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Welcome to Prince Albert and Country Estates

Dreaming of a new life in the country? We’re here to help you find your place in the sun… Tranquillity, security and serenity will be yours in Prince Albert, our beautiful little town at the foot of the Swartberg Pass, in the quiet green valley once named Queeckvalleij… Whether your dream is a mud house or a mansion, a plot to build your getaway or retirement home, a smallholding to grow organic veggies, a stake in the burgeoning wine and olive industry, or whether you simply want to get off the grid - we have it all - olive farms, sheep farms, houses big and small, new and old, barns, plots and smallholdings. Call us - we're already living the country life and loving it! Come with us into big sky country, the land of wide horizons, sunlit days and starlit nights .You'll never look back...........

NEW - R5,9m - Landmark Guesthouse with proud history for sale in Prince Albert

photo27 We are delighted to offer for sale, one of the oldest and most beautiful buildings in the Karoo town of Prince Albert. It has been at the heart of Prince Albert for almost 200 years, and is steeped in the history of the town.

The property has been run as a guesthouse for more than 18 years, gathering recognition and awards along the way. The building is also a National Monument.

It's earliest history started at the core of the south wing, where the stables were originally housed. Successive owners added various extensions and a gable, each contributing significantly to the grace, style and elegance manifest today. The property has been maintained in immaculate condition, with beautifully whitewashed walls and manicured thatch roof.

In 2007 the building received a Gold Award for restoration from the Prince Albert Heritage Comittee, and has won numerous national hospitality awards as a 3-star guesthouse.

It was here that the town's first newspaper was printed; another area housed the first tailoring shop, and several rooms in what was once a double-storey flat roof building, provided premises for the town's original bakery.

Guest areas are large and gracious: an enormous double-volume living room with dining facilities and a ceramic fireplace leads to the garden and pool area. There are 5 en suite guest rooms, all with private entrances. All rooms and suites have airconditioning and wall panel heaters. Each room, suite or cottage is equipped with tea/coffee making facilities and 3 have bar fridges. A list of furniture included in the sale is available on request.

The family home has 3 bedrooms, 1,5 bathrooms, living room, dining room, large farm style kitchen with original wood stove, and yellowwood and Oregon floors and doors.There is aircon in the master bedroom.

The property comprises 3 erven, with the buildings enclosing a serene and secluded rear garden with pool, undercover patio and small leiwater dam. There is also a grey water recycling system. In addition, there is a large laundry, store room, workshop and staff toilet with handbasin.This complex of outbuildings is located well away from the guest rooms and could be converted to an owner's cottage to free further accommodation in the main buildings.

The guesthouse is fully licenced, and rates include a full breakfast. Dinner for groups are a regular event, and the long shady front verandah is an ideal venue for lunch, or serving tea and coffee. The guesthouse is a a popular function venue for art exhibitions, tour groups, small weddings and other celebrations.

The guest business is marketed through 11 major accommodation portals and attracts a large percentage of visitors from abroad. Many local and foreign guests have become regulars over the years. It is also a favourite destination on the itineraries of numerous tour operators.

VAT is payable on the real estate portion of the sale.

 

 

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Elaine Hurford
Tel: 023 541 1158
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Fax: 086 633 3294
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Prince Albert 's co-ordinates are 33o13' S 22o01'E
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Our logo is based on the unique Prince Albert  gable, a variation of the original “holbol”, with vertical and horizontal moulding and a pediment with the date of construction or the owner's initials.

The use of the gable is a visual statement of our commitment to the preservation of Prince Albert’s architectural heritage.
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