In possibly the best location in Franschhoek, located in one of the quietest corners, just two kilometers from the Franschhoek Monument, with uninterrupted 360-degree views of the Franschhoek Mountains, is Sandstone House. This exquisite estate is one-third vineyard, one-third olive grove, and one-third garden – and has been featured in select décor and lifestyle magazines, as well international film shoots. On two hectares of property, this smallholding includes a six-bedroom main house, and a two-bedroom villa nestled within a vineyard and olive grove. The main house, with six luxury bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, all take advantage of the views of...the mountains, each with individual patios and balconies, and surrounded by a dramatic and magnificent garden. With three swimming pools, an all-weather floodlit tennis court with a ball machine, seven garages, two large storerooms, and wood store for all those fireplaces. There is a separate flatlet for the manager of the house. Sandstone House is a dramatic home designed as an entertainer’s dream, with areas fit for intimate gatherings all the way up to entertaining vast parties. The house comprises of a large kitchen, commercial cold room and refrigerators, and has a Sonos and Bose sound system installed through-out with fibre optic lights in the vaulted ceiling of the kitchen. The pièce de résistance is the bespoke conservatory that seats 36 people and comes complete with a commercial pizza oven and barbeque with rotisserie. Spreading over a total area of 1,500 square meters, and constructed to the highest quality by one of the Winelands top builders, this home has underfloor heating throughout, air-conditioning for those balmy summer days, heating for the crisp winter days, and five fireplaces dotted throughout. This exquisite property includes a vineyard producing 4,000 bottles of Merlot, an olive grove that provides table olives and extra virgin olive oil, as well as an award-winning garden that includes a lake, stream, and Koi-filled pond. With a garden that was built by the owner who has owned golf courses, it has been designed with an extensive drainage system and sophisticated irrigation fed by its own pump station room. This property is truly remarkable and is considered one of Franschhoek’s hidden gems.
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