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 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 for the next owner, 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 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 separate chilled pantry are testament to the statement that it is short of nothing. Open plan to less formal dining, and large 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, the fourth and fifth have access to the sun verandah. Upstairs or down they have views or lovely aspects to the surrounding garden. A peaceful nights sleep assured.
An extensive Pool House complete with billiard room, conference room and gymnasium 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 which could be a fourth bedroom.
Glen Aros in the heart of Hawke's Bay wine growing area is a very special property.
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