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7 charming getaway homes for winter lovers under R2.5m

09 Jun 2018

Would you like to savour winter while huddled around a blazing fireplace? With cosy cottages from R450 000 in these ‘winter wonderful’ South African towns, you can. Take a peek…

1. A picturesque escape in Rosendal for R950 000

The ideal winter escape for large families or a group of friends, this property in Rosendal in the Free State covers 2 229sqms and offers a quaint home and two cottages.

The three bedroom, three bathroom stone home has open-plan living areas with a fireplace, and all the structures have beautiful rustic-inspired features and finishes.

To view the property, click here.

2. Classic charm and elegance in Grahamstown for R1.8 million

Exuding charm, this classic villa in Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape has yellowwood floors, bay windows, spacious dimensions, a large verandah and gorgeous finishes.

The home offers six bedrooms, four bathrooms and a living space with beautiful fireplace. There are also fireplaces in some of the bathrooms, making the home even more ideal for a winter retreat.

To view the home, click here.

3. An artistic hideaway in Lady Grey for R975 000

A nostalgic Karoo-style interior enhances the rural feel of this characterful three bedroom, two-and-a-half bathroom home in Lady Grey in the Eastern Cape, surrounded by mountains and boasting scenic vistas.

The lounge and dining room has a large fireplace, while the informal seating area has a coal stove, making the home the ideal place to snuggle away the winter chills. The home also has a farm-style kitchen and studio/workshop with a fireplace and skylights.

To view this home, click here.

4. Endless vistas in Clanwilliam for R2.15 million

In a secure complex in Clanwilliam in the Western Cape, this charming home overlooks a dam, with uninterrupted views across the scenic countryside and Cerderberg mountain range.

The property comprises a two bedroom en-suite home and separate flatlet. Blending together sleek modern lines and rustic-inspired finishes, the home oozes quaintness. Both of the home’s bedrooms open up to balconies, while there is a cast-iron fireplace in the welcoming living area.

To view the home, click here.

5. A quaint Clarens escape for R1.9 million

This property in picture-pretty Clarens in the Free State comprises two stone cottages in an expansive garden with established trees and roses.

Each cottage has one bedroom and bathroom, a kitchenette and cast-iron fireplace, as well as a quaint verandah. Both cottages are currently being let as self-catering holiday homes, meaning your getaway can generate an income while not being used by you.

To view the property, click here.

6. A Karoo-style cottage in Sutherland for R450 000

Soak up starry night skies and peace and quiet in this cosy home in Sutherland in the Western Cape which oozes character and charm.

Perfect for a quick winter getaway, the home offers three bedrooms, one bathroom, rustic finishes and open-plan living areas with an original fireplace in the lounge.

To view this home, click here.

7. Whimsy and romance in Dullstroom for R2.45 million in Dullstroom

This designer double-storey stone home in Dullstroom in Mpumalanga boasts many luxurious features, including a custom-built sleeper wood front door and wrought-iron chandelier.

Most importantly for winter lovers, the home has a glorious feature stone fireplace in the double-volume living space with exposed beams. In a large garden with ponds and established trees, the home offers three bedrooms, two bathrooms and much more.

To view the home, click here.

- Ula van Zyl

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Ula van Zyl

Ula van Zyl

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