WHERE HEAVEN MEETS THE EARTH. Sterkfontein Country Estate.
Sterkfontein Country Estates comprises of a community of 64 privately owned smallholdings located within the boundary of the very special, Cradle of Humankind. Close to the N14 and Cradlestone Mall you will find yourself far from the maddening crowd but close enough to all the amenities you need.
The Estate is home to a diverse range of fauna and flora making this home the perfect bush retreat. You won't need the inside of a gym once you see want incredible running, walking and cycling is available to you on your doorstep. In fact the current owners had just this in mind when they recently had an architect design the space for use as a guest lodge or spiritual retreat comprising of 7 to 12 bedrooms. The plans are approved and ready to use should this be what you are after.
The geology and caves on which the Estate is built are also part of the beauty of this location. This is where the Heavens meet the Earth. The photographs speak for themselves. The splendour of the forever changing light in the uninterrupted views of the Magaliessig Mountains, offer daily nectar for the soul.
This beautiful home for sale is called Cradle Cottage, designed by the owners to make maximum use of the view. The house is surrounded by designer Sacred Gardens, with koi ponds, meditation benches and garden labyrinths for meditative hours of contemplation. Crystal and dolomite outcrops add to the sanctity of this paradise.
Positioned on higher ground this spot gives you the best vantage point of all the smallholdings in the estate affording you the most spectacular 360 degree views from the abundant windows in this charming, thatched, lodge style, home.
The architecture is a split level design consisting of upstairs, two bedrooms with their own special views, connected by a landing styled pajama lounge or office space and a full bathroom.
Both levels of this charming thatched home are connected with a sweeping log style wooden staircase and a centre piece wrought iron chandelier that perfectly enhances the high thatched roof bringing the split level design all together.
The downstairs level consists of two large bedrooms, one with access to its own private outdoor patio that faces the special garden and a full guest bathroom that services both.
The central living area downstairs is designed for homeowners and guests to enjoy open planned living at its best. The entire house is superbly warmed in winter by the very effective wood burning fireplace. This is the heart of the home that connects the two lounges, yes you are spoilt for choice when it comes to lounging around, the dining area and the kitchen.
Living area and kitchen spill out onto the outdoor, covered entertainment area. The full length wooden stacking doors invite the gorgeous views and sunsets into the home.
The open plan farm house kitchen has granite tops and a freestanding gas stove/oven and also included is an electrical eye level oven for your convenience. A centre island butcher block keeps all the elements of the kitchen together. A stable door onto the patio also keeps the energy of the outdoors flowing into the home.
A hollywood style garage which fits three cars is connected to the main house for easy living.
There is a bush style boma in the garden for incredible fires under the night skies. A large inflatable pool serves as a temporary swimming pool and rain water tanks are all part of the package together with a large dog kennel and a small growing tunnel.
The garden is indescribable and needs to be seen. A range of well established herbs, fruit trees and succulents, ponds and pathways all to be explored at leisure. Lovingly designed and created by the owners from scratch.
There is are also well appointed staff quarters, one large bedroom and one smaller one sharing ablutions.
Security is excellent and consists of alarms, electrified fences and security beams together with a motor gate. The 4.3358 ha vacant land next door is fenced and has a borehole. This vacant land is also for sale by the owner.
Please contact me to make a viewing appointment to see this amazing property if you are a serious buyer. This is for the discerning buyer who seeks the best of country living.
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