House + Horse + Hounds
Seldom does an opportunity like this come along! This 1910s, gorgeously renovated and redecorated villa, was once the Catholic convent in Ngaruawahia. Relocated to 638 Hakarimata Rd in 2011, it has been re-piled, re-plumbed, re-wired and insulated to a modern standard.
Seeped in history, this grand old lady has some stunning features.
The bespoke kitchen is filled with rustic charm; lovely as it is, or the perfect opportunity to add your own touch. The kitchen floor has even been strengthened below with extra piles for the purpose of adding a cast iron cooker.
The combined lounge/dining room has a fireplace with a wet-back. The formal lounge is more like a grand hall and has an open fireplace as well. Off the entranceway is a space that could be utilised as a guest bedroom, and the old confessional makes for a functional, quirky office.
The master bedroom has its own bathroom and separate access from the outside. Great for Airbnb or bed & breakfast opportunities.
Outside there are two orchards with plenty of fruit trees including producing avocado trees, plum, fig and peach, and there are raised veggie gardens outside the kitchen window for home-grown farmhouse cooking.
Set on a huge 4.7ha (11 acres) of riverside property, this property would be ideally suited to horses because of its sandy soil, or develop it. It is subdividable under the District Plan, and some work has been undertaken. (Please be advised you will need to complete your own due diligence on this). This farmlet has a great water supply with not only rainwater for the property but an excellent bore for the farm and gardens. A good set of farm yards are an asset.
Located with an easy commute, only 25 mins to Hamilton or an hour to Auckland Airport.
Call Paula Jelaca on 027 227 4842 to arrange a viewing or come along to one of the open homes.
For sale by auction (unless sold prior) Thursday 11 March, 2pm, at 22 Galileo Street, Ngaruawahia