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Le Maine offers a magnificent mansion and 22-hectare estate with superb opportunities

“Seeff Dolphin Coast currently has on sole mandate a magnificent 22.147-hectare private equestrian estate in Umhlali, situated just 10 minutes from central Ballito on the KZN North Coast, for sale at R15.995m” says Tim Johnson, Sales Director of Seeff Dolphin Coast, whose family have been living in the area for five generations.

“This is a phenomenal opportunity and great value for money. For someone looking for exclusivity and privacy, Le Maine offers quality accommodation, space and security. In terms of gentleman’s estates or agricultural properties, very few – or probably none – will feature a ‘homestead’ of this quality. Whoever buys it will come in and have everything at their fingertips – magnificent home, established infrastructure, ample space to develop, and excellent security.”

Over and above all of the above, Le Maine is currently operating as an equestrian estate with stables and a dressage area, offering outrides and pony rides for children, with plenty of potential to expand this business.

Entering through stately gates, one is led up a tree-lined driveway which winds through well-manicured paddocks to a grand hilltop homestead with superb views of the countryside and ocean beyond. The property boasts a five-bedroom main homestead, plus a three-bedroom manager’s home and two times two-bedroom staff quarters, stabling and a barn.

The main homestead’s five bedrooms are all en suite with fitted wardrobes and air- conditioners. There is a fully fitted home office, two lounges, two double garages, open-plan kitchen, dining room and bar, large storeroom, two pantries, two large utility areas and a covered laundry area. The entire estate is surrounded by zoned electric fencing, with the main home enclosed by a 10ft concrete wall with electric fencing. The estate has a large generator to cater for all the electricity needs if necessary and two boreholes feed a 500 000 litre water tank.

Tim says that while Le Maine offers the perfect discreet executive home for someone who loves privacy, the business aspects could also be developed in numerous ways. “The stabling offered by this property could be greatly expanded. There is a huge unmet demand for equestrian and stabling facilities on the North Coast. Existing properties could be let out for rental income, and more could be built”.

“One could have a great lifestyle here on this country estate, while being only 10 minutes from the hustle and bustle of Ballito. To truly appreciate the magnitude and quality of the property, an appointment to view is advisable.”