Erf size: 1089m2
House size: 265m2
Key features: Filled with memories of happy family reunions and time together, this home vintage, shabby-chic cottage on the village green in the heart of Stanford offers a haven for those hankering for a spot away from the city and with the advantages of country life in the quaint town of Stanford.
Set within a stunning, lush riverine on the Southern Cape Coast, between the Overberg Mountain Range and Indian Ocean, Bloomsbury Cottage nestles itself into the rich and broad biodiversity that’s prevalent of the area.
The Southern African sub-continent is home to diverse and affluent architectural traditions that are based on the simple farm workers’ cottages. These have evolved in style over time, with an influence from European designs and adapted by the climate, and materials that are readily available. This is evident in the focus made on the exteriors of the build, and the wide-spread inclusion of the much-loved ‘stoep’ or verandah.
It’s a novelty to discover a property – just like Bloomsbury – that has not been butchered architecturally, and become vacant of any of its original soul and charm. In its simplicity, the design is one of the most admired and ever-lasting architectural designs in South Africa, so it is a joy to come across such a rare find.
The property itself is cosy and small, but with three perfectly appointed bedrooms, two bathrooms, an alarm system and swimming pool. In addition to this, Bloomsbury Cottage is ideally located in the gorgeous town of Stanford, only 16km east of the popular town of Hermanus. It has been named as South Africa’s favourite Village, and remains the third most preserved town in the Western Cape.
The village dates back to 1857, where it was established on the Kleine Riviers Vallei farm. The river that still runs through it today, was a constant source of life, bringing in trade, moderating the temperatures and adding great water-side activities and venues to the area.
With its abundance of quirky and creative places to eat, explore and experience, Stanford has long been revered a top holiday destination for its heritage and character.
Bloomsbury Cottage has all the elegance, charm and soul one looks for in a country cottage, that can always be modified and adapted to suit the needs and style of the discerning buyer.
• Erf size: 1089m2
• Floor Size: 265m2
• Three bedrooms
• Two bathrooms
• Study area
• Loft room
• Front and back verandahs
• Alarm system