As one of the first stops on the Midlands Meander, the town of Hilton can perfectly be described as an English countryside. A mere 10km from Pietermaritzburg, this charming node has retained its small village-feel, despite growing in population and popularity.
With the increase of homebuyers and families looking for a quieter lifestyle and seeking the exceptional schooling options available, the Hilton property market had a need for new accommodation to meet the ever growing demand.
Enter The Gates
Situated adjacent to the Hilton College, this brand new exclusive estate boasts 81 Natal-Dutch inspired homes, built on 44.3ha of land, overlooking the uMngeni valley with views towards Howick and the Drakensberg.
Offering residents an exquisite locale, where they can reap the advantages of laid-back country living while enjoying proximity to the amenities and services of Hilton, Pietermaritzburg and the surrounding towns – The Gates forms part of the Hilton College Estate and has meticulously been integrated into its environment and maintains the highest standard of living.
As an undertaking of Gwens Stream Estates (Pty) Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Hilton College Endowment Foundation, The Gates’ architecture drew heavily on the Hilton College campus.
Incorporating Cape Dutch and KwaZulu-Natal Farmhouse building principles, the abodes found here will be plastered and painted in earthy colours. As to leave its surroundings uninterrupted, property-owners will have to adhere to architectural guidelines that were designed to promote individuality when planning the homes.
As The Gates’ specific objective is to avoid creating an environment with high opposing security walls, open lawns and fences with hedges are permitted on street fronts. Landscaping will also be regulated in order to create a seamless blend with the surrounding foliage, for this reason, residents will be presented with a recommended plant list of both indigenous and non-indigenous species that are sensitive to this area’s natural environment.
With this in mind, The Gates is also committed to protecting the plants and the wildlife, while devoting efforts to the preservation and conservation of water.
Take advantage of the opportunity to advance and invigorate your lifestyle in every aspect. This includes access to a local game park that borders the community and the campsites that you would gain access to by buying into The Gates. Perfect for a morning game drive and a sunrise breakfast to an evening braai and sundowners.
The Gates gated community is the premier estate for sophistication and family practicality. With their nonchalant elegance, not only would you live in luxury, but you would also have ample opportunity to bask in the simplicity of the surrounding natural environment. For total privacy and relaxation, the houses within the estate are contemporary masterpieces that boast the most scenic views while maintaining their independent spacing. Inspired by chic architecture and the immense countryside, The Gates guarantee a sense of communal security while playing host to your inner explorer. Their internal amenities include the club house and pool, which are just some of the facilities that will make The Gates your dream neighbourhood.
Access to Camp Sites
When you invest in property at The Gates, not only do you get to own a pristine home, but you buy into access of their world class amenities. The dedication and experience that Midlands Developers Direct have put towards plot hunting and house building guarantees that our developments are in prime locations with such once-in-a-lifetime facilities nearby.
These days, in ‘the new normal’ it is so easy to get cabin fever! Living at The Gates is not just a high-end gated community, but it is a lifestyle experience too. With a holiday option right on your doorstep, The Gates is the epitome of a lifestyle upgrade. The two campsites offered on the neighbouring game park provide differing holiday atmospheres, the one being more of a private site, and the other with access to a shared braai areas but with secluded lapas to book as an added extra.
Water at The Gates is supplied by the Hiltonian Society and comes from the onsite purification plant. Registered with the Department of Water Affairs, The Society sources water from dams on the estate and augmented by water from the Midmar Dam.
Residents at The Gates are required to take measures to minimise grey water waste, which is collected and treated to irrigate the gardens on the estate.
Supplied by Eskom, electricity at The Gates is charged to residents by the Homeowners’ Association, according to their usage.
Covered by the levy, refuse at The Gates is removed by an independent contractor.
To ensure a safe living environment, The Gates boasts state of the art security fencing along its borders. Access is controlled by a manned gate, who will contact via an intercom to verify visitors.
Cats, dogs and caged birds are allowed on the estate. Dogs must be kept on their owners’ property at all times, with the exception of walks where a leash will be required.
Communal facilities at The Gates are solely for the use of residents and their guests. These facilities include; a Clubhouse with an entertainment area and pool. While the clubhouse does not have a liquor licence it is available to residents as a venue for private functions and informal gatherings.
Located on the Hilton College campus, this clubhouse is made up of a bar, lounge and dining room area with a fireplace, enclosed veranda, memorabilia shop and an additional venue for functions. Residents of The Gates will be entitled to apply for membership and are encouraged to join to make use of the wonderful facilities on offer.
If you are looking to plant roots in the spectacular Hilton area and provide your children with world-class schooling in a safe and relaxed lifestyle, The Gates is the development for you.
Midlands Developers Direct boasts prime mandates in the estate, ideal for families wanting to build their future in an unmatched setting.Contact our devoted team of property professionals today for more information.
The communal facilities established for the use of The Gates residents and their friends consists of a Clubhouse, swimming pool and entertainment area. The clubhouse does not have a liquor licence but is available for meetings and private functions, as well as for informal gatherings of residents.
THE FLEUR-DE-LYS CLUB
The Fleur-de-lys Club is situated on the Hilton College campus, near the McKenzie entrance gates and beside the Hart-Davis cricket oval. Built in the characteristic Cape Dutch style, the clubhouse consists of a bar, lounge/dining room with fireplace, additional function room, enclosed verandah and memorabilia shop.
Cricket10202Membership of the Club is drawn principally from the ranks of Old Hiltonians, current and past parents, staff and others associated with the College. Visitors to the College are most welcome.
The Fleur-de-lys Club is licensed and open throughout the year. Particularly popular as a venue for lunch and drinks on Saturdays during school term time, and after matches in the afternoons, it also regularly hosts functions such as school and private dinners, reunions, weddings, parties and other get-togethers. The Club looks forward to catering for the requirements of members who are residents of The Gates.
On acquiring a site at “the Gates at Hilton”, the purchaser will be entitled to apply for membership of the Fleur-de-lys Club, at the rate applicable at the time, and to maintain that membership throughout the period of ownership by annual renewal. That membership will entitle the owner to full use of the facilities of the Club, and to access to the Estate as described above. It is understood that use of certain facilities may attract specific fees.
The Gates residents are encouraged to join the Fleur-de-lys Club. In addition to being able to make use of the Club’s facilities, membership will also entitle residents to agreed access to the facilities and amenities of Hilton College.
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