4 bedroom country house for sale
South Africa - Farm Guesthouse, Melkhoute Fontein, Western Cape
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- Breathtaking views
- Close to town and only 2km of gravel road
- Beautiful riverfront setting
- Modern yet characterful guest house
- Fields for animals
- 800 olive trees
A beautiful and unique riverfront hideaway, currently run as a successful guest farm. This magical property has 500 m of easily accessible water frontage with a cement slipway and a grassy field alongside it (±15 000m²) – ideal for horses or a few sheep/cattle etc. Bordering the field is an area of natural riverine forest comprising large Wild Olive and Milkwood trees etc. This area and a natural kloof with a large dam harbours a variety of local game; bushbuck, duiker, grysbok, porcupine etc. as well as a large variety of birds including Fish Eagles.
A short walk up from the river takes you to the well-appointed, characterful house which is currently run as a successful guest house, earning a good income. It has breathtaking views of the river from the downstairs and upstairs living rooms and porch as well as the outdoor entertainment area comprising: a pizza oven, braai and built in seating area. The house (235 sqm) has been sensitively constructed to fit in with the rural ambience. It consists of a modern open-plan kitchen / living area with feature fireplace and sandstone finishes as well as a downstairs bedroom and bathroom and upstairs, 3 bedrooms, a bathroom and large living / play area.
The owners have invested in an olive orchard of 800 trees (6 varieties) under drip irrigation which are just coming into production so the new owner can look forward to a small crop this year.
The plentiful, good quality water is from a local spring and is fed into a bitumen lined dam and large reservoir. There is Eskom electricity and a solar heating system. About a third of the boundary is game fenced. The rest is normal fencing.
This is indeed a nature lovers dream and would make a wonderful permanent home (only 1,5 km from the tar road and 6 km from Stilbaai) for anyone wanting to live in a sylvan setting and possibly do some organic farming; or as a holiday getaway farm brimming with opportunities for water sport (boating, skiing, canoeing, swimming etc.) The river is navigable for 17km and the farm and surrounding area is ideal for hiking, cycling, bird watching etc.
Eastern bank of the Goukou River, 6km from Stilbaai.