R540k for Greyton retirement homes

20 Sep 2012

A new frail-care and assisted living facility has been launched at Greyton Country Village, a secure retirement development in Cape Overberg.

The village consists of 60 sectional title units priced from R520k.

The facility which is the first of its kind in Greyton adding a much-needed alternative to the property mix for retirees in particular offers sectional title units priced from R540k, according to Pam Golding Properties (PGP).

PGP Greyton agent, Douglas Legg says Greyton Country Village is located on the urban edge of the town set against a beautiful mountain backdrop.

He says the village consists of 60 homes that are located in a secure perimeter, with 24-hour guards on duty and each occupies its own title.

The design includes covered verandas and high-quality finishes, with an option of two or three bedroom layouts, most occupying erven of around 400 square metres.

The surrounding grounds include manicured lawns and gardens, as well as a central lake with abundant birdlife, a clubhouse and bar, and the village’s own private bowling green.

“It is a tranquil yet sociable environment in which residents can enjoy an active and gregarious retirement,” says Legg.

PGP has seven houses available for purchase in Greyton Country Village, with prices ranging from R1.275 million to R1.8 million.

There is a minimum age limit for residents of 50.

Services on offer include a nursing sister on call, meal delivery by arrangement, and a Red Cross patient care centre on site for those requiring medical assistance such as monitoring of blood pressure and medication intake.

The new frail care centre offers more extensive care and supervision for those who need it, including round the clock medical support.

The centre consists of 20 sectional title, assisted living units, priced from R540k for a unit measuring 53 square metres.  There are 10 beds in the frail care section and this service is priced from R9 500 per month excluding individual patient medication.

PGP area manager, Le Roux van der Merwe explains that Greyton is an ideal environment for retirees.

“The tree-lined streets with their character-filled thatched homes, huge oak trees and surrounding Sonderend Mountains are not only beautiful but peaceful, with a relaxed pace of life and a friendly, neighbourly community,” he says.

There are a number of excellent golf courses in the near vicinity, including those at Caledon, Kleinmond and Arabella, as well as a number of scenic walks and hiking trails of varying degrees of difficulty.

Van der Merwe says the town hosts a number of annual events, among the most popular being its mountain-bike trail and the annual Greyton Rose Fair taking place this year from 26 to 27 October.

The N2 highway is just over 30km from town, offering easy access to Swellendam, Somerset West or Hermanus if one needs to access major medical care and shopping facilities.

Van der Merwe adds that Cape Town is only an hour and a half’s drive away, making the town quite easily accessible for visiting family and friends.

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