This riverfront five bedroom property up for sale is arguably one of the most beautiful in the secure conservation area of Dolly Estate. The plot is eleven acres of acacia woodland bordering the Usa River with its lush riverine forest. There are three rustic houses in a walled courtyard. Mature trees, lawns and exotically planted borders, vegetable gardens and fruit trees surround the property.
The main house comes with a river view, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a study. It also has an open-plan connecting the kitchen to the dining room and living room. In addition it has a laundry room and store. Large veranda and private garden by the river. The “main guest house” comes with two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a large upstairs veranda with views of Mount Kilimanjaro and Masai Steppe over uninterrupted woodland. From here, Mount Meru is also visible over the riverine forest. Further amenities include a study, large living and dining room and a kitchen. A veranda looking onto a fish pond and a private garden.
The property also houses a cottage with a bedroom, shower, WC, living room, kitchen, veranda and a private garden. In addition, there are varied outbuildings and shaded parking for 5 vehicles. Outbuildings include staff quarters for three with a living room, kitchen, shower and toilet.
Gutters are installed to the roofs of the houses. These gutters are connected to two concrete rainwater tanks. These water tanks have a total water capacity of 70,000 liters. This tanks are directly connected to the houses. Rainwater is filtered from a small header tank before used for drinking. Water for gardening and washing is pumped from the river. There is an extra storage of about 6,000 litres in plastic header tanks. Water is heated by energy efficient wood boilers. The property is self-sufficient in wood from the woodland.
There is a generator room which also houses the water pumps for the river. A gardening store with a solar system which runs the entire house, but Tanesco is also wired in. (There is one Tanesco dedicated socket in each house and in the laundry room which can be used for ironing, kettle, microwave, toaster, hairdryer etc). There is a large safari / bicycle store with washing and drying area.
The owner has fenced approximately two acres as a residential “footprint”. Within the fence lie the houses and outbuildings, car parking, lawns, herb garden, flowered borders, a vegetable- and a fruit garden. The footprint also entails a chicken house, two fish ponds stocked with tilapia and an access point to the river.
Outside the fence, you find two access roads from the north and south borders. To the west is the Usa River and east is the dirt road that leads to the Polo Club (10 min drive) and to the Golf course ( 5 min walk). This road also leads to Kennedy House School and the town of Usa River (15 min drive) and via the town of Maji ya Chai, to Kilimanjaro International Airport (40 min drive).
There is another access point to the river and a few cows and sheep to keep the grass short. The owner has cut paths through half the bush to allow for private walks and runs. The other half is an untouched wilderness area, for wildlife only. On the plot, over 20 species of mammal including monkeys, bush baby, dikdik, duiker, bushbuck, mongoose, serval, bush pig, civet and genet have been identified. There are further over 300 species of birds and of course butterflies and lizards abound. In addition – the plot harbours an estimated 100 species of indigenous trees and bushes.
A truly unique property with (probably) the best plot in the Arusha area. It is a must for anyone looking for a five bedroom property up for sale in the region. View more properties in the Arusha region from Tanganyika Estate Agents.
|Size of plot||11 acres|
|Legal status||Title deed|
|Water||Harvesting and from the river|
|Power||Tanesco / solar / generator|
|security||Fenced in quiet area|
|parking||Yes - incl car port|
|Garden||Mature - courtyard style|