Farm Name : Middleveld Farm Of 127 Ha In The Elands Valley
This lovely farm of 127 hectares is situated a few kilometres off the N4 and approximately 12km from Waterval Onder. It has a typically middleveld climate and has the associated bushveld vegetation. There are areas of arable land but the farm also features a very attractive rocky hill. There are two asbestos clad houses of three and four bedrooms respectively with pretty gardens. Although cattle have been run on the farm, it is probably best suited to intensive agriculture as it has water rights from a furrow that runs through the property. Accommodation Details Three bedroom home: -This house is approximately 145m² with three bedrooms and two bathrooms (one with a shower and one with a bath) -Open plan lounge and dining room with a separate kitchen -It is carpeted and two of the bedrooms have built in cupboards -There is a pretty, established garden with mature trees. Four bedroom home: -This house is approximately 153m² with four bedrooms and two bathrooms -It is situated very close to the three bedroom house with a fence to separate the two gardens -Open plan lounge and dining room with a separate kitchen -The main bedroom is en suite with a bath, toilet and basin -The second bathroom has a shower with toilet and basin. Both of these houses are rented out presently but the tenants are on a month to month lease. Extras -There are two tunnels in which granadillas and tomatoes have previously been grown. Each tunnel is 50m x 50m, giving a total area of one hectare under shade cloth. The tunnels were constructed approximately five years ago and are covered in white shade cloth with 18 to 27% shade protection. The piping to the tunnels is sound but the irrigation system within the tunnels would have to be replaced -There are no employees living on the farm but staff could easily be brought in on a daily basis from Waterval Boven -The location of the farm in the middleveld allows consistent production throughout the year as it is never too hot or too cold. This makes the farm a very attractive supplier. Nelspruit is within 50 minutes and offers a very good market. The proximity of the N4 also makes the Johannesburg market viable. Water: -A small stream forms one of the boundaries for a short section of the farm -There are two dams on the property, one of approximately 8 ha on the northern eastern boundary and a second, much smaller dam on the southern boundary -The owner of the farm has the rights to one bank of the larger dam -There is a furrow running through the farm, from which an extraction right for 6000 cubic metres per hectare is registered -There is a ?holding dam? that enables a controlled water flow to the shade cloth tunnels. This flow is moderated by a sophisticated computer system whereby the flow to the individual tunnels, the speed of the water flow and the period of time of the flow can be set. This computer is housed in a brick under corrugated iron shed of approximately 20m² -The average annual rainfall on the farm is 720mm, with accurate records for the farm going back to 1963. General: -There is road servitude along the western boundary of the farm that gives access to three other property owners. Sappi have verbally agreed to maintain the road -Currently only single phase Eskom at the houses -There are no land claims -17,5 hectares of arable land is registered -It would probably be necessary to sink a borehole to supply sufficient water for the full 17,5 hectares allowed for in the irrigation rights, as the flow through the furrow is not sufficient during winter -The two tunnels are included in the price of the property.