Areas and Places

Llandudno home sells for R28 million

Llandudno hideaway, Cape Waterfront Estates
A view across Llandudno bay.

Further proof that Llandudno house prices continue to rise steadily despite indications of a slight slowing down in some sectors of the Cape residential property market comes with the news that Clare Putsman, a director of Cape Waterfront Estates, has sold a “shabby chic” beach cottage for the asking price of R28 million.

“Although the home can be described as an older style beach cottage, it has everything going for it” says Putsman. “It is sited in Leeukoppie Road, thought by many to be one of the best addresses in Llandudno. Then, too, it has 180 degree north-facing views of the famous beach and its northern headland. It is surrounded by natural, indigenous gardens and is a genuine hideaway, totally secluded. It is one of the most tranquil and private homes in the suburb.”

The cottage has sliding or French doors leading from several rooms directly onto a terrace that runs the full length of the building and is partly shaded with a rietdak ceiling, making it ideal for al fresco dining and outdoor entertaining. A master en suite bedroom is complemented by two further bedrooms and bathrooms. a galleried dining room and a separate, well equipped kitchen as well as a an adjoining study. There are also two living rooms, one of which can serve as a playroom or a work-from-home office. The list of facilities is completed by servant’s quarters and a single garage.

In a previous statement, Putsman has said that Llandudno, prevented by its zoned boundaries from expanding any further, banned from any type of commercial development and typifying all that is most attractive in Atlantic seaboard living, is today more sought after than ever before, with the result that prices show absolutely no sign of scaling back.

“It is now beginning to be realized that any buy in Llandudno, quite apart from being a passport to a glorious lifestyle, is also an exceptionally sound investment,” she said.