When is a Cottage not a Cottage? When it was built as the weekend retreat for Sir Donald McLean who used it to escape from the bustle of Hastings in the late 1860s. 'The Cottage' was subsequently extended to its current size by his son Sir Douglas McLean in the 1880s. It remains a classic example of Scottish architecture with double gable, steep roof, and bay windows combined with the best of NZ's Kauri and Totara timber construction. This beautiful historic homestead is set in grounds and gardens that have matured with the home over time.
This property was originally part of the 59,000 acre Maraekakaho Station, one of the most famous livestock stations in New Zealand. 28Ha is now being subdivided off from the main farm and will incorporate 'The Cottage' with its pool and tennis court, along with three further dwellings, shearers' quarters, covered yards, and woolshed.
Offering huge scope, potential galore, and a current income of (approximately) $51,000 per annum, your options are endless - continue to enjoy as is, convert to upmarket accommodation, or create a retreat with plenty of accommodation already in place.
Here is your opportunity to own an historic homestead with established income stream on an ideally sized land holding in an accessible location just 20 minutes from Hastings.
Tenders close 2pm Thursday 23 March (plus GST if any).