This beautiful Cape cottage style home is situated on a spacious 3192m² property in the prime position at the top end of the popular heritage village of McGregor. The three-bedroom (5 bedroom) main house has been a well-loved family home for many years, and boasts an immaculately maintained garden. The home is large and spacious giving many choices to work, gym, play or rest areas as one sees fit. The front of the house has an expansive patio, adorned by wisteria, with unmatched views of the town and Langeberg mountains.
The house opens into a large, light open-plan area currently furnished as lounge, living and entertainment area, dining and library. A working JetMaster fireplace provides welcomed warmth in the winter. The traditional style kitchen has a 5-plate gas hob and electric oven, with a pantry/laundry area adjacent. There is a guest bathroom off the living area with toilet, bath, basin and linen cupboards.
The first guest room has an en-suite bathroom with shower. The very spacious main bedroom is situated at the back of the house with its own patio entrance and views of the garden. The main bedroom has an en-suite bathroom and a small loft which could be used as a study or home gym. The room further accesses a large pyjama lounge with plenty of cupboard space. The rear complex also has another room which looks onto the inner courtyard and which could be used as either as a 4th bedroom, a private lounge or a study. The inner courtyard can be accessed from either the kitchen, main bedroom or back yard. The courtyard has a working jacuzzi as well as an additional outside room, which can be used as a 5th bedroom, playroom or study.
Leading out from the side entrance of the house is a covered entertainment area with an outdoor braai, and large pond with trickling waterfall. This area is tucked among the trees and lush foliage, making it a haven for local birds. Mist sprayers can be switched on during summer to keep cool. The garden with its spacious lawn and many trees provides a haven of cool and tranquility, and attracts numerous birds and insects. Guinea fowl roam the garden daily.
Furthermore, there is a newly renovated 2 bedroom cottage at the lower end of the property. Both bedrooms are en suite. The new cottage keeps with the heritage style of McGregor village, and can be utilised either as an income generating cottage or as additional accommodation for family or friends.
McGregor is a very popular tourism weekend and holiday destination. Attached to the cottage are two newly built storerooms.
The house has an attic above the main house living area which provides large additional space for storage. A solar geyser provides ample hot water to the main house. A large reservoir is located at the top-end of the property and is fed weekly by the unique Cape “leiwater” system. This provides much needed water for the garden, and one can also enjoy a cool swim in it during the heat of summer! There is also a borehole and irrigation network. At the back of the house, established vegetable gardens have been laid out and throughout the garden there are various fruit trees and herbs.
The house is on the door-step of the Krans Nature Reserve which has numerous walking trails and accesses the McGregor dam which is a popular swimming hole for villagers.
The property is well secured with CCTV cameras, motion sensor lights and an alarm system, but in all the years of its existence the property has not yet suffered a security issue.
This is a perfect home to compliment the new ‘work-from-home’ reality. The main house also lends itself to the possibility of being used as a 'Country Cottage' style tourism establishment, with plenty of room within the spacious house to create more bedrooms.
About McGregor: This small heritage village on a “road to nowhere” just off the famous R62, and in a verdant wine valley. The village hosts numerous annual festivals and events such as the popular ‘Ride 2 Nowhere’ mountain bike and trail run events. The village is child, dog and horse friendly and is known for its tranquil and artistic culture. Here children still ride bike and play in the streets.
McGregor is only 18km from Robertson and 2hrs from Cape Town International Airport.