If you are looking for a spacious home with income potential via additional accommodation, this historic property in north central South Africa has plenty of appeal.
Located on the main street of Point Pass, approximately 25 minutes from the historic town of Kapunda, the property features a historic rounded stone building. It sits on a block of 6,106m².
Built in 1871, it housed a wheat and wool depot, a wine shop to finally be operated as a butter and cheese factory.
According to the listing on realestate.com.au, the house has become “the region’s preeminent retail establishment”.
“The name CF Leditschke was known from Loxton to Adelaide. In 1899 he added the Leditschke butter factory and the cheese factory from 1901. Milk was imported from local farms, processed into products and distributed by horse-drawn carts.
The current owners have painstakingly renovated this unique property while preserving much of the old architecture.
As well as being a welcoming country house, it was run as a retreat until recently.
The main residence comprises three living areas and three bedrooms including a spacious master suite with an office, a dressing room and two adjoining bathrooms.
There are several living and dining rooms with original wooden floors, ornate fireplaces, period entrance doors and high whitewashed wooden ceilings. Local stone, including slate and limestone, has also been used in the house.
There are five further guest bedrooms served by a bathroom, utility room and bath.
Sales agent CJ Setlhong of Century 21 Barossa, which is bringing the property to the market, said the property has income potential.
“It’s quite a unique property and has been run as a retreat for quite some time,” Mr Setlhong said.
“The location is perfect as lots of people pass the place from Victoria and NSW.
“It is completely renovated and has the potential to host a bed and breakfast business or getaway location.”
Boasting modern comforts such as instant gas and water heating, split system air conditioners, ceiling fans and up to date maintenance such as rewiring and plumbing, original kitchen and wood burning stoves have also been fully updated.
A separate stone building, which housed a shop that operated for three decades in the 19th century, is used as a yoga and meditation hall. A barn, a garage and a storage room are the other outbuildings.
For those looking to cultivate their own garden plot, there is plenty of room. The current garden has mature plantings which include a mulberry tree, fruit trees, grasses, hardy Australian natives and a series of flower beds.
There is also a stone maze which was created as a walking meditation path and overlooks the pastoral lands.
Price: $650,000 to $690,000.
Agent: Century 21 Barossa, CJ Setlhong 0448 085 077.
Originally published as Historic ‘Butter Factory’, now an eight bedroom stall