This prestigious estate has become a preferred address for many homeowners looking for a secure and tranquil ambiance. “Many homeowners enroll their children in Cornwall Hill College, which is recognised as one of the top IEB schools in South Africa. “In addition, the excellent management of this estate ensures that it protects the investment made by homeowners when buying a property in this estate.
Conveniently located close to the R21 for easy access to Pretoria and Johannesburg and a 35km drive away from O. R Tambo International Airport, Cornwall Hill Country Estate is a sought-after estate in Pretoria.
This estate is set on 318 hectares of land in the tranquil tree-lined suburb of Irene in Centurion. The unique “village” ambiance has been reaffirmed throughout this area with the nearby Jan Smuts House, Irene Dairy Farm, Irene Village Mall and Crafters/Farmer’s market every second weekend, says Leonie Van der Sande, Area Specialist for Pam Golding Properties in Centurion.
Situated next to the entrance of this prestigious estate the Whisk Wine Bar/Restaurant has become the latest get together for many families within the estate and the area.
“This prestigious estate has become a preferred address for many homeowners looking for a secure and tranquil ambiance. “Many homeowners enroll their children in Cornwall Hill College, which is recognised as one of the top IEB schools in South Africa. “In addition, the excellent management of this estate ensures that it protects the investment made by homeowners when buying a property in this estate,” says Van der Sande.
She explains that the 400 luxury homes are built on land sizes measuring between 1,000m2 to 10, 000m2 with prices ranging from R2.6 million and up to R50 million for luxury homes.
According to Lightstone data, just over half of current homeowners in the estate have owned their properties for more than 11 years, demonstrating the happiness that residents have in living within the estate.
Homes have achieved solid price growth over the past decade, and this estate has seen strong investor interest. “The growth and prices achieved affirm the desirability to live within this estate,” says Van der Sande.
Living in Cornwall
Established in 1999, Cornwall Country Hill Estate offers an unrivaled lifestyle and open spaces.
The Hennops River forms the southern border of the estate and provides a wonderful place for family picnics or braais. There are walking, cycling and horseback trails for residents to enjoy.
Van der Sande says residents with children have peace of mind knowing the school is located within the estate thus making it convenient for them to commute to their workplaces outside of the estate. Cornwall Hill College caters from grade 000 to matric.
Although only a few houses come onto the market each year, those looking for luxury and secure estate living with a country feel will find that Cornwall Hill Country Estate is definitely the estate to look at, and there are some rare gems that have come onto the market.
“Properties within the estate have appreciated in value over the last few years which is perhaps why there isn’t a huge turnover. “Those who sell do so to downscale or move to the Western Cape,” says Ivan Muller, resident and Cornwall View Magazine editor.
Muller and his family have lived in Cornwall Hill Country Estate for 15 years and intend staying on for as long as possible.
“The secure environment and its convenient accessibility to the highways, major amenities and its open spaces and views ticked the right boxes when we were looking to buy.”
The estate is a close-knit community. When it comes to special events such as Christmas, residents generously dig into their pockets to give to the security guards who work tirelessly to ensure the safety of residents within the estate, he points out.
“For buyers who need a peaceful, secure, environment, Cornwall Hill Country Estate is the place to buy into,” he adds.