Paarl, South Africa
Perched on the slopes of the Paarlberg Mountain Nature Reserve, with exceptional views of Paarl and surrounding mountains, this residence, in its setting, is beyond compare.
The special characteristics of this property can be attributed to various important factors. The views afforded by the high position against the granite slopes of the mountain, the variety of indigenous plants and the professionally landscaped gardens, the natural granite boulders which have been incorporated into the landscaping, water features and swimming pool and the poplar forest.
With 5 luxury furnished and air conditioned guest rooms, all equipped with telephone, internet connection and televisions, and a 6th suite as owner's residence, this architecturally designed house double storey home (approximately 500m²) run as a successful guesthouse offers ample accommodation. Each room has a unique layout and character and is expertly decorated with special wood, leather and cane furniture, glass and crystal light fitting and paintings. Three guest rooms with private entrances has direct access to the rim pool with views of Southern and Eastern Paarl and surrounding mountains, while two rooms have access to balconies with views of the stream, water falls and forest on the Northern side. The garage has been converted to the owners’ suite with direct access to the kitchen and study/reception room. The tiled dining room, patio and lounge with access through two double doors to the veranda overlooking the landscaped garden is friendly and light and the kitchen with tiled floors and granite counters offers ample workspace. Additional rooms such as the storage room, sitting room and second office on ground floor, linen room and more adds value.
This home comes fully equipped with alarm system, DSTV and internet reception. Reception and bathroom areas are tiled while the guestrooms and hall on first floor are covered with a luxuriously soft carpet. All the guestrooms have extra thick curtains made of quality sun block material.
Take a stroll through the 9 901m² (2.4 acre) estate to discover true beauty in the natural surroundings. The stream offers ample water for the rim flow pool carved out of the natural granite boulders which provides excellent views and relief on hot summer days. Indigenous wild olive trees, palm trees and cycads feature throughout the landscaped garden and the natural garden next to the mountain stream with waterfalls which forms the natural Northern boundary of the property. The property is hidden from view by a poplar forest which provides welcome shade in summer and allows sunlight to enter in winter.