Do you dream of owning your own small piece of farmland with wild natural beauty where you can breathe fresh air, yet still be close to the conveniences of a developed town like Knysna? Would you love to be surrounded by awesome scenic views of the forest, a lagoon and the sea, but still have great business opportunities right there on your little piece of land? And of course, since we are dreaming, the price must be ridiculously low.
Turns out dreams can come true. This 14,7 farmland adjacent to the N2 road very close to Knysna is now on the market for a substantially reduced price.
The farm currently has two homes that has a rental income every month. The double story home has a very large open plan living area and a deck with beautiful views over the mountains, lagoon and the surrounding forest. The open plan kitchen has a separate scullery. There are also a study, three bedrooms and two bathrooms with a guest toilet, as well as a double garage. The second home has a private entrance and enclosed erf. Here are two bedrooms and a living area plus kitchen and a wood burning fireplace.
The Knysna lagoon can be seen partially from the erf of both homes.
The property had several structures on it, but the devastating 2017 Knysna fires laid waste to two of the structures that haven't been repaired since. The one structure was used for extra accommodation, it is damaged but not destroyed, this can be repaired and rented out for more monthly income. The second structure was a hugely popular farm stall and coffee shop that generated a good income, but the structure was completely burnt down in the devastating 2017 fire. However the foundations are still there, which leaves open the possibility for an enterprising new owner to revive the beloved farm stall.People of the surrounding area would surely be very happy to see this popular farm stall and coffee stop's return.
As far as business opportunities go, there are several options to make money off the property that can be utilized or easily revitalized or developed. Firstly there is the wonderful fact that both business rights and accommodation rights for the property are approved and in place. The existing two homes are currently rented out to so there is already an income generated by that. The extra accommodation building with a view point which was damaged by the fires has beautiful views over the mountains, the forest, the lagoon and the ocean. Once the building is restored this could also be used for accommodation as the rights are already approved. Furthermore there are about 1000 warratha protea bushes on the property, with proper care and attention they could be revitalized as a source of income as it had been in the past but the current owner decided the last two years that she is just too busy to attend to them.
The farm has more than enough units from Escom to handle the extra possibility of accommodation and the farm stall. Water is currently supplied from tanks and rainwater but a borehole point was pointed out and marked if the new owner wishes to have a borehole. It is quite close to the house.
This is farmland that has so much potential for an eager new owner that wants to put his or her energy and focus into it and work the land or build more accommodation units for long term rentals or holiday accommodation.
This little slice of Eden is truly a unique opportunity to start a new life breathing the fresh air of the Garden Route and have your own little patch of land where you can grow your own food and generate a monthly income while enjoying the freedom and beauty of nature..