Located just 10 minutes away from Hermanus and around an hour away from the beautiful city of Cape Town you’ll find the small coastal town of Vermont.
Properties in Vermont Hermanus offer unsurpassed tranquillity. This peaceful seaside village is perfect for those looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life and is a popular choice for Cape Town weekend holiday home buyers seeking a getaway from city life.
Vermont holiday homes also make it a popular holiday destination, playing host to numerous family holiday houses and some top notch bed and breakfasts and guest houses.
Although property in Vermont is predominantly made up of freestanding or full title houses – both residential estate living and sectional title options are also options – albeit on a smaller scale.
Additionally, the different types of Vermont properties for sale are well-priced, affording buyers and investors great value for money. With everything from prime stands of vacant land, to seaside cottages, bungalows and villas, to quaint flats, this offering of property in Vermont Hermanus presents a tremendous diversity in style, size and price!
The Vermont Property Market
The average price of properties in Vermont suggests that both freestanding and sectional title (townhouses, flats and apartments generally) are comparatively well priced when considering prices in other local markets like Hermanus.
Leading property stats providers, Lightstone, report that as at mid-2013, on average, freestanding houses in Vermont sold for around R 950 000 (includes vacant land sales), while sectional title sales realised just over R 600 000 on average over the past year.
The vast majority (some 90%) of Vermont properties are reportedly freestanding. Under 10% are sectional title properties and just 3% residential or lifestyle estate properties. Comprehensive figures indicate that there were 89 conclusive transfers of Vermont properties, with a consolidated average price of R 1, 021 000 over the last year.
The variety of real estate and housing on offer in cozy Vermont caters for most tastes. Choose anything from quaint 2 bedroom cottages, to breath-taking seaside villas. Your smaller 2 bedroom homes generally start under R1 000 000, while your larger 4-5 bedroom, extravagant beachside Vermont property can command around R10, 000 000. For those loving "minimal upkeep" of their Vermont property, the town also boasts a fantastic selection of flats and apartments. You can fetch smaller 2 bedroom units for around R 600 000, while luxurious 4 bedroom units with panoramic sea views can be priced up to R 7, 000 000.
The town also offers a wide variety of vacant property stands that cater for those looking to build permanent residences, holiday homes or establish investments such as Bed and Breakfasts or other Vermont accommodation. The prices of land can be as conservative as R 270 000 up to R 3, 500 000 depending on the specification and location of the stand.
You will need to make the short 10 minute drive to Hermanus itself for the nearest schools. Hermanus offers educational facilities for learners of all levels with schools including Hermanus Primary School, and Hermanus High School. In the surrounding neighborhoods you also have access to reputable crèches and private schools.
Local residents are by no means short of established pharmacies, doctors and dentists. MediClinic and the state hospital, also operate in Hermanus, and are popular options for more comprehensive treatment or medical emergencies.
There are also plenty of convenience stores and restaurants throughout the town. As is the case with most small coastal towns though, you’ll need to travel to the larger metro’s for more specialised shopping or “retail therapy”. Somerset Mall near Somerset West is probably the most popular of larger malls with Vermonters.
Things To Do In And Around Vermont Hermanus
Vermont offers residents and holidaymakers the opportunity to watch whales, enjoy beautiful swimming beaches, nearby nature reserves and associated activities such as hiking or nature walks.
Other outdoor interests include the Vermont Salt Pan, the rich birdlife and fun at the tidal pools and sand dunes!
Despite its size, Vermont has so much to offer. Contact your local Chas Everitt office now to find out more on the latest Vermont properties for sale or contact us to have your choices sent directly to your inbox as they hit the market!
Author: Barry Davies