Situated in the Overberg Wine District only 35 minutes outside of Franschoek and 6km from the town of Villiersdorp on the R43 is the magnificent land estate called Faraway Estate.
Situated in the Overberg Wine District only 35 minutes outside of Franschoek and 6km from the town of Villiersdorp on the R43 is the magnificent land estate called Faraway Estate. The picturesque estate covers 99 Hectares (245 acres), mostly mountainside, of which 30 Hectares (75 acres) are in cultivation.
The location provides views which expand across the Bossieveldt and into separate ranges of mountains stretching to the Hex Rivier Mountains about 60km away marking the edge of the Karoo. On a clear day if you look South beyond the Theewaterskloof Dam can see the Southern Ocean through a V in the coastal mountains.
The luxurious main mansion comprises of 3 large bedrooms (en-suite), spacious entertainment areas with a full sized billiard room, private cellar, large dining room, library, formal lounge, and tranquil sunroom. Kitchen with walk-in cold room, pantry, larder, scullery with access to the 4 car garage. Above the garage is a 2 bedroom flat with bathroom, which has access from the house as well as an external entrance, which can also be used as an office.
Separate guest cottage with 2 double bedrooms en-suite, sitting area with fireplace and opens out to quaint veranda with pond. There is a 2 bedroom cottage, with kitchen currently being used as staff quarters.
The extensive gardens will lead you to a 12m swimming pool, art studio shed, aircraft hangar with 300m landing strip (suitable for a micro light or helicopter), tennis court, greenhouse and many paths leading to hidden areas of the farm which are surrounded by the beauty if the natural fynbos and spectacular views.
The Faraway House High Overberg wines have won many awards and were all bottled in the farms cellar whilst the farm operated as a lifestyle wine estate. Other crops grown on the estate are figs, pomegranates, olives and Mediterranean vegetables. There is an abundance of good quality water that assists with the nutritious soil.
In addition to the above is a delightful separate house on the estate which has 3 double bedrooms (en-suite), the stoep overlooks a decent sized garden and a small dam which encourages a varied bird life. This is an income generating property that can be leased out.
The estate is fit for a king, and the location of the property is such that virtually any outdoor sport or pastime is available with 40 minutes drive of the gate. Try sea fishing, all the ball sports imaginable, international standard gliding, hill walking and bicycling, horse riding, sailing, bird watching: try almost anything.
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