Robertson Robertson Rural,Robertson,Robertson Rural
Villa Verde Estate is a most desirable Gentleman’s farm on a manageable 4.26 ha just off the popular R60 wine route between Robertson and Ashton. Situated along the Doring River, in the picturesque Klaasvoogds valley, lies this most beautiful homestead of extraordinary design which fits within the traditional Cape farm vernacular. The complex in its peaceful, rural setting is very secure and designed with privacy in mind. The manor house is flanked by a guest wing and a matching utility wing on the other side of the walled entrance courtyard with expansive lawns and beautiful fever trees, edged by a long grove of French palisaded fruit trees. The hugely impressive house features large glass walls and stack away doors to appreciate the beautiful vistas and views of Kranskop and the Langeberg mountains. The manor house with it's central live-in kitchen is the heart of the home with a spacious lounge and dining room and luxurious main suite downstairs - all opening onto a magnificent double volume loggia with floor to ceiling arched doors. The upstairs living room with a study and library has a wood burning stove with the second bedroom suite at the far end with magnificent views across the valley. The floor finish is hand selected sandstone throughout the manor house with laminated wooden floors upstairs. The loggia has large black and white tiles matching the custom made, heavy duty powder coated aluminium doors and windows. The guest wing has two self contained en-suite guest rooms each with a kitchenette and a covered stoep. Hugely popular on AirBnb with the many visitors exploring the vineyards and wineries and the ever popular Pat Bush Mountain Reserve and Wedding venue. The utility wing, ideal for a home industry has three garages, a large utility room, laundry, kitchenette, bathroom, tool and storage rooms. In addition there are rainwater storage tanks totalling 19,000L with an independent filtration plant supplying drinking water under pressure to the whole complex. The paved garage courtyard provides secure access to the garages. Four further walled and fenced courtyards complete the grassed areas around the house, ideal for horses, an olive grove, lavender field or vineyard. The Estate, a registered water user, has 2ha of water available from the Klaasvoogds Water User Association stored in an adjacent dam and delivered to the property through a booster pump and filtration system. The entire estate is under irrigation from this water source, with the 1ha vineyard irrigated with a permanent spitter system, while the rest of the estate to the extent of 1.5ha is irrigated with a permanent sprinkler system. The magnificent herb, vegetable and flower garden with about 20 beds in a fixed oval perimeter has its own versatile irrigation system to enable many different vegetables, flowers and shrubs to be managed at the same time.The vineyard produces superb Chenin Blanc grapes and the wine is made in the exquisite cellars of a nearby Wine Estate producing 1800 bottles under the Villa Verde label for the owners’ own use. This is an ideal weekend retreat in the most tranquil and beautiful surroundings for a family who love to entertain and hosts friends or for the farmer at heart businessman who has always dreamt of a farm in a safe and picturesque area within 2 hours drive from Cape Town. A management contract is available too. Please call Elisabeth to arrange a visit and pack your bags – you will want to stay! SOLE MANDATE Places of interest in Klaasvoogds valley include numerous wineries such as Mo & Rose, Rusticus, Kranskop and the Rosendal Winery & Wellness Spa; olive tasting at Marbrin Farm Olive Growers; local cheese tasting at Montagne Deli or tasting of local crafted beer at Saggy Stone Brewery. Visit the Sheilam Cactus Garden - the biggest succulent garden in the Southern Hemisphere or go on game drives, run or cycle along picturesque country roads, play golf, go skydiving, river rafting or rock climbing.