Elephant Cottage is a beautiful 3 bedroom house for sale in the country town of Porterville-only 140km's from Cape Town. Named after the house's mountain backdrop.
The house was recently lovingly restored with attention to detail. Wooden floors throughout most of the house with beautiful Moroccan inspired tiles in the bathroom and scullery, which also have exposed copper plumbing and copper fixtures. House has a kitchen kagel (fire place) which is great for cold winter days and as a braai place, lots of kitchen cupboards in a kitchen big enough for a table and chairs as well as a separate scullery with a double sink and beautiful mosaic splash back and then walk in pantry with built in shelves, electricity and plumbing for a washing machine, fridge etc.
Large light and bright front bedrooms with huge sash windows with their original shutters. Wonderful front stoep to while away the hours. Double doors from the lounge lead out to the garden with a back kitchen door leading to the separate garage and additional storeroom as well as an outside toilet. The (corner) erf is 903 square metres in size so plenty of room.
Property is fenced / enclosed all the way around. Driveway with gate and house has burglar proofing on all windows although crime in our small town is minute in comparison to city living!!
During the renovation process utmost attention was paid to the details and materials were sourced from local suppliers wherever possible, focusing on sustainable as well as reclaimed options. Other items were sourced in sympathy with the era of the house. Most of the garden has been laid with stone chip to ensure a water wise solution, with bougainvillea in multiple colours planted around the perimeter, another water wise measure.
The house is currently operating as self-catering accommodation with plenty of interest and could also be let to a full-time tenant with ease-bringing in a good rental income. Porterville has so much to offer-good restaurants and bars (within walking distance of the house), a craft brewery, hiking trails, fishing, a great golf course, a paragliding mecca, and so much more! Young families, entrepreneurs, retirees, artists, chefs, goldsmiths and other master craftsman and artisans are making this town their home. Nearby areas offer brilliant wine estates and entertainment such as theatre, live music and craft markets too. Dual language private schools in both Piketberg and Tulbagh as well as a local government school in Afrikaans. A good investment and water secure in comparison to many other Western Cape towns.