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Erf size:
72.08 ha

Where rich architectural history and majestic natural beauty reside in harmony.

This jewel of an estate is situated only a 5-minute drive from the historic town of Wellington and alongside the prestigious Diemersfontein Wine Estate. De Kykuit Estate was built in 1749 in the classic Cape Dutch style. The farm has two title deeds (38 and 34 ha respectively) with a total size of 72 ha. Currently offering premium accommodation and infrastructure, the farm also operates as a small stud farm for Angus and Afrikaner cattle. Buildings: • Manor House • Double garage, au pair quarters and laundry • Jonkershuis • Farm shed • 4 x Workers' cottages The Manor House: The Manor House, with its distinctive Cape Dutch architecture, gives a stately welcome as you glimpse it sitting timelessly midst towering oak trees at the end of the driveway. Whitewashed walls, pitched thatched roofs, and large symmetrical wooden sash windows with a double-story gable. This 4-bedroomed home features high beam ceilings made from exposed yellow wood, which help to keep the house cool during hot summer days. The beautiful ceilings extend from the entrance to the living room, dining room, study, and kitchen. The four bedrooms, 2 ensuite and 2 sharing a bathroom have a quiet elegance in keeping with the home. The bathrooms have heated towel rails. Downstairs in the basement is an area of approximately 100 m². It is informally called the “cellar”, and you will be delighted to know that this space is perfect for the maturation and ageing of wines. The “Jonkershuis” consists of two wings connected by the “Hemingway” section: 1st Wing: A bedroom with bathroom, kitchen and open plan living area, currently occupied by the farm manager. 2nd Wing: 2-bedroom guest accommodation with 1 bathroom and living area. The “Hemingway”: Made up of a historic cellar, a conference/meeting/dining area, and a living area with a kitchen and fireplace. Additional features: • Fenced with a 23-strand electric fence, 2,4 m high • Paved entrance to the Manor House • Backup generator • Floor heating and air conditioning • Security systems (electric fence, alarms, CCTV, etc.) • Uncapped Wi-Fi • Spacious porch • Room for live-in staff Land Use: 7,8 ha Previously planted to wine grapes (irrigated) 4,3 ha Old vineyards, dry land (terraced) 18 ha Irrigated pastures 24,6 ha Dryland pastures 17,3 ha Farmyard, roads, dams and veld Water Use: Permitted water allocation of 157 420 m³ (± 25 ha) stored in two earthen dams. Dam holding capacity of 147 420 m³ and 10 000 m³ respectively. Irrigation water harvested from winter downpours is supplemented by an equipped borehole (untested for yield). Offered as a going concern. Viewing by appointment only.

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