Step back in time into a character filled English cottage in the middle of Karaka. Surrounded by lush pasture and mature trees, it is a charming call to enjoy a very exclusive lifestyle, with the graciousness of yesteryear, but with all the mod cons.
Amazingly, only ten minutes from the motorway, the property is gracefully situated well back from the quiet country road at Te Hihi, on approx. 4.2 gently rolling hectares.
Drive through the stylish white wooden gates and the much loved two storeyed home comes into view. White walls, lots of brick paving and a terracotta roof makes you think of entertaining in a fine style!
Covered stables and a large barn at the side - something for everyone here!
The property is now ready to be taken on by another fun loving family to put their touch on it. Ideally suited for those who need proximity to the motorway, and great schools, and require a peaceful oasis for their family, pets included!
French doors and wooden window surrounds remind you that this home was built in the time of utmost craftsmanship, some eighty five years ago. The present owner first saw it about 10 years ago on its original site near the International airport, spotted its absolute charm and fell in love with it. Later it was carefully moved to its new site and lovingly restored. It is now ready for you to increase its value!
A cosy "Fyfe" kitchen meets you at the rear of the home, getting all the morning sun and is home to a fabulous Aga stove which keeps the house so warm in winter. Plenty of room here for making jams and preserves!
A very sunny family room is next door and opens through French doors to the morning and midday sun, where you can relax and watch children at play.
A formal front entrance and a stunning lounge and dining are over on the west side, a great place for a "black tie" dinner! The original stair case takes you upstairs to three bedrooms and two bathrooms, all with gorgeous views out over the property. A great surprise awaits you as you head to the garage downstairs. 3 car garaging and then an easy stairway up to an amazing rumpus area above the garage. Let your imagination run wild here! Teenager? Guest? Or business?
Outside you have great spaces to wander to, loads of fruit trees, and plenty of room for the ponies with covered sheds and a large barn for horse truck and tack room! Come and make this your masterpiece! Inspection will be rewarded.