Based on visits to study successful stud farms around the world, the Scott Bros designed their Highdown facilities by combining the best and most practical elements. The American covered barn concept was the most practical and Scott Bros were the first to implement this design in South Africa.
- The farm boasts a total of 170 Stables, 111 of which are situated in 5 covered barns. Two of the covered barns have 47 loose boxes attached which are generally used for yearling preparation.
- There are 8 Stallion boxes and 4 foaling boxes. The stables are specially designed to be cool in summer and warm in winter with roof ventilators in every box.
- There is a sophisticated veterinary area including 6 isolation boxes, a knock down room and a fully equipped theatre for the on-call vet.
- There is also a horse walker for yearling sales prep.
The farm boundaries and paddocks are planted with Pines for windbreaks. The farm accommodation includes the main homestead, 2 additional houses and a cottage, all within reasonable proximity of each other. Workers accommodation consists of 15 cottages of which five are 3-roomed dwellings and ten are 2-roomed dwellings. There is also a compound offering single quarter accommodation. There is an office complex, with a reception area, offering refreshment facilities for visitors to the Stud.