The 6,02 Ha property comprises a gentleman's residence/ smallholding, situated on an agricultural erf, located 1.8km north of the small rural town of Richmond. Richmond falls approximately 38km south of the Pietermaritzburg central business district and 35km/ 110km north of Ixopo and Kokstad respectively. This smallholding is sited 2.5km west of the (R56) Pietermaritzburg to Kokstad Main Road and 900m north of Durban Road, being a secondary link road to Richmond's Civic Centre.
Traffic is carried to the property in a northerly direction, via a minor earth hardened road, from the previously mentioned Durban Road. This erf is irregular in shape, sloping at a gentle to steep incline from it's southern to northern boundaries. The existing structures have been developed where practically viable, accounting for the sites slope and topography. The subject's main homestead is well elevated therefore enjoys pleasant views and outlooks over the surrounding environs.
The closest town of Richmond is situated 1.8km to the south of the subject property. Richmond is considered a small rural farming town, that serves the surrounding informal/ formal townships as well as the local agricultural/ farming sectors. Richmond is generally surrounded by agricultural small holdings and working farms, utilised for timber, sugar cane, poultry, citrus and dairy production.
Deep Dene Farm is steeped in History, having been the site of the original Richmond Post Office in 1850 and the home of the first Post Master William Dacomb.
Today the homestead has grown to include an array of fine building, least of which is the Stately double story home.
Under the setting of some of the prettiest Midlands mist belt forest, kranses and surrounding plantations this property will have immense appeal to buyers who are attracted to the beautiful setting, the private position, it’s convenience and fine selection of buildings.
Here is a breakdown of what’s on offer.
The Main House has: 2 x lounges, entrance hall, guest toilet, kitchen (BIC & granite tops), dining room, 5 x bedrooms (BIC), 2 x bathrooms, ancillary laundry, undercover patio and ancillary Lapa/ entertainment area.
There are two cottages that are well appointed and separate to the main house.
Shedding and parking garages are in abundance.
The surrounding works comprise landscaped gardens and lawns to part, swimming pool, paving, 1 x access gate, fencing to the improved component, retaining walls/ masonry walls, 2 x dams, reservoir and a weir water system.
The attached farmland has in recent times been used for the growing of Oranges and raising livestock. Due to the good soils, its aspect and good water source these lands could be utilised for other cash crops such as Vegetables, Avocados or Macadamia nuts.
Other than being a very attractive lifestyle property, this homestead would lend itself to conversion into a delightful wedding venue with its park-like garden, charming buildings and stone walls and its setting below the trees.