OWN A PIECE OF HISTORY - CIRCA 1814
This perfect palette offers you the unique opportunity to live and work in one of Grahamstown's most historical properties. Former home to Professor Guy Butler (1951-2001) who was a South African literary and cultural figure who was known as a poet, writer, academic and cultural activist who left his generous mark on the lives of numerous South Africans, of all communities.
This charming home is steeped in history, olde worlde charm, character, grandeur, comfort, style and is centrally situated 20 metres from Rhodes University.
Yellowwood staircase and wooden flooring throughout.
Guest house - Four bedrooms upstairs with en-suite bathrooms. Three full bathrooms and one bath only. Downstairs lounge/dining area, kitchen/laundry, two guest toilets, storeroom, study and reception rooms.
Fifth guest house room at pool with full en-suite bathroom.
Three cottages behind main building- two cottages with two bedrooms, lounge/kitchenette and bathroom with shower only. Third cottage duplex with two bedrooms upstairs, one with full en-suite bathroom and other with en-suite shower only. full kitchen and lounge/dining area downstairs.
Family home - main bedroom downstairs with full en-suite bathroom. Two bedrooms upstairs with bathroom (shower only) and lounge area. Lounge, dining, kitchen and study with double tandem garage downstairs.
From the kitchen you get double doors leading out to an undercover entertainment area with a built in braai overlooking a sparkling swimming pool.
A short History of "High Corner".
High Corner is made up of a number of sections, the oldest of which is "The Messenger's Cottage". This is the part on either side of the lower front door on High Street,built in 1814 and is the oldest cottage in Grahamstown. Although started in 1814, the building was only completed in 1819 and was once residence to the District Surgeon, Dr John Atherstone.
The room fronted by the bay window was built around 18