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Farm for sale in Elgin



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Listing Number: WWS8372
About this listing
This 19,7ha farm is conveniently located along the Viljoenshoop Road in the picturesque Elgin Valley, a mere 2km from the N2. A short well maintained gravel road, lined with productive pecan-nut trees, lead to the homestead and other outbuildings.

The farm consists of 2 diagrams and is currently planted to approximately 6ha of apples (Granny Smith, Golden Delicious and Top Red) and a further 8ha is lying fallow.

Water is supplied via the Groenland Irrigation Scheme and the farm has registered use for 82,000m³ of summer water, and 14,000m³ of winter water. Water for domestic use is derived from a borehole and stored in a cement reservoir. The property has 2 more boreholes that have fallen out of use.
Electricity is supplied by Eskom with 2 transformers, one close the house and another at the pump station.

The main homestead (± 530m²) offers 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, lounge, library, dining room, kitchen and games room. There is a lovely vine-covered veranda leading off the lounge and dining room, shaded by a massive oak tree. In the south wing is 2 adjoining rooms currently used as offices, a separate store-room, bathroom and separate WC. Further along is a one-roomed flat with bathroom. A separate cottage (± 80m²), located adjacent to the north of the main dwelling, comprises of 2 bedrooms, a bathroom, a separate WC, a kitchen and a lounge / dining room.

The farm shed (± 300m²), located to the south of the main dwelling has a large open work area, 3 store-rooms, two WC's and a staff rest room. There are three open garages adjacent to the farm shed. The only labourer's cottage is made up of two adjoining housing units, each with two bedrooms and an open kitchen area.

The current owner is not registered for VAT.
Property Information
  • Property Name: Sherwood Farm
  • Land area
    • Land Area Ha: 19.7
  • Location & services: Km's to Nearest Town: 15km, Nearest Town: Grabouw, Suburb / District: Elgin, Overberg, Schooling Primary: Yes, Schooling Secondary: Yes
  • Tenure: Freehold: Yes
  • Property Type: Fruit
  • Construction: Brick
  • House Details: Lounge Room, Dining Room and Kitchen
  • Property Features: Average rainfall (Average Rainfall/Climate: 800mm / Mediterranean)
  • Fixtures remaining: Shed with store rooms, toilets and staff rest room 1 Bed flatlet
  • Facing: House - East
  • Land contour: Flat (ha: 19.7)
  • Present Condition: Fair
  • Soil Types: Loam
  • Shelter Trees: Matured trees around house
  • Water supply: Groenland Irrigation Scheme & Boreholes, Domestic Water Source: Borehole
  • Irrigation: Drip lines
  • Land Usage: 8ha Apples (Granny Smith, Golden Delicious, Top Red) 8ha Fallow
  • Management Policy: Owner managed
  • Managers / workers housing: 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom cottage next to main house

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