Spring fever in Darling
DARLING is gearing up for its annual spring season, when visitors flock to see the area’s spectacular wildflower displays. One of the highlights of the period is the Voorkamerfees, due to take place from September 4 to 6, when locals open up their sitting rooms for dance, theatre and poetry events.
Pam Golding Properties say events like the Voorkamerfees significantly increase interest in the town’s property. West Coast area manager Stephanie Wynne Cole says: “Many visitors are drawn to the spring flowers and other local attractions, and experience the beauty of the area and the charm of its quiet small-town atmosphere. They then start responding to our property boards. It has been a quiet year in Darling, with just 15 properties changing hands in the entire village, across all estate agencies. But there has been a definite pick-up in activity since the early appearance of the first spring flowers brought the first wave of visitors back into town after a quiet mid-winter.”
The entry-level price for plots is around R325 000 for 775m and this goes up to around R775 000 for larger tracts of 3 100m2 or more.
A small lock-up-and-go home with two bedrooms and a single bathroom can still be had for around R680 000, and a good-sized family home with four bedrooms comes in at around R1.3 million.
At the top end, you can buy a beautifully restored Victorian home in the older section of Darling for about R2.5 million.
Call John Nutter or Sheena Boardman on 022 451 2188.
OLD-WORLD CHARM: This three-bedroom Victorian home in the heart of Darling is for sale at R2.6 million.