A grand old dame needing TLC


8 Church Street, Amberley

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A grand old dame needing TLC


Deadline Sale - 1pm, Thu 1 Nov 2018 (unless sold prior)

The character filled Thompson House, possibly Amberley's only true historic homestead is for sale and offers huge potential. Built in 1922 by the England brothers for Dr Thompson this grand home (390sqm approximately) had seven bedrooms (two downstairs) a large drawing room and purpose built surgery and consulting rooms. Over its 96 years the home has been rearranged to suit its owner's needs. The previous owners (two sisters) converted it into two separate dwellings. It is now currently in 3 flats-two upstairs and one down.

Many of the original features are still in place which adds to its charm - lead lights, wrought iron and brass fittings etc. French doors open onto a covered verandah downstairs- a glorious place to sit and contemplate with views over the 1665sqm (approximately) grounds to Dock Creek and established trees. Views from upstairs take in the town and surrounding hills.

Dreaming of a grand family home, exclusive B&B, vineyard workers accommodation, backpackers or hostel - there is room here!

Plans to convert the house back to a single residence have been replaced with plans elsewhere creating an opportunity for someone else's creativity to be let loose on this landmark property. Families wanting extra accommodation/income, investors and renovators should view and appreciate all this wonderful home has to offer. Situated only minutes from the heart of Amberley, an easy commute into Rangiora and Christchurch, and it is at the gateway of North Canterbury and all it has to offer.

The relaxed rural town of Amberley is primarily a service centre for local farms and wine growers, but it's also home to some of the area's best cafes and craft shops. There are mountain views to the north and south, with Amberley Beach just a few minutes down the road.

Jane Moody

Ferrymead

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Kerry Eyles

Rangiora

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8 Church Street, Amberley

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Jane Moody

Ferrymead

Licensed under the REA Act 2008

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Kerry Eyles

Rangiora

Licensed under the REA Act 2008

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