Discover New Zealand's "best kept secret" - a natural wonderland, and an authentic country home never before offered for sale.
Timeless in style and intrinsically, individually, "Kiwi", the home glows with the golden tones of native timbers hand-selected and milled; standing proudly as a testimony to fine workmanship and honest construction. Harking to a simpler era, stained glass windows, sumptuous tiled bathrooms and inbuilt furniture, combine with a log burner and wood-fired kitchen range to evoke the romance and easy comfort of days gone by.
North-facing and overlooking the Karamea River, this warm three bedroom home enjoys all day sun and an enchanting vista of lush green forest, pristine trout-laden waters, and the wild mountains and coast beyond. Ideal for those who crave privacy and a gentler pace of life, who have a love for the outdoors or seek creative inspiration from nature, an expansive studio space, garaging for four vehicles and a sleepout also allow for a multitude of lifestyle and work from home options. Professionally landscaped gardens feature Nikau palms, outdoor entertaining spaces, and of course a bountiful orchard and vegetable garden. Regenerating native forest surrounds the property and is complimented by a substantial Eucalyptus woodlot.
Karamea River is a fisherman's paradise; Trout fishing and whitebaiting (in season), with Kahawai and surf-casting at the river mouth. The district has a relaxed "off the beaten track" feel, a secluded haven between mountains and sea on the mild northwest corner of the West Coast, South Island. Enveloped by the Kahurangi National Park, Karamea caters for the tramper and caver, the bird watcher and mountain biker, hunter and fisherman...or simply those seeking to get away from it all. A spectacular 90 minute drive from Westport, it is a mere five minute drive to Karamea where there is a range of services, shops and cafes, with a school catering for Years 1-13. There is also an aerodrome with a sealed runway with regular flights and charters.