Farm for sale in Paarl
A good agricultural opportunity is offered in this partially developed 133ha farm. Well located in the rural environs of Paardeberg overlooking the Swartland wheat belt, Fontein is blessed with arguably some of the best soils in the Boland. The gentle, well drained slopes on the farm and an abundant water supply ensure a sound agricultural investment. The farm is currently planted to 44ha of wine grapes, all on trellis and under irrigation, and has a further 60 to 70ha on which to establish productive crops. All areas of the farm have irrigation main lines in place.
Irrigation water is supplied from any one of three farm dams which have a collective capacity of - 145 000m3. Added to this, the farm has an allocation of 25ha water rights from the local irrigation scheme. Two strong boreholes provide the drinking water as well as supplementary irrigation water if required.
The main homestead, originally Cape Dutch, has been Victorianised and has 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, reception hall, lounge, dining room, scullery and large farmhouse kitchen. On the front of the house a covered veranda opens out onto rambling gardens and a secluded pool area. Set to one side is a flatlet, workroom and laundry. Further improvements include a manager's residence with three bedrooms and two bathrooms, and nine staff cottages.
Numerous farm sheds and outbuildings are situated within the werf complex, inclusive of an original old 420m2 wine cellar.
The farm is to be sold as a going concern and is offered inclusive of all farm implements and cellar shares.