Ashcott Homestead has stood for 160 years as a reminder of the prosperity of rural Hawke's Bay. The current owners have extensively renovated this beautiful property and have established a successful Bed and Breakfast business. There is potential to continue building this business or simply enjoy as a large family home.
Exemplary craftsmanship is found throughout; the formal areas showcase the architectural periods in which they were built. The Edwardian library, ballroom and panelled dining / living room are all generous in proportion and offer multiple uses for events. The Arts and Crafts billiard room sports a full size snooker table around which you can imagine your guests engaging in friendly competition.
A large formal foyer leads to the grand staircase with all seven bedrooms on the first floor. Currently run as a three bedroom B&B each with its own separate bathroom, there are opportunities to expand within the existing footprint. The comfortable owners' accommodation is on a split level down from the guest area and has private stairway access to the kitchen and living rooms.
Positioned on almost 4 ha offering established trees, extensive lawns, a petanque court, a large pond with jetty, several paddocks and a small vineyard producing delicious Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Covered verandas and a bricked courtyard allow for outdoor entertaining whatever the weather. A two bay garage/shed plus potting shed, creamery and woodshed provide outdoor storage.
Located on Highway 50 approx 10 minutes from Waipukurau a variety of activities are available including walks and hikes in the Ruahine Forest Park, golf, cycling and world class trout fishing.
This is your opportunity to take ownership of one of New Zealand's iconic heritage homes, enjoy its peaceful ambience and become part of its future.