Bella Rosa, Overberg


R4 400 000
  • for-sale | Farm | Property ID: | Date listed: 27-04-2020

Key Details

  • Zoning: Overberg

    Erf size: 7.38

    House size: 260 m2

    Key features:
  • Bedrooms: 6

    Bathrooms: 4

Property Description

Set on the hillside above the little village of Tesselaarsdal which has a delightfully undiscovered feel to it, is the charming rustic retreat, Bella Rosa. Only two hours from Cape Town, the farm was part of Johannes Tesselaar’s original farm dating back to the 1700’s, which he bequeathed to slaves in 1810. One of Bella Rosa’s original cottages is a barn-like room that dates back 100 years and is steeped in history – it housed the decendants of freed slaves until just 30 years ago.

Today, a characterful low-ceilinged main farmhouse and two cottages sleep 14 in a cluster of bedrooms around the enclosed pool. In winter, log fires are lit and the kitchen fills with wonderful aromas of delicious roasts and baking bread while days are spent walking the hills behind or mountain biking on the trails in the area, if not wine tasting in the nearby Hemel en Aarde valley.</p?

This is a perfect detox spot or place to create precious family memories together and Hermanus, Stanford and the Walker Bay coast are within easy distance.

Summers are spent dipping in and out of the pool, lounging on the lawns and reading, and eating and braaiing outdoors on the stoep.


  • That it’s just over 20 minutes from Caledon, 15 minutes from Stanford, 20 minutes from Creation Wines on the Hemel en Aarde wine route, and just over half an hour to Hermanus.
  • The long stoep – magical for meals outdoors and lazy afternoons with a good book.
  • That this is a wonderfully cosy winter house with two interior fireplaces (one in the living area and one in the kitchen) plus the outdoor braai on the stoep.


Erf size: 7.38 ha

House size: 260 m2

Main farmhouse

  • two bedrooms
  • one bathroom en suite
  • guest loo

Guest cottage

  • one bedroom en suite
  • two adjoined bedrooms with shared bathroom

Guest cottage

  • one bedroom en suite



Double garage and storage shed

150 Olive trees



Price includes furnishings

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