Fern Close (Constantia 3 bedrooms)
Fern Close is a special house and especially designed to feel like a house on holiday. It has enormous atmosphere and charm and is beautifully run and works like a dream. It was designed by Philip Briel and decorated by Serena Crawford.
The number one requirement in choosing the site for this house was security. It is in a cul-de-sac with a 24-hour guard at the entrance. It is where ADT security runs Constantia. The property also has state of the art security system. It is the same security system as Silverhurst the premier security estate in Cape Town.
Fern Close has two wonderful members of staff, Ephraim and Deli. They are gracious and properly trained. Deli is the cook and housekeeper and Ephraim helps her in the house and drives and does the security. You will not have to learn how to do anything or use any machine or lock up. Everything will be done for you and everything in this house works.
We have wifi, netflix and the full television package. The best latest TVs. and music system that your iPod or iPhone can be synced with.
The kitchen has a state-of-the-art extremely large fridge, the latest brand new appliances and a nespresso machine and there is also a staff kitchen where all the heavy cooking gets done. t also has a fabulous barbecue.
This is house is extremely comfortable, the sofas covered in the best linen, with sprung edges and down cushions.
It has the best most comfy beds, the best mattresses (I’m always asked where I got them. Australia and USA… wonderful cotton sheets. Down pillows etc. Fresh white towels.
We have wonderful Grohe top of the range showers and huge baths including a bath outside with the panoramic view of the mountain…You can bathe in the sunlight…looking at the beautiful view or in the moonlight looking at the stars and the moon. I love it!! The hot water never runs out.
There are fireplaces in every important room including the main bedroom. and even in mid summer we always light a fire in the outdoor room. It creates a wonderful atmosphere.
There is a wonderful outdoor room and an outdoor eating area with fireplace.
The swimming pool is heated and has outdoor sun loungers.
The best thing about this house is
A) Its charming, relaxing, beautifully designed and decorated, with a stunning view of the mountain from the main bedroom.
B) It is in a wonderful position, close to everything.
C) When you arrive you don’t have to worry about anything as you have the best staff, which know how to do everything…and will make your holiday a pleasure.
It’s like staying in a 6 star hotel but it’s a whole house.
The housekeepers will work the entire time during your stay…not taking days off. They have the usual roster of hours worked.
Ephraim can do your shopping early in the morning if you provide him with a car. Otherwise he is there the rest of the day looking after you and the house. Deli is a lovely simple healthy cook and also with Ephraim, is good at barbecuing. Deli is brilliant with laundry and I trust her with the finest of clothes.
Stevie comes in twice a week doing gardening…and to help with windows etc.
We have a vegetable garden providing fresh herbs and lettuces and tomatoes etc when in season.
Full package satellite DSTV.
Housekeeping and chef included.
Top of the range security and armed response.