PROPERTY ADDRESS: Stand 82 Memel
PRICE: Offers from R850 000 plus 6.9% commission will be considered.
SUBJECT PROPERTY: 82 General De Wet Street, Memel
LOCATION: From the R34/Voortrekker Street at Memel take Voortrekker Street and follow in a north-easterly direction for 1,2km. Turn right in General de Wet Street and follow for 100m where property is situated on right hand side.
GENERAL: . The Red Door in Memel is the perfect place to spend time away from the hectic daily life. Our Self Catering cottage in town offer all the comforts of home!
A lovely spacious living area; A fully equipped kitchen with old wood fireplace and dining area;
The main bedroom with a 2 Single or King size bed with an old wood fireplace. A second cozy bedroom with a Queen Size Bed. One Full Bathroom with a bath and a shower (Towels provided). A large undercover patio with braai facilities. Safe parking.
The South African town of Memel in the Eastern Free State derives its name – the Prussian ‘memel’ means ‘surrounded by water’ and refers in no small way to the Seekoeivlei wetlands (World Heritage Site) in and around the peaceful little town.
Memel lies in the northeastern reaches of the Free State virtually in the Drakensberg, and as such, is an utterly beautiful, unspoiled area almost dominated by mountain scenery and water. It lies close to the neighboring towns of Newcastle and Vrede and is regarded as a central hub of the local farming community. Memel is also a very important birding spot, which is not hard to imagine given the breathtaking scenery in Memel.
The Drakensberg escarpment at Moorefield is only 25 kilometers from Memel, which provides a picture of the easy beauty of the area – Jo’burgers are reputed to use Memel as their ‘hideaway’ to commune with nature and mountain air, and it’s easy to see why. A major contributing factor, other than the consistently looming presence of the Drakensberg Mountains, with accompanying grasslands and indigenous forests, is the 5 000 hectare Seekoeivlei Nature Reserve, on the Klip River. It is listed as a RAMSAR site and is a beautifully meandering floodplain – home to hippos and thousands of water birds that include endangered species like the blue and crowned crane.
350 bird species have been estimated in Memel that include 15 Red Data listed species and genuine gems like the southern bald ibis, Rudd’s and Botha’s larks, and the yellow-breasted pipit. Memel is a place where time stands still and one’s greatest exertion is spotting birds through binoculars, and the night sky that provides incredible star-gazing possibilities.!
The property is improved with a plastered brick dwelling under pitched corrugated iron roof and consists of the following:
Kitchen with fireplace, single stainless steel sink, and 4-plate stove/oven combo.
Main Bedroom with fireplace.
Shared bathroom with bath, shower, toilet, and basin.
Covered patio with built-in braai.
Current usage: The property is rented out as a self-catering guest cottage.