New phase of vacant stands launched in Fancourt – the first in over 10 years

New phase of vacant stands launched in Fancourt – the first in over 10 years

Artist’s impression of a completed home in Noem Noem, the new phase being launched at Fancourt.

A new phase of vacant stands is being launched at Fancourt in George – the first residential release in over a decade in this Garden Route estate, just 7km from George Airport.

The new phase – to be known as Noem Noem – comprises 45 vacant stands ranging in size from 508m2 to 1 135m2, priced from R1.2 million.

Dr Andrew Golding, chief executive of the Pam Golding Property, says the orientation of the site is ideal, facing directly towards the mountains, providing optimal views, and easily accessed next to the Links entrance to Fancourt.

“The design style of homes in Noem Noem is inspired by the country living character of the estate’s Links Ridge and the modern style of Montagu Ridge. Slate tiles will pair with earthy colours, stone will contrast with expansive glass and hardwood decks will complement tiled verandas to create homes that invite the warmth of the sun and afford views of the spectacular surrounds,” says Golding.

Fancourt was originally launched in 1991 on 613 ha and now consists of about 420 completed homes. In 1994 the estate was taken over by the Plattners, who have undertaken ongoing investment in the development. In addition to three Gary Player-designed championship golf courses – The Links (ranked number one in South Africa in 2016 by Golf Digest SA), Montagu and Outeniqua – Fancourt includes a five star boutique hotel, spa and leisure centre, several restaurants, a business centre and a wide range of sports and recreational activities.

These include a golf pro shop and comprehensive golf practice facilities, a leisure centre and poolside cafe, a gym and aerobics studio, a teen lounge, a Kidz Club with supervised activities for children aged three to 10 years, tennis courts and leisure, running and mountain bike trails.

Stephen Murray, Pam Golding Properties area manager for George, says this is an opportune time to launch Noem Noem, given the long period since any new properties have been available on the setae. Also, this is a different product which caters for a niche market, complementing the type of offering available at Fancourt.

“All the vacant properties in the Oaklands and Cape Dutch precincts in Fancourt have been sold and although there is still some vacant erven available in Links Ridge and Montagu Ridge, these stands differ in size and position compared to Noem Noem.”

Murray says the median price of freehold properties sold in Fancourt from January to August 2017 is R6.4m, reflecting an increase of almost 35% in total over the past five years.

He says most home buyers in Fancourt acquire property for permanent residence, with many of them being golf enthusiasts.

“There are also a number of families who live on the estate with children attending either McKinlay Reid International School on the estate or Glenwood House private school, about 15 minutes away. In some cases the major breadwinners commute to major centres for business.

“We envisage that buyers in Noem Noem will come from the Western Cape – including those moving to a secure estate from various suburbs in George – as well as from Gauteng, with some interest from abroad among swallows who have been visiting Fancourt over the years.”

Installation of services has already commenced on site, and buyers have one year in which to start construction of their brand new homes.