Comfortable family home on small farm in beautiful holiday area close to the sea

Comfortable family home on small farm in beautiful holiday area close to the sea


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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6
2 Bathrooms
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Our home

Our home is comfortable and easy to live in, not fancy or very luxurious. There is an open plan living room with a fair sized eat in kitchen with all the usual appliances. Comfortable couches, TV with satellite dish and stereo. The bedrooms are big with a king size bed in the main room and double beds in the other two. There are two full bathrooms and one extra guest toilet. There is a high speed internet connection. The house is very light and airy with lots of doors and verandas. Outside the kitchen / living room is a big outdoor deck for soaking up the sun. There is a swimming pool of a rather rustic but completely functional sort. There are great views to the sea in the south and to the mountains in the north.
The house is on a 40 hectare (80 acre) property. It is reached through a farm yard where Joan's brother's house and her father's house are situated and then along a rough 2 kilometre road. So it is quite isolated, completely private and very secure. Any car with reasonable clearance can use the road but our two 4 wheel drive vehicles will be available.

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Who we are

  1. Joan and I are in our early fifties. I am the town planning manager for the local municipality, having spent 30 years in universities, NGOs and consulting practices. Joan is a poet with 7 published volumes. Our daughter, Frances is registered for her PhD in philosophy at Boston College in Boston (which is why we want to travel there particularly). Our son, Paul, is finishing his BA at the University of Cape Town. He might spend some time with us on holiday as well.

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The house is on a farm which is bordered by a beautiful river. Walking, swimming and kayaking on the property are a good start to an active holiday. About 150 species of bird have been identified on the property. The best swimming and surfing beach in the region is 15 minutes drive away. There are also kilometres of almost empty beach in a coastal reserve and wonderful walks and bike rides in natural forest within easy reach. The centre of Knysna is about 20 minutes drive away. It has great restaurants, fine shops and a whole range of tourist activities. If you are a golfer there are 5 top quality golf courses all within less than an hour and a quarter's drive. The George Airport is 45 minutes from our house. If you are feeling more adventurous our SUV will take you to Cape Town in 5 hours or to Port Elizabeth in 3 hours.

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