Bosky Dell’s history can be traced to the mid-nineteenth century, when the charming stone cottage (which now serves as the primary dwelling) was built by English settlers to the region. This served as home and school to one of the early inhabitants, whose fifteen children required schooling – necessitating a school to be built on the property, to avoid the daily trek to Plettenberg Bay. Although additional accommodation and facilities have been added over generations, Bosky Dell’s character and charm has been preserved, and its ‘footprint’ has remained the same for 150 years.
Bsoky Dell’s 68 Hectares is nestled in the forested ‘Boschrivier’ valley, with the river flowing through the property, this idyllic valley offers a unique combination of afromontane forest and fynbos. Lush local flora plays host to an abundance of indigenous animal and birdlife. The Boschrivier serves as perennial, potable water supply to the property, which has since been augmented by a borehole. Power to the property is supplied by Eskom, the local power utility, with a 100kVa transformer. This is supplemented by an auto-mains failure diesel powered generator, rated at 82kVa.
The property boasts a primary residence, a manager’s cottage, and several additional buildings which serve as stores, ablutions, staff facilities and the like, all of which have been modelled in the same authentic Cape Karoo architectural vernacular.
In 2007, the current owners developed a formal rose garden which serves as the setting for a well-established wedding and function venue. This spectacular garden is home to over 5000 rose bushes, laid out in six distinct spaces, each of which boasts its own character. In 2015, The World Federation of Rose Societies awarded the garden the prestigious ‘Garden of Excellence Award’ (one of only two in South Africa) presented in Lyon, France and this remains a popular tourist attraction during the flowering season.
The property has a second title, covering 192 hectares, on which 12 hectares of vineyards have been cultivated. Plettenberg Bay is fast becoming the ‘MCC’ capital of South Africa, with smaller vineyards already winning awards for their produce. As one of the largest local vineyards, the vines produce Sauvignon Blanc, Weisser Riesling and Pinot Noir. The vineyards overlook Plettenberg Bay and Peak Formosa, and on a clear day Witelsbos is visible, offering a unique and picturesque backdrop.
Property Features Include: Historic Home, Resort Location, Vineyard Winery Property, 2, Gated Entry, Electrical fence surrounding the property with H/D cameras, full ownership, yes, Separate Guest Quarters, an attached four car garage
Views Include: Hills, Water, Sunrise, Sunset, Park, Mountain
Amenities Include: bike trails, walking trails, landing strip, Gunite Pool
Architectural Style: Farmhouse, Colonial
Lot Acres: 642.474
main house 1 - Main
main house 2- Main
second house 1 - Main- Ceramic
Second house 2- Main- Ceramic
3rd house - Main
Main- Main- Carpeting