Merlot Manor, exclusive Robertson guest house listed

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Robertson on Route 62 is a great destination for guest house buyers and investors because it is such a popular tourist destination.
The historic Merlot Manor, an award-winning 4-star guest house, is thus an ideal find for those looking to relocate or invest in the area.

The beautiful historic homes of the Breede Valley towns such as Robertson are a sought-after find for buyers and investors looking for a guest house destination according to Ms Polla van Wyk, Seeff licensee for the Breede Valley. 

She says Robertson and surrounds are part of the very popular Route 62 tourism route and a popular destination for holidays, weekenders, events and weddings especially. The area is under two hour’s drive from Cape Town and offers a variety of attractions such as wine farms, stud horse farms, the Breede River and a host of outdoor and adventure pursuits. 

A number of popular festivals such as Wacky Wine Weekend in June and Wine on the River in October also bring large numbers of visitors to the area. 

The town offers excellent facilities and is an ideal settlement for older buyers looking to scale down to the country, families looking for a wholesome environment to raise children and professionals and entrepreneurs who want to relocate to the quiet appeal of country life. 

Guest houses are popular property options for entrepreneurs and professionals and Mrs van Wyk says the town offers a fabulous selections. There is for example the fabulous Merlot Manor, a 4-star guest house which received the Afristay 2017 Top Valued Establishment Award which is on the market for just under R8 million. 

It occupies an early 1900s historical Georgian home which was at the height of the Ostrich boom in the area and which later served as a halfway house right through to the great period of race horse stud farms. 

For years, the property belonged to Robertson Winery when Sibel Consul saw the potential in this beautiful historical building and decided to make an offer, restoring it to its former glory. Today, it is a well-known, esteemed business and proud winner of the Afristay 2017 Top Valued Establishment Award. 

The property includes eight fully furnished guest suites, two lounge areas, a dining room, guest toilets, a semi-industrial fitted kitchen, laundry, reception area, storage facility and a good sized patio. There is also ample parking for all in-house guests as well as a swimming pool. The property is fully secured with electronic gates and an alarm system.

The property is beautifully furnished and fully equipped. The rooms are furnished with crisp percale linen and excellent amenities, DSTV, air-conditioners, panel heaters, ceiling fans, a hairdryer and a safe. The establishment offers full dining facilities. 

Merlot Manor boasts a cosmopolitan clientele, most of whom, says Mrs van Wyk, are satisfied return guests. It currently has a Booking(dot)com rating of 8.4 and runs above the average occupancy of town. Each stay includes Free Wi-Fi, parking and cleaning services and offers a quiet and peaceful stay with a great social environment and beautiful views. 

Ms van Wyk says further that the property is zoned for commercial use and includes a full liquor license and a four-star grading from the Tourism Grading Counsel. The land is 953sqm in extent. 

This is most certainly an outstanding property find for anyone interested in investing or carrying on the business of a popular guest house, says Ms van Wyk. 

Contact Seeff Breede Valley, Polla van Wyk on 082 711 3330/023 626 6171 or visit, web ref. 450430.

Author: Seeff

Submitted 07 May 18 / Views 376

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