A romantic home in a nature lovers’ setting
An instantly appealing property for an engaging and relaxing country life, enjoying the peace and the birdlife.
The character and charm of this property starts at the automatic colonial white gates and picket fence from where you approach the home up a short drive.
The nostalgic atmosphere of this home is enhanced by wisteria draped verandah, shuttered and French doors of downstairs bedrooms and a heavenly haven master suite upstairs with a private sunny retreat space beside it. The butler's sink in the granite kitchen bench, a real mudroom inside the back door, low windows and bi fold doors from living areas and gleaming tawa floors create a practical and beautiful living environment with an attractive connection to the paved patio and pool. A versatile separate studio beside the garaging increases options for office use or additional accommodation.
On town water supply, the setting is rambling parklike grounds, the structure of which hints to an earlier much larger country garden, with spring blossoms everywhere, some fruit trees and plenty of shade. It merges to almost a half hectare of private native bush clad hillside, 500 metres of private walking tracks under trees around the three ponds of the stream that runs through the 2.4320-hectare property. The bush is a bird sanctuary for pheasants, wood pigeons, tuis, quails, and black birds to name a few. A separate entrance by the front gate leads to well fenced grazing that caters for a few pet animals.
The perfect recipe for an idyllic country life where views to the coast and Mauao and the Kaimai Ranges are the icing on the cake. Go for bush walks up the road or head down the road to State Highway 2; Katikati is a short drive away.