REDUCED FOR QUICK SALE - About Rhodes.
Rhodes is a quaint Victorian village of some 300 plots around two thirds of which have properties built upon them. It is picturesquely situated amid steep green foothills that lead to Lesotho and the Tiffandell ski resort (for which there is a shuttle bus in the ski season) is just ten kilometres away.
The village is on the banks of the Bell river where there is popular trout fishing. The village benefits from the landscape planting of large numbers of poplars and willow trees donated by Cecil Rhodes after whom the village is named.
All roads in Rhodes are wide and dirt with Victorian style street signing, and there is no street lighting meaning, combined with its height of nearly two thousand meters above sea level, there are unparalleled views of the stars at night.
The approaches to Rhodes are primarily from Barkly East which is 40 kilometers to the west and Mount Fletcher to the east via the spectacular Naudes Nek pass.
The village offers an exceptional air of tranquillity and is a peaceful, safe and beautiful environment in which to gather ones thoughts and take breath.
The village benefits from the quirky and entertaining Walkabouts Bar and Restaurant, the Rubicon Bar and Restaurant offering specials nights and one kilometre to the west Bernard's brewery and restaurant. The Rhodes Hotel across the street from the guest house is currently closed due to legal disputes but when open is described in the Rough guide to have 'the most atmospheric bar in South Africa'. Twenty kilometres toward Naudes Nek and high in the hills is the Tina Head five star hotel bar and restaurant that is open to visitors.
There is a simple shop and a police station in the village.
Things to do.
Rhodes is primarily about welcoming a slower pace of life but it has spectacular walking and horse riding, trout fishing, hunting, skiing, swimming and tennis courts right on the doorstep. It is on a number of overland four wheel trails and is a popular overnight stop with visitors passing through. Events such as the Rhodes marathon attract large numbers of visitors and it is comparatively busy in the ski season, when the snow can fall to the level of the village.
Garden Guest House. Is ideally centrally located opposite the hotel and diagonally from the tennis courts. All traffic passing through Rhodes goes past the front door.
To be sold including all furnishings, fixtures, fittings and appliances on the property included in the sale price. The property is offered with the option to purchase the double plot at a discounted package price to the east that runs between Muller and Naude Street.
The Garden Guest house would make a good backpackers and ski lodge. The domain names of
rhodesbackpackers and rhodesbackpakers are registered and would be provided free in the sale price to the purchaser.
The property comprises of a substantial hundred year old building in a traditional layout with a large elevated stoep set back from the road that resides under an attractive and original 'cat-slide' roof and goes along most of the front (north) and right (east) side of the property. Entrance is gained up a set of stone steps from road level and through two sets of double doors separated by a small lobby where the electricity panel is situated.
A 1.6 m wide passageway runs the length of the property and accesses all rooms except en-suites.
First to the left is 'Bedroom 1' with a floor area of 16.4 m2. It currently has a double and single bed. It also benefits from a modern en-suite toilet, sink and shower room of 4.6 m2 with down lighters and underfloor heating.
First to the right is 'Bedroom 2'. With a floor area of 20.7 m2 the room currently has a double, a single and a double bunk bed in it.
Second to the left is the communal bathroom of 4.8 m2 that services 'Bedroom 2'. It is a modern shower unit, sink and toilet with down lighters and underfloor heating.
Second to the right is the lounge. It is a large room of 28.1 m2 with two windows and two access doors from the passageway, and is furnished with dining tables and chairs and lounge seating, There is a steel fireplace at the south end of the room and a freezer unit.
Third left is 'Bedroom 3' which is 16.4 m2 in size, currently contains one double bed and has a modern 4.6 m2 en-suite bathroom of a shower unit, sink and toilet with down lighters and underfloor heating.
Third right is the kitchen which is 13.7 m2 in size which is fully equipped with cooker, tables, units, washing machine and all usual cooking utensils and appliances.
At the end of the passage is 'Bedroom 4' which is 12 m2 and currently contains two sofas and one single bed.
This leads on to 'Bedroom 5' a modern extension to the property with pine panelled ceiling. It is 23 m2 in size and contains a double and two single beds.
To the right of bedroom 4 is a 6.4 m2 en-suite bathroom of shower, sink and toilet.
Outside the property there is a large garden shed containing gardening tools and equipment and an area behind set out with washing lines.
Note: every room contains sheets, bedding, pillows, towels, dressers, mirrors, curtains and pictures that are included with the sale of the property.
Erf 170 plot of 535m2 house area of 247m2 including all fittings - R950,000
Erf 171 double vacant plot of 1070m2 - R400,000
Purchase of both Erf 170 and Erf 171 together - R1,195,000