In the Eastern corner of the Great Karoo lies the oasis town of Prince Albert, an ideal stopover from Johannesburg to Cape Town or the Garden Route. Situated against the backdrop of the mighty Swartberg Mountain Range, the town has become extremely popular for mountain biking, off-road motorcycling, the historic Swartberg Pass – Die Hell, The Olive, Literary and Indi Karoo Film Festivals and for its impressive architecture and restaurants.
Olive Grove House is an exceptional property which combines true Karoo heritage with contemporary open plan living and offers a fabulous return on investment with two income producing cottages.
The main house is an original thatch homestead, circa 1880, which has lofty ceilings and elegant sash windows and bell-cast east facing veranda. The open plan living, dining and kitchen areas are masterfully inter linked for convenient modern living, and yet they retain their individual comfort zones and functionality.
The central kitchen is the hub of the home, and fixtures and fittings include stainless steel counter tops with under counter refrigerators and marble topped central island. Double doors on the north and west facades of the house give way to a central courtyard with built in barbecue, pizza oven and understated water feature.
The master bedroom, accessed down an industrial style glass passage, is luxuriously en-suite with expansive dressing room. Two additional bedrooms in the main residence are each en-suite and exude the same style and attention to detail as the rest of the home.
Two income producing self-catering units are in the grounds of the property. The larger of the two has its own street access, and is totally private. A covered veranda overlooks the extensive grounds with olive groves and a sparkling pool. The second smaller unit is at the rear of the house and is equally private with uninterrupted views of the garden and grounds.
Additional features include private boma with fire pit, a generous lei water allocation with private dam, double garage, laundry and private office.
This unique property is beautifully presented and provides a wonderful opportunity to embrace country living at its best.