To find a rural lifestyle property in the Bay of Islands within 15 minutes of Paihia, 10 minutes to the marina in Opua and 10 minutes to Kawakawa and the Bay of Islands Hospital could be considered a big ask. Not any more!
Just shy of six acres, rivers skirt the north and west boundaries, pine and macrocarpa trees in the glens-North facing, splashed with sunshine and well protected from the winds.
Entering the property is to arrive in a world of one's own. The loop driveway, the avenue of plane trees, the house draped in ivy, the environment draws you in.
Cross the threshold of the main dwelling and be captured by the high beamed ceiling of the main living area, an invitation through to the vision of floor to ceiling glass - the entire area bathed in brilliant natural light. This living area is the heart of the home with the open plan farm house kitchen and dining room on one corner, master bedroom with en-suite adjacent and on the other corners a second bedroom, study and second bathroom. The decor is thoughtful and tastefully arranged. Timber floors, carpeted area and tiles all in the right places.
Externally, the property really opens up to show what it can do.
The gardens are stunning.Outdoor areas offer opportunities for dining and summer entertainment.
There is a small colonial railway cottage delightfully decorated-could be for the children or possibly tourist accommodation or even rent long term. Also there is a secluded forest hut, again, great for guests, includes all amenities.Other features include; two streams, a crystal spring, verdant meadow, sturdy post and rail fencing, useful outbuildings and attached yards , barn, Scandinavian sauna, electric security gates, natural rock walls, native trees and rare exotica.Currently operated as a small wildlife sanctuary; the versatility of the landform, the layout, and improvements mean that this keystone estate can be swiftly and easily transformed to suit any one of a multitude of activities.
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