The Property & Structures
The property, totaling 11 hectares, has 2,5 hectares of Olive orchids, the kalamata-eating olive, and roughly 2 hectares of proteas. That cultivated 4.5 hectares is on the hills at the top of the farm. The bottom western part and lower half of the northern boundary of the holding has 2 undeveloped hectares which have been assessed to be the best soil on the property. All existing crops are organic.
All agricultural consultants advise either vineyard or fruit to be planted there although it is a beautiful grassed area in its own right and could be a perfect location for stables and a horse paddock. With the abundance of water and continuous flow on the holding, a dam could be constructed there with various features such as paths, a nursery, tennis courts, and the like.
Needless to say, one could do a stunning wedding venue on those two hectares as the view of Buller’s head and the remaining valley can be viewed with a stunning amphitheater-like effect.
The surroundings of the Manor house are the heart and beauty of the farm in that AC Buller planted many trees and plants of a different variety that create a forest-like effect. Over 50 varieties of trees are on the holding and numerous indigenous plant species are showcased in a nearby Japanese garden. A fitting tribute to the Founder Buller and his Botanical History.
Zoned agriculturally, allowing for 7 structures within the holding of which 6 have been utilised, briefly summarised as follows:
A Manor House (near the northern entrance), a second house near the western boundary, and a cottage with a connecting studio (near the Manor House) The additional 3 structures are a barn, a flatlet, and workers’ quarters. The remaining footprint is available to be developed at the owner’s or new owner’s discretion.
Perhaps the sort after location above the orchids, at the top of the farm, offering the best views in the valley where the highest point on the farm on the eastern boundary you have a 360 degrees view of the valley and the best views in Stellenbosch and the famous Simonsberg mountain in the distance looking North.