Striking lines and dignified outlook characterise North Canterbury ‘chateau’
November 2022

Striking lines and dignified outlook characterise North Canterbury ‘chateau’

A premium South Eyrewell, North Canterbury lifestyle property, with a hint of classic French je ne sais quois is for sale.

Jo Priebee of PGG Wrightson Real Estate, Rangiora is selling the four hectare three bedroom property, located 28 kilometres west of Rangiora, 44 kilometres north west of Christchurch and within easy access of the city’s international airport. She says its striking lines and dignified outlook offers something a little different.

“With its sedate rural ambience, this majestic chateau-style homestead commands attention.

“Its sweeping driveway with post and rail fencing makes an immediate impression, before you encounter the 315 square metre sun-drenched home, sitting regally among exquisite plantings.

LC Spring 2022 - Jo P image 1

Jo says the house was completed in 2007 on a block subdivided from quality pasture land.

“Downstairs offers a superb country style kitchen with a double butler’s sink, island bench with marble bench top, plus walk-in pantry and plenty of space for a farmhouse table for casual dining, while the formal dining would equally suit as a TV room or dining/living space combined. A separate lounge is complete with wooden flooring and large stone open fireplace. Patio doors provide outdoor flow from all living areas to patios. Laundry, powder room with toilet and vanity plus access into the double garage with internal vacuum system completing the picture downstairs.

“Upstairs the three good-sized bedrooms all have walk-in robes: the master with patio doors leading onto a balcony also has an en suite, plus an annex suitable as a study. Also on the upper level is a roomy family bathroom with a double vanity, shower, bath and toilet. Both upstairs bathrooms have underfloor heating. Most rooms offer rural and/or mountain views.

LC Spring 2022 - Jo P Image 2

“Outside has a fully enclosed three-bay farm shed with power as well as shower and toilet facilities with gas hot water. Other outbuildings include pump house, tack shed and chicken coop, both built to resemble the style of the home. Mature shelter belts along three boundaries, well fenced paddocks with central laneway ideal for horses, water race and pond area plus a variety of fruit trees is sure to tick many boxes,” she says.

Directly bounding the south bank of the Eyre River, access from the property for walks or horse trekking burnishes its appeal. Its generous proportion makes it particularly well suited to a down-sizing farmer with an eye to retain a few stock, although leasing the paddocks to a neighbour is also an option for a new owner less inclined to go all in on that aspect of the rural lifestyle.

LC Spring 2022 - bottom banner

Share this post