History Never Repeats

337 Te Mata Road, Havelock North


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History Never Repeats

When building was started by the Chambers family in 1854, Te Mata House was the first homestead in Hawke's Bay. The home became part of a 7,284 hectare (more or less) farm and contained one of the first vineyards in New Zealand.

Now it sits on just over 2.2ha of prime real estate on the outskirts of Havelock North, in the Te Mata Special Character zone. Adjacent to the renown Te Mata Estate Winery and across the road from the Black Barn Winery, the location is unprecedented.

The last three years has seen an extraordinary restoration of this grand property. The house has been painstakingly upgraded, and the garden has been re-designed by Paul Bangay. Sweeping lawns and beautiful plantings and water features complement the expansive grounds that lead to a carefully planned equestrian centre complete with a full-size dressage arena, five separate paddocks with wooden palings, and a state of the art stable and tack room.

The two-story home with soaring ceilings contains four-five bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, multiple living areas, ranging from formal to informal, a fully equipped modern large kitchen and wine cellar. In the grounds is an immaculate two-bedroom spacious cottage with two bathrooms, and a private courtyard. In addition, there is a self-contained studio in the beautiful old original stables, with an underground room now fully converted to a whiskey room.

Beside the 18m new swimming pool is a large pool house, ideal for relaxing and entertaining. By the tennis court sits the original old school classroom still actively used by children as a playroom.

With a stunning outlook over the vines and out to the Ranges, and being only minutes to Havelock North village, exceptional schools and sports facilities, beaches and the Tuki Tuki River, travelling times are minimal.

An estate of this calibre has never been available in Hawke's Bay before. But in a vibrant province, that continues to grow and attract residents from New Zealand and the world, this is an extraordinary opportunity.

337 Te Mata Road, Havelock North

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