First impressions confirm the traditional elegance of a country homestead, with wide verandahs, sweeping lawns and peaceful rural views of the picturesque Raukawa Valley.
Glen Aros is a classic country estate, set on 10.23 Ha in the hinterland of Hastings, known for its fine wine and mild climate. At the end of a tree-lined driveway, in gardens originally designed by landscape architect Alfred Buxton, two homes are included for sale, each private in their setting. Providing options as residence and guest accommodation, for extended family, or lodge and managers home.
Stepping through large cedar doors into the entry foyer of the gracious 1914 home, you will discover it has been beautifully restored to maintain the original country charm but significantly enhanced to meet the needs of modern living. Quality craftsmanship pervades - simply stunning.
There are spacious living rooms for convivial gatherings, the formal dining room with original sideboard and 12 seater North American walnut / honeysuckle dining table providing for rich conversation.
The chef's kitchen, with butler's pantry, and chilled pantry are testament to the statement that it is short of nothing. Open plan to informal dining, and family living with open fire, bay window and French doors to the garden, extensive grassed area flows to where lawn tennis was once played.
Five bedrooms have an ensuite, upstairs or down they have views or lovely aspects to the surrounding garden. A peaceful nights sleep assured.
A Pool House is complete with billiard room, conference room and gymnasium. It extends from the three car garage, also encompassing wine cellar and laundry. The bespoke pool is resort style with large spa and cascading waterfalls, an object of art in its own right.
The second home was built in 2007, classic in design, with all the modern conveniences, three bedrooms and a study.
Glen Aros in the heart of Hawke's Bay wine country is a very special property.
Information Memorandum available. $3,900,000 + GST (if any)