Picturesque Sea-facing Heritage-rich House in Popular Vermont
This heritage rich house in Vermont is true testimony to the arts and culture inspired area of Hermanus and the current owner has lived here for more than 35 years. Its position offers unsurpassed views of the ocean where whales and dolphins can be viewed from the stoep at the front of the house whilst overlooking Jan Rabie tidal pool which is situated right in front of the house. Although frequented by many holiday makers, its location provides privacy from the hustle and bustle. The natural garden contains a mosaic of natural beauty and seaside splendour with lots of trees to cast shade on a sunny day. A foot path meanders all the way to close-by beaches and forms a scenic walkway from where to enjoy the unspoiled beauty of this part of the coastline.
A cosy indoor fire in an authentic hearth to warm your heart on a winter's eve whilst entertaining guests. Enough room to host family and friends with 4 spacious bedrooms and picturesque sea-facing patios for quiet and tranquil private time, watching the sun set over the ocean or the moon rise from behind the mountains in Hermanus' direction. This home holds promises of cherished memories to come. Wake up to the early morning sound of the ocean and prolific bird life whilst sipping your morning coffee.
The little village of Vermont is usually spoken of in the same breath as its immediate neighbour, Onrus. These two villages border each other on a number of green belts which maintain the endemic fynbos and prolific bird life in this area. Vermont is mainly a holiday village although a number of people have in recent years moved here permanently to enjoy the tranquil and peaceful atmosphere. The area is also perfect for mature buyers looking for a slower pace of life during their golden years.
A beautiful coastal path meanders along the coastline right through to the magnificent sand dunes at Brekvisbaai (Breakfast Bay), one of the most unspoiled quaint beaches in the area and a perfect spot for an early outdoor breakfast or watching the sun go down with a picnic. The Vermont Salt Pan is a seasonal ecologically sensitive area teeming with bird-life including magnificent flamingos which make an amazing backdrop in flight against the majestic mountains.
Onrus beach is close-by and is perfect for a typical South African beach holiday as the Atlantic Ocean waters are cooler, making it perfect and refreshing in the hot summer months. The nearby lagoon with its warmer water for the little ones is a dream for parents lounging the summer days away while watching children play. A number of restaurants are situated here for an evening of quality dining or to quell the hunger pangs.
Nearby Hermanus is a big attraction and is regarded as the best land-based whale watching hub of the world. The entire area is surrounded by the impressive mountains of the Cape Overberg, as well as hundreds of species of spectacular fynbos that is endemic to this country. The breath-taking views combined with clean champagne air and natural beauty makes Vermont a sought-after destination.
Vermont is close to Hermanus for easy access to top class infrastructure with a regional shopping mall, medical facilities including a Medi-Clinic Private Hospital and new Oncology Centre, sport facilities and more. There is a strong café culture with stunning eateries that line the main promenade area along with boutiques, décor, arts and craft stores. There are a number of local markets that provide a wide range of fresh produce and local eats and drinks of exceptional quality for a fabulous day of family fun.
Hermanus offers a range of quality schools with top class education, such as the Curro Hermanus Private School, Hermanus Primary as well as Hermanus High School to name but a few. The Hemel-en-Aarde wine valley is another popular attraction of Hermanus, offering a range of wineries with wine tasting and restaurant facilities with spectacular vineyard, mountain and landscape views.
This home is not just suitable for people wishing to scale down, but also for professionals or a family wishing to have their very own cottage by the sea.
Vermont is a beautiful area near Hermanus in the Overberg region of the Western Cape. The properties here are predominantly freestanding homes set on large plots, many with indigenous gardens. The low crime rate of the area means that most Vermont homes enjoy minimal security measures. Unlike living in the city, here you don’t have to feel like a prisoner in your own home just to be safe. The atmosphere in...
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