One of the major attractions at Ian Wyles Auctioneers’s multi-property auction in Durban this month is an “exquisite” equine estate in Durban’s sought-after Hillcrest area.
The disposal of the scenic and secure estate at 25 Hawkstone Road has attracted such strong national interest that a prospective bidder is flying in by private helicopter to view the property.
Andrew Giddy, property manager for Ian Wyles, says improvements of about 1260m² on the 2 hectares of land include a five-bedroomed main residence and two granny flats.
The main residence features a spacious Caesarstone kitchen, open-plan living area with fireplace, outdoor entertainment area with gas braai unit, swimming pool and four garages. Air conditioning has been installed throughout.
The outbuildings are extensive and feature:
* Staff accommodation with own bathroom.
* Three grooms’ rooms with communal lounge, kitchen and bathroom.
* Large feed room with plumbing.
* Stable block with eight boxes, fans and three security cameras.
* Three storage rooms.
* Wash bay and tack room.
* Floodlit arena with coconut fibre base, 16 paddocks and a lunge ring.
There is also a full-size jumping arena, an automatic generator, solar geysers, eight water storage tanks, borehole, electrified fencing and an alarm system with external beams and security cameras.
“Hillcrest is an extremely popular area, about 34km from the Durban CBD and close to the scenic Valley of a Thousand Hills.
“The wide variety of attractions in and around Hillcrest include the Country Downs Golf Course and Kloof Country Club; nature reserves such as Shongweni, Springside and Krantzkloof and farmers’ and heritage markets. The lush green countryside is the ideal setting for an equestrian farm and Summerveld is a breathtaking showpiece of this type of property,” says Giddy.
The estate will be knocked down at the Durban Country Club on January 29 at 11am with online bidding facilities available. For more details, call Giddy at 0826019278 or 0315794403.