Infrastructure and improvements
The following significant improvements and infrastructure are in place:
Main homestead: architect designed house with 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.
Studio: artist's studio, 1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, living room and kitchenette.
The main residence and studio are situated on the banks of the Klein River with views north to the Klein River Mountains. There is a jetty and slipway providing easy access to the river.
Two cottages: each comprising 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and living areas.
Tree house: 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and living area.
Rondavel: 1 bedroom, bathroom and living area.
Workers cottages: 2 semi-detached cottages, each comprising 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, living room and kitchen.
Fully enclosed 875 sqm farm shed.
4 garages and 4 carports.
The entire property is fenced, with a number of animal camps enclosed with electric fencing.
The property has 13 boreholes, of which 3 are equipped and 2 currently provide 185 000 litres per hour.
There are 2 reservoirs with the capacity and elevation to provide constant 5 bar pressure.
Extensive pipework, pump-stations and attendant reticulation systems.
An application for an annual water usage allowance of 1.25 million cubic metres per annum is in progress.
Eskom 3-phase 220V supply with an extensive reticulation system is in place.
A full list of implements and other assets included in the sale will be provided.
Opportunities for development
The property, which is free of land claims, lends itself to a number of development opportunities:
Agriculture: the abundant water resource makes almost any agricultural enterprise extremely viable e.g.
Expansion of the existing conventional vegetable farming;
Hydroponic vegetable farming;
Fresh water aquaculture;
Pastoral livestock farming;
Commercial fynbos and protea farming.
Viticulture and oenology: the local terroir and climate is proven for wine production. A highly-rated cellar is situated on a neighbouring farm and is part of the well-known Stanford Wine Route, now comprising wine cellars, restaurants, craft breweries and gin distilleries. The nearby Hermanus area is home to the famous Hemel-en-Aarde Valley with its many world-class wine estates.
Hospitality: Stanford is a highly sought after tourist destination, attracting visitors engaged in activities ranging from bird-watching, hiking, mountain-biking, water-sports and wine tasting, to whale watching and shark diving in the nearby towns of Hermanus and Gansbaai. As a result there is a constant demand for holiday accommodation. The existing farm accommodation can be marketed to visitors and there is ample scope to develop hospitality, restaurant, conference or wedding venue facilities.
Lifestyle Estate: The property or part thereof, can be subdivided and developed as a 'Lifestyle Estate' offering exclusive country living.
Reason for sale and selling price
A property of this type offering such enormous potential is a rare find in this area. The owner, having spent 38 years on the property, now wishes to retire. The all-inclusive price is R38 million.