Your Exclusive Retreat? (16.9ha.)
Now is exactly the right time to have your own resort style country lodge for you and your family to safely escape to and enjoy the ambience of top quality lifestyle living!
Experience something that all New Zealanders want, peace and quiet, complete security and surrounded by beautiful countryside, complete with waterways and bush!
How unique would it be to invite special friends and family to share breathtaking views and magnificent sunsets in a relaxed alfresco setting! Chilled Rose' anyone?
A very convenient and desired location, being under five minutes to the Ramarama motorway, making it so easy to head off to Coromandel or the mountains for a little skiing!
The exceptional residence is architecturally designed by the much sought after David McBride who is well known for his absolute attention to detail. The home boasts a feature cathedral ceiling, contemporary fireplaces and extensive glazing to maximise light and sunshine into every room. The Master bedroom is beautifully positioned at one end of the home, so you can wake up to the exceptional views out towards the city and to the Manukau Harbour. The four bedroomed residence has warm natural features including Bombay blue stone plinths, and cedar joinery and the floors glow with the warmth of oak. The bathrooms feature top quality fittings as well, including a magnificent freestanding bath where you can relax to your heart's content and gaze at the view!
The bespoke entertainer's kitchen complete with butlers pantry, is the Hub of the home and visitors are made so welcome here! The Chef has amazing spaces to work with but can still feel part of all the activities, and with the large bi-fold doors and specially designed windows opening to the patio, for the cook to pass the dishes through to the alfresco table outside! Sitting here you can enjoy the clever landscaping with planted embankments, wander through the rockery pathways, and take in the aroma from the potager kitchen garden.
Outside you can also see that this is an exceptional country property with just over forty acres of rolling farmland. It is delightful to quietly walk around the edges of the garden at sunset, chilled drink in hand and watch your fat cattle and happy horses quietly grazing away! The farm has extensive raceways so it is very easy to handle your stock, no dogs required! You can also enjoy the native bush walks at the edge of the waterways and there is also an impressive stand of redwood trees. All in all, a very special spot to relax and renew yourselves, total peace and quiet, and wonderful bird song!
Part of the northern farm track was the original old "Coach Rd" to Thames and comes up from "Whiskey Creek" just below the boundary, where the monks made their "tipple". Lovely history everywhere!
For those equestrian, there are amazing places to ride and roam, and an exquisite Harrison Lane stable block with all amenities, and your own 70x40 sand and shell arena. Fifteen paddocks in all, and expertly fences with great consideration given to gateways etc.
As you come down the drive, you'll see there is a real English style barn, now cleverly set up as a guest wing and is actually signed off as a secondary dwelling. A wonderful spot if you need accommodation for a children's Nanny, or for your parents or even as a charming area to conduct a business from home. It would also be an enticing place to rent out for a weekend retreat for stressed out Aucklanders! Now's the chance to seize the opportunity to have your Dream Retreat, walk it with us today!
Inspection will be rewarded!