Time to downsize and opportunities for a new owner
When the owner of this outstanding lifestyle property in the rural heart of Queenstown’s Wakatipu Basin made the decision to downsize, he was inundated with referrals to a real estate agency that would get the job done.
After 32 years of blissful ownership, he turned to Harcourts Queenstown and agent Allyra McGrath to reach potential owners. This property would be perfect for someone wanting to make the move to a lifestyle property in the Dalefield area, and offers beautiful views towards Coronet Peak and privacy amongst established gardens
“It’s in an ideal spot, perfectly positioned between the historic appeal of Arrowtown’s tree-lined streets, the restaurants, bars and retail outlets of Queenstown and for regular business travellers it’s only a 20-minute drive to Queenstown Airport,” says Allyra.
“When you’re standing on this beautiful site you can hear the birdsong from the mature trees that provide shade and privacy and this secluded corner site is barely visible from the road.”
Allyra credits Harcourts’ strong referral network of trusted friends and partners for putting them in touch with the vendor.
“They knew we would provide an excellent service and work for him to provide end-to-end assistance with downsizing,” she says.
“Harcourts currently has a range of properties for sale in the Basin from a high end luxury property at 142 Slopehill Road to vacant land at Elysium Way and this property at 370 Lower Shotover, so buyers have plenty of options.”
That has already translated into plenty of local enquiry from Queenstown buyers looking to move to something a bit bigger and into the Wakatipu Basin, and from potential buyers across New Zealand and overseas.
The home itself has been a family residence for 32 years and is perfect for the entertainer, hosting many parties, family gatherings, the odd game of cricket and celebrations.
“Guests arrive and just don’t want to leave,” says Allyra.
Perfect for keeping a couple of horses or a sheep or two, there are existing paddocks across 2.4 hectares of flat useable land which also includes a pond, hay/machinery barn, woodshed and well-established flower and veggie gardens.
“It’s a great size, also not too big for someone to maintain who doesn’t want to keep any livestock,” says Allyra.
The character filled, four bedroom plus office family home was specifically designed for the site to capture north-facing sun and unobstructed views of Coronet Peak. Garages and a separate workshop are the ideal spaces for tinkering just space for all the toys.