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About the Somerset
Lifestyle & retirement village

The Somerset is a luxury retirement village situated in Somerset West. It’s an elegant haven for over-50s who wish to retire in a luxurious, tranquil and secure setting where they can discover their own sense of belonging.

Here, you will never tire of the beauty, the wonder, and the richness of the surroundings. Along with a peaceful vacation-like ambience, The Somerset also meets all practical and lifestyle requirements, with friendly and professional healthcare and advanced security measures.

The Somerset is conveniently located close to all local amenities, shopping malls, excellent hospitals, golf courses, sports facilities and every manner of outdoor activity.

Highlights of the estate

  • One of the Top 10 Retirement & Lifestyle Villages in South Africa, as
    surveyed  by NW Wealth
  • Created by the award-winning Westacre Property Group
    leading Somerset West property developers
  • Managed by Macadamia Properties: Property agents that specialise in establishing professional management practices for retirement and lifestyle estates. 
  • Choice of Life Right Apartments, Life Right Cottages and
    Freestanding Freehold homes
    with varying views and layouts
  • Situated at the foot of the Hottentots Holland Mountains with
    spectacular wraparound views
  • State-of-the-art 24-hour security and access control systems
  • Stylish clubhouse with contemporary design touches
  • Gym, library, conference room and chapel
  • Pet friendly – we welcome your furry friends
  • Minutes away from the Cape Winelands
  • 20 minutes from Cape Town International Airport
  • 30 minutes to buzzing Cape Town
  • Explore Strand’s beautiful Blue Flag beach
  • World Class Health Care Centre

The Lord Somerset Clubhouse

The Lord Somerset Clubhouse is the social hub of The Somerset – a stylish, spacious entertainment area designed for social interaction and relaxation. Meet friends in the bar for a sundowner, catch up with some reading in the comfortable lounge, join the bridge club or book club, or even start a club of your own. An extensive and superbly executed facility, the Clubhouse boasts:

RESTAURANT

The restaurant is available to residents and their guests for meals. Residents can enjoy a set 3-course menu, order from the á la carte menu, or purchase beverages from the bar or restaurant.

Bar & Lounge

The bar and lounge offer the ideal setting for many a happy occasion and sporting event. The cozy lounge with fireplace has a large screen TV for the viewing of films and presentations.

Chapel

A small interdenominational chapel is available for quiet reflection, private ceremonies, and services.

Library &
Conference Room

The library has a range of good books and DVDs, donated by residents, and is managed by residents. The library area also serves as a well-equipped conference room which is available to all residents via a booking system with the village manager.

Coffee Shop

For those moments when you just feel like a Cappuccino with a muffin, or toasted cheese, the Coffee Shop will provide you with those treats in a comfortable setting.

Gym

A private gym is available for a basic workout in a comfortable setting. Use of the gym (and all other facilities) is at own risk.

Social Activities

We offer a variety of events which are arranged by the Entertainment Committee and include things like Film Club Movies, Canasta, Croquet, and Arts & Crafts. Keep an eye on the Clubhouse noticeboard for regular events and dates.

Estate Structure

The two forms of ownership are governed by two sub-associations, namely a Homeowners Association (HOA) for all Freehold (own title) owners and the Cape Peninsula Organisation for the Aged (CPOA) for properties contracted in a Life Right occupation arrangement. These two associations each have their own sub-association constitutions and both are members of the Master Homeowners Association (MHOA), which has its own constitution.

While this sounds complicated, it is a stable arrangement that works well. Each sub-association nominates trustees to represent their members at the Master Homeowners Association, which is the highest level of authority within the estate.

During the development period, the developer appoints developer trustees to represent its interests within the associations.

Resident Trustees are volunteers who are nominated and voted in by their fellow residents at the annual AGM. Trustees are not required to be operationally involved, but do provide a strategic, and governance role.

The MHOA is responsible for all common infrastructure (shared facilities and services) and appoints outsourced service providers to provide a range of services to the residents.

The MHOA appoints a Managing Agent who provides a broad range of operational management expertise, and staff, to carry out and supervise all daily operations within the common services of the estate. The Estate Manager and the administrative team is the first port of call for any resident requiring assistance. 

Estate Basic Services

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