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Wainui, 88 Donovans Road

"Kahikatea" - Your Peninsula Paradise


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Listing Number: CR37947
About this listing
Named for the majestic native trees which grace the property, this enticing lifestyle property offers a respite from the hustle & bustle, while indulging all your senses. Overlooking the blue waters of Akaroa harbour, this idyllic retreat is a world away from the everyday, yet provides for all your creature comforts.

The original homestead dates back to the 1860's but sympathetic architectural extensions and enhancements have expanded it far beyond its initial footprint, while retaining the charm and character. A separate one bedroom guest cottage (built in 1999, using gorgeous timbers and leadlight glass) accommodates extended family or lucky visitors.

Compared to Middle Earth by one notable guest, it's not hard to imagine you have been transported to a magical world when you walk amongst the towering macrocarpas and dip your toes in the fresh waters of the bubbling brook. Set on 4.8147 hectares of rolling hills, there are 13 separate paddocks, well fenced for stock and with ample outbuildings for agrarians and collectors alike.

The property has previously been run as guest accommodation and you may well wish to continue this tradition of hospitality, however the home would be equally well suited to any number of creative or domestic pursuits.

Our serious sellers now relinquish "Kahikatea" with grace and gratitude. Our seller will consider all offers, including a full or partial trade. To explore the options and experience the magic for yourself, call me today.

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Please be aware that this information may have been sourced from RPNZ/ Property Guru/ Land Information New Zealand/ Christchurch City Council/ CERA and we have not been able to verify the accuracy of the same.
Property Information
  • Approx Floor Area: 250 sqm
  • Land Size: 4.8147 Ha
  • Property Type: House, Lifestyle, Home & income
  • Property Features: Smoke alarms
  • Roof: Iron
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Approx year built: 1860
  • House style: Lifestyle, Character, Colonial
  • Garaging / carparking: Double lock-up
  • Construction: Weatherboard
  • Joinery: Timber
  • Insulation: Ceiling
  • Flooring: Timber and Tiles
  • Window coverings: Drapes
  • Heating / Cooling: Woodfire (Open), Heat pump, Ceiling fans, Gas bottled, Electric
  • Chattels remaining: Blinds, Fixed floor coverings, Light fittings, Stove, Curtains, Underbench Oven, 2 x Dishwasher, 4 x Heatpump, Ceiling Fan, Skope Heater, Hairdryer, Gas Hob, 2 x Rangehood, Gas Fire, Woodburner, 2 x Heated Towel Rail, 2 x Bathroom Heater, 3-in-1 Heatlamp/Extractor Fan
  • Kitchen: Modern, Open plan, Dishwasher, Separate cooktop, Separate oven, Rangehood, Double sink and Finished in Timber
  • Living area: Formal dining, Formal lounge, Open plan
  • Main bedroom: Double and Balcony / deck
  • Ensuite: Bath
  • Bedroom 2: Double and Built-in / wardrobe
  • Bedroom 3: Double
  • Bedroom 4: Double and Built-in / wardrobe
  • Bedroom 5: Additional Info (Bedroom 5 in Separate Guest Cottage), Double and Built-in / wardrobe
  • Main bathroom: Bath, Separate shower, Heater, Additional bathrooms
  • Laundry: Separate
  • Views: Water, Rural, Private, Bush
  • Aspect: North, East
  • Outdoor living: Entertainment area (Partly covered), Garden, BBQ area, Verandah
  • Land contour: Flat to sloping
  • Grounds: Landscaped / designer, Backyard access
  • Water heating: Electric
  • Water supply: Bore
  • Sewerage: Septic

Contact Details

Harcourts City Christchurch

Grenadier Real Estate Ltd

Licensed REAA 2008

98 Moorhouse Ave
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