permanent occupants working from home via the internet, to retirees and an active arts and crafts community. The town is also popular with weekenders, not only from Cape Town but also increasingly from the Boland towns such as Stellenbosch, Paarl and Wellington, for whom it makes a conveniently accessible coastal getaway. It is even possible to raise a family here, thanks to the growth of the acclaimed Curro school in nearby Langebaan. And while the town has its own basic amenities such as small supermarkets, a post office and bottle store, major retailers are easily accessible at the new West Coast Mall, located 30km away in Vredenburg.

Britannia Bay is yet another example of buyers looking for properties away from the hustle and bustle of the city while staying close enough to commute to work when necessary. Whether this trend is here to stay is yet to be seen.

  Comment on this Article

  Please login to post comments

Post to my facebook wall
Characters remaining

    Latest Property News
    • 20 Feb 2018
      Owning a home is a milestone that most South Africans aspire to. Becoming a homeowner is a step towards growing personal wealth and owning an asset that appreciates in value over time, provided of course that the correct principles are applied during the buying stage of the process, says Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa.
    • 20 Feb 2018
      The suburb of Greenstone in Johannesburg east came to be over the last two decades. “In the beginning, it was literally just a hill with not so much as a shopping centre,” says Michael Levy, Property Consultant at Jawitz Properties Bedfordview. Today it has plenty shopping facilities and is fully built, boasting high-density, upmarket housing and residential estates, though still has a few pockets poised for commercial development.
    • 20 Feb 2018
      A major shift in the ageing paradigm has precipitated an equally dramatic transformation in the retirement sector, with modern accommodation options worlds away from the conventional model.
    • 19 Feb 2018
      Possibly one of the biggest sources of contention between landlords and tenants surrounds the rental deposit. “Most tenants rely on getting their rental deposits back when moving, so that they can use it to pay a deposit on their new home. Having it withheld or even having large amounts deducted can lead to a lot of distress,” explains Bruce Swain, CEO of Leapfrog Property Group.
    • 19 Feb 2018
      Situated approximately halfway between Johannesburg and Pretoria, Midrand was established in 1981 and forms part of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality. It has become one of the major business hubs in the country with major pharmaceutical, textile, telecommunication and motoring giants situated within its boundaries.
    • 19 Feb 2018
      The PayProp Rental Index Annual Review of 2017 shows that the rental market suffered from much volatility during the year. It kicked off with rental growth spiking in January with weighted year-on-year growth (YoY) growth peaking at 8.3% before dropping to 6.34% in July, dipping down to less than 5% in November and then experiencing a slight uptick at 5.75% in December.
    • 19 Feb 2018
      While most homes in cluster complexes, estates and other gated communities come with at least one garage or carport, residents would often like additional permanent parking or storage areas for things like trailers, bikes, boats and caravans.
    • 16 Feb 2018
      Whether you own a property in a sectional title complex or are looking to invest in one, the financial standing of the body corporate is the single most important thing that can affect your investment or your buying decision.
    Subscribe to the MyProperty Newsletter

    Last Name  
    Email Address  
    Email Frequency
    Share this Page

    For Sale Property
    Rental Property
    More Options
    Connect with us