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Luxurious House For Sale In Walkersons Private Estate

Luxurious House For Sale In Walkersons Private Estate

 

Most Talked About Home In Walkersons Estate

Why Walkersons Estate? 

The Estate is celebrating its 11th anniversary this year, Walkersons Private Residential Estate, remains the most successful residential development in the area. The Estate is a beautifully maintained, and offers full title ownership to a limited few, with 14 trout dams and 4 kilometers of river offering exclusive fly fishing together with various species of game that roam 800 hectares. Families can enjoy long walks over a network of paved walking paths and mountain hiking trails interspersed with designated picnic areas and when the mist rolls in, owners can enjoy the estate gym and spa facilities.

The Magnificent House!

Recently, one of the most talked about houses on the Estate, Whispering Waters, came onto the market. Set on a ledge overlooking the Lunsklip River, it certainly has some of the most incredible views, optimised by double volume floor-to-ceiling windows.

This is truly an example where architectural style and interior design meet to provide a luxurious country hideaway. You enter the house on the upper level, which features 3 spacious en suite bedrooms, study/tv room and a double garage. The lower level is dedicated to an open plan kitchen, dining room, bar and living room which is separated from a snooker room by a double-sided fireplace. There is also a self-contained fourth bedroom with its own entrance.

I am good friends with the current owners, and have been privileged to visit the house on numerous occasions. A standout feature is the fact that every single room (and bathroom!!!) has spectacular views over the river. Walk out onto the patio for a late afternoon braai (or dip in the jacuzzi), and you will constantly hear the river flow.

The vast entertainment area just begs you to pick up the phone, and invite friends over for cocktails and lunch or dinner.

If you aspire to become part of the Walkersons community, without going through the hassle of building, then maybe this is just the property for you. It is currently on the market for R 9.2 million. Click here for more details, call me on 082 8955 933

Written by: Del-Monté – Property Consultant @ Zest Property Group, 013 254 0219, dr@zestpropertygroup.co.za

Dullstroom Estate Agent

 

Stunning Farm Near Dullstroom

Farm in Dullstroom for sale

Sun downers with a country view.

In the words of the current owner – it is the extraordinary serenity that emanates from the almost surreal scenery that is the essence of this farm. Standing on the front veranda of the house, one would look across the dam, framed by the splendour of the pines standing along the shoreline. Imagine this sight on a cold misty morning and one would honestly have to travel far and wide to equal it. Add to that the crisp air that is such a welcome relief after the pollution filled air of the cities. This magnificent farm of 25 hectares is for sale.

Situated only 1km from Dullstroom village on the R540. It offers the best of both worlds, with the total privacy of country life but with quick and easy access to the facilities that the village has to offer. The location of the farmhouse is spectacular, on the banks of one of the dams with a timber walk-way leading off the veranda and out over the water.

The three bedroom, two bathroom homestead was beautifully renovated in 2013, but has retained its country feel, with rustic finishes. The spacious living area and main bedroom looks out over the dam. There is also a small T.V. room.

The guest cottage is cosy with two bedrooms, two bathrooms and set a fair distance from the farmhouse, ensuring privacy but with a short path through the forest to the dam.

The farm currently generates an income from weekend rentals and the sale includes most of the furniture, so the business aspect could be ongoing.

The two trout dams are registered and are beautifully manicured to complete the idyllic scene.

Currently on the market for R5,995,000
For more details click here or give me a call 082 330 3503

Article written by Trish Kennedy – Property Consultant @ Zest Property Group

 

ARE ESTATE AGENTS STILL RELEVANT?

There are businesses out there that are offering to connect a seller with a buyer, sometimes for less than 3% commission. This is nothing new but certainly begs the question – “are estate agents still relevant”

·         One of the key factors in procuring a buyer in a reasonable period of time is pricing the property right. To ascertain a reasonable sale price requires an in depth knowledge of the area generally, the past comparable sales in the area, the current listings and the buyer temperament.

·         Experience goes a long way towards know which marketing tools are most effective and the time and money spent implementing them is significant. A current and relevant data base of qualified buyers is invaluable and probably the most effective marketing tool but takes years to acquire.

·         The diversity of knowledge and experience that an agent has encompasses elements including the financial and legal implications and options in the transaction.

·         And very importantly, a comprehensive Sales Agreement document that caters for all eventualities and leaves no grey areas is crucial to a smooth transition from the offer to purchase to the actual transfer of the property.

·         By definition the two parties – the buyer and the sellers – are on diagonally opposite sides of the fence. So the role of the agent as a neutral, professional and experienced negotiator and mediator is indispensable.

The question becomes – can you afford NOT to benefit from the expertise of a property professional aka Estate agent, given that it is a million or even multimillion rand transaction and possibly the most important deal of your life that is involved?

Written by: Trish Kennedy – Property Consultant @ Zest Property Group, 082 330 3503, 013 254 0219, trish@zestpropertygroup.co.za

Dullstroom Estate Agent,

What you need to know about building in Dullstroom!

Building on Country Estates around Dullstroom

Building In Dullstroom

The mere thought of building a house ANYWHERE is enough to make most people go cold! Much less a project 280 kilometers away. Fear not, it is very possible.

We have five local building contractors that have been working in the Dullstroom area for many years but several Jhb and Pta builders are now also ensconced, at Highland Gate Golf Estate particularly, and are all well established.

Country Estate building regulations are very specific to the particular estate and these builders would be familiar with the relevant regulations of the specific estates and so can guide you, but alternatively Zest is able to furnish the information.

It is very difficult to give an estimate of the building costs. They would not be dissimilar to the costs in the city. Where the labour in Dullstroom is more reasonable they are, generally speaking, not as skilled so take longer. Materials are a similar cost, obviously, but transport is a cost factor. On balance, you can expect to be quoted between R 8,500 to R 9,500 for “good quality” finishes and anywhere up from that, for exclusive finishes.

For house plans, there are two local architects that can offer their services. All plans have to be submitted initially to the review board of the specific estate and to the Emakhazeni Municipality for approval. The Municipality takes four to six weeks to approve but they will not release the plans unless rates are entirely up to date! For the Municipality, there is a basic cost for submission plus a rate per square meter, it will cost anything between R 1 500 to R 2 500. The review boards of the Estates also charge for the approval process.

You are welcome to give us call if you would like advice or additional info.

Written by: Trish Kennedy – Property Consultant @ Zest Property Group, 082 330 3503, 013 254 0219, trish@zestpropertygroup.co.za

Builders contact details below:

Builders                                 Contact Person

Willoughby Bloem                082 902 0978 willoughbybloem@yahoo.com

Builders Force                       Fred Sheriff  0796728821

GWT Property Holdings       Gustav Pretorius 0820200719

Junker Construction              Francois Jonker 0824147454

PBH Construction                  Petrus Hlungwane 0828388313

Owner of PBH                        Lawrence Muzame 0127712305

Pegasus Service Group         Denton Cass 0132461842

Phenix Construction              Kobus Marais 0829044657

Sezimbali Construction         George Minnaar 0824153540

Finelines Constrcution          Bruce Wood   082 9083895

 

Mountain Biking Trails In Dullstroom

Cycling in Dullstroom Cycling In Dullstroom

Dullstroom is the perfect destination for mountain biking, with fresh mountain air, quiet roads and the altitude, this will challenge even the fittest of riders. There are many routes to choose from, for national and farm road trails visit the Dullstroom Accommodation website.

There are more structured trails on Dunkeld Estates – You can choose from a 8km, 14km and 16km trail.  The cost R50 p/p. Visit their reception desk and they will provide you with a map. For additional info call 078 293 1403

Zest, Dullstroom Estate Agents

Dullstroom Winter Festival 2017

Zest Co-Sponsor of Dullstroom Winter Festival 2017Zest is once again the proud co-sponsor of the Dullstroom Winter Festival 2017

Dullstroom holds an annual Winter Festival in June / July each year. Our little village comes alive with live music performances over the first weekend in July from Friday the 30th June through to Sunday the 2nd of July featuring both indoor and outdoor live music shows, some free and some paid. The shows will be staggered throughout the weekend and range from unplugged intimate shows to an afternoon concert at the Dullstroom Dam headlining Prime Circle.

Visit the official Dullstroom Winter Festival website for the line-up and more info.

Hope to see you there!

Affordable Home In Dullstroom

Two bed home in Dullstroom

Have you been looking for property in Dullstroom, but your budget always seems to be a problem? Well, I have the perfect weekend option for you to consider and it is available for under R900k. It does require attention but this could easily become an ongoing project.

The property features two spacious bedrooms upstairs as well as a bathroom with ball and claw bath, toilet and vanity. Downstairs consists of the living area with kitchen, lounge, dining room and second bathroom. The lounge has a wooding burning fireplace, which is a must for Dullstroom!

The house is very quaint with a combination of facebrick and stone exterior walls. The stand size is 1983sqm and there is ample space to increase the size of the house, if necessary, and add on a carport or garage. The garden has been kept very wild, since the current owners do not regularly come down, but with some green fingers it can easily be improved.

If you wanted more the 1983 sqm, the vacant stand behind this property is also for sale…….

What I love about this property are the views over the Suikerboschkop Nature Reserve in the distance and since Kopano Park is just across the road, no one will be interrupting your views! It has potential and with a little hard work could be transformed into a gem.

Currently on the market for R 890,000. For more information click here or call me 073 1884 306
Written by: Haideé Potgieter – Property Consultant @ Zest Property Group

 

 

Dullstroom Country Estate

Dullstroom Country Estate

Dullstroom Country Estate is located 18 km from Dullstroom on the newly tarred road, en route to the Highland Gate Golf Estate, with only 4 km of gravel (advisable to have a high clearance vehicle).

The estate features 85 full title stands, all one hectare in size, on 550 hectares of the most pristine Mpumalanga highlands, with rolling grassland hills and magnificent views for miles around. The Estate has 7 trout dams, ideal for trout fishing and is also ideal for bird-watching, cycling, picnicking or simply relaxing outdoors. Zebra, blesbok, springbok and eland can be found roaming the Estate.

Located 18 km from Dullstroom on the newly tarred road, en route to the Highland Gate Golf Estate, with only 4 km of gravel (advisable to have a high clearance vehicle).

We currently have 12 one hectare stands available priced from R 248,000.

We also have a 3- bedroom house @ R 3,250,000 (Ref: ZH328) and a 10th share in a 4 bedroom house @ R360,000 (Ref: ZH309).

Chat to one of our agents call us on 013 254 0219 or email info@zestpropertygroup.co.za

Picturesque Farm Near Tonteldoos For Sale

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This is a typical farm with large open spaces, outbuildings, streams and dams. What sets this farm apart for me, is the accommodation which was recently upgraded and the beautiful manicured gardens. On arrival you immediately get a welcoming feeling, this farm would not only be a good weekend getaway, but could be a great permanent residence.

The farm is 87 hectares, located 23km from Dullstroom on the Tonteldoos dirt road. The farmhouse and cottage are set in the garden, both were stylishly renovated in 2015 while retaining the ‘rustic farm feel’. The farmhouse features a lovely full length veranda, three bedrooms, two bathrooms and spacious, open plan living area. The cottage, located close to the farmhouse, has two bedrooms, one bathroom and fireplace in the lounge. All the bedrooms, for both the farmhouse and cottage, have double doors out onto the covered verandas.

Water on the property includes three trout dams, with the largest measuring one hectare, and two streams flowing through the farm.

Various outbuildings including two sheds and large closed garage.

The lovely, established garden features neat lawn areas, many fruit trees and existing vegetable garden. There are several enclosed camps on the property, including a separate stone kraal. The farm has approximately 45 hectares of arable land.

To view a drone tour on this farm, click here

Currently on the market for R 2,795,000. For more information click here or call me 073 1884 306
Written by: Haideé Potgieter – Property Consultant @ Zest Property Group

Teal and Trout Country Estate – Dullstroom

Teal and Trout Estate DullstroomWeir on Teal and Trout Country Estate

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Teal and Trout is a country estate of 970 hectares, situated 8 kms off the N4, featuring trout fishing in any one of 18 dams and 6 weirs as well as a variety of game that wander over the entire Estate. There are only 40 one hectare stands making it one of the most exclusive estates in the area. Only 18 of the stands have been built on at this stage. The Estate is pet friendly and the levies are approx. R3 350

There are currently three established homes on the market:

ZH186 – R 2,900,000 modern home, with four en suite bedrooms, large open plan living area, and spacious covered veranda. (SOLE MANDATE)
ZH282 – R 2,600,000 modern, spacious home with floor to ceiling glass offering amazing views. It has three en-suite bedrooms, an open plan living area that opens out onto the veranda and overlooks the Estate dams.
ZH247 – R 2,200,000 This upmarket, double story five bedroom house is positioned on arguably one of the most private stands on the estate. It effectively has it’s own dam and is within walking distance of another five dams.

The alternative would be to buy a stand and build. There are developer stands that range in price from R 95,000 to R 700 000 and another four resale stands.

Chat to one of our agents call us on 013 254 0219 or email info@zestpropertygroup.co.za