Historical Victorian manor house in private coastal nature reserve.
Accessed via an unpretentious suburban lane in Umtentweni on the Lower South Coast and at the end of a winding, forested drive, lies this historical gem from a long forgotten era.
Situated on the north bank of the mighty Umzimkulu River, the house nestles in it's own small private nature reserve. Here the tranquil surroundings are a welcome respite from the bustle of the fast lane. You may take in the splendor of this 'Grand ol' Dame' and the spectacle of the river far below from her wrap-around verandas and resplendent suites, replete with a train tunnel running under the property and sweeping history of Brigadier General R. J. Royston, the famous military figure, his wife and their romantic love story.
Built circa 1897, this dignified old lady is a registered house with the National Monuments Council. Lovingly restored, her 7 double en suites are well appointed and professionally furnished to suit the Era. It boasts no less than 5 fireplaces, a library, two lounges and 122 year old Oregon pine floors and architraved doors, stairs, and tall sash windows in lofty rooms with 4.4m high ceilings. To be sold complete with Vintage furnishings and fittings.(Except personal items of sentimental value to be listed.)
A sparkling, fountained pool in front of the house with panoramic views of the surrounding forests and river with the Indian Ocean in the distance is the ideal place to relax and unwind. Bird life is prolific with 208 noted species. There is plenty of private parking and 1 km river frontage and the swimming beach is 2.2km from the house.
It has real guesthouse potential, however this sale is comprised of the house and it's contents only and the business, it's operations etc is excluded here from.
The reluctant sellers are inclined to downsize and it's time for another to be a part of this home's history once again. Contact me for a discreet viewing by arrangement.
Port Shepstone is on the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal, 45 minutes drive from Durban. Real estate and property investors can choose from houses, apartments, townhouses, cluster developments, security villages, retirement complexes, guesthouses and vacant land. Port Shepstone is the largest town on the tropical KwaZulu-Natal South Coast. It was founded in 1867 when marble deposits were discovered on both river banks...
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