Property details

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Beds

Baths

Garage

Parking

Rooms

Swimming Pool

Garden

Furnished

Restaurant

Pet Friendly

Alarm

Guest Rooms

Wheelchair

Wireless

Aircon

Spa

Elevator

Conference Facilities

Erf size:
5,256 m²
Building size:
668 m²
Rates and Taxes
R4,514 per month

Features

  • Main bedroom with en-suite bathroom, curtain rails, high ceilings, built-in cupboards and wooden floors
  • Bedroom 2 with en-suite bathroom, high ceilings and wooden floors
  • Bedroom 3 with high ceilings, built-in cupboards and wooden floors
  • Bedroom 4 with built-in cupboards and wooden floors
  • Bathroom 1 with basin, bath, shower, toilet and linoleum flooring
  • Bathroom 2 with basin, bath, toilet and tiled floors
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Additional buildings

  • 1 x Granny Flat
  • 1 x Shed (1 Bathrooms)

View By Apointment only-This uniquely beautiful home, situated between the mountain and the sea, invites expansive and creative living

Perfect for a large family, or a home for dreamers, artists, and poets.Situated on 5 600 sq m of land, it offers a rural lifestyle in a semi-urban setting, only a short walk away from bustling Muizenberg beach. Here you'll find the world-renowned surfer's paradise, lined with coffee bars and restaurants. Crossing Boyes Drive that borders the back of the property, will take you to easy-access paths up Muizenberg Mountain and its many trails where you can explore the abundant indigenous flora and endless vistas across the bay. The beautiful colonial-style house, fronted by a welcoming, 25-meter long stoep, was built in c.1860, using local Peninsula Formation Sandstone - originally a small cottage on the mountainside below Peck's Valley, with its boundary continuing well above present-day Boyes Drive. The house, named Pendennis after the famous castle in Cornwall, witnessed and hosted ma·ny remarkable events and visitors over the years. One story suggests that Cecil John Rhodes, who had a beach cottage close by, paid the British colonial administrator, Leander Starr Jameson his payment (in gold) on Pendennis' stoep, before he embarked on the botched raid against the South African Boer Republics in December 1895. The raid was seen as one of the causes of the later Boer War. Pendennis was also later used, for a short time, as a home for children who were orphaned after that war. Its high-ceilinged rooms with thick walls and original wood floors offer a cool refuge during the hot Cape Town summer. During the wet and rainy season, you can warm yourself in front of any of the three original fireplaces, using the plentiful wood found in the back garden. The large garden includes a small (predominately) shiraz vineyard and a boutique winery that produces about 120 litres of excellent red wine per year. The vineyard was planted in 2005, with the first wine made in 2009, exactly 350 years after wine was first produced in Southern Africa. Indigenous Cape Fynbos is encouraged to grow between the vines, which creates a beautiful show of colour and fragrance each spring. A row of fruit bearing olive trees flanks the vineyard. The rest of the garden is filled with mature palm, ficus, milkwood, Henckel's yellowwood, stinkwood and flowering eucalyptus trees -many of them older than 100 years, begging to be filled with a treehouse or two. Francolin and guinea fowl roam free here, taking care of of snails and other pests in the vineyard. Squirrels, the odd mongoose and an abundance of birds complete the rural setting.

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