One of the finest homes in the acclaimed Hemel-en-Aarde Estate outside Hermanus, has come onto the market exclusively through Pam Golding Properties. One of the finest homes in the acclaimed Hemel-en-Aarde Estate outside Hermanus, has come onto the market exclusively through Pam Golding Properties. The magnificent manor house occupies an elevated location in the estate on the slopes of the Onrusrivier mountain range, and enjoys sweeping views across Walker Bay. It is on the market at R15 million
The magnificent manor house occupies an elevated location in the estate on the slopes of the Onrusrivier mountain range, and enjoys sweeping views across Walker Bay. The home occupies an erf of over 5500sqm. It is on the market at R15 million.
PGP agent Annali Durr says Hemel-en-Aarde Estate consists of a little over 350 homes, located within a hi-tech secure perimeter at the tip of the Hemel-en-Aarde valley, alongside the Fernkloof Nature Reserve. “The 45ha estate is now fully developed,” she says, “and offers everything from small lock-up-and-go cottages to more substantial family homes, with just a few of these super-luxury properties on very large erven. They come onto the market very seldom, and offer a lifestyle without equal – spacious, gracious living, unfettered views and access to all of the estate’s lifestyle facilities, including a private Country Club with tennis and squash facilities, boules court, bar and gym, plus a heated swimming pool. Buyers of these top-end properties also tend to enjoy the nearby Hermanus Wine Route with its 17 estates, and the leading golf facilities in the area, including the Arabella Golf Club.”
The immaculately maintained manor house offers some 1250sqm of living space, including a magnificent master bedroom suite and three guest bedrooms, all of them en suite and with their own walk-in dressing closets. Entertainment areas include a large formal lounge and informal TV lounge, both with their own gas fireplaces, as well as a dining room which leads onto a large covered veranda with retractable security shutters. Large windows and skylights ensure an abundance of natural light inside the house, while higher than usual ceilings create a further sense of space and light. The modern kitchen is fitted with top-of-the-range Siemens and Smeg appliances, and has a separate scullery, laundry and pantry. The floors in most of the living rooms are finished with a unique shell-impregnated coating, which includes some actual embedded fossil specimens. The home’s wide corridors and passages create the ideal space for displaying art, while additional features include a library, cards room and studio, two studies and a temperature-controlled wine cellar. There is also a larger-than-normal double garage, fully automated.
The outdoor areas include more than 30 indigenous trees and a wide variety of fynbos, creating an environmentally-friendly, low-maintenance garden. There are two swimming pools as well as several koi-ponds which provide tranquil spaces to pause and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
“This is quite simply one of the finest homes in this exclusive estate,” says Durr, “and will appeal to the discerning buyer with an eye for taste and high quality finishes. No expense has been overlooked in creating the ideal family home, with exceptional spaces for entertaining in any weather.”Find more properties for sale in Hemel-En-Aarde