Lovely home in Higgovale, South Africa South Africa - Western Cape - Cape Town


sleeps 6

bedrooms 3

bathrooms 2

Our family

2 Adults

Would love to visit

Italy, France, Spain
Jun 1, 2018 - Sep 30, 2018

Exchange types

Home Exchange

Member number


61 Bellevue Street sits right under Table Mountain, walking distance from the city’s leading restaurant district (Kloof St.), minutes drive from prime beaches (Camps Bay and Clifton), markets (Green St and the Biscuit Mill) and the winelands of Constantia. The house is Georgian colonial with large windows overlooking the harbour, wooden floors and ceilings. It is historically Listed but has been carefully modernised. Outside a small garden has apricot and avocado trees and features a huge (20m) columned ‘stoep’ (balcony) with old vines producing very good white (Hanneport) edible grapes, perfect for outdoor entertaining. Adjoining the stoep is a columned al fresco kitchen with a domed wood-fired oven, a large Weber barbeque, a Tandoor, a Moroccan brazier, and a gas hob. At the other end of the house the large swimming pool is salt-water and solar heated. The whole property has internal sensors and box beams outside, with a five-minute response contract and electric gates. There is covered parking for three cars. Opposite is a small park where guests may safely leave cars. At night the view over the whole of Cape Town is stunning.

Our entire effort since acquiring this beautiful Cape Dutch Colonial twenty years ago has been to restore and enhance the Georgian character whilst ensuring its retains its comfy atmosphere but with all mod-cons. Half-panelling has been renewed downstairs where there is a sitting room/ dining room with seating for eight adjoining a modern granite topped kitchen with double fridge and stove and a scullery with a fitted Norfolk pine dresser, dish washer, clothes washer and double sink. There is a double bedroom with French door facing the mountain, floor-to ceiling Georgian windows, and an en suite bathroom: Corner bath, toilet, two sinks, large shower, all with restored brass fittings, and a second bedroom with two single beds also with a large window enjoying the garden and the harbour view. This bedroom is served by another bathroom cross the hall with bath, large shower, sink; again with old brass fittings. Up a short flight of stairs is a vast (20m) open-plan master bedroom with French doors overlooking the mountain, front windows with an even better garden and harbour view and an ultra-modern en-planne bathroom with a glass - enclosed shower, an Italian glass sink and a toilet. This room can easily handle two extra beds. To maintain the feel of Africa, the ceiling is lined with bamboo reed and has a large ceiling fan (and an Air Con unit!)

Setting: House - 2 or more floors / Second home, Suburban, Mountains

Amenities: Private Pool

Extras: Use of second home

Conditions: Smoking Not Allowed, Car Exchange is offered/negotiable

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