284ha farm in Mpophomeni – Howick Farm for Sale
Few farms of this size are left for sale in the Midlands. This Howick farm has beautiful flowing hills. It has ample grazing for livestock. The farm boasts ample accommodation. It also has a nursery and coffee shop. This sale is subject to two sub-divisions sold together. The sub-divisions combined come to a total of 284ha.
The 1881 Homestead
This Howick farm allows for stepping back in History. The 508sqm main homestead was built in 1881. It is comprised of 4 bedrooms which have wooden floors, carpets and two en-suites. The one bedroom is a bed-sitter with its own entrance, kitchenette and bedroom with out-leading door and door leading into the main house. The large home boasts 5 bedrooms. The spectacular main homestead has a formal lounge with marble fireplace and Rhodesian teak floors. It boasts a sunroom with fireplace and dining room with Rhodesian teak floors. The large veranda overlooks a beautiful garden. In the heart of the home is a wide hallway with vintage alcoves. This historic homestead has the original doorways and vintage window frames. There is an original stone office just outside the back door. The swimming path is perfectly positioned to get sun and has a beautiful water feature. The homestead and garages have alarms and outdoor beams for extra security.
This Howick Farm boasts 3 cottages. The first cottage is on its own 84ha sub-division. The two bedroom cottage has a living room with fireplace. There is also a fireplace in the main bedroom. This cottage is beautifully positioned to get the morning sun. It has spectacular views.
The second cottage is comprised of an open plan bedroom, living room and kitchen. This cottage is close to the main homestead. It is perfect as a guest cottage for visitors. The cottage is 95sqm. It has a lock up garage and carport. It is alarmed. It also has a lovely enclosed balcony allowing for more space.
The third 145sqm double storey cottage is nestled amongst large trees. The wood work is made of saligna which comes from the farm. The large patio has spectacular views. Downstairs is a living room with fireplace. The two bedrooms are downstairs. Upstairs has one large bedroom with wooden floors. All the cottages are alarmed.
The Coffee shop and Nursery
The coffee shop is in a 92sqm building. The building has been built from stone from the farm. The patio is enclosed with awnings. The coffee shop has a kitchen. The nursery is sold with the property. The nursery has irrigated water tunnels and irrigated gardens. It also has storage for plants. There is ample parking for both the coffee shop and the nursery.
There are 3 buildings which were used as staff accommodation back in the day. The first 30sqm staff accommodation is comprised of two rooms. The second 59sqm building is comprised of three rooms and a fireplace. The third 51sqm accommodation is a pre-fab structure. It is comprised of three rooms and a fireplace. All these buildings have electricity.
There is a large 208sqm shed. The shed has two small store rooms. Next to the shed are two irrigated water tunnels. There are also high clearance carports. A 92sqm Shed and a 43sqm store room/shelter.
The two sub-divisions in total are 284sqm on this Howick farm. The 85ha first sub-division has a gravity fed spring. It boasts kikuyu, red grass and veld grass. There is an approximate 1200 bails cut and bailed per season. The second 199ha has two streams. The entire 284ha is mountainous but currently used for cattle grazing. There are magnificent views of Midmar dam and surrounding areas from the top of the farm. There is neat fencing bordering both portions.
This farm is all tar to Howick. Howick boasts restaurants such as Yellowwood café which has spectacular views of beautiful Howick falls. The farm is situated across from Mpophomeni allowing for ample staff opportunities to run the farm. Mpophomeni also offers Mpophomeni township tours for guests visiting the meander tourist route.
This property offers so many opportunities in many different industries. It offers self catering accommodation opportunities. It offers farming opportunities. It offers tourism opportunities. It offers opportunities with the coffee shop and nursery. Don’t miss out on all these opportunities.
R5 800 000 excluding VAT sold as a going concern
|Electricity:||No eskom line, electricity metered from portion 8|
2 x Greenhouse
Built in 1881
|Security:||Alarmed, Outdoor beams & Fenced|
Staff accommodation x 8
Irrigated water tunnels
Nursery storage for plants
Carport x 3
Garage x 3