Alpine retreat Staveley (Wairere)


237 Flynns Road, Staveley

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Alpine retreat Staveley (Wairere)


Deadline Sale (unless sold prior) 1pm, Thu 8 Nov 2018

Offers invited over $950,000

'Wairere' (Maori for waterfall) is located on one of the most picturesque roads in Canterbury, that leads from the charming village of Staveley up to the Sharplin Falls Scenic Reserve. This absolutely unique 23.88ha alpine property at the foot of majestic Mt Somers has a delightful four bedroom ecohome that feels remote and has complete privacy, yet is only 15 minutes from Mt Hutt ski field and the amenities of Methven township.

The home has been thoughtfully designed to blend into the surrounding landscape with low maintenance Macrocarpa cladding and extensive stonework. It sits on a flat, elevated site with a sunny north/northeast orientation that makes the most of the sweeping views from the surrounding mountains across the Canterbury Plains to Banks Peninsula. Take in the views and the spectacular night sky the area is known for, with a glass of wine in the in-built cedar hot tub.

The energy efficient, two storey home has an open plan living/dining area with a high exposed Oregon beam ceiling and two built-in window seats. The centrepiece is the large local stone fireplace which can be used as both an open fire or closed burner with an innovative heat recovery system. This easily heats the whole house but is complemented with undertile heating on the ground floor.

The rest of the house boasts four generous sized double bedrooms and two bathrooms with adjoining toilets. In the current arrangement, the downstairs bedrooms are host to queen beds while upstairs there is a twin bedroom and bunkroom. This enables two families to enjoy a self-contained floor each, while the home can sleep up to ten people in total.

'Wairere' is the perfect lock and leave retreat with hiking, skiing, biking, hunting, jet boating and even ice skating/curling right on the doorstep or, as a stunning family home with a private, rural feel that is still in close proximity to many amenities and towns.

237 Flynns Road, Staveley

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