Tuesday, November 20

Tudor mansion with an equine lifestyle

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Smallholding has lush gardens, separate cottage and five stables

Ian Wyles Auctioneers will sell a stunning smallholding with Tudor manor house in Summerveld, halfway between Durban and Pietermaritzburg, on November 28 at 11am at the Durban Country Club.

Andrew Giddy, the property manager for Ian Wyles Auctioneers, says the 5ha smallholding, Summerglen Farm, is an “exquisite” equestrian lifestyle property bordering the state-of-the-art Summerveld horse training centre.

“The four-bedroom house – at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac – overlooks the upmarket Winston Park residential area and there are sea views in the distance,” Giddy says.

“The mansion is surrounded by a lush garden with azaleas and dozens of indigenous plants, including hundreds of clivia thriving in the shade of the property’s well-established trees.

The main features of the house include:

* Four double bedrooms.

* Formal sitting room to serve the bedroom area.

* Three bathrooms (two en suite, one family).

* Comfortable bar as well as sunroom, both leading to pool area.

* Study/office.

* Open-plan TV room.

* Kitchen/diner.

* Pantry and scullery.

* Laundry leading into a double garage.

* Formal dining room.

* Guest as well as staff toilets.

“For riding enthusiasts, there are no fewer than five spacious stables on site accessed via a concrete strip-road, as well as a shed for hay and horse box storage,” Giddy says.

“Other outbuildings include a one-bedroom cottage with shower and toilet for domestic staff, as well as similar housing unit for a groom.

“The supply of water from two springs and streams and the sprawling site provides potential for a wide variety of uses, including horse or cattle farming, agriculture or the creation of dressage and show jumping arenas, to name just a few possibilities,” Giddy adds.

The property has easy access to the N3 highway and the village of Hillcrest is just 11km away.

Top security has been installed, including CCTV, guard patrols and a “farm watch” radio system.

For more information and viewing arrangements, contact Andrew Giddy at 031 579 4403 or 082 601 9278 or email andrew@ianwyles.co.za or visit www.ianwyles.co.za.

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