In 1966 with little expense spared, this property was developed by pharmaceutical company Merck Sharpe and Dohme as its headquarters for a research and demonstration facility. The property featured a lecture hall, laboratory and managers house together with multiple small paddocks.
In the early 2000s, with resource consent, the buildings were retrofitted to operate as a digger school.
Currently on offer are five co-joined freehold unit title (rural) apartments; the lecture hall comprising two and the accommodation lodge in three. There are also six individually fenced bare land unit title paddocks averaging between 2,000 and 2,600 square metres, which cannot be built on. In addition, there are five double unit title car parks in one block that are currently allocated to each of the apartments. All units meet current New Zealand Building Code: clause H1 for insulation. There is a good water supply from a bore and two substantial sewerage systems. A body corporate is in place to govern, maintain and protect your investment.
From the moment you enter through the attractive stone walled entrance and travel up the wide tar sealed drive, you know you have arrived somewhere special. Extensive attractive mature tree plantings enhance the landscape and provide privacy.
Sheltered from prevailing westerlies, Longbush Valley features a mix of larger farms and lifestyle blocks, located 4.6 kilometres south of the popular rural settlement of Gladstone and approximately 20 kilometres from Masterton and 17 kilometres from Carterton. Wellington travellers can easily access the property via Carterton or Martinborough.
There is nothing quite like this on the market. Secure your individual slice of rural paradise or alternatively, purchase the property in its entirety and operate Airbnbs, a conference facility or an exclusive retreat. The options are endless.
Call us today to arrange a viewing of this very special property.
1618 Longbush Road, LongbushOpen in map