A home like no other in Blair Atholl

A world-class golf course, the surrounding riverine flora and the picturesque Magaliesberg Mountains are only some of the reasons that attract property buyers to the Blair Atholl Estate. 

Described as an unparalleled living experience, the estate has managed to harmoniously blend the new with the old, mixing natural with the suburban. It is this intricate balance that has allured so many who want a home that is simple, safe and tranquil.

“The Blair Atholl Estate is ideal for property buyers who are looking for exclusive upmarket homes that embody the essence of country living and privacy in an abundance of unspoiled natural beauty,” says Glenn Norton, Broker/Owner of RE/MAX Masters, whose office services the Northern and North West Suburbs.

Donna Sipman, Sales Associate at RE/MAX Masters, notes that approximately half of the 600ha land that Blair Atholl is situated on once belonged to world-renowned golfer Gary Player and offers some of the lowest density housing in South Africa - with an average of one home to every 2ha of land. What this translates into is the 329 stands in the estate separated by a minimum of half an acre of natural vegetation, providing residents with more than a little breathing room. To add to the exclusivity of the homes on the estate, each of the stands have been positioned in such a way as to obscure them from both the road and neighbours as far as possible.

Blair Atholl is without a doubt one of the most prestigious estates in South Africa. Properties are in demand within the estate as it is conveniently located near the Lanseria International Airport offering easy access for travellers. The estate encompasses the award-winning Blair Atholl Golf Course, rated the fourth Best Golf Course in South Africa 2014 by Golf Digest. Designed by Gary Player, it is the longest golf course in the country.  The estate also boasts an excellent restaurant at the clubhouse along with a wellness centre with training pool, squash and gym facilities. There are extensive nature parks within the estate with small game, as well as an equestrian centre on the estate which offers stabling and activities for members. Security on the estate is paramount and includes 24-hour ground and vehicle security teams, CCTV and state-of-the-art biometric entry points. 
Adrian Goslett, CEO of RE/MAX of Southern African, says that many property buyers within South Africa are naming security as the number one determining factor when choosing a home to buy. This has led to security estates becoming a highly sought after choice among homebuyers.

“Aside from the numerous features that the estate offers, its positioning also adds to its allure and makes it an ideal option for family buyers. Situated to the north of Fourways, the estate lies within easy access to private schools such as Heronbridge College and Pecanwood College. Residents within the estate can enjoy an out-of-town country lifestyle without compromising on their children’s education,” says Sipman. “It is also about 30km from Sandton, the financial hub of Africa.”

She says that one of the most exclusive homes within the Blair Atholl Estate has recently been placed on the market for R60 million.  Ideally positioned adjacent to the signature third hole of the golf course, the beautiful five-bedroom, seven-bathroom residence boasts over 2650m2 of living space over three levels and a separate guest house.

“With its own private dam, mountain views and the pristine Crocodile River curling across the end of the park-like sculpted gardens, this property has no equivalent,” says Sipman. “The home offers seven garages, a private putting green, tennis court, indoor and outdoor pools, and guest house. This type of property is perfect for a private residence or a guest house for international travellers on their way to a luxury bush lodge.”

She notes that the property’s other features include family and dining rooms along with a gourmet kitchen, welcoming guests for all manner of occasions from large scale gatherings or more intimate dinners. A traditional wood-panelled study is located on the main level for the busy executive seeking a quiet work refuge. The estate is equipped with fibre optics throughout allowing each home to operate seamlessly using state-of-the-art ‘Smart Home’ technology.

The bottom level of the property offers a wine bar with seating area that opens up to the garden. This level includes a wine cellar, strong room, resort-like spa/jacuzzi and the steam room along with a four-lane indoor pool. There is also a sizable gym.

“A remarkable home on one of the country’s most exclusive estates – what more could one ask for,” Sipman concludes.

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