This 19 ha guest and venue farm on the Bonniemile in Stellenbosch boasts vistas of the Cape Winelands mountain ranges, wine routes and the historical Stellenbosch town, a choice of beaches and Cape Town airport all within 40 minutesâ€™ drive, makes the area a pre-eminent year-round lifestyle like no other destination in South Africa.
The propertyâ€™s ample accommodation with a variety of venues for function or conferences, makes this versatile farm such an unique offering for someone looking to offer a one stop guesthouse experience or for corporate entities which want to grow e.g. their wedding or conference property portfolio.
The farmâ€™s security is top notched and the owner recently spend about a million Rand on the electrified fence around the farm.
Property highlights include a building which previously housed an exclusive car museum spread over two separate buildings with yellow wood attics. It has a secluded courtyard between the 2 exhibition halls â€“ making this a perfect entertainment venue. The â€œexhibitionâ€ area is separated from the manor by a walled garden with lawn, oak trees and a variety shrubs.
The horse stables with a beautiful Oregon pine ceiling, an attic and wooden arch shaped doors. It will be quite soon surrounded by lavender fields â€“ as all vineyard on the farm has been uprooted and is in the process of being replaced by lavender (which cultivation and harvesting has been outsourced to a third party). The visual impact of the irrigated lavender fields in between and around the different venues and accommodation will undoubtedly add a very special element to the property. A dam with weeping willows is located in the middle of the property.
A freestanding barn which is at present utilized as a vintage car storage venue, offers a third venue which can easily be converted into either a third entertainment or conference venue â€“ or can be converted into an office block or large storage area.
Adjacent to the barn, is another 2 barns which is at present being used as storage and workshop facilities.
There are a 4 bedroom manor house, two x 3 bedroom houses and 9 cottages / apartments.
The farm manager occupies one of the 3 bedroom houses - which is next to a tennis court. The second house has a private entrance and its own private and walled yard â€“ situated in the one corner of the farm and has 4 garages. It has a large living room with a fireplace next to an open plan kitchen. It has 2 bathrooms, a scullery and a separate laundry.
There are also 3 x semi-detached apartments (2 x bachelors and a 2 bedroom apartment) in a â€œlonghouseâ€ as well as 4 x freestanding cottages - including a historical thatched building next to a huge oak tree. Opposite the historical cottage is two other semi-detached and thatched cottages with a well-developed garden area.
The 4 bedroom manor house have 2 spacious living rooms / reception areas and a large patio which was previously used as a breakfast venue by the owners (for the guests who resided in the guest cottages on the farm). It has a dining room which flow out onto the patio and a second dining or breakfast area next to the kitchen with a pantry.
The pool area offers ample outside entertainment space â€“ including a braai area.
Adjacent to the manor house is a 2 bedroom apartment as well as an office. The manor has a very large double garage and ample guest parking.