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Architect Luis Ferreira da Silva’s tranquil country retreat in the Overberg village of Greyton was originally chosen as the ideal place to keep his horses. Just two hours’ drive from Cape Town, the village has grown since then but it has maintained the country charm and appeal that first attracted him here.  This small luxury guesthouse is surrounded by a sculpted formal garden with tranquil water features overlooking the fast-flowing river that runs on the east side of the village. They are landscaped in the style of the grand gardens of Europe and reminiscent of a period in time when life was simply relaxing.

This unique property has 6 suites – 4 in the main house and 2 suites which are self-catering and could be sub-divided into a separate property. The main house has a thatched roof with lofty ceilings and yellowwood beams and the vast L-shaped, open-plan living and dining area has a wide country style fireplace for cosy winter nights. Off this, is a media room and utility room. In summer, the lounge area flows seamlessly outdoors with all the doors opening to the terraces, courtyard, landscaped garden and swimming pool.

Greyton is an extremely peaceful village with a slow pace of life that is dominated by the presence of the mountain. There are no chain restaurants here: instead it’s home to the internationally famous Von Geusau chocolates and a mix of quirky boutiques and interesting art galleries. The Saturday market has a reputation for its sale of homemade cheeses, pestos and jams, while children enjoy the pony and cart rides through the tree-lined country lanes lined with quaint cottages and historic homesteads.

A feeling of peace and serenity is ever-present in this generous-sized property and the layout affords flexibility.  This is the perfect live-work-play business opportunity. You can generate revenue from the rentals of the suites while making your home in the separate quarters and enjoying quality of life of living in this peaceful village.

Specs:

  • Total area on ground floor under roof 433m2
  • Total property size is 2 537m2
  • 6 bedrooms
  • 6 bathrooms
  • Heated swimming pool
  • Koi pond and water features
  • Covered entertaining area overlooking the river
  • Tool shed

Main house:

  • Open plan living area
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Office or studio
  • Media room and utility rooms

Self-catering suites: 2 cottages each with:

  • 2 bedrooms
  • kitchenette and open plan living area

Pricing

R11 000 000

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Greyton

Architect Luis Ferreira da Silva’s tranquil country retreat in the Overberg village of Greyton was originally chosen as the ideal place to keep his horses. Just two hours’ drive from Cape Town, the village has grown since then but it has maintained the country charm and appeal that first attracted him here.  This small luxury

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