This very neat and well looked after bush cottage home has everything you need for an amazing bush holiday. There is a main lounge and open plan kitchen that leads off onto a large patio area with a plunge pool, fire pit and a thatch patio. The lounge opens out onto the patio and a great outdoor living area.
The home has 3 en-suite bedrooms, each with a shower toilet and basin. The bedrooms are accessible from a walkway and all three bedroom are located on the Eastern side of the lounge and overlook the bush with large aloes and the toward mountain views. The main bedroom has an added bath in the bathroom and its three windows allow in plenty of light.
The kitchen has a large pantry room for storage, cupboard, for linen and supplies, a safe and food items. It’s ideal for a holiday house and allows for a tidy kitchen area.
The lounge has an added bathroom with toilet, basin and shower. There are sleeper couches that can accommodate three extra beds if required. So, while there are three en-suite bedrooms, the cottage house can accommodate up to 9 people if need be.
From the patio and main bedroom, one gets views of Mariepskop mountain. The house and patio area is also located along a drainage line with larger trees which makes for good birding.
The cottage is privately located with no visible neighbours. It has recently been renovated, painted and rethatched and is a solid build with stone cladding in line with the Lissataba building theme of natural rock. The thick walls insulate the house and the house has aircons though out, keeping them cool even in the summer heat.
A Nomad game vehicle is included in the price and all furniture contents are available for purchase. An outsourced cleaning company clean the home weekly which also keep the house in good condition and working order.
The sale Subject to transfer duty.
Lissataba means View of the Mountains. It is an exclusive and amazingly beautiful nature reserve, without a land claim, located 30 minutes from Hoedspruit and borders the banks of the Olifants River. It started 30 years ago and is a well-established and run reserve. There are only 54 stands, of which 47 have houses, located on 2,500 ha. Each stand is 7,500 square metres in size.
Lissataba has converted from share block to full title; therefore, buyers purchase a full title stand with their home and yet still retain shared owners of the remainder of the reserve. This change allows buyers to mortgage bond a property purchase where in the past they were unable to do so. The stands rarely touch each other and therefore offer more privacy than other conventional wildlife estates found in Hoedspruit.
The reserve has a variety of plains game and an excellent network of roads, dams, picnic sites and bird hides. There are scenic views onto the mountains, Olifants River frontage and various rocky outcrops. Because it is not stocked with “Big 5” game, although Leopard do occur, it is ideal for exploring on foot and on bicycle. In addition to the good network of roads, there are walking and cycling trails.
The reserve is well managed by the reserve manager, along with a maintenance manager and farm staff. They conduct regular conservation and research projects further preserving the natural surroundings. Monthly levies are R3960, which covers the reserve running costs such as fencing, roads, water and power to each house, game management, security and staff.
There is a Central Clubhouse where the management staff live, which has a large central swimming pool, TV lounge and small shop for basic supplies. The owners' game vehicles are also housed at the Clubhouse and serviced before owners come down to ensure they run smoothly for the holiday. There is petrol and diesel on site and most game vehicles never leave the property. Game vehicles are not a requirement, but are more fun and give a great bush experience.
The building guidelines allow thatch and Harvey tiles, with a maximum of 10 beds. There is no maximum or minimum footprint required and houses can be built anywhere on the owners stand. When it comes to usage, owners can send friends and family; the general rule is that no income can be derived from the house thus short and long terms leases are not allowed.
Lissataba is truly a stunning reserve without a land claim and one would look long and hard to find comparable beauty and value.