This majestic historical home is situated on 2427m² “Burgers Erf” in the oldest suburb in Sabie. Built by Dr CE Ovendale in 1926, Ovendale House is one of the oldest homes situated in the very first street which makes it historically significant. It was restored to its former glory and the North and East facing “stoeps” give it a Lowveld country living character with stunning views.
Although it is a mere 5 minutes’ walk from the CBD and 40 minutes’ drive to the Kruger National Park Phabeni Gate, living at Ovendale House one gets the feeling of being in a remote place. It has an established garden with plenty of shade trees attracting birdlife. The suburb is a quiet, serene, peaceful neighborhood where the call of the Fish Eagles that dwell in the gorge are often heard. The property is sandwiched between two streets with neighbors only on two sides.
The home offers an inviting spacious living area with wooden floors, pressed ceilings, stained glass windows and lamp fittings inside and outside the home. The workshop could very easily be turned into a second cottage or a second double garage. The TV Room could just as easily be used as a 4th bedroom. The kitchen is “furnished” with Oregon pine furniture and hosts a 5 plate GLEM-GAS stove that has a large electric oven with fan and overhead extractor. The free standing garden cottage has one bedroom, a large lounge, kitchen and private bathroom with a shower that has generated income via Airbnb and other accommodation sites.
The buildings are wired for a generator to make provision for load shedding periods and a 5000L water tank with pressure pump makes the property unaffected by municipal water delivery failures.
The boundary stone walls give privacy and security but also add to the character and atmosphere of the home.
- Asking price: R2 870 000
- Contact Henry Sandilands on 083 253 4904 to view
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