Spring into a good life and/or a good business


86 Old Highway, Whakamarama

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Spring into a good life and/or a good business


An idyllic lifestyle property for peace and pleasure or an opportunity to profit from spring water; it's your choice.

The name on the gate of this property, Artesia Springs, refers to the spring from which streams half a million litres a day. At the moment that water ends up in the Waipapa River which runs along one boundary. The resource consent to draw 324,000 litres a day represents a little gold mine for someone willing to make the necessary investment. The other option is to simply enjoy the way it enhances your 1.6990 ha (4.24) acres by sending fresh water via little waterfalls through the four ponds that are a feature of the property, particularly attractive from the extensively upgraded 1970s home which overlooks them.

Three sets of French doors open to sun room and veranda from an appealing interior with beamed ceilings and a contemporary cottage vibe. Upstairs, peaked raked ceilings create atmospheric bedrooms complete with built in furniture. There is a large office, a third bedroom and second bathroom on the ground floor. The 277m2 home can virtually work as two as the main house has been linked to a converted garage with two more big airy attic bedrooms and good living space, suggesting welcoming extending family or offering farm stay or Airbnb.

It's a fun farm with approx. 2.75 acres of grazing spread over eight mainly compact paddocks, ideal to run a few beefies or whatever animals you favour. The property is dotted with trees which include a fruit salad spanning a dozen varieties including figs, quince, persimmon, kumquat plus citrus, apples, plums and pears. Plenty of birdlife and ducks galore come to shelter during the shooting season.

86 Old Highway, Whakamarama

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