Look at this historical treasure of a guesthouse in the heart of the popular Philippolis! A great business opportunity awaits your ownership!
This established business is sold as a unit with the adjacent residence (refer to P24 listing 1138103920) and can sleep up to 28 people.
The building dates back from 1872 when it first served as a jail for 70 years, police station for 30 years, and local army barracks for 10 years. Then it stood vacant for a couple of years before the current owners grabbed it up and turned this beauty into a memorable overnight-stay self-cater guesthouse. Offering guests a true night-experience "in jail" where they will feel most safest.
There are 11 rooms, including two old ladies' cells with their en-suite bathroom, a honeymoon suite with its own bathroom, and seven remaining "men cells" that share an ablution block with showers.
The old police room serves as a kitchen/dining area, perfect for preparing meals and enjoying them together. Additionally, there is a built-in braai in the courtyard, allowing for outdoor cooking and entertaining.
For your convenience, the property has prepaid electricity, ensuring easy management of utilities.
Water supply is sourced from the adjacent residence, which has a borehole and municipal water. To further guarantee uninterrupted water supply, the guesthouse is equipped with two backup watertanks, holding 5000 and 1000 liters respectively.
Now, let's talk about an interesting aspect of this guesthouse – its friendly ghost story. Legend has it that Willem Bitter, a local musician, met an untimely demise in a motorcar accident just outside Philippolis. As the former police station, Willem's body was brought here. Unfortunately, someone stole his violin that very night. If you happen to hear soft, gentle, sad violin music in the cells, do not be alarmed – it is simply Willem searching for his stolen violin!
With its rich history and unique features, this property has endless possibilities and awaits your new ownership. Whether you choose to continue operating it as a guesthouse or explore alternative uses, the potential is boundless.
Do not delay – give us a call today to schedule a viewing. Please note that viewing is subject to pre-qualified or cash investment buyers only. Should you require assistance with financing, our bond originator is ready to lend a helping hand.
Take advantage of this exceptional opportunity and make your mark on this piece of history. Invest in this remarkable guesthouse in Philippolis and unlock its true potential.