Country living in the Winelands

Country living in the Winelands

Nooitgedacht Estate in Stellenbosch has 24-hour manned security with access control, high-definition DSTV and optic fibre, and leisure activities include fishing, canoeing and horse riding.

Secure living is one of the growing property trends in South Africa and Nooitgedacht Estate in Stellenbosch certainly ticks the boxes for buyers who want a secure lifestyle in one of the Boland’s most sought-after locations, says Vanessa Johnson, Pam Golding Properties agent for the area.

“There is a significant demand for property in Stellenbosch, given its prime location, proximity to top schools and Stellenbosch University, as well as its history and abundance of award-winning wine farms,” she says.

“Nooitgedacht Estate offers a mix of sectional title and full title residential, commercial and retail units in a village setting with cobbled streets surrounded by vineyards and mountains.”

The estate has 24-hour manned security with access control, high-definition DSTV and an optic fibre network, and a range of leisure activities include fishing, canoeing and horse riding. With the completion of the next phase of development, there will be various amenities available for residents, including a clubhouse and gym, a swimming pool, tennis and squash courts and bowling greens. Cobbled piazzas lead to traditional bakeries, delis, boutique stores and an underground wine cellar.

The Village Retreat at Nooitgedacht consists of retirement units including assisted-living options, as well as a medical facility, which will be available for the use of all Nooitgedacht’s residents. The 2.3ha Village Park is a hand-made eco-friendly wetland park decorated with artistic pieces. Residents can also access the 10km of running and cycle tracks on the greater farmland.

“The estate is well located near to central Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek, and not far from Durbanville and Cape Town. Residents have the convenience of living close to these towns, but can benefit from the sense of community created by the village feel of this estate,” says Johnson.

Pam Golding Properties is marketing a four-bedroom home at Nooitgedacht on a double stand with two lock-up garages, at R5.995 million. Features include chandeliers, vinyl floors, Hertex curtains, a double-sided Norwegian Jotul wood-burning fireplace and a custom designed wrought iron balustrade.