NESTLED in the scenic Paarl/ Franschhoek Valley with stunning views of the Simonsberg Mountains, the Winelands Estate is one of the most sought-after wine and olive estates in the Cape winelands primarily for its stunning setting and generous property sizes, says Franschhoek estate agent, Adell Ferreira.
Aside from appealing to residential buyers from within the area and nearby commercial centres such as Stellenbosch, it is also within the catchment area for Cape Town buyers and of course for up-country buyers looking for a country escape in a sought-after setting.
The 20ha estate is home to just 32 exclusive freehold properties scattered amidst vineyards and olive groves. It is secure and offers a real respite from the hustle and bustle of big city life, says the agent. It offers the best country lifestyle that buyers could want for and is especially suited to families. Here, you can enjoy the outdoors, walk and cycle within a secure setting and enjoy the ultimate vineyard lifestyle without having the burden of actually owning a wine farm, adds Ferreira.
Although rural, there is top class infrastructure, and amenities close by include Bridge House, a private school that offers playschool to Grade 12 with boarding facilities. Aside from the obvious access to the many wine estates in the area, there are top class restaurants, retail and medical care as well as leisure facilities such as top golf courses nearby.
Land sizes in the estate vary from about 4000m² to about 1.1ha that would include a vineyard or olive grove with prices ranging upwards of R1.8-million. Earthy tones and natural finishes in the homes with stone, wood and terracotta lend aesthetic appeal and blend with the natural surroundings.
Complete homes typically sell for upwards of R6-million to about R14.5-million for an 850m² luxury villa on a plot of just over 4000m².