Size and Plots
Springvale covers 58ha which is the same size as similar lifestyle estates but on average a third of the number of houses. There will be 96 homes on large plots on the farm and another 96 homes in Springvale Village Plot sizes vary, with the average Village plot of 550m2 while on the farm the average plot is 2600m2.
Pricing and Sales
Farm prices vary from R 1.35m for 2200m2 to as little as R 450,000 for a 450m2 plot in the Village. A non-refundable deposit of 10% is required and the conveyancers will call for guarantees for the balance three weeks after signature. Stuart (0721762971) or Nick (0844446553) are available to conduct private tours of Springvale.
Springvale will be surrounded by a 2m high attractive tan coloured wall with 6 strands of electrical fencing. Security cameras and fence alarms will be installed and linked to the guardhouse which will be manned 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The latest biometric access control systems will be employed to make Springvale a high security Estate. The entrance will have two lanes in and out so homeowners are not delayed by visitors going through the access control protocols.
In 2021 the Developers of Seaton Bay are committed to building a new offramp off the N2 to provide access to their Seaton Bay development. They hope to start construction in April 2021 and be finished within a year. As part of the project they will be tarring the road from the offramp to our boundary and we will be tarring the last 500m to our entrance gate. Once complete Springvale will be only a minute off the N2 on a tar road.
A return to the spacious homes of the past and ideal for young families with space to play games on the lawn. Natural style living with chickens, ducks and veggie gardens encouraged.
Houses are intended to blend with nature band not to dominate it. Only single-storey houses are allowed with low walls. The architectural code is aimed at traditional or modern farm style homes. There is a minimum of 10m between houses.
Live-in staff are welcome and accommodation for them can be added. Granny flats may be built but not exceeding 2 bedrooms and 90m² in size.
A network of walking and biking trails and a 2km pathway will allow for easy access between homes. It will be safe for children to walk and visit their friends or the clubhouse.
Rainwater harvesting is required in terms of our environmental approval. Garden ponds may also be used to attenuate rainwater. Residents are encouraged to install solar hot water systems and gas stoves.
The philosophy of the Homeowners Association will more flexible than most other Estates with a common thread being “just do not spoil things for your neighbours.”
The main roads will be 5m wide and tarred. Minor roads will be 4m of concrete. There are wide road reserves on both sides of the road which will become lovely avenues. A 1200mm wide pedestrian pathway will run beside the main roads.
Installation of roads and water reticulation for Phases 1 and 2 began in August and is scheduled for completion in March 2021. We hope to have the first transfers in April which, after allowing two months for Council plan approval, means that construction of the first homes can begin in June.
The Village sub-division process has begun, and we hope for Council approval in May which will allow the first Village homes to begin construction around October next year.
The Clubhouse, gatehouse and sales office and full security system will be completed before the first homes are occupied.
Pet friendly with up to 4 dogs of any size, but no more than 2 cats. Chickens and ducks are welcome but not roosters, please. Unusual pets may be approved by the Homeowner’s Association (HOA).
As there are already buck on the property, dogs should be walked on leashes. There will be two dog parks (one for small dogs), where dogs can run freely and mix with other dogs. We hope to reintroduce other buck species. Unfortunately to avoid a fly problem we cannot accept cows, sheep, pigs or goats.
The main Clubhouse will be a lovely 200m2 self- service clubhouse with a big screen. The Clubhouse will face Island dam with wraparound shaded verandas on three sides. There will be a tennis court and a squash court, a 20m adult swimming pool, a kiddies play area and splash pool. There will also be a 40m x 30m grassed play area for ball games.
There will be a pergola shaded outdoor shaded entertainment area near the dam below the Clubhouse with gas braais and a pizza oven. There are two lovely dams with bass and tilapia where homeowners are welcome to fish on a catch and release basis.
Another smaller Clubhouse will be built near Sunset Dam which will be convenient for Village residents but open to all. This will have a kiddie’s play area, a small pool and a shaded veranda facing the Dam.
The Village will have a village green, similar to the one at Gowrie Village in Nottingham Road, which has become a very popular social center for the Gowrie Estates. This too will have a kiddies’ play area and a shaded shelter where moms can watch their children play.
The Estate will have a network of over 7kms of hiking and biking trails offering easy access between homes and the Clubhouses.
The landscape architect is Lucas Uys. He is one of SA’s top experts and designed the landscapes at Elaleni and Val de Vie which was voted SA’s best estate.
The landscaping code stipulates indigenous trees and shrubs outside the building platform. Homeowners are welcome to plant exotic flowers and shrubs within the building platforms as long as exotic plants do not exceed 30% of the planting palette. Homeowners are welcome to begin landscaping their plots immediately after signing their sales agreements. This will mean that screening boundary trees can be more than 3m high when homeowners move into their houses.
Springvale is being developed by the Graham family who recently completed Birdhaven Estate in Colwyn Drive, Sheffield Beach. It is being developed by a family as an Estate where they too would like to live.