If only these walls could talk! After nearly 140 years of memories, part of which as church, a school hall and for nearly the last two decades an active family home, this old girl has seen it all and is still standing strong and looking better than ever! 18 years ago the current owners had a vision to give this iconic church building a new lease of life, whilst still retaining its heritage with dignity and functionality required for the 21st century. Some of the hard work that was done included, but not limited to, being rewired, replumbed, reroofed and insulated. The owners added in a mezzanine floor for the four bedrooms and two bathrooms and extended out the side of the lounge area to add on a cosy country kitchen and dining area, which was made to flow out through double glazed bi-fold doors onto a covered deck area. So much love and attention has gone into this home and its many features and lots of happy memories have been added to this unique building. Now the owners children have flown the coup and the time is right for the owners to pass on this legacy to another family for them to reap the rewards and benefits. With 10 acres of pasture, with town and tank water, a well established orchard with multi fruit trees, a loading ramp, cattle yards, calf sheds and a three bay American style barn where the guys can play with their bounty and / or toys, as well as having a sleep-out attached and with this property there is an added bonus of having the Waihoihoi river as part of its boundary, as you can launch the kayak or dingy from your property and explore to your hearts content - there is just so much to do here!
Not only is this property unique there is now another unique aspect about it and that is our new District Plan has come out and this property which was zoned Countryside (a minimum of 20 hectares) is now Residential Living 1 (minimum land size of 500m2). So you could either buy the property as it stands with the new zoning in place and look to develop it in the future or you could purchase any one of the individual blocks which will all have access to the river front. This is a stunning opportunity of the town boundary that does not come up very often. Is it time for you to make a change?