Country lifestyle living at its best where style and character meet.
This aesthetically pleasing Karoo vernacular home exuding historic charm can be found within the quiet area of the quaint village of Nieu Bethesda.
The property offers a Main house and a modern garden/studio flat renovated to stylish perfection with modern lifestyle convenience and functionality.
The house and cottage are nestled within a mature, beautifully structured walled garden laid out in the formal Victorian style allowing for ease of maintenance, mindful of water saving necessities.
The secluded pool area with its enclosed high feature walls and mountain views create the ambience of a secret garden space, a haven of tranquility and privacy. The trees and plants, together with the use of local stone and other natural materials, have all been carefully selected to blend in with the environment and to stand the test of time.
This sensitively considered home with its natural coloured walls and many added features such as its Karoo-style wooden shutters, sash windows and vine covered verandas, give it an added charm, reminiscent of country stays in Provence.
On entering the house one passes through one of three stained glass leaded doors into an entrance hallway which leads through to the lounge with its attractive bespoke open fire place surround made with handmade tiles. The ceilings are mostly Oregon with mostly original cement flooring some having been tiled with smart stone tiles except for the main bedroom which still has its original wooden Oregon floor boards.
The kitchen, with its separate scullery and laundry area has a newly reconditioned “Jewel woodstove” to add warmth to those cosy winter evenings. The bathroom which has a Victorian bath, also has a shower and looks out onto a small enclosed court yard, for added privacy.
Garden Studio / Flat
The separate Garden Studio/flat with its interesting Poplar beamed ceiling, is made up of an open plan area with a bedroom, lounge and kitchenette. A door leads out to the pool area and another to the garden. The modern bathroom has a shower. This multifunctional space could also be used as a creative studio.
The double carport, store rooms, outside toilet and additional outside room that can also be used as a laundry, adds even more value to this charming home. It is within walking distance to the village center and restaurants surrounded by ‘ Karoo koppies’ allowing easy access for walking, hiking and cycling. For peace of mind, security has also been taken care of with an alarm and wooden shutters on all the windows. This property is easily maintained, ideal for full time living, lock up and go or ideal for holiday lets.
ERF: 991 m2
Main house: 165 m2
Garden studio/flat ( 50 m2 )
Double Carport (36 m2)
Pool – The 10 x 3 m Pool is 1.5m deep and is in an enclosed are