Applegarth was once a 3-hectare subsistence farm, and as an estate it maintains its rural atmosphere, with a fertile greenbelt dominating the middle of site and established trees standing proud throughout. The landscaping embraces the natural patterns of streams and also the existing tree lines of this sylvan setting, includes walking paths, benches and a protected wetland – space to breathe and reconnect with those close to you, and with nature. Vacant plots are priced from R2 250 000 To R4 195 000 Hout Bay is a short and scenic drive from the city via Llandudno, and an easy drive from the southern suburbs, via Constantia neck. The charm of the rural valley ending in a beautiful bay with a bustling harbour attracts many visitors, but it is the growing community of Hout Bay which has resulted in a number of excellent schools, restaurants and daily conveniences. The best of these schools include: The International school of Hout Bay Hout Bay Montessori My Montessori Valley Pre-primary Llandudno Primary School Kronendal Primary School The Academy Hout Bay (Cambridge) Kronendal Music Academy Other highlights of Hout Bay include: The Hout Bay Harbour Market Hout Bay Beach – dog friendly. Some of the best restaurants in Cape Town Numerous coffee shops, cafes and pubs Fresh fish on our doorstep Boat rides to seal Island Water sports such as SUP (stand up paddling) with the dolphins, hiking, cycling, running and horse riding. Chapmans Peak scenic drive Kids activities: The World of Birds, Clay Café, Acrobranch (ziplining) Easy access to local wine farms Excellent supermarkets A strong and supportive community of families Water and Energy Water: The developer is conscious of the water scarcity we experience in the Western Cape and homeowners are encouraged to treat municipal drinking water accordingly. A borehole on site will be used to water the common landscaped areas, which will be planted in indigenous vegetation, and a full reticulation system for borehole water is included within the development to reduce consumption of treated municipal water. All erven will therefore have a separate connection for borehole water which can be used to irrigate gardens, which are to be planted with water-wise indigenous vegetation, and possibly also incorporated into other household uses as required. Energy: Conscious of the energy footprint associated with the development, and also the increasing cost of utilities, houses have been designed to surpass the latest energy requirements of the updated Building Regulations with a combination of both passive and active energy saving measures. These not only increase comfort levels, but reduce energy consumption and the related monthly costs. In addition the orientation of the house, passive solar shading, additional underslab and roof insulation, LED lights and solar geysers are standard in every Applegarth home. Heat pumps and other state of the art water heating packages, as well photovoltaic energy sources are available as optional extras and purchasers are encouraged to make use of these technologies.