Built in the 1930s, this character bungalow was moved from Warkworth to popular Schoolhouse Bay with consent in 1981, and it was likely extended to 129sqm (approx.) at the same time. In keeping with the old miner's cottages, this is a comfortable single level weatherboard period dwelling with all the makings of a happy family holiday home - three double bedrooms, double bunks and a second living room on a freehold title, 2,006sqm (more or less) amid the Kawau Historic Reserve.
Situated on the southern side of sheltered Bon Accord Harbour, the best access to the property is via the regular scheduled ferry service from Sandspit near Warkworth on the motorway, around 40 minutes to the public wharf in Schoolhouse Bay. The subject property is a short walk up a gravel road to an elevated and private site with a discrete residence and a sunny north facing back yard, wide decks adjacent the living area, and sheltered from the wind. The open plan dining and living area are adjacent a light and spacious separate kitchen, and an original second separate living room at the end of the hall provides a variety of options for a holiday lifestyle.
Set in mature manuka and pohutukawa forest this is an elevated, private and tranquil location bounded on the perimeter by a wallaby fence. The surrounding land provides a natural environment for native birds, wekas, wood pigeons and tuis. There is pedestrian access via steps and the shared access strip for vehicles is room enough to store a trailer boat. All the furniture and a trusty vehicle are offered as part of the sale.
With memories of good times shared with other families, copper mines, the Mansion House and miles of tracks and coastline to explore, going home will be the hardest part.