Olive, Irrigation, Equestrian, Nursery, Livestock, Fruit, Vegetable, Guest Farm | AGF0166

Farm Information
  • Price in R(mil): 9.54
  • SKU: AGF0166
  • Available: Yes
  • Size in Ha: 94
  • Farmhouse: 3
  • Water: 15ha
  • Farm Type: Equestrian, Irrigation, Livestock, Fruit, Olive, Guest Farm, Vegetable, Nursery, Farms

Ideal for those seeking to develop the property into a base for international and local visitors.

The farm has been well developed with new fencing, irrigation and water systems, ESKOM power to all facilities, many camps suitable for livestock, and has 3 dams, 2 of which are used for irrigation purposes and which get their water supply not only from natural run-off but also from the Breede River via a registered water scheme and has an allotment of 15Ha water from this scheme. There is a fully appointed borehole which services the cottages and main house via an automatic high pressure filtering system. Irrigation is achieved by utilizing two separate pump stations that are fully equipped, one with automatic filtering to facilitate irrigation to the 8ha olive plantations irrigated via drip and micro-jet systems.

The farm size is 94ha of which about 40ha is arable with some additional 15ha that can be cleared should it be required, the rest being natural Fynbos

There is also a professionally graded and grassed light aircraft runway, with a useable length of 400m.  It is 15m wide and has a new 3- aircraft hangar, purpose built only a few years ago as well as more aircraft parking in close proximity to the hangar. General Aviation aircraft with STOL capability as well as helicopters, micro and ultralight aircraft will easily be accommodated on this runway, making it ideal for the businessman wanting to commute to George or Cape Town airports.

A good sized general store (currently used to house various tractors and vehicles) that also has a good sized workshop attached to it available, so too a cold room of above average size intended for use to store olives during harvesting time. There is also a very roomy and long shed area used to house implements, vehicles, horse boxes, and such.

Two large wooden (Wendy type) worker huts that have 3 rooms each, with power, shower, toilet and water facilities are used for farm labour at this time, with one being suitable for use as a farm shop, or office, if required.

Some water reservoirs close to the main house supply water to certain areas and many of the large roofed areas have water tanks fitted to the gutter systems to catch and hold rain water.

There are 8 brick stables, and one permanent type enclosed shelter for horses as well as a good sized lunging ring.

The farm has a good sized netted nursery area suitable to grow vegetables or keep trees for planting at a later stage.

 

Accommodation:

The main house was first built in 1788. It has a good sized kitchen, with scullery area, lounge, two studies which can be used as additional bedrooms, 2 very large bedrooms – both en suite. An extra bathroom with toilet, and a separate lounging area, can be used for overflow accommodation. An outside braai area with pit and built in type braai as well as a separate leafy stoep area rounds off this comfortable, yet period home set in a manageable, fenced garden.

A unit consisting of two cottages close to the main house is ideal for extra family members, or for those many visitors a farm invariably attracts, or to rent out.

Cottage 1

Consists of an open plan kitchen, dining room and lounge, 3 bedrooms of good size and two bathrooms, as well as its own enclosed garden area.  Also has a roofed parking area and a braai pit.

Cottage 2

Open plan kitchen and dining room, a big, well- appointed bathroom, and a bedroom of good size with smallish study/dressing area.

Lapa:

A very large and well-appointed lapa with hot and cold water kitchen, large friendly fireplace, electricity points all over, ‘his’ and ‘hers toilet with basins, mood lighting, and bar counter, rounds out the entertainment areas. Easily accommodates 30 plus people seated. Can be used for presentations as well.

Orchards:

Olives: 8ha of Mission, Frantoio, Coratina, with some Kalamata and Barnea. Around 5,500 trees in total, ranging in age from 5 – 3 years of age.

There are 3 fruit orchards intended for private use/consumption.

Lucerne:

2ha of Lucerne, currently needs replanting, under permanent irrigation.

General:

The farm has no land claims and there are no permanent employees. Workers are collected either in Bonnievale or Swellendam on an as required basis.

There have been no crime incidents in the 9 years that the farm has been owned by the current owners.

The current owners are retired and wish to downsize to a more manageable property.

Farm suitability:

The farm has beautiful vistas and is one of the highest elevated farms in the area making it very suitable as a platform to enjoy the views of this beautiful valley and area.  The farm has sufficient roads to explore the farm and reach the vistas by hiking, standard car, or by tractor and trailer, giving visitors a big surprise to its location relative to the Langeberg mountain range nearby as well as the surrounding areas.

The farm is imminently suitable for equine lovers, olive industry, sheep, accommodation letting, fruit and vegetable growers as well as a wellness centre. More options are available, limited only by the new owner’s imagination and needs.

Bird life is prolific with many sites very suitable for bird lovers to indulge themselves,  (especially on the banks of the Bruintjies river), and there are small game, such as hares, tortoise, Duiker, Steen buck, etc. on the farm.  A few strategically placed permanent benches have been erected so that people can enjoy the special tranquillity of the farm.

A very effective and dependable ‘hot spot’ connection is available for computer connectivity and cellular phone reception is good. A landline is also available.

Movable assets:

Certain farm implements, hand garden/farm tools, trailed water tank, 4m trailer, irrigation spares, New Holland orchard tractor, JD 3130 with hay lifting attachment as well as front end loading bucket, etc. is part of the deal. All above in perfect working order and well above average condition. Some as new. In fact, all that is needed to work the farm.