Set on 6.41ha of verdant pasture in one of the area's finest lifestyle locations, this property is a peaceful country haven with a cheerful north-facing aspect and huge versatility. Being in Waikato's equine heartland, central to Hamilton and Cambridge, it delivers superb opportunities for horse lovers. The rich productive land is well suited to horticulture, and previous uses have included dairying, asparagus farming and maize production. Infrastructure comprises a collection of farm sheds, including a three-bay utility shed and former asparagus packing shed, all of which add appeal and practicality. The property is also a must-view for tradies and home-based business people.
In the midst of this tranquil rural setting is a character home, accessed via a camellia-lined driveway. Built in 1915, it is one of the original Pickering Road farmsteads. Over time, the home has experienced some upgrades yet none of its original charm has been compromised and its integrity is still intact.
High stud, light-filled interiors contain two generous spaces for family living and formal entertaining, a well-equipped tongue-and-groove kitchen, three large double bedrooms, a big laundry/utility room, a family bathroom and two toilets. Heating is an efficient wood burner on wet-back set in a brick alcove. Three tiled ornamental fireplaces, native timbers and feature throughout.
Private sun-dappled brick courtyards and verandahs create an effortless indoor-outdoor lifestyle. The western courtyard captures a colourful skyscape at sunset.
Gardens, fruit varieties, magnificent specimen trees, including Melia azedarach, and a park-like gully, enhance aesthetics and create special magic. The gully is an adventure playground with a bridge, swing and camping area.
The property comes to market for the first time in 32 years. Careful nurturing over the past three decades has seen it blossom into the unique property that it is today. Country villages of Bruntwood, Matangi and Tamahere are nearby.