Walloon Farm is owned by a well travelled family who appreciate its historical value and who have painstakingly renovated this home to bring back an ambience and atmosphere of a by-gone era of the Cape. This home is a real treasure to be absorbed by those with a desire to share in the finer things of life - in the present - but with the style and grandeur, reminiscent of 150 years ago. Embodying the architectural heritage of an old Cape Dutch style, the homestead is comprised of four large en-suite bedrooms with access to the outdoors.
Bedrooms and Bathrooms:
4 large en-suite bedrooms
CONSTANTIA SUITE: A king size antique wrought iron, four poster bed centres the room. It is draped with soft white laced linen and the French window views a couple statue outside. A double door opens up to the veranda and garden area. The colonial decor flows into the bathroom with a beautiful Victorian bath in the centre and two hand wash basins to match. A glassed walk in shower and a sash window brings one back to a bygone era.
Two beautiful gable headboards featuring old cape Dutch ships decorate the extra length three quarter size beds. Separating the bed is an antique stinkwood hand wash table and two small wagon chests are found at the foot of the beds. Large French doors open up to an outdoor patio and garden. A cozy bathroom features a single hand wash basin and shower.
An extra length queen size bed centres the flowered gabled headboard. This large spacious room is set under the main gable of the homestead, allowing two large main doors to open up to the pool area and a double door to the varandah. A magnificent early 20th century stinkwood cupboard, table and rumpies chairs, embodies the authentic Cape Style of the time. A glass door opens up to a newly renovated bathroom that features two classical washbasins and spacious pebbled rain shower.
A queen size plantation style bed is set in this spacious room that is surrounded by large windows and doors. This room opens up to the enclosed courtyard. The bathroom with its original Oregon pine washbasin is the focus of this bathroom that boasts a large sash window that sits above the bath and a shower fixed with handles for the disabled.
In 1917, Magistrate Mr. Rousseau sold the farm to Mr. Douglas Schuddinh, who in 1920 created the front door with the original doors from the Cape of Good Hope Savings Bank building. This historic entrance engulfs you into a home that is adorned with magnificent yellow wood beams and floors throughout most areas. A long and wide corridor leads you to the four suites and enclosed courtyard.
This spacious open lounge greets you with two large beautiful Mexican oil paintings and bibliotheques adorned with fabulous books. The oriental rugs bring warmth into the room blending in with the various artifacts of the East. This area leads you into the two main corridors, a cozy study and a dining room fit for a ball dance.
The 14 seater long teak dining table centres the room that is surrounded by large windows and doors that lead to the outdoor varandah. An ideal place for entertaining large numbers of guests.
The kitchen has been decorated with a farm style feel, making use of the original fire place for a Ilve classic six gas hob masterpiece. A cutting board area displays loosely hug copper pots and a double ceramic wash basin faces the large window in the area. Another area is focused on a wide single door Miele fridge, a oven and microoven. The kitchen leads into the laundry area, where a dryer, washer and basin have been placed for convenience and comfort.
A classical six seating mahogany table centres the room that has been beautifully decorated with large oil paintings of fruit. An original Oregon pine cupboard embedded in the wall brings out the tradition of a past time. Two large French doors open out into the courtyard.
This cozy area features a large stone faced fire place that warms the room. Two open book shelves embrace it. Modern necessities such as desk top with internet and printer sit next to the large teak desk. A flat screen TV with cable and DVD is conveniently placed for viewing. The room has one large window with a view to the pool area and two doors that lead onto the varandh side of the house.
This spacious enclosed courtyard is light and airy. A large flat screen sits conveniently inside a teak double door cupboard. This is surrounded by white linen L-shaped seating. A perfect place to smoke, read, make a BBQ and entertain with drinks. This area leads into the outside back area of the house, laundry room, breakfast room, main corridor and Franschoek Suite.
Walloon Farm is serviced by our house butler six days a week from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. - The drive way follows into a closed double garage that is remote controlled.
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