Gracious living in the heart of Somerset West

Parel Vallei is one of the most prestigious suburbs in Somerset West, sought after for its scenic location at the foot of the Helderberg, as well as its excellent schools and ease of access to shopping, medical and sporting facilities.  

Established in the 1950’s, the suburb is typified by three-or four-bedroomed family homes on erven of around 1000sqm, with prices usually ranging from around R2.5 million to R5.5 million. However Pam Golding Properties (PGP) reports there are also a number of more upmarket homes which can fetch up to R8 million and more, depending on their size, location and luxury features.

One such property is currently on the market exclusively through PGP, priced at R6.49 million.  The elegant home occupies an unusually large stand of over 2100sqm, and offers spacious, well-appointed accommodation with a number of luxury finishes. There are three double bedroom suites, including a master bedroom with its own fireplace, and a fully-contained guest suite.  An immaculate eat-in kitchen is fitted with integrated appliances, while the large open-plan lounge/dining room opens onto teak patios on both sides of the house.  Other features include a study, temperature-controlled wine cellar, oak floors and air-conditioning throughout the home.

The patios overlook a manicured garden which includes a solar-heated swimming pool, water feature and al fresco dining deck shaded by large trees.  The garden is watered by automated irrigation using filtered borehole water.  The property’s security features include an alarm system, electronic beams and electric perimeter fencing, while vehicles are housed in a double garage.

PGP agent Mabel Botha says Parel Vallei is noted for its level plots and quiet streets, and is largely sheltered from the prevailing winds.  “It is home to a number of pre-schools, playgroups and primary schools,” she adds, “as well as one of the most highly-regarded high schools in Somerset West, Parel Vallei High.  This is a dual-medium, co-ed high school with superb facilities, and was ranked 10th in last year’s (2012) list of top schools in the Western Cape, based on the matric exam results.  It also has the unusual feature of offering students the opportunity to study for their Cambridge AS- or A-levels in a number of subjects, at the same time as completing their South African matric.  This means that they finish school with an internationally-recognised academic qualification which can open doors for them all over the world. No wonder it is so highly sought-after by parents, resulting in sustained demand for homes in the vicinity.  This in turn supports prices and ensures potential return on investment for buyers.”

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