Tucked away down a country lane off the slopes of Suikerbossie is a Provencal-style home named after the village of Sommières in France. A rare find with endless views across Hout Bay to the sea, this generous farmstyle family home is also used as a stills location but could even be converted into a boutique hotel…
Thick walls, high wooden ceilings with poplar beams, reclaimed wooden floors and Provencal-style terracotta tiles are offset by antiques collectables in this much-loved family home. Upstairs, vast entertaining areas lead outdoors to a spacious covered deck with mountains and sea views – regularly the setting for memorable dinner parties and happy gatherings with friends.
Ideal for a growing family, the four-bedroomed house is surrounded by a mature treed garden with secret spaces to explore and jungle gyms to keep little ones happy for hours. A fully self-contained cottage leads onto kitchen garden where veggies and herbs thrive in the summer sun.
A Grecian-French theme runs throughout, giving it the relaxed atmosphere of a country farmhouse – but with Llandudno beach just a few minutes’ away and stables just down the road, it offers the best of both worlds to surfers and horsey types. But the deal breaker here is the route to the city: it skips all the village traffic because Sommières is at the top of Suikerbossie hill, which is closer to Llandudno than Hout Bay.
The income-generating self-contained cottage has also been restored and now has an open-plan living area and new kitchen that’s warmed by a roaring fireplace in winter. Generous proportions make this the ideal home for extended family or grandparents. It has beautiful views across Hout Bay valley from the balcony above the pool.
– Four bedrooms and three en suite bathrooms
– Kitchen with spacious scullery and laundry
– Dining and living areas with wood-burning stoves
– Spacious, covered outdoor deck with views
– One bathroom en suite
– Open plan living area and kitchen
– Large private outdoor verandah