The beauty of Yesteryear


366 Taihoa South Road, Matamata

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The beauty of Yesteryear


Arousing curiosity behind its timber gates and meandering driveway through an old English wood, you are delightfully surprised to discover this elegant historic home. Nestled privately on 1.7 hectares of sweeping lawns and mature trees with fabulous views out to the Kaimai Ranges, this is a property you could fall head over heels in love with!

Built with pride in 1908, this house is one of the original Matamata farming homesteads. The home has had an extensive renovation that incorporates a large modernised kitchen and extra living areas which add to the classical simplicity and charm of this genuine villa. Featuring three bedrooms in the main house with two bathrooms, there are three separate heating options to keep you toasty warm in winter. All bedrooms, the large formal lounge and family room open out through French doors onto sunny verandas which look out to the magnificent park-like grounds.

Situated only 3km off SH24 and a 5-minute drive to Matamata, the location has easy commuting distances to main centres for work and shopping. Local tourism attraction Hobitton Movie Set is a 12 minute drive away - great for the B and B run by the present owners out of a small cottage on the property. The cottage is a 100-year-old solid kauri structure, once the wash house for past railway workers' accommodation in Matamata lovingly restored into a one-bedroom unit with ensuite. For those wanting genuine country living there are small paddocks presently grazing a resident sheep flock and plenty of shed space for collectors' cars or workshop projects. Water is from your own bore and solar panels help keep your electricity costs down.

The choice is yours. A family lifestyle property that sits on the school bus route in a very desirable country area or a retirement haven away from the bustle of city life where you can make extra income while meeting interesting people from around the world. This is a true heritage lifestyle property with old world charm that will appeal for generations to come. Make the call now to turn your dreams into reality.

Auction (unless sold prior) Thursday 10 May 2018. 96 Ulster Street, Hamilton.

Call to make an appointment to view or come along to one of our open days; Sunday 15, 22, 29 April and 6 May from 1pm.