Erf size: 694 ha
House size: 1500 m²
Key features: A country retreat which is nothing short of an oasis in the ruggedly beautiful Nuy Valley
It’s not often you come across such a unique and bona fide country retreat that’s for sale. Sitting at the foot of the Langeberg Mountains, Penhill Farm is a heavenly hideaway that nestles itself into the beautifully rugged Nuy Valley, that’s no more than a 90-minute drive from Cape Town. This historical place was built over 300 years ago to serve as a refreshment station to all the travellers touring the busy routes between Stellenbosch, Swellendam and Graaff Reinet.
Penhill Farm has been lovingly and authentically restored to resemble the place it once was, accommodating groups of up to 24 who venture here for the peace and quiet, space and serenity. With an abundance of activities to enjoy, including the Karoo’s finest tennis court, a croquet and boules court, swimming pools and natural water dams, gentle hiking trails and mountain biking routes, there’s plenty for everyone to occupy themselves with, when not just simply relaxing. The original homestead – and oldest dwelling in the Nuy Valley, dating back to 1750 – Penhill Pepper Tree, with its mud bricks, poplar beams and thatched roof, is located on the far side of the dam, delivering breathtaking views of the Naudesberg.
The entire property comprises of a Manor House and four smaller cottages – all of which are stylishly and elegantly furnished, as well as an outhouse known as The Cellars. A place for all to gather and celebrate being together. With its classic Cape Dutch walls, large lounge and bar area, including a seated dining space that will accommodate the crowd of 24, it certainly beckons a party.
Bespoke wines are produced by the neighbouring farms that border Penhill Farm and her vineyards. Given that it sits at the start of the longest wine route in the world, it’s the perfect place for a stop-over, from the exhilarating and often arduous journey that Route 62 takes you on, with a big bunch.
- Erf size: 694 ha
- Buildings: 1500 m²
- Vineyards: 3 ha
- Accommodation housing 24 people
- four bedrooms
- three bathrooms (two en suite)
Fruit Barn and Pepper Tree Cottage:
- two bedrooms en suite
East Grange and West Grange:
- two bedrooms en suite
- Large open-plan lounge/dining room with seating for 24 guests
- Industrial catering kitchen attached
- three bedrooms
- two bathrooms
- one bedroom