Private, lifestyle retreat


142 Rocklands Road, Takaka

Asking Price NZD $2,398,000

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Private, lifestyle retreat


This stunning property is set amongst mature plantings with outstanding views and beautiful rock formations. Rarely does an opportunity like this arise to purchase such a piece of paradise. 7.3 hectares of terraced limestone with views of mountains, bush, and sea - all quintessential New Zealand scenery. With specimen trees framing the view and productive orchards in one of the most sheltered environments in Golden Bay. The garden has a subtropical feel with nikaus, bromeliads and many species planted for the birds whose songs now fills the air.

The four bedroom house, built in 1988, has a hexagonal shape in the front making the most of the views. With redwood ceilings it links to the outside with several decks providing multiple areas in which to enjoy the environment. A "Pacific" style walkway garden leads to the sunroom/entrance. Upstairs there is a lookout/master bedroom with ensuite.

Built to passive solar design the house is cool in summer and warm in winter. The Bosky stove with wetback has four radiators so with a convection open fireplace the winters are well taken care of. For hot summer days a summerhouse provides al fresco dining.

Well separated is a self contained two story studio complex of over 100sqm currently used as an art conservation studio. There are several associated sheds and there is a 6mx12m implement shed on the property.

Sheltered from all prevailing winds the house is perfectly situated with a view to the north/west over Motupipi estuary, the bay, and then taking in a full sweep from Collingwood to Farewell Spit in the distance. To the west looking over the 11.5m pool is a remnant of ancient forest mainly huge northern rata and pukatea. To the south west are views of the mountains in the in the Kahurangi National Park. The backdrop is the Abel Tasman National Park.

Art galleries and craft trails now characterise this area, and in summer as holiday makers come to enjoy the relaxed lifestyles and stunning scenery of the region, an influx that has little effect on this private property.

142 Rocklands Road, Takaka

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