FANCOURT DRAWS PERMANENT HOME BUYERS

Rated South Africa's leading golf resort by the World Travel Awards 2008, the prestigious and world-renowned Fancourt Hotel & Country Club Estate near George in the hub of the scenic Garden Route is seeing more and more South African families relocating to live there on a permanent basis, says Brenda Peterson, manager of Pam Golding Properties' sales office on site.

"With George International Airport only seven kilometres away, we often find that the breadwinner commutes to work in Johannesburg or Pretoria, enabling them and their families to enjoy a secure and very appealing lifestyle in a prime location. For any property purchaser the choice is made even easier due to the extremely sound investment returns - over the past 10 years residential property here has enjoyed capital appreciation of around 12 percent per annum on average. Buyers are also able to select from a wide variety of quality property products. Freehold residential homes and resort lodges built discreetly along the golf courses cater for different lifestyles and are ideal for those seeking a permanent base, while the resort lodges can be used as holiday homes, forming part of a rental pool system managed by the hotel," she says.

Set on 613ha of prime, lush countryside within easy reach of numerous tourist destinations, Fancourt has four world class golf courses and is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World and accredited with Leading Spas of the World status. It's a flagship development and offers buyers a unique and exclusive way of life with spectacular scenery which includes the nearby Outeniqua Mountains.

Peterson says while the estate is extremely well established, with approximately 314 completed homes, currently there are 47 stands available for purchase. In the Thatch Homes development, 15 plots situated around the Montagu and Outeniqua golf courses range in size from 950-1457sqm and are priced between R3.205 million ad R5.643 million. At the fairly new development, Montagu Ridge, where the building style is contemporary with generous use of glass for maximising views, some 19 plots remain, overlooking the 8th and 9th holes of the Montagu golf course, priced between R3.793 million and R4.386 million for 906-1488sqm stands. At Links Ridge, plots overlook the Bramble Hill golf course and Links golf course in the distance and include a Fancourt and Links family membership. Here plots of 2500-4961sqm range in price from R4.051 million to R5.991 million.

Completed homes are also available to purchase as re-sales, including ready built thatch homes, resort lodges and homes at Oaklands - a French Provencal style village comprising two-four bedroom units with scenic mountain views. These are priced from R3.1 million to R15 million. At the very top end PGP is currently marketing an 1100sqm home in Links Avenue - the Rolls Royce of property purchases at Fancourt, and this particular home is priced at R40 million.

Syndicated lodges are also available with two and three bedroom units ranging in price per share from R370 000 to R462 000. In the two bedroom units there are eight shareholders, each entitled to six weeks' usage, while in the three bedroom units there are 12 shareholders, each with four weeks' usage. There are also syndicated homes available in Oaklands Village with shares in two and three bedroom units priced between R890 000 and R1.1 million.

For further information contact Pam Golding Properties Fancourt office on 044 8040077 or email brendap@fancourt.co.za

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