Do you love a project? Have you long harboured a dream to build your own home? Does the thought of your very own rural idyll appeal? Then La Petite Domaine, abutting the Klein Drakenstein Mountain range and somnolently set in the picture perfect Paarl Winelands, may well set your pulse racing.
Situated on the Paarl Wine Route, this ten-hectare farm offers utterly beautiful, calming mountain views from every vantage point. Planted with both olives and mature vines of Cabernet, Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc, the grapes are currently purchased by an established vintner, allowing you some breathing space before it’s time to develop your skills as a winemaker. Which is handy, as initially you will no doubt be delightfully occupied creating your country seat. Perhaps a traditional Manor House with wraparound stoep? Or something more striking maybe – an eco-friendly paean to minimalism? This is your blank canvas – go wild!
Local planning will allow for a main home, a manager’s house and a guest house at La Petite Domaine. Since you’re just 40 minutes from Cape Town the farm could work well as your second home. The guest house will generate further income, and appointing an on-site manager will allow you to delegate responsibility for the day to day running of your bucolic farmstead.
Currently the olives produced at La Petite Domain are delivered to Mediterranean Olives on a year-to-year contract. Once you’re established, how about going artisanal and producing your own range of tasty tapenades with enticing packaging?
If it’s time for change and a move to the country La Petite Domaine is a place that offers endless possibilities to tailor-make the lifestyle of your choice.
– Farm size: 10.3 Ha
– Trellised vineyards (+/- 7 Ha)
– Cabernet Sauvignon (3,89 Ha) Yield pa -14.3 tons
– Chenin Blanc (0.92 Ha) Yield pa – 10.48 tons
– Chardonnay (2 Ha) Yield pa – 2.84 tons
– Olive grove (+/- 2 Ha)
– approximately 700 trees
– 2 cultivars – Mission and Manzanilla
– 3 worker’s cottages (need reparation)
– Electric fence
Price: R5 million (excluding VAT)