Homestead with a Heart
Be prepared to fall in love as you set eyes on this gorgeous property. As you drive through the colonial picket fence and gate entrance, you will see this charming early 1900s-character villa and grounds that have been lovingly maintained. Located at the end of a no-exit road in the sought-after country community of Ruatangata West and positioned on 1.6 hectares. The local petrol station/takeaway and café are within 350 meters (approximately) of the front gate.
Renovated to merge the old charm with the functionality of the modern world, this single level homestead features fretwork, sash windows, French doors, ornate fireplace surrounds, high stud board and batten ceilings, and polished floors - while also offering a country-style kitchen/dining room, a formal dining room, lounge, hallway, and renovated bathroom with a claw foot bath, pedestal basin, shower and quality tapware, and separate toilet.
The home is insulated, with a large heat pump and a free-standing wood fire (inserted into the existing feature fireplace), keeping the house warm in the cooler months.
The wide verandah wraps around almost three sides of the home and provides perfect options to soak up the sun or for added outdoor living. Mature shade trees enhance the "home section", and there is a good variety of old and new fruit trees.
The beautifully maintained early 1900s garden shed provides a perfect space for gardener's tools or hobbyists. The barn-style lockup double garage/workshop offers ample storage for the tools etc. The paved driveway, boxed hedges, white trellis and gate garden divider, and mature shrubs finish this period property's pretty picture.
With four fully fenced level paddocks, the current owners have grazed two to three horses, a couple of beef cattle, or 11 sheep - the two-year-old cattle yards aid in the livestock management.
The present owners have loved and cared for this property, but now it's time for them to move and for new owners to enjoy what is on offer here.