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New owner sought for Herne Bay landmark

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One of Herne’ s Bay landmark properties which was originally a convent and in more recent years has been operating as Mollies luxury boutique hotel is up for sale offering the next owner a multitude of options.

Located at 6 Tweed Street, the property encompasses one of the largest single land holdings, totalling 2,905 sq m, in Herne Bay, New Zealand’s most expensive residential suburb. There are two dwellings on the site, the larger of which accommodates Mollies which has been a “hideaway” for a number of celebrities visiting New Zealand.

The property, featured in Bayleys’ latest Total Property portfolio, it is up for tender closing September 3, unless sold prior, and is being marketed by Alan Haydock, Damien Bullick of Bayleys Auckland and Karen Spires of Bayleys Ponsonby.

Haydock says the property can be purchased either with a long term lease in place over the larger building to the current proven operator of the Mollies business, producing annual rental income of $250,000 plus GST, or with vacant possession.

“This is one of Auckland’s most prestigious properties and the substantial land holding presents a myriad of options and opportunities. These include further development, subdivision, converting one or both buildings to residential use or continuing to operate it is a luxury accommodation complex.”

The two residences are currently joined by a connecting hallway but could easily be subdivided, says Haydock. The larger residence has a total floor area of 1,360 sq m plus numerous balconies and decks. The smaller dwelling is a traditional square front villa which has a floor area of 239 sq m and has been used as the owner’s residence.


Mollie’s currently comprises 10 luxury suites, each with its own ensuite and living area, bespoke furnishings and harbour, garden or city skyline views. Other facilities include a fine dining room and restaurant, with a commercial kitchen, separate bar facilities, a library, lounge, meeting suites and a health and beauty spa.

For more information about 6 Tweed Street, contact Alan Haydock, Damien Bullick or Karen Spires.

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