Idyllically set on the eastern slopes of Maunganui, this rural property offers 23 acres of absolute privacy and state of the art ‘off-grid’ living. Surrounded in mature and regenerating native bush, features include a spring-fed dam, permaculture gardens, worker's cabins and potential house sites, while offering expansive rural and sea views from various vantage points. The creative landscaping includes dry stone walls, terraced lawns, orchards and artistic features with multiple farm access tracks to optimise the many and various aspects of this wonderland.
The gorgeous house is designed in the style of an 18th C French cottage with a gabled roof and return veranda. Cosy and character-filled, the straw bale home is powered by the sun and heated with a wet back log burner, meeting the needs of modern eco-living.
Upstairs, two bedrooms offer charming views out over the garden through the dormer windows, with the third room previously used as an office. The inviting ground floor, with impressive hardwood beams, offers open plan living with a bespoke solid timber kitchen. The second living area, with its unique timber detailing, might be used as a guest or rumpus room, home office, or media space. The spacious, colourful bathroom with laundry completes the picture.
From the house, step out under the grapevine and jasmine covered verandah, take a walk through the courtyard and beyond into the abundant fruit, herb and flower gardens, let the magnificent birdlife greet you with their spectacular chorus each day in this heavenly paradise!