Beautiful rural retreat, mountain & sea views

Beautiful rural retreat, mountain & sea views




Feb 2018

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6
2 Bathrooms

About our home

Large house on 14 acres rural land on the northeast coast of New Zealand’s South Island. Kaikoura (whales, dolphins, seals, seabirds) 40 minutes away. Ski field 1 hour, hot pools & alpine resort about 70 mins away.
Original house renovated and added onto in 2007 with large, modern, two-storey build containing dining room, big kitchen with views, laundry with third toilet, upstairs bedroom and office. Huge garage and attached workshop. Paved, enclosed courtyard with big open fireplace and bbq.
Many trees. Huge lawn (ride-on mower!), three paddocks with small flock of sheep. Stunning views to the north and south. Lovely walks, beach 1km away and private Kaikoura Coast Track in summer.
One bedroom with en suite, another with adjacent bathroom with tub & shower.
Wood stove in TV nook and heat transfer system to three room. Also ventilation system through house. Double glazed for warmth.


More about us

  1. We’re an older couple, two sons living in Europe

  2. I’m a freelance writer and editor and Gee is an animal welfare consultant. We each have own home office. Thank goodness for the internet!

  3. We enjoy golf, travel, music, animals, a bit of walking and looking at the view!

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Where is it?


On the coast half way between Kaikoura and small North Canterbury town of Cheviot. Attractions: wineries, whales watching, snow sports, hot pools, golf, bowls, etc. Cafes & restaurants at Cheviot (30 mins) and Kaikoura (40 mins). Long, deserted beach, often with seals basking. Rural walks. Private two-day coast walk. Surf casting.

Buzzy restaurants
Two Rivers cafe and cellar door at Cheviot. Black Estate winery restaurant, Waipara wine region.
Cool bars
Couple of cool bars and pub with great views at Kaikoura
Cozy cafés
The Paddock, Cheviot
Retail therapy
Not a lot nearby. Galleries and shops at Kaikoura . Christchurch.
Bit of culture
Christchurch Art Gallery, theatre, arts centre etc, two hours south
Walks in the park
Beautiful walks in stunning scenery
Spot of exercise
Hike, long beach walks
Day tripping
Kaikoura, Christchurch, Hanmer Springs hot pools, Mount Lyford skifield, Waipara wineries and vineyard restaurants

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