This is an extraordinary property - the setting alone is spectacular, with a vast scale of features. Overlooking the Wainui River valley, this site commands a breathtaking panorama of the Kaimais and ocean. A little over six hectares, eight well-drained paddocks provide excellent grazing stretching down through bush-clad slopes and trails to a rocky river.
Two separate entrances add to the versatility - a gated entrance to the home and one to the equestrian facility, stock yards and loading race - with an easy option to lease out the land.
The house is unique - a subtle blend of American barn, rustic farmhouse and country lodge catering superbly for family and guests. Entertaining is easy, given the outstanding size of the living area and outdoor flow. The U-shape design creates a space that takes alfresco dining to another level, basking in the evening glow over the Kaimais. The best seat perhaps, is by the large picture window inside.
Timber dominates the decor throughout - macrocarpa trusses and beams, paneled doors and polished flooring in the living area. A well appointed kitchen, with abundant work surfaces and storage, holds centre stage, linking to all areas. Its bar-stool feature frames a lovely outlook along the deck to Tauranga Harbour in the distance.
Bedrooms are beautiful - the master is a private sanctuary for parents, bathrooms blend vintage character in each room. Downstairs has flexible uses, an office, media den, or teenage rumpus.
In terms of lifestyle and work options, this property is multi-faceted and is the ultimate dream for horse lovers. An equestrian arena, three bay covered yards, tack shed and wash bay - all floodlit to extend time in the saddle. Significant parking caters for horse trucks, motorhomes and boats - large shedding and implement access at the rear increasing endless options. There's even a colonnade alfresco setting to relax and enjoy the horse activity.
Close to Tauranga, Bethlehem, Omokoroa and Katikati this is an exceptional property.