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Fransche Hoek Estate offers rare lifestyle, says Seeff

Fransche Hoek estate
This villa has five bedrooms and is located on an erf of 4000m2 for R38.5 million.

Fransche Hoek Estate in Franschhoek, located only about 80km from Cape Town and 30km from Stellenbosch, is a residential haven nestled among alluring vineyards and indigenous fynbos and proteas in the gracious winelands valley of the Drakenstein Mountains.

Seeff Franschhoek agents, Tania van Deemter and Marianne van der Merwe, say that the estate (that has been described as “a statement of style”) consists of a variety of options for the discerning buyer who places a strong emphasis on captivating views, luscious scenery and historical ambience.

“Property on the estate is priced anything from R850 000 for a small piece of vacant land and up to R80 million for a palatial residence on a very large stand and the estate appeals to people from all over the globe. Current residents comprise a cosmopolitan mix of locals, Europeans, British and Americans”.

“Vacant land is selling fast, but there are still a few vacant plots available to suit different family set-ups. Plot sizes range from stands of around 500m2, medium stands of around 1000m2 and only a few stands of up to 4000m2 available for larger families”.

Van Deemter and van der Merwe conclude that the estate is incredibly popular and new homes are being built on a regular basis on both the smaller and bigger stands.

Built homes are priced from around R5.5 million and the estate also has an active rental market due to the proximity to Franschhoek, Cape Town and excellent private schools in Franschhoek. The estate prides itself on world class security also adding to the rental appeal of the estate.