With the first title deed going back to March 1692, the magnificent Cape Dutch homestead on Weltevreden Estate, just outside Stellenbosch, was built in 1812 by Deborah Retief, sister of the Voortrekker leader Piet Retief. The property was declared a National Monument in 1975, and today, nearly a decade of painstaking labour and attention to detail by the current owners has culminated in a beautifully restored house and surrounding buildings, manageably situated on 3,74 hectares. The main homestead is west facing, and is built in orthodox "H" shape. Approaching the house along a gravelled, tree-lined driveway, one cannot fail to be impressed by the grand proportions that mark the zenith of the Cape's neo-classical period. The design of the six gables is typical of the kind imported to the Cape with the European classical revival. Inside, original quarry tiled floors and yellowwood floors combine with magnificent stinkwood doors inlaid with yellowwood banding, to give a most impressive array of comfortable and elegant rooms; cool central 'fore' and 'after' rooms with large stable doors, three beautiful rooms adaptable as either living rooms, bedrooms or library, an authentic kitchen with gigantic hearth and stairway accessing nearly 260 square metres of upstairs space , a large bathroom and guest cloakroom area, and outside the kitchen, a delightful outside dining area under vines. A cellar beside the house is dated 1804, and displays a gable of late 'holbol' style. This building is nearly 30 metres in length, and presents ideal accommodation for a restaurant, conference venue, office space, or even extra living accommodation. Across a large lawned area it faces a building of later vintage, which the owners have converted indoors into three en suite bedrooms, complete with entrance hall, meeting room as well as an office. Facing back to the main homestead is a delightful wagon shed, flanked by an intriguing hay or fodder tower. The wagon shed has also been converted to house a pair of charming two-bedroomed flatlets, each with their own bathroom. Other buildings on the property comprise discreet parking for four vehicles, and a further building which houses three stables, storage and tack room. Complimenting these wonderful historic buildings are lovely lawns, a small stream and a quite breathtaking formal garden, also the result of years of patient nurturing. About one-and- a-half hectares of land is still fallow, and can be put to vines or some other agricultural pursuit, if so desired! In all, a most unique property just over an hour away from Cape Town airport, and in not too isolated a position in lovely rural Stellenbosch environs. Weltevreden Estate can be acquired purely for residential purposes, but also lends itself to development in many other ways.
Paarl Farm land for sale, South Africa, Investment land for sale, building and development. An excellent Residential Development opportunity. The property can be subdivided into a minimum of 50 1000m plots. The current market price in the area per 1000m plot is R1,500 000 ($182 000. This is an excellent buy and the market is ready for new developments in the area. The land can also be well utulized as an agricultural holding or a guest farm. Land For Sale N/A bed in Paarl Western Cape South Africa search Paarl properties Land For Sale in Paarl Western Cape South Africa search Paarl properties
Assume - Must See!!! Borehole tested at 3 500 lt. Area is still agricultural but earmarked for light Industrial. Re-zoning has not been done yet. Land For Sale in Nelspruit Mpumalanga South Africa find Nelspruit properties
This property offers 6 Dwellings, 3 Outside Buildings. Entertainment Area with Communal Braai and Pool. Agricultural Land with Lots of Water and Stables and a Dairy Farm. Lovely Walk Paths in the Beautiful indigenous forest with Stream. Breathtaking views of the Mountain & Sea. This is a once off opportunity. Convert into Holiday Health Farm. This is an entrepreneurs dream. A must see!!!!! Use as health farm or holiday farm Multi-Family For Sale 3 bed in George Western Cape South Africa search George properties
Large agricultural farm with two houses and dams This is one of the best farms in the Eastern Free State. With 3 title deeds, 1373 hectares of land, 2 big houses, many stores, boreholes and 8 dams, makes this farm ideal for crop farming and cattle farming. The 3 farms together have 713 hectares of arable land. The farms are 20 kilometer from Bethlehem and 27 kilometer from Clarens. Land For Sale 4 bed in Bethlehem Free State South Africa find Bethlehem properties
Don't be left behind Prime Location for Motor Dealerships. Few opportunities are left for this area Building consist of basement (workshop, parts - and services department), basement valet, show room, parking deck and offices Floorplans available for viewing. Industrial For Sale in Nelspruit Mpumalanga South Africa find Nelspruit properties
Farmhouse For Sale 3 bed in Paarl Western Cape South Africa find Paarl properties. Western Cape Property - Beautiful smallholding set in a prime farming area close to Paarl, offering a unique lifestyle. The property offers a modern partly double storey face brick home with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 large open-plan living areas, dinning room and kitchen with separate scullery. A back veranda and swimming pool in well established garden, 2 horse stables and 4 paddocks with 57m pasture land. Computer controlled irrigation system. PLOT SIZE: 9012m ZONING: Agricultural zoning with residential financing! WATER: * Water Rights * Borehole SECURITY: *Estate entrance gate *Good security with access control gate
Grace Haven Bredasdorp retirement units Grace Haven, a 24 unit small exclusive security complex located in the centre of Bredasdorp. Grace Haven is within easy walking distance of the church, library, municipal offices and shops, you can not miss it! The complex offers 1 and 2 bedroom units with security and beautiful finishes. Ideal as retirement dwellings, rental or permanent living. Given the proximity to Arniston with it's lovely beaches, Bredasdorp is a gem with friendly people and old world charm yet with abundant amenities. Priced from R399 000 (1 bedroom) - R 499,900.00 (2 Bedroom units), Grace Haven offers some of the most affordable accommodation designed for the over 55's who enjoy an independent and active lifestyle. Services include a nurse on the premises and 24 hour security. In addition washing and cleaning services, emergency facilities and access to regular meals would be available at the adjacent retirement home. The development is situated in the village of Bredasdorp, located in the attractive Overberg region of the Western Cape. The peaceful rural landscape close to Arniston lends itself to quality living in pleasant surroundings. Bredasdorp is a gem with friendly people and old world charm yet with abundant amenities within easy walking distance. (church, library, municipal offices, hospital, banks and shops.) Grace Haven offers some of the most affordable 1 and 2 Bedroom units in the region with: " Low priced value " Sectional title ownership " Low levies " On site health care (Nurse) * 24 hour panic reaction * Access controll * Lifts * Beautiful finishes Within walking distance from:" Bredsasdorp Hospital * Suideroord (retirement & frail care) * Community service centre * Dutch reformed church * Library * Municipal offices * Shops & Banks Contact us for more information www.susandeacon.co.za / www.sdpretirement.co.za / email@example.com ABOUT THE AREA Bredasdorp is a small Overberg town located in the Western Cape Province in South Africa. Bredasdorp, economic capital of the Cape Agulhas Region, was established around a Dutch Reformed Church in 1838 and is still strongly founded in its agricultural roots. The town was named after Cape Town's first major, Michiel van Breda, also known as the father of South Africa's merino sheep industry. Van Breda and Pieter Voltelyn van der Byl, could not agree where the church should be built. As a result two churches were built, and two towns, Bredasdorp and Napier, were established. This town with its population of 22 000 is the centre of the Region's wheat producing area; Bredasdorp serves largely the local agricultural community. Besides sheep farming, the town also boasts other agricultural activities, including wheat, canola, milk, and indigenous fynbos cultivation. The town is also the location of the offices of Kapula Candles, an international candle company that exports hand-painted candles to Europe and the United States. The population of the town got a boost during the middle 1980's with the establishment of both the Test Flight & Development Centre (South African Air Force) as well as the Overbreg Test Range (Denel) near the small coastal village of Arniston. Development in the town is very rapid, with a number of prominent South African business franchises opening their doors during 2009 and 2010. Surrounding towns in the Overberg region " Arniston, South Africa, 24km " L'Agulhas, 34km (Southernmost Town in Africa) " Napier, 14km " Caledon, 74km " Swellendam, 69km Interesting Facts " Bredasdorp is the first town in South Africa which received the suffix of dorp, Afrikaans for "small town". " The Overberg District Council's Head Office is located in Bredasdorp. " The Foot of Africa Marathon is (in)famous for being the toughest marathon in South Africa. The event takes place every year in early October and the town turns into a busy hive of activity. " The town has an excellent museum dedicated to the shipwreck of the Arnison, which is well worth a visit. " The Merino Statue, located at the entrance to the Bredasdorp/Napier Co-operative, was erected in honour of the merino sheep which brought fame to this area, due to careful breeding by Michiel van Breda on his historic farm, Zoetendals Vallei, early in the 1900s. " Audrey Blignault Room: Furnished in honour of Audrey Blignault who was born in Bredasdorp and who enjoys national recognition as a writer. " The Test Flight and Development Centre SAAF and the Overberg Test Range are situated close to town (approx. 20km).Property Features: Reception Rooms Carport Living Rooms (www.holprop.com - ad: ZA4562103)
GUEST HOUSE WALKING DISTANCE FROM FOREIGN AFFAIRS BUILDING! 3 Bedroom house with 2 bathrooms, 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom duplex plus full equiped 3 loft apartments with own bathrooms. Ideal for embassy residence. Walking distance from department of foreign affairs in Rietondale. House-Homes For Sale 8 bed in Pretoria Gauteng South Africa find Pretoria properties
Drakensberg!!! Drakensberg is in the heart of Pretoria Central where it is surrounded by most of the government departments,links to the International Airport,close to all amenities and primely positioned for good investment. This enormous block is housing a fully tiled 49 sqm Bachelor with an enclosed half room.The Flat is fairly large with a normal kitchen and a full bathroom. The monthly rentals of R2400 and low levies of R638.90 are securing the Flat which comes with an undercover parking. Apartments-Flats For Sale 1 bed in Pretoria Gauteng South Africa find Pretoria properties
Description of the property\n\nThe property is made by two farms located 6 km east of Jeffrey?s Bay with an extension of approximately 1400 hectares beachfront of the Indian Ocean.\nThere is a ocean front for approximately 6 km of white sand with many dunes that constitute in a beach in certain points 1,5 km even wide (the largest in South Africa). The east border is represented from the Gamtoos river that goes in the Ocean. The river is much teeming with fish and also navigable.\nThe old national route R2 runs along the northern boundary of the property and provides access to the farms.\nIn the Papiesfontein Farm, the more large and forehead sea, they have not been made agricultural activities from 10 years in order to leave the atmosphere not contaminated in favour of the flora and fauna. A recent Study revealed the presence of 885 types of birds, 71 mammals, 60 between reptiles and amphibious, dolphins and whales. The properties however it is sure unique as far as the vegetation, in particular way for the amount of species of present plants. It could be interesting to create a Natural Private Reserve inserted in the circuit of those recognized from the Government.\n
PRICED TO GO!!! Ultramar is a building located along the main bus route of vibrant Bosman street,in Pretoria Central.This Bachelor Flat is great for investments:renovations are estimated to be in the approximity of /-R10,000....It is right across the SAPS Pretoria Central Station,surrounded by shops,cafeterias,different government departments and only a block away from the SAPS mesium leading to the ancient-historic CHURCH square.The current rent-rate of the flat is R1600p/m,while the suggested rent is R2600p/m after renovations.The Levy is around R420p/m,It is managed by First Property Trust body corp. Apartments-Flats For Sale 1 bed in Pretoria Gauteng South Africa find Pretoria properties
ZAR 4,200,000To the best of our knowledge this is the largest log home of its kind, in South Africa. (Stave construction,vertical log, short log horzontal , French Canadian piece-en piece) The property is on 3 hectares and is about 20km's from Knysna in a quiet cul-de-sac, surrounded by agricultural land, smallholdings, with sheep, cows, horses, etc. The slope from the top is gentle with good water catchment and there are 3 dams with a large one at the bottom of the property. The large dam appears to be fed by a spring, since it did not dry out like others in the area, during the recent drought. With plus minus 350 m2 of roofing on the main house and approximately 500m2 over the stores and sheds, our 60,000 litres of water storage takes only a day's rain to fill, with our well maintained gutter and pipe system. The swimming pool carries 55,000 litres with piping and pumps to and from the water supply. The house is on timber stilts with parking for at least 3 cars underneath. This may provide plenty of storage space, and with the log stilts, a cinch to close in/off with the quantity of timber currently available. (Please note, depending on the time of the sale, some of this stock may be sold, but with the existing workshop, would always be replaceable in the future, even from existing pine and blackwood on the land) From the top of the land and moving down :First there is a short distance from the servitude road at the top, with substantial growth providing a screen of sorts, from parts of the servitude road. The log yard is fenced off with our log fencing (pics will do better) There is a kit log home shell at the top entrance, about 25 m2 with wraparound covered decking. The stores and sheds are substantial, fully equipped for log crafting, timber work and dipping timber. There are ample storage facilities including a 100m2 secure closed store, no windows, and a 16m2 store, side by side. The workshop has three phase power. A band saw that cuts boards up to 5 metre lengths (can be extended) and a dowel making machine are amongst the many other tools that are part of the workshop. Between the store and the main house is a dam, picturesque, especially in summer with the violet lilies. When the tanks are full, water is automatically re-routed to the dam. This house is built on log stilts on top of concrete footings in the traditional and effective Canadian style, with no poles rotting in the ground. A sophisticated, engineer designed bracing system, steels the house against the strongest winds. The roof does not creak. The logs are hand peeled and hand crafted, every join carefully measured and chiselled with a chainsaw and thereafter bolted together with posidrive, hex nut, roofing style screws (up to 150mm lengths) and 16 mm galvanised steel rods, with an ?overkill for strength? strategy The house is supported by 200mm beams. The ground floor sports 40 mm thick pioneer style flooring, while the upper level floor comprises 2 overlapping 40mm boards making the upper floor 80 mm thick, and very solid ,of course, like the whole house itself. The logs are mostly 180 to 250 mm diameter. Some larger logs have been used, in some places just for aesthetics, and in others, to meet structural strength specific requirements. The lower floor is open plan kitchen, lounge and dining room with concertina doors opening on to the large deck overlooking the pool. There are two additional rooms, one an office and the other a bedroom. The bedroom has a basin, a toilet right next door and a glorious outside shower on the deck, with a door directly from the room to the deck and to the shower. Upstairs there is a large mezzanine, currently used as an open sleeping area, amongst other things, and a large bedroom with en suite bath, shower and toilet. An extra toilet is planned for downstairs in order to afford the bedroom there, an en-suite set up with the shower outside. It is thought best to leave the upstairs mezzanine with choices for the buyer to retain an open sleeping area or partition it off for one or more bedrooms, with the ready supply of timber available for that purpose. (We are able to do the work, separate from the sale, if required) A toilet is currently being installed in the upstairs bedroom, which has a flat bottomed corner bath that comfortably doubles as a shower. From the upstairs bedroom there are magnificent views from the deck that overlook the pool. From here one can see as far as Simola on the one side and the sea on the other. There is a trap door on the top deck which takes you to a small landing on the roof, offering 360 degree views including the sea and the Outeniqua mountains. The house is almost exactly between the two. With a telescope here, view the stars. Mornings and evenings are blissfully quiet with most neighbours respecting that quiet time. Noisy machinery is usually shut down after 5 pm, and on weekends and public holidays. For the most part, it is even blissfully quiet and tranquil during the working week as well. The main house has a steel fireplace, which literally hangs form the solid log ceiling and provides warmth and a cosy ambience despite the huge space in the main, double volume area of the house. A painstakingly sculpted staircase invites you upstairs. Here, in the main (www.holprop.com - ad: ZA4563297)
Property for sale in George Western Cape South AfricaThis hotel is set on a country estate close to the village of Bathurst in South Africa's premier pineapple farming region.. This estate is one of the original farms of the area, and it incorporates the original Victorian homestead which dates back to 1830. This is an area steeped in history, and this hotel is close to the settler towns of Bathurst and Grahamstown, as well as the popular coastal town of Port Alfred. Zoning: This property comprises two title deeds, respectively with Resort 1 and Institutional zoning. It lends itself to development opportunities in a number of different sectors such as tourism, health and beauthy, residential or retirement. Buildings: " Victorian homestead: This is the original farm homestead, which was constructed in 1830 from local stone. It has now been converted into 10 en suite bedrooms, but it still maintains the charm of a bygone era. " The Annex: This is situated on the bottom portion of the property, and consists of 6 en suite bedrooms- 4 are family rooms, and 2 are double rooms. " Reception area: The 76.5 sqm reception area has been built with a combination of stone and brick to fit in with the rest of the complex. It consists of a reception/entrance area, 2 offices, a toilet and storeroom. " Restaurant 1: This is housed in the original packing shed of the estate. It is a magnificent 126sqm building, made of beautiful hewn rock slabs and limestone. The restaurant includes a loft section, and it was voted South Africa's no. 1 country pub by Getaway magazine. It has been tastefully decorated to bring out the Eastern Cape African feel. It has a charming atmosphere, and is warmed by a roaring fire in winter. " Restaurant 2: This large 126 sqm restaurant is new, and seats 100 people. It opens out onto a patio and outside terrace, and is used for a variety of functions. " Bar and courtyard: This has been built from rock, wooden pillars and thatch. It is perfect for summer functions, such as weddings. " Kitchen: 64 sqm well-equipped kitchen which can handle functions for up to 200 people. It has a large pantry and a 32 sqm walk-in cold room. " Manager's Cottage: - lounge - open plan kitchen - main bedroom with built-in cupboards - 2nd bedroom - full bathroom - lounge opens up onto wooden balcony overlooking pineapple fields " Mini farm complex: This is presently used for the stabling of horses and for equestrian events. It was originally a touch farm for day visitors, and this could be re-opened. " Swimming pool area: This is nestled between the conference centre, reception and homestead, and is surrounded by well established milkwood trees and a lush garden. The pool is fully enclosed and private. " Children's playground: This is situated close to the restaurant, and entertains children while parents enjoy refreshments or a meal. " Gardens: The whole property has beautiful established gardens, which include Norfolk pines, wild fig, milkwood and Cape coral trees. These garden are ideal for tranquil walks. Future developments: There are 3 undeveloped areas on the estate which could be used for future expansion. On the furthest corner of the property is a cottage which consists of 4 sections- this would be ideal for a backpackers accommodation. Tourist attractions: This estate is surrounded by an experimental pineapple farm, which has various facilities used by the hotel. This includes the worlds largest pineapple, which can accommodate 50 people at a time, and which is used for educational purposes. From the top look-out point there is a 360 degree view of the surrounding farms and countryside. There is also a newly built 406 sqm conference centre on this farm. There are tractor tours of this farm and a small village informs visitors about local Xhosa traditions and lifestyle Leisure and sporting activities in the area include golf, tennis, squash, rugby, cricket, canoeing, salt and fresh water fishing and horse riding. There are also adventure sports such as quad bike riding, hiking, 4x4 trails, skydiving, microlighting and rock climbing. Historical attractions include an agricultural museum, a toposcope and a watermill. There are numerous game farms in the area, and the Sunshine Coast is a mere 10 minute away. This property is ideally positioned in an area that is experiencing rapid property development, and that already attracts a large number of tourists. There is also opportunities to use some of the undeveloped land on the estate for developments such as an upmarket town house development, wellness centre or retirement village. This is therefore an extremely exciting investment opportunity.For more information please contact us using the email link. (www.holprop.com - ad: ZA4882325)
Lens B&B is situated at 12 Nagel street Lakefield Benoni Gauteng South Africa, an ideal venue for holiday makers and businessmen, Lens Guesthouse offers luxurious and comfortable accommodation in a secured area with convenient private entrance and secured parking. All rooms can be converted to singel or dubbel rooms, and have en-suite bathrooms with airconditioners, TV 1, 2, 3, e-tv, mnet, and two dstv channels with coffee and tea. Internet, e-mail and fax facilities available, with a nice relaxing lounge, indoor swimming pool, mini gym, sauna, bar, pool tabel, dartboard and indoor braai (barbeque) Lens is close to all major highways, shopping malls, restaurants, pubs, night clubs, casinos and golf courses. Day Tours: Available PTA, JHB, Soweto, Lion Park and Pilansberg game reserve. Kruger National Park Tours on Request. Transfers to and from the airport on request. Key Features Pet Friendly, Near Golf, Child Friendly, Gated Community, Spacious, Designer Furnishings Amenities Pet Friendly, Child Friendly, Gated Community, Spacious, Designer Furnishings, Professionally Decorated, Disability Access, Wheelchair Accessible, Ground Floor Unit, Pool Table, Home Gym, Community Indoor Pool, Air Conditioning, Kitchenette, Dart Board, TV, Satellite TV, Microwave, Coffee Maker, Refrigerator, Water Filter, Computer, Printer, Fax, Wireless Internet Access, Community Washer/Dryer, Garden View, Formal Dining Room, Safety Bars in Shower, Shower, Hair Dryer, Private Bathroom, Community Sauna, Backyard, Community Gas Barbecue, On Site Bar/Lounge, Continental Breakfast, Safe deposit Box, Parking Available, Disabled Parking, Airport Courtesy Shuttle, Public Transportation Available, Linens Included, Daily Housekeeping, Laundry Service Available, Parking Lot View, No Smoking Property View Garden View, Parking Lot View Attractions Near Golf, Near Amusement Park, Near Casinos, Near Town, Near Shopping, Near Restaurants, Near Water Park Airport Info Directions: From O.R. Tambo International Airport: Immediately after departing the airport, take the R21 to Boksburg. Continue on the highway past the Griffiths Road turnoff. After 4km take the N12 turnoff to Witbank (left turn onto the N12). After another 4km take the M43 Atlas Road turnoff. At the traffic light turn right and go over the highway. Cross over two sets of traffic lights and at the third set turn left into Sher Road. At the first stop through the boom gate turn left in Sunny Road then left again at the first road into Nagel Street. Len’s B & B is on the corner of Nagel & Reeva Road. Payment Policy Rates are in US Dollars. 50% Deposit to confirm your booking and balance to be paid on arrival. Cancellation Policy 3 Months before stay date 90% of deposit is refundable. 1 month before stay date 60% of deposit is refundable. 2 Weeks before stay date 30% of deposit is refundable. 1 Week before stay date 0% of deposit is refundable. Rules Rates are subjected to change without prior notice. All Rooms is non smoking rooms, there is smoking areas available. We are pet friendly. http://www.arkadia.com/dkon-t36540/
Villa Ovalia is a stylish and elegant city-centre residence in Montpellier, the beautiful capital of Languedoc-Roussillon in the south of France. AddressMontpellierAccommodationStudio to 3 bedsYield3.84% to 4.33%Sizes34.85 sqm – 108.00 sqmPrice:€137,000 to €359,000 Delivery date1Q 2011Deposit5% to NotarySales officeYESThe Location: Located just a stone's throw from the Mediterranean sea, Montpellier is a vibrant, dynamic city of broad, tree-lined boulevards well-known for its beautiful and varied architecture, fabulous shops and boutiques, gourmet restaurants and fabulous night life. Ideally situated for exploration of the diverse landscape of Languedoc-Roussillon, with its lush valleys, coastal plains and Mediterranean scrubland, Montpellier has all the amenities you have come to expect (banks, supermarkets, doctors, local schools etc) as well as 300 days of sunshine every year. Home to one of the oldest universities in the world, with faculties of law and medicine present here as early as the 12th century, Montpellier is also a city steeped in history and has many historical sites, galleries and museums, not least the 14th century cathedral of Saint Peter and the Musée Fabre with its collection of nearly 800 paintings by old masters from Flanders, France and Italy (bequeathed to the city in 1825 by local artist and collector François-Xavier Fabre).The Development:Contemporary apartments with either a large balcony or a terrace;Lifts to the upper floors;Videophone entry systems for your security and peace of mind; Designed with comfort in mind;Architecturally innovative; Environmentally responsible construction;Covered parking available at a premium. Activities:Activities available locally include: petanque, climbing, gymnastics, swimming, football, baseball, archery, rugby, tennis, table tennis, horse riding, basketball, hockey, athletics, handball, skittles, water sports, triathlon, walking and cycling.Food – local specialities:Seafood, garlic and local produce (including wine, cheese, garlic, fruit, honey and olive oil) feature heavily in the mediterranean-influenced cuisine of Languedoc-Roussillon. Traditional dishes include brandade de morue (purée of salt cod, olive oil and milk), encornets farcis (cuttlefish stuffed with sausagemeat and herbs) and bourride (monkfish stew with vegetables, wine and aïoli - a garlic mayonnaise), not forgetting cassoulet, the regional speciality (a rich, slow-cooked casserole of pork, duck, goose and beans). Investment:It is possible to sign a buy to let contract with local estate agents with an estimated yield of 4.11% (€615 Gross per month).Financing:We have our own French mortgage brokerage service in order to find the most suitable mortgage for you. Whether you want an interest-only mortgage, a traditional repayment mortgage or hybrid mortgage, we can get the right mortgage for you.Access:Located in the Hérault department, Montpellier is the regional capital of Languedoc-Roussillon. By car: From the A9, take the exit 32 towards Saint-Jean-de-VédasBy air:Montpellier Méditerranée international airport, 13 km – daily flights to London;serviced by low-cost airlines Easyjet and RyanairBy train: Gare SNCF/TGV/TER Montpellier St. Roch, 3 kmTALGO services also stop hereBy boat:Sète, regular services to and from ports in the Balearic Islands, the Mahgreb (North Africa) and Corsica Nîmes 54 km - Beziers 65 km - Avignon 95 km - Carcassonne 147 km
Commercial property in Greece for sale, a modern space for cultural, recreational and commercial activities is now for sale on one of the most beautiful islands of Greece, Santorini… This early 20th century complex, an old tomato factory, is located at the south end of the Old Harbour, and dominates the area. Its location is promoting the restoration and reuse of the building due to increased tourist interest and its spectacular view available mainly from the roof. Structure building : The complex is a stone bearing construction with impressive domes and vaults that are visible from inside the building. Structure spaces : The complex occupies an area of 1,700m ² and consists of two floors (of 5m height) with independent accesses, which in turn can accommodate separate uses. The interiors of the factory cover a total area of 700m² (350m² per floor) and the adjacent buildings 300m². The complex is complemented by 200m² outdoor and semi-open spaces and terraces of 400². Visitors : Customers in the multiplex will be mostly passengers from cruise ships arriving in the port, the volcano trippers and locals or tourists who will visit the Old Port for a ride. Guests of 2003, according to the Port Authority were 379.000 cruise passengers and 20.000 tourists descended by cable car to visit the volcano, so potential customers of the complex amounting to 400.000 per year without counting the local consumers. Future upgrade : The launch of the multiplex determined at spring of 2005 and coincided with the completion of the redevelopment of the entire harbour, which includes the creation of a small marina for yachts of "sea tourists" who are currently not served. Location Santorini is perhaps the most fascinating and most talked about island of Greece in the Aegean. Only the name of the island is enough to unfold in mind pleasurable connotations, volcanic landscape, gray and red beaches, dazzling white houses, terraces with panoramic sea views , stunning sunsets, wild fun. All this, together with remnants of lost civilizations discovered in the volcanic ash justify the epithets with which visitors identify Santorini and fairly is called, magical, indescribable, astonishing. The volcano is still active, and the last eruption was in 1950, causing an earthquake that destroyed many villages on the island. The island's official name is Thira and its main town, Fira, is also the capital of the Cyclades islands. It is a cosmopolitan island and is therefore quite expensive. The locals live mainly off agriculture and tourism. The islands largest export product is soil; 2.000.000 tons a year are used all over the world, mainly to make concrete. The Suez channel was built with this concrete for example. Most holidaymakers stay where the beaches are, Kamari and Perissa, but these places really do not represent the island's amazing distinctiveness. If you can, you should try to stay in Fira, Imerovigli or Oia, the towns on the cliffs, which are very beautiful and full of little cafes, shops and places of interest. There is a bus that goes to the beaches every day, and it is much better to be in the towns in the evening and on the beaches during the day. If you stay in Monolithos you will have more peace and quiet. Approaching the island by boat the immediate impression obtained is this is a Greek island unlike any other. The island of Santorini was formed out of the lava from the volcanic eruption in 1660 BC. The central part of the volcano sank into the sea leading to the emergence of Santorini itself and the tiny neighboring islands of Thirasia, Palaia and Nea Kameni close by. Today, Santorini is the only inhabited Caldera (volcano cauldron) in the world. Unlike other islands in Greece, the towns and villages sit densely on top of the massive cliffs of the Caldera and from a distance appear like snow capping the towering mountain tops. The coloured strata of the volcanic rock of these cliffs are spectacular in themselves: chocolate brown, rust red, yellow ochre, white and cream. The geological uniqueness however is not the only thing that makes Santorini a special holiday destination. Everyone has read about the spectacular sunsets that occur on this island and the sceptic may question whether the setting sun can really appear differently here than from the neighbouring islands of Naxos or Ios. Nevertheless, the sunsets at Santorini, viewed from the Caldera, really are breathtakingly beautiful when seen as a backdrop to the volcano. The colours that streak the sky change from lilac to deep purple, from yellow to orange to red, as the golden sun sinks and becomes blood red reflecting its light on to the sea and the surrounding little islands, an amazing scene for photography. The eastern slopes of the island are green and fertile, even in October. This is due to the copious vineyards that grow so well in the fertile volcanic soil. The terraced slopes of the mountains use every available part of this fertile land. The island suffer from water scarcity, because it has few natural water reserves, but the nature of the dry soil of Santorini produces grapes that make up one of the best wines of Greece. The climate, though damp is healthy and perfect for producing the famous wine (vinsando), fava beans and tomatoes. There are many wineries and a a local factory for canning tomato paste, tomatoes and vegetables. Santorini used to export a lot of pumice that finally stopped due to the destruction the old pumice mines did to the island. The old mines now are used for the burial of waste. Today the island's economy relies on tourism, where tens of thousands tourists from Greece and around the world visit the island for unforgettable holidays History Santorini used to be a round island, but during an earthquake and volcano-outbreak in the 15th century BC the middle of the island sunk and gave it the shape it has today. The underwater volcano, which is one of the rare examples of volcanoes in the world created from a circular island that was there before the explosion, a group of islands namely Thera, Thirassia, New and Old Kameni and Aspronisi. This is one of the reasons why many believe Santorini really is where Atlantis once was. The Minoan civilization on the island was razed after this, but apparently, most people managed to flee. The island has changed names through history. Originally it was called Stroggyli ("round") since that was the shape of the island. When the Phoenicians came they named it Kallisti ("the very best"), and finally it got the name Thira after its first ruler. There was the son of the Theban hero Autesion who was a descendant of Cadmus. He was the vice king of Sparta and responsible for his twin nephews Procles and Eurysthenes. When they were old enough to rule by themselves, Theras left Sparta with a company of aristocrats and settled on Santorini. The Romans originally used the island as a place for exiles, but later helped in building up the island. The Christianization of Santorini took place between the 2nd and 5th century. The island was often ravaged and even destroyed by pirates and in 1204 it was conquered by the Venetians. It was about then the island got its current name. The islands patron saint was Agia Irini (St Eirene) and the foreign sailors called her St Irini - thus Santorini. The island was destroyed by the Venetians in 1354, and once again in 1397, this time by the conquering Turks. In 1821 Santorini joined forces with the Greek revolutionists and the island was subsequently freed from Turkish rule. In 1956 there was a terrible earthquake which caused many buildings to be ruined. The people in Kamari are almost all from a village that was totally destroyed back then. The island has been reconstructed after the terrible earthquake that destroyed it on 9 July 1956. Old Port The contact of Fira to the sea (Bay of Fira) to satisfy commercial and tourism needs today is either the path - stairs or the lift. This area includes the port (fishing facilities), commercial (shops) and entertainment (coffee, ouzo). This small harbour and its bay offer the possibility to take a quick swim (if the sea and the wind are calm). Looking northwards, the bay displays its characteristic yellowish rocks and caves which structure is due to the sea erosion. Once departed, notice the amazing face of the Caldera behind you and its white hat, Fira, that dominates you; notice the sides of the island with its spectacular cave of and its arms that seem to hug you. After just 5 minutes sailing the sea has already reached a depth of 985 ft (it will be even deeper) Why Greece? It has strict build density regulations, which will avoid major developments in future and thus overbuilding Only 3½ hours from London and many European cities making it a viable weekend break holiday destination Voted by the Lonely Planet Guide 2010 as one of the top 10 countries in the world to visit Build Size: 700 m², Beach: Up to 100 meters
A large gently terraced south facing finca below the white village of Gaucin, consiting of Olive and Carob trees. The land has spectacular panoramic views over the Genal River valley, Gibraltar and North Africa in the distance. Electricity to self generate and water to connect from a nearby source. An ideal finca for an agricultural project or solar farm. Finca, Rural, Facing: East, West and South Views: Breathtaking, Castle, Coastal, Countryside, Gibraltar, Mountains, Panoramic, Sea. Features 5-10 minutes to shops, Country, Ideal for Country Lovers. Key selling points: Orientation: East, South, West Views: Sea, Mountain, Country, Panoramic. http://www.arkadia.com/zpoc-t2793126/
A large gently terraced south facing finca below the white village of Gaucin, consiting of Olive and Carob trees. The land has spectacular panoramic views over the Genal River valley, Gibraltar and North Africa in the distance. Electricity to self generate and water to connect from a nearby source. An ideal finca for an agricultural project or solar farm. Finca, Rural, Facing: East, West and South Views: Breathtaking, Castle, Coastal, Countryside, Gibraltar, Mountains, Panoramic, Sea. Features 5-10 minutes to shops, Country, Ideal for Country Lovers..149 Land: 20,000 m²
APPROXIMATELY TEN ACRES OF AGRICULTURAL GRAZING LAND SET IN A CHARMING RURAL LOCATION WITH VEHICULAR ACCESS VIA TRACK AND WITHIN EASY REACH OF AMENITIES. KESTON The land lies within easy reach of local shops, with a more comprehensive range of shopping facilities found in Locksbottom and Bromley with the latter having many of the major department stores. Those wishing to commute can do so from Bromley South or Hayes Station which provide excellent trains services to London terminals. Education is well catered for with a number of highly regarded state and private schools within a ten mile radius. Sport too, is of abundance with a variety offered at the The Pavillion Leisure Centre in Bromley including badminton, swimming and squash. Golf and horse riding are also available with several courses and schools nearby. The M25 is about ten minutes drive away allowing easy access to all the major road networks, Gatwick and Heathrow airports. Property Reference 003
Vendor very keen to sell - has just dropped price to attract a quick sale....One not to be missed!!, , Fully renovated 4 bedroomed house with attached barn. Ideal for B&B/Chambres d'hôte., , This well renovated house is situated in the centre of pretty hamlet, close the delightful village of Etagnac. The Charente leisure lakes are close by and the bustling market towns of Chabanais and St Junien are both under 10 minutes by car. Limoges (airport) is under 50 minutes and Angouleme (TGV) under 1 hour.,This lovely house has been renovated with care and attention to detail. The large entrance area (15 sqm), complete with log burner and sofa offers a wonderful welcome home. Next comes the dining room (15 sqm), which leads into the comfortable lounge (35 sqm) with Vinyl chestnut parquet flooring, open fireplace, exposed beams and double doors out onto the front garden. Then, the hallway, with access to the large barn (offering further expansion potnential, should you require) on one side and a WC on the other, leads you through to the lovely, light and bright fitted country style kitchen (28 sqm). A large office (16 sqm), which would serve equally well as a 5th bedroom completes the ground floor.Upstairs all the bedrooms have been tastefully and recently redecorated to create 4 good doubles (1 of 16 sqm and 3 of 22 sqm). There is a large bathrooms and shower room - one at each end of the house and with 2 staircases, there is an easy and natural divide, should you wish to create a B&B.The small garage with a pretty 2nd garden with above ground swimming pool are immediately over the road.Location in France:The Charente department is home to over 340,000 inhabitants and is located in the south-east of Poitou-Charentes. The countryside offers a unique and varied environment for walkers and mountain bikers from rolling hills in the east to a flatter landscape in the west. The northern area is wild with deep forests and peaks reaching to over 1000ft. The Charente has long relied on agriculture to fuel its economy. In the 18th Century, however, the department started mass producing its infamous Cognac drink, which proved extremely popular with people from all over the world.The department is very well situated for expatriates looking to purchase French property here, with great roads down to the Charente and the Channel ports just a short days drive away. The department has access to Poitiers, La Rochelle, Bordeaux, Bergerac and Limoges airports, all within 2 hours. Furthermore, in the centre of the department you will be able to fly from either Gatwick or Stanstead direct to the Angouleme Champniers-Brie airport .Angouleme is a small yet cosmopolitan city, with a fairly dynamic feel about the place when compared to the neighbouring Dordogne or Haute Vienne. It hosts a lot of events such its vintage car racing (the Circuit des Remparts) which takes place in September , the cartoon festival in January and a great music scene which just seems to get better every year . Both Cognac and Confolens have annual festivals which attract tourists to the area.The Charente has an immensely varied countryside bordering 5 departments, famous for both its Cognac vineyards in the west, and its Limousin beef production in the east, which in terms of scenery are worlds apart. The valley of the Charente River meanders down from Ruffec in the north through Angouleme onto Jarnac and Cognac. Confolens in the East of the department is situated on the banks of the majestic River Vienne, this area being known as the Charente Limousine, and is extremely popular with expatriates because it looks and feels like the UK. The south of the county which borders the Charente Maritime has a much better climate but less undulating scenery.
APPROXIMATELY TEN ACRES OF AGRICULTURAL GRAZING LAND SET IN A CHARMING RURAL LOCATION WITH VEHICULAR ACCESS VIA TRACK AND WITHIN EASY REACH OF AMENITIES. KESTON The land lies within easy reach of local shops, with a more comprehensive range of shopping facilities found in Locksbottom and Bromley with the latter having many of the major department stores. Those wishing to commute can do so from Bromley South or Hayes Station which provide excellent trains services to London terminals. Education is well catered for with a number of highly regarded state and private schools within a ten mile radius. Sport too, is of abundance with a variety offered at the The Pavillion Leisure Centre in Bromley including badminton, swimming and squash. Golf and horse riding are also available with several courses and schools nearby. The M25 is about ten minutes drive away allowing easy access to all the major road networks, Gatwick and Heathrow airports. Property Reference 0012103. http://www.arkadia.com/pveo-t133149/
OWNER FINANCING FOR QUALIFIED BUYERS! A great weekend getaway or horse ranch! Is a 10 acre horse ranch just what you've been waiting for? Try this on for size! Live in the ranch house or use it for your workers. No matter who lives there, it's desi gned for for comfort and easy maintenance . Just 3 rooms: kitchen-living combo and a bedroom with central heat and air. Nice touches like indestructable stained concrete floors, a tongue and groove cypress ceiling, custom hickory cabinets, stainles s steel countertops, and top of the line appliances. It's complete with a Bose sound system, direct TV and Hughes net antennas. The 5-stall barn is top of the line from M-D Barns. Water and electric to each stall each of which has a kick-proof door s and concrete floors. You'll need your own waterers and hay racks. 12x12 tack room also holds the laundry (there is no washer now but the existing dryer conveys as is). The ranch house and barn complex measure 48' x 36' with steel framing and an metal roof. They are separated by a wide covered patio area. In addition there is a separate 12' x 48' equipment barn/tool room, part of which is air conditioned. The attached covered extension provides protected parking and power outlets for an RV , horse boxes, or other farm vehicles, so the total covered area for the tool shed and parking measures 60 x 60. Water is provided by a 300' deep well housed in an insulated well house. The septic tank is located between the house and the tool shed . The property is zoned agricultural so the taxes are quite reasonable. There a two fire departments close by: one on King Lake Road and another in Mossy Head. It's an easy 4 miles to Defuniak, about 25 minutes south to Niceville or west to Crestv iew. Not much traffic so commutes to Duke or Eglin don't seem to take as long. The access road to this property is an deeded easement which is maintained by the County up to the first gate only. ***SELLER SAYS SHE WILL CONSIDER ALL OFFERS.''
OWNER FINANCING FOR QUALIFIED BUYERS! A great weekend getaway or horse ranch! Is a 10 acre horse ranch just what you've been waiting for? Try this on for size! This 10-acre parcel is set up as a farm with a 1/1 ranch home, a barn, and outbuildings. The 5-stall barn is top of the line from M-D Barns. Water and electric to each stall each of which has a kick-proof doors and concrete floors. You'll need your own waterers and hay racks. 12x12 tack room also holds the laundry (there is no washer now but the existing dryer conveys as is). The ranch house and barn complex measure 48' x 36' with steel framing and an metal roof. They are separated by a wide covered patio area. In addition there is a separate 12' x 48' equipment barn/tool room , part of which is air conditioned. The attached covered extension provides protected parking and power outlets for an RV, horse boxes, or other farm vehicles, so the total covered area for the tool shed and parking measures 60 x 60. Water is provid ed by a 300' deep well housed in an insulated well house. The septic tank is located between the house and the tool shed. The property is zoned agricultural so the taxes are quite reasonable. There a two fire departments close by: one on King Lak e Road and another in Mossy Head. It's an easy 4 miles to Defuniak, about 25 minutes south to Niceville or west to Crestview. Not much traffic so commutes to Duke or Eglin don't seem to take as long. The access road to this property is an deeded eas ement which is maintained by the County up to the first gate only. ***SELLER SAYS SHE WILL CONSIDER ALL OFFERS.'' Property is also listed under Farms and Acreage MLS 560515.
The ranch's very large size of 10,230 assessed acres in one location is quite valuable and hard to find. This ranch would make an excellent winter grazing ranch for a cattle operation. Contact Stromer Realty Today for an appointment to see this very unique Ranch! LOCATION: This ranch is located approximately four miles west of Interstate 5 between the towns of Red Bluff and Corning. Red Bluff and Corning lie a little over 100 miles north of our state capitol, Sacramento. INGRESS & EGRESS: The ranch is easily accessed from Paskenta Road from the north, Simpson Road from the south, and Gyle Road (Clark Road) midway. All of these paved roads are county maintained and in very good condition. DESCRIPTION: The ranch consists of 10,230 assessed acres. It is very hard to find a ranch of this size in one location. The ranch's highest and best use would be a cattle ranch for winter grazing. IMPROVEMENTS: There are no structural improvements on the ranch. TOPOGRAPHY: The ranch is basically gently rolling terrain with small drainages passing through. This ranch's topography makes for a very good cattle ranch. INCOME: The grazing rights for the ranch currently bring in $115,000 per year through a grazing agreement. A copy of this agreement is available upon request. The ranch also brings in an additional $26,000 per year in payments from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA). The $26,000 in income comes from wheat base payments associated with the ranch. The wheat base was created sometime ago from a farming operation on the ranch. FARMLAND/CROPLAND: The ranch consists of 10,179 farmland acres, of which 7,723 are cropland acres. Associated on the cropland acres is the wheat base. The wheat base acreage is 4,357 acres with a USDA Farm Service Agency yield of fourteen (14) sacks per acre. This base acreage and yield determines the FSA income which has been approximately $26,000 per year. SOILS/WETLANDS: The soils on the ranch consist of grades I-V with the majority of the ranch being grades III, IV and V. These soils are best suited for the ranch's current use of cattle grazing. Parts of this ranch could possibly be planted to tree crops consisting of high density olives. To plant olives a potential buyer would have to do extensive studies to determine if tree crops are possible. The two major problems with tree crop production are the existing wetlands scattered throughout the property and development of adequate irrigation. CARRYING CAPACITY: The cattle carrying capacity of the ranch is approximately 6,000 animal unit months (AUM's). An AUM is defined as the amount of feed needed for a 1,000 pound animal during a month to sustain life. The recent use of the ranch suggests a productivity of 0.59 AUM's per acre, which equates to 11.8 acres per animal unit.