“The perfect hideaway” for sale outside Wellington

A character-filled olive and guest farm, known for its relaxed outdoor entertainment areas and peaceful environment, has come onto the market on the outskirts of Wellington in the heart of the Cape Winelands.  

“The Little Farm...on a stream” is located some 6km outside town in the foothills of the Hawequa mountain range.  Pam Golding Properties (PGP) has the exclusive mandate to market the 23ha property, which is priced at R8.95 million.

PGP agent James Visser says the farm includes 7ha planted to Mission olives, 2ha of buchu, and a further 1000sqm herb farm including rosemary and oreganum crops.  “This agricultural portion is irrigated by natural water supply from the farm’s two springs and reservoir,” he says.  “The main spring also forms a delightful backdrop to the main homestead and guest quarters, where the gurgle of water through a forested area creates a tranquil cooling atmosphere, even during the hottest summer.  It’s not surprising that the farm has been described by at least one accommodation website as ‘The Perfect Hideaway’.”

The farm’s accommodation includes a main homestead and guest wing, each located in separate buildings around a central pool and entertainment area with aboma.  The main home has been renovated in original farmhouse style, with vintage fittings and furnishings.  It offers two bedrooms and an open plan living area flowing to a dining section, breakfast area and kitchen.  These in turn lead to the pool, creating excellent indoor/outdoor flow ideal for all-year-round entertaining.  A wide, deep veranda keeps the home cool in summer, assisted by air-conditioning.  The neighbouring guest wing includes four stylish suites, all with their own bathroom, kitchenette and veranda overlooking the pool.  Two of the suites have their own double-volume living areas, while the remaining two share a common lounge.

Other accommodation on the farm includes a large two-bedroomed manager’s house and single-bedroom bachelor’s cottage, both with modern finishes, open-plan living and dining spaces, and their own private entertainment areas.  There are also two staff cottages located in a separate section of the farm, plus a large office space (currently used as a gym), a utility/laundry building and large work-shed.

Visser says the property offers numerous secluded spots for enjoying its beautiful views and tranquil country atmosphere.  These include picnic sites alongside the stream and the olive groves, a duck pond and rolling lawns leading down to the water’s edge.  “There is also infrastructure for horse-lovers,” he says, “including three riverside stables with a feed-room and three enclosed paddocks, as well as provision for additional stabling on the mountainside.  There is a horse riding trail on the property, so it would make an ideal home for equestrians or indeed any other form of outdoor sports enthusiast, especially mountain bikers.  The property also has excellent potential as a mini-conference or team building venue.”

PGP’s MD for the Boland and Overberg regions, Annien Borg, adds that the position is one of the most sought after in the Wellington area.  “The farm lies in the Blouvlei Valley, which is one of the most picturesque locations in the Wellington area, and renowned for its views as well as the quality of its soil.  This valley leads off the famous Horseshoe, which is the road circling the town and passing through some of its most attractive suburbs and farmland.  It is a popular and easy route for joggers and cyclists, and makes the farm extremely accessible to the town centre and its shopping precinct, just 6km away.  It is also an easy drive from farm to Paarl (20km away), Franschhoek (30km away) and the Cape Town city centre, which is only 75km from the farm and can be reached within an easy hour’s drive.”

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