Corporate Retreat or Wedding Venue

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Eston, KwaZulu Natal

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Corporate Retreat or Wedding Venue, Backworth Farm, Strathfieldsaye No. 1392, Eston

± 26.5 Ha picturesque Farm with commercial possibilities |2 Large stately Homesteads and 2 cottages | 13 Individual accommodation units | 19 Additional accommodation conversions possible | Ideal for a corporate retreat or wedding venue


Primary Use
This exquisite property is set on ± 26.5 Hectares of well-maintained farmland is located a short distance from Eston along the R624 national road. The property is fondly known as Backworth and is a mere 25km’s travel from Camperdown. The property consists of 2 x Main Homesteads, 2 x Cottages, 13 single accommodation units currently used by staff, 19 large stables, Tractor shed/workshop, Outdoor Pavilion, Swimming Pool and Tennis Court.

Homestead 1

Double Storey Under Thatch oldest part dating back to 1924.
4 x En suite Bedrooms (2 with shower, toilet and basin, 2 x bath, shower, toilet and basin)
1 x Additional large family bathroom with bath, shower, toilet and basin.
1 x Large formal lounge,
1 x Large formal dining room,
1 x Breakfast Room,
1 x TV Room,
2 x Smaller lounges,
1 x Study/Office
1 x Kitchen (Electric Hob, Eye Level Oven plus Gas Hob and Oven),
1 x Pantry,
1 x Laundry and Scullery
Garaging for four vehicles and a double carport.

Homestead 2

Single Storey under tile constructed in 2001.
3 x large En suite bedrooms with full bathrooms with double basins, heated towel rails.
(The main bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe),
Guest toilet,
Lounge with open fireplace,
Dining Room with gas fireplace,
Games Room,
Kitchen/Diner (gas hob, 4 x Electric Ovens, gas fireplace).
Separate Scullery,
Walk in Pantry,
Laundry area,
Large covered patio.
The property has underfloor heating throughout.
Double garage.
Pump room with 2 x 5,000 Lt water tanks.

Cottage 1

Under thatch.
1 x Bedroom,
Kitchenette with a gas stove top and under-counter electric oven,
Bathroom with shower, toilet and basin,
Loft room (second bedroom),
Lounge/Dining room with an open fireplace,
Single carport.

Cottage 2

Single Storey flat roof.
1 x Bedroom,
En Suite Shower, toilet and basin,
Open plan lounge, kitchen and dining room,
Staff Accommodation
13 x individual rooms, all with electricity meters.
2 x rooms are en-suite
2 x communal showers and toilets (geysers use solar power).
Upmarket stables to convert to rooms
Main stable block is U shaped consisting of 12 stables (4mx4m), an office and a large lawn enclosed courtyard. (Stables could easily be converted to additional accommodation).
7 x additional stables,
Feed room,
Pumphouse with 2 x 5000Lt tanks.

Tractor and Storage Shed

Large shed used for housing farm implements and hay/feed bales.


Both the Homesteads and Cottages have alarm systems and are linked to the local security company.
Electricity is supplied by Eskom.
Water is supplied from two boreholes


• All curtains and blinds would remain,
• All garden pots and statues would remain,
• All garden machinery and implements would be included in the purchase price
• All purpose-made furniture will remain (Items to be identified by the Sellers)

Viewing: 12 April from 13h00 to 14h30

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Commercial Type:
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List price:
Eston, KwaZulu Natal
Property Extent:
26.5 ha
Auction Venue:
Durban Country Club
Isaiah Ntshangase Road
KwaZulu Natal
Auction Date:
17 April 2019 11:00 am

Andrew Miller
Auction Terms and Conditions:
R 50 000 refundable registration deposit. Strictly by bank guaranteed cheque. No cash. ID Document is required.
Auction Date: 17 April 2019 11:00 am

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