This beautiful five-bedroom home is part of an exclusive gated community off Lower Kabete Road, perfectly located for commutes to the UN and walking distance to both Peponi and ISK. The six-home community is at the end of a tree-lined cul de sac with a 24-hour manned barrier, giving plenty of space for children to safely play. Set far off the road, the only sounds you hear are the river below and the birds attracted by the abundant greenery and landscaped garden.

The River Cottage boasts a beautiful covered portico with a stunning carved door, which opens into a spacious entrance foyer and the balcony and forest beyond. The living room offers tranquil green views and a beautiful working fireplace. The open plan kitchen looks into the family dining area, with an adjoining patio for al fresco family meals looking out on the forested valley. The kitchen area has a large shelved pantry, and this home has a separate outdoor covered dhobi area.

From the entrance floor, which has an ensuite room perfect for an office or guest bedroom, the home has a floor both above and below. Upstairs, which is protected by a security door, the home features four bedrooms, two being ensuite and two sharing a bathroom with a tub, which is perfect for young children. The lower floor offers a suite that could serve a range of roles, from a beautiful guest wing to a large home office or a comfortable family room.

Part of this home’s charm lies in its timelessly elegant fittings and fixtures, and its beautiful Cape Dutch architecture. There are thoughtful details throughout, like plugs installed in the floor in the centre of rooms, excellent water pressure in all showers, an external gas cylinder, and a large store room under the stairs, complete with an inverter for power outages. The home comes complete with two staff quarters as well as perimeter walling and electric fence, and the garden terraces lend themselves perfectly to an extensive kitchen garden.

The River Cottage is shown unfurnished, but can be furnished in the Maarifa Homes signature style. Contact us to arrange a viewing and learn more about this stunning property!

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