Zoning: Residential and Agricultural
Erf size: 17 ha
At De Hoek you have an all-day, every-day pass to 360 degree natural theatre. It’s an ever changing display of dancing light and dramatic big skies over a landscape that is thoroughly and beautifully South African. Choose a spot on the spacious front verandah, edged by a cool lap pool, and watch the sun rise and shine on the Langeberg mountains. From the back stoep, gaze across the verdant garden with endless Karoo space as the backdrop, and exhale and forget the harried world. Bushwacker walks and rugged mountain biking options surround you, or curl up with a good book and nap whenever the mood grabs. De Hoek is a world apart, a place of grace, freedom and sanctuary. It’s where you can disconnect to reconnect, for a weekend, a week or forever.
Exquisitely renovated and enfolding the original building, the home feels like a traditional old Cape farmhouse that honours the past yet has every comfort of the present. Reed ceilings and thick, parchment-textured walls offer natural climate control in summer; fireplaces provide crackling cosiness in winter. All year, the various verandahs, stoeps and courtyards provide gasp beautiful views of classic Karoo countryside. Floors are cool polished concrete, baths are of copper and iron and have faucetery of rustic brass and copper. The kitchen hearth houses the big gas stove, while polished cement countertops also allude to yesteryear.
De Hoek house is seamlessly spacious and intimate at the same time, with double volume living areas and bedrooms that cocoon you. There are stable doors and sash windows, antique light fittings and wall candles that create an evocative atmosphere of old Africa. Inside are two en-suite bedrooms and various living spaces. Then across the thick grassy lawn, and wrapped by gardens, is a vintage two-bedroomed cottage – for guests or seekers of solitude.
Set in 17 hectares and fringed by an oasis of gardens with wildly beautiful Karoo beyond, De Hoek is nirvana to lovers of space and spectacular views. And being just 3 hours from Cape Town and with Barrydale close by, anything you may need is always close at hand. It’s the best of both worlds, and a place to savour an authentic way of living.
“De Hoek is a magical place, a small oasis set in a strikingly wild setting that is the Klein Karoo. The rambling farmhouse is beautifully laid out with spacious rooms that spill out onto shaded, outdoor areas. Textured walls, stone floors, large wood-burning fireplaces, lath ceilings and high-volume spaces, create a home filled with warmth and character. It is a place that is totally comfortable with itself, splendidly simple and relaxed. Come evening, the whole house is filled with heavenly light, and there is an overwhelming sense of being in a most perfect place.” – Guest
- Erf size: approximately 17 hectares
- Main House:
– 2 bedrooms (en suite)
– Sitting room, library and study
– Attic room (could be a bedroom)
– 1 guest cloakroom
– Games room
– 2 bedrooms
– 1 bathroom
- Carport for 2 cars
- 3 phase electricity
- Water supplied by 12 hrs per fortnight water turn
- 40,000l water storage tanks
- Fence and monitored alarm system
R9 500 000