|Graceland Farm In Pictures|
A 30 hectare piece of Paradise. Alec and Jeanette Hogg’s Graceland has all the creature comforts – a designer homestead, ten stables, an art gallery with kiln and potter’s wheel; a boardroom – and a magnificent American Ash office that was constructed as a soundproof studio.
Custom-built for broadcaster Alec Hogg and his sculptor wife Jeanette, it is a beautiful boutique stud farm with newly cultivated pastures and holding paddocks that can easily house ten or more mares with their foals.
Well established Pinoaks are complemented by a newly constructed dam; refurbished fences with electricity to keep foals safe; excellent drinking water and plentiful stock water (two boreholes); and a major investments in the future through almost 100 young trees.
Easy access: on a tar road and only 3km from Mooi River town, the re-installation of (trenched) Telkom services ensures fast connectivity through ADSL with the option of switching to fibre optic cable when that becomes available in the next few months.
The architect designed home has space to burn boasting huge windows with million dollar views; three bedrooms, two en suite; study, dining room, kitchen, scullery and a large lounge with Rhodesian Teak floors and luxury carpets. Two working fireplaces and an Esse stove in the kitchen ensure warmth in the coldest Mooi River winter. There’s a gallery of pictures of the house at the following link.
The farm comes complete with a tractor, trailer, ride on mower, and all the necessary farm implements. The homestead can be sold fully furnished if the buyer prefers. There are also two staff houses providing sufficient accommodation for four people.
Bordering South Africa’s eight time Champion Thoroughbred Breeding farm Summerhill Stud, Graceland has been designed as a boutique stud for Thoroughbred horses. But it would also suit a horse lover passionate about dressage or hacking.
Ideal for families with children boarding at nearby Treverton, Clifton or Michaelhouse Schools; or retirees looking for a quieter existence in the country but without losing city comforts.
Asking price is R7,65m. If you’re the next family the farm will nurture, call Glynnis Peattie at 082 800 0343
Read more about Graceland Farm, as well as Alec’s interesting daily blog regarding the happenings of the farm at www.gracelandfarm.co.za