About Noordhoek House
Noordhoek House sits on the waterís edge of Lake Michelle, one of South Africaís premier Eco Estates. It is situated on the west coast of the Cape Peninsula and provides breathtaking views of Chapmanís Peak and the surrounding hills.
Noordhoek House is a privately owned 4-bedroom holiday home, which the owners, Colin and Christine, still try to use whenever possible. Consequently, they endeavor to ensure that the property is equipped with everything necessary for the perfect holiday.
This spectacular split-storey house, situated on the banks of the Lake, offers a homely base for you to enjoy your holiday from. The views of Chapmanís Peak, enclosed swimming pool and direct lake access, all means this is more than just a home away from home.
The actual house is split, with a double-storey section that houses the four double bedrooms (three of which have en-suite bathrooms) and a guest toilet. The upstairs master bedroom has a balcony and provides stunning views of the surrounding hills.
Between the sleeping quarters and the lake facing lounge and terrace area, is the solar heated courtyard pool with a wooden decking. The design is optimized for maximum sun, and makes a wonderful location to laze away those windier days on the provided sun loungers.
The open plan dining, living and kitchen area, provides a light and airy space where you may be surprised to find yourself spending much or your time. Depending on the time of year and weather conditions, either open the whole house to the elements and enjoy the scenery or on wintery nights close everything up, light the fire and use the indoor barbeque.
Relax here and enjoys the garden, lake and mountain views or use the rubber dinghy boat with electric motor and enjoy the sunsets or sundowners on the lake. If you have children, then they are welcome to use the table tennis equipment.
The kitchen and separate scullery comes fully equipped with washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge/freezer inc. ice machine and dishwasher. It also comes with a Nespresso coffee machine, so donít forget to bring your own capsules. A separate TV / playroom, also opens up to the garden and includes both satellite and Apple TV, a DVD and iPhone/iPod docking station for your music.
The double garage leads straight into the house.
Lake Michelle is a secure Eco-Estate, where life itself is based around the 22 hectare saline lake itself. Designed in a way where the houses blend with the surrounds, youíll feel you are in a wilderness nature sanctuary. The lake itself has many species of fish and if you are observant you can see all of the 120 species of indigenous and migratory birds, including Fish Eagles and Kingfishers that either house permanently of occasionally visit at Lake Michelle.
You are able to access the lake, simply by walking to the end of the premises garden or by walking on the neighbouring wooden jetty. Here you can decide whether you wish venture to the middle of the lake in the provided inflatable dinghy or relax next to the waterfront in the garden chairs. Have a sundowner to round of the holiday experience and sit back and enjoy the stunning scenery.
For the more active, you can canoe and sail on the lake or cycle, rollerblade, skate and run around the estates perimeter.
Noordhoek and the surrounding area
Long Beach offers over 8 kmís of unspoiled beach stretches out from Chapmans Peak to Kommetjie lighthouse. The closest and easiest access to the beach from Lake Michelle is a short drive away. Once on the beach, walking, surfing, kitesurfing and horse riding are all popular activities.
Noordhoek Village offers a range of art and craft shops, excellent restaurants like the Foodbarn, bakeries and other activities. With the village feel and childrenís play areas, I doubt youíll only end up visiting once.
Cycling: Whatever your standard, there are a range of on and off road cycling options available. South Africans spend more per person on cycling than any other country in the world and once you have been over Chapmanís Peak or traversed Cape Point National Park youíll understand why.