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St John's Village - A Premium Lifestyle & Retirement Estate
Nestled in the heart of the KZN Midlands you will find this premium gated estate, St. John’s Village.
This premium lifestyle and retirement estate offers a relaxed farm-styled lifestyle, fresh modern Natal Verandah inspired architecture, lush gardens and the sound of cattle close by. The estate homes are nestled within the almost one hundred hectares of wide green open spaces.
St Johns Village is a secure residential estate where combination of old and new worlds come together to create a modern yet traditional estate with unique organic agricultural elements and an eco-friendly ethos.
St Johns Village’s Architectural Design Code
The architectural theme of St. John’s Village is one of “Natal Verandah” styled homes- key elements thereof include high pitched roofs, open beam ceilings, (red) face-brick, plaster and natural stone finishes. Eco-friendly elements are a key focus : The estate thrives on a sustainable “green” ethos with the use of solar geysers, rainwater harvesting tanks and organic produce grown on communal garden areas.
St John’s Village is situated in Howick and lies on the Karkloof Road, just 20-minutes from Pietermaritzburg, about an hour from Durban and in close proximity to the Drakensburg. St John’s Village is close to a host of Howick’s amenities and retail outlets. including the newly revamped Medi-Clinic in Howick and the new Life Hilton Private Hospital.
The estate is surrounded hectares of farm and conservation land, with the
majority retained for open farm-styled pastures, gardens and walking paths/trails. The dams and farmland support a range of wildlife including an array of birds, fish and small game, enabling activities for residents such as fishing and bird watching.
“The Orchard House” Community Centre
Living amid gardens and farmland is just one aspect that makes St. John’s Village supremely unique. The estate boasts incredible facilities that promote fun interaction with fellow residents, family and friends. The Orchard House offers houses a pool area, dining room, restaurant and bar, a boardroom for private functions and a library. Enjoy cocktails by the pool-side, or a delicious dinner at the in-house restaurant.
“St. John’s Shopping Village”
Situated at the entrance to the estate, the St. John’s Shopping Village that caters for the needs of residents and the broader community. The centre is due to be launched at the end of 2017 and will offer a diverse collection of outlets, including boutique shops, restaurants and medical suites. Local fresh produce such as estate-grown organic vegetables, artisan breads and home-brewed beers will be able to be found throughout the shopping village.
Residential Areas within the Estate:
The estate comprises of two main residential categories: firstly a sectional title option offering compact smaller cottages for retirees, and secondly, freehold homes for couples and families of all age groups.
“The Orchards”- Sectional Title retirement units:
Available to 55 year-olds and above, the Orchards comprises 120 semi-detached, sectional title retirement cottages. 1-2-3 bed units with single or double garages. Eco friendly options include solar heating, rainwater harvesting, open or enclosed balconies and carports. The residents of The Orchards have access to the well-manicured Arboretum gardens situated within the estate.
“The Arboretum” – for the active over 55’s:
St. John’s Village houses a number of freehold residential developments in a section known as "The Arboretum". These homes are privileged with panoramic views of formal gardens overlooking a backdrop of forests and hills in the distance beyond.
“The Arboretum Gardens”
A key feature of St. John’s Village is the ecological practices that uphold a promise of a “greener” lifestyle. Part of this exclusive development is the “Arboretum”, which, by definition, is "a botanical garden that houses a collection of trees, partly intended for scientific study"
The Arboretum is accessible by residents from both freestanding homes and sectional title homes.
“The Vineyards”- Freehold Garden Sites
This Northern section of the estate offers a range of excellent freehold sites and available to families of all ages. The establishment of a vineyard in St. John’s Village has added to the other high quality vineyards in the KZN Midlands. Best suited to the terrain is soft Sauvignon Blanc and peppery Shiraz cultivars.