The Lot Info
The Lot Summary
Granted by Simon van der Stel in 1692, the farm has a long history which is reflected in the various styles of the buildings that make up the ‘werf’. Unlike many guesthouses in old buildings, the manor house is the core building of the operation, allowing guests to live in the space the way it would have been in the past. Restoration began in 2005, and now the entire werf is a 16 room guesthouse modelled around the theme of a luxurious, historic country house.
The farm’s location gives it spectacular views of the Boland mountains, and most notably a magnificent sunset view of Table Mountain from the manor house’s back stoep.
Currently the farm produces grapes which are sold to leading wineries for their wine production, retaining enough to produce about 10,000 bottles per year for Hawksmoor.
The Hawksmoor lot gives use of the Manor house for five couples, each in a double bedroom, for a weekend on bed and breakfast basis.
It also includes a choice of either a tasting lunch or dinner (decided by the buyer), hosted by the owners Mark Borrie and Simon Olding. The menu will be designed by our in-house chef to accommodate the guests’ tastes, and also to showcase the wines produced on the farm. Mark will present nine Hawksmoor wines in sets of three; comparing and contrasting in a relaxed environment enabling guests to learn more about different cultivars, oaking methods and to generally just enjoy tasting wine.
Due to the popularity of the guesthouse, it is recommended that the buyer make contact very soon after buying the lot to secure a date that would accommodate everyone happily.
The remaining nine rooms of the guesthouse in the outbuildings will continue to trade normally for the weekend, but should the buyer wish to book them at their own cost to increase the size of his or her group, we are open to discuss this,as this could make for an even merrier country weekend for the lucky bidder.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Valid for one year from date of purchase.
Subject to availability.
Christmas and New Year excluded.
The rest of the guesthouse will operate normally.
Swift booking recommended.
- Weekend for five couples at Hawkmoor House, Stellenbosch.
- Use of the manor house for the weekend, bed and breakfast basis.
- Tasting lunch or dinner with the owners.