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Erf size:
231.88 ha

Lifestyle and Guest Farm: Exceptional Investment Opportunity

If yours is a vision to live, work and create a legacy in one extraordinary place, this expansive heritage Cape Dutch style country retreat, situated on the 231-hectare farm, is the perfect fit for you. Rich in history, Matjieskuil Farm was deeded in 1692. Rarely does such a unique investment and business opportunity presents itself in the sought-after Stellenbosch area of the iconic Cape Winelands. Sold as a going concern, the Hawksmoor House – boutique guest house and wedding venue, the working farm, Matjieskuil, planted to noble varieties of wine grapes and the highly rated Hawksmoor range of wines. The Main House could lend itself as a prestige private residence. The guest house is managed by an established Hotel Management company. The property comes with a liquor license and the trading name “Hawksmoor” is registered in South Africa and will be transferred on sale. Accessed via a circular driveway, the original barn, known as the Blue Barn, is a spectacular venue for weddings and special events. There are also several locations on the property that are ideal for celebrations, ceremonies and receptions. Four distinctive buildings on the estate offer stylish and versatile accommodation, each one individually finished with heritage artifacts and antiques. The Cape Dutch Manor House, the Cottages, Dairy Rooms and Edge House are all original footprints of the historic farm and have been mindfully restored and styled to deliver 16 unique en suite guest rooms. The grounds have been designed and laid out to celebrate the natural surrounds. This includes a large lawn, lavender beds and vegetable, rose and herb gardens, as well as a sparkling swimming pool. Spectacular views look out to the verdant vineyards and iconic Table Mountain beyond. The “werf” is surrounded by an electric fence with remote monitored electric gate providing privacy and security. The flourishing gardens and rolling lawns have been meticulously landscaped and are irrigated with borehole water from the estate. Set around the historic “werf”, a long reflection pond and expansive gardens with oak trees. The vineyards: All vines are well established, currently planted to 26,26 ha of Chenin blanc (38 years old), Pinotage, Cabernet franc, Shiraz and Mourvédre varietals. The farm has close connections to well-known brands who both purchase grapes at premium prices and make wine for Hawksmoor. The farm also has a relationship with the nearby produce-owned winery for grape sales, winemaking and bonded warehousing facilities. Sustainable Water: The main source of water is a 95 000 m³ registered servitude right from a dam on the neighbour's land. This allocation is supplemented with water from two boreholes. There are various locations on the farm which would be suitable for further dams or dam expansions, subject to consent.

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