Somewhere between heaven and earth is a place of pure magic, expansive views and idyllic stillness. With the iconic Groot Drakenstein mountains as the backdrop, Paarl Rock in the foreground, and flanked by the Simonsberg and Franschhoek mountains, in the Franschhoek valley. Set in an historic landscape, this lifestyle estate is an original French Huguenot farm on the Winelands’ ‘platinum mile’.
More than a lauded wine farm, this exclusive lifestyle estate is an evocative experience. The north-facing homestead overlooks a mirror-like dam and has deep, sweeping, 360 degree views. Fully renovated to be a classic, modern farmhouse for easy living, the homestead is also cosy and honest. With five bedrooms and four bathrooms, it has oak wooden floors and underfloor heating, big picture windows and air-conditioning. Two wood-burning fireplaces keep winters warm, as the surrounding mountains may be dusted with snow. Waterfalls tumble down the mountains too after heavy rains, and two mountain-water streams flow through the farm.
At the heart of the farm homestead is a dream kitchen with conservatory-like glass walls and ceilings – showing dramatically beautiful views of the surrounding mountains, vineyards and vast gardens of flowers and vegetables. These views are enjoyed from all around the house too, and are panoramic while dining al fresco or going for a dip in the pool. The outside-inside experience of the homestead is further enhanced by its central, green courtyard.
From the farm it’s just 45 minutes to the centre of Cape Town and 15 minutes to Franschhoek, Paarl and Stellenbosch. Or just stay home, roam free and be mesmerised by the breathtaking views that provide a natural Imax effect. Because this is much more than a farm, it’s a truly unique lifestyle experience.
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