Inspired by a balloon trip in the French countryside, the owners created this exceptional French style chateaux in the heart of Stellenbosch.
Bordering your own olive orchard, one enters this impressive property through majestic wrought iron gates leading into the picturesque courtyard garden, complemented by a water feature, stone cobbled walls, pergolas, manicured hedges and rose gardens.
The Victorian front door leads one into the impressive entrance hall and formal lounge. This north facing farmstead epitomizes sophistication and character, boasting high quality finishes throughout and ample capacity for grand scale entertaining in the generous reception areas. The spacious interiors, high ceilings and furnishings compliment the style and stature of this magnificent home. The extravagant interiors are decorated with Quadrata floor tiles, old world style lead glass windows, wooden shutters, exquisite chandeliers and feature rustic dome archway passages that cleverly join the various wings of the house. The fireplace is surrounded by sandstone which creates a welcoming warmth in the lounge, while the beautiful views towards the landscaped lawns and sparkling waters of your own private dam leaves one captivated.
The reception areas consist of a palatial style dining room, enhanced by a feature wood burning fireplace and ornate chandeliers. The dining area leads to the enormous open plan kitchen, fitted with a gas stove and floating extractor, creating a characterful focal point. The designer island, timber dropped ceilings and solid beams exude the authenticity of a French inspired kitchen, where meals are prepared while guests enjoy the comfort of the TV lounge.
The conveniently designed casual lounge is adjacent to an artistically framed wine room and bar, creating an effortless flow for entertaining. All of the reception areas lead out to the extensive patio offering an abundance of space for comfortable seating to enjoy the sweeping views over the natural surrounds. The deeper than usual covered patio is a delight for entertaining, fitted with a stainless steel built-in barbecue, pizza oven and rotisserie. There is a Jacuzzi, fire pit on the lawn and well-designed swimming pool, lending itself to the idyllic countryside lifestyle that this property offers.
Situated on the opposite wing of the entertainment areas, is the luxurious main bedroom, boasting high open trusses and a Morso fireplace, spacious walk-in dressing room and Parisian designed bathroom with double French doors leading out to the garden. The second en suite bedroom is equally spacious with creative touches and Victorian antique windows, a beautiful chandelier and access to the outside picturesque courtyard.
The beauty of this property lies in the fact that it offers versatile accommodation for the whole family, comprising of the main residence, a Cape Dutch inspired two bedroom cottage and a one bedroom cottage, artfully designed around the central courtyard. Both cottages are completely self-contained, with their own lounges, private patios and fully equipped kitchens. In addition, there is also a caretaker’s cottage in a private corner with its own patio on the edge of a pretty herb garden.
Everything your mind can conceive has been considered in the planning and design of this exceptional home. There is ample parking space including four garages linked to the main residence, offering access through another domed passageway directly into the well-appointed laundry and scullery. The garden is abundant with a variety of fruit trees, and a vegetable garden surrounded by a river stone wall and feature lights. Olive oil is also produced from the communal farming activities on the Estate.