Large “country –like” two storied character home in a quiet suburban cul de sac, 5 minutes from town centre and beach!

Large “country –like” two storied character home in a quiet suburban cul de sac, 5 minutes from town centre and beach!

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4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 8
1 Bathrooms

About our home

Hidden behind a hedge nestled among well established trees and a large rambling garden our lovely rustic home was a wonderful place to raise three happy sons.Built in the 1920’s visitors,family and friends have always admired its charming character.
Now that we have retired and our sons have left home we have plenty of room and also welcome families to stay.
With 4 double bedrooms,(sleeps 8 )two separate living rooms,a separate dining room,2 studys,separate farmhouse kitchen and three out door entertaining areas to choose from there is lots of space.
A disused grass tennis court and a large vegetable garden give opportunities to enjoy the outside areas in the summer months with plenty of old trees for shade when the sun shines.To help the bee population in the world we host a bee hive in a faraway section of the garden out of harms way.
Our sunny upstairs large rumpus room has a projector to screen TV and movies for family entertainment or downstairs in the formal sitting room there is a cosy log burner and another TV.
We have a shy black cat called Pixie...who loves to be stroked and needs feeding twice a day...although alternatives can be arranged ...
Our neighbourhood is very safe and quiet in a cul de sac and because our house is secluded it feels very private as if we were in the countryside.
Depending on the current situation there could possibly be a car to use(five seater)...but this would depend on our plans at the time.
There is a local bus into the town centre but it would be a five minute walk to the nearest bus stop and is very infrequent.
Again depending on the season and the duration of your stay there might possibly be an obligation to water the vegetables and flower gardens
The Timaru down town centre is seven minutes drive away but within five minutes are two separate shopping malls complete with large supermarkets,pharmacies,shoe shops and Post offices.
Five minutes walk away is a quiet cheap Golf Course that welcomes casual golfers.

About our Area
Timaru is situated in the heart of the Central South Island East coast directly on the main south road.Our family friendly town population is 30,000 and there are neighbouring smaller rural towns to explore.We have a thriving Port and the town is surrounded by lush pasture with New Zealands magnificent Southern Alps to the west.
Our beautiful beach ,Caroline Bay is one of New Zealands safest...(five minutes away from our home) where holiday makers have flocked to for over 100 years .Timaru is considered one of the best places in New Zealand to grow Roses so visit the Trevor Griffiths Roses garden at Caroline Bay -A garden of National significance with more than 1200 rose varieties..Visit one of the South islands best Art galleries, Aigantighe with a permanent collection including works by NZ masters along with local artists and temporary exhibitions. also explore Te Ana Maori Rock Art centre for meaningful and authentic cultural interpretations of some of the nations most significant examples of Maori Rock Art.
Just 1.5 hours drive away is Lake Tekapo, in the heart of the vast Mc Kenzie District, another popular tourist destination with its awe inspiring scenery. a family friendly ski field, Horse treking, Hot Spa pool complex, skating in winter , a night sky observatory which was recently granted an International Dark Sky reserve status .”.where the sky is so clear and vast that millions of stars seem to appear right before your eyes!”... and is one of the best stargazing sites on earth!
Another unforgettable day trip from Timaru just 2.5 hours away is to Aoraki Mt Cook village at the head of Lake Pukaki, part of the UNESCO World heritage park in the heart of the southern alps which you can explore by walking, guided tramps, ski plane or helicopter...
Our closest Ski field is Mt Dobson...40 minutes away...but Round Hill at Tekapo and Mount Hutt are also only 2 hours drive from our home.
Timaru is two hours south of Christchurch International airport and three hours North of Dunedin or the central Otago Queenstown area and Timaru even has its own domestic airport with flights in and to Wellington twice a day!
A wonderful place to stay!

We will have a local information folder available on your arrival about fun ways to explore our town and some highlights.
In the meantime check out : NZ.com and search Timaru for a wonderful overview of our region.
Also : South Canterbury .org

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  1. Hi, I am Kate, a 59 year old New Zealander married to Horst, my German born husband..We met in NZ in 1981, married a few years later after travelling extensively and we raised three sons in our Timaru home.
    They have all left home now and are leading busy happy lives ,in Auckland,Christchurch and Melbourne..

    We both originally trained as Nurses. Using our professional backgrounds we established and managed our own Residential Care
    Home for the Elderly for many years and then ,wanting a change and a chance to travel around NZ Horst designed a successful Waffle Hut Mobile food business.

  2. Kate is a busy community volunteer and helped establish the local Migrant centre as well as other Environmental organisations.
    Horst once studied Architecture and now has turned that interest into miniature Model building of local iconic buildings. as a hobby.
    We enjoy our E Bikes and hope to cycle many of the NZ bike trails. Horst enjoys Yoga and Kate plays tennis regularly.

  3. We both love love music, movies....(Kate helped form the local Timaru branch of theNZ Film Society)movies,,vegetarian food, environmental issues,,politics,,theatre,. travelling (keen Air B&B users)and meeting friendly people. .
    Kate enjoyed learning German and is currently learning French.she also enjoys growing our own organic vegetables in the summer.

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Neighbourhood

Our neighbourhood is very safe and quiet in a cul de sac and because our house is secluded it feels very private as if we were in the countryside.
Depending on the current situation there could possibly be a car to use(five seater)...but this would depend on our plans at the time.
There is a local bus into the town centre but it would be a five minute walk to the nearest bus stop and is very infrequent.
Again depending on the season and the duration of your stay there might possibly be an obligation to water the vegetables and flower gardens
The Timaru down town centre is seven minutes drive away but within five minutes are two separate shopping malls complete with large supermarkets,pharmacies,shoe shops and Post offices. Only 2 minutes away is a Laundrette with washing machines and large dryers.
Five minutes walk away is a quiet cheap Golf Course that welcomes casual golfers.
About our Area
Timaru is situated in the heart of the Central South Island East coast directly on the main south road.Our family friendly town population is 30,000 and there are neighbouring smaller rural towns to explore.We have a thriving Port and the town is surrounded by lush pasture with New Zealands magnificent Southern Alps to the west.
Our beautiful beach ,Caroline Bay is one of New Zealands safest...(five minutes away from our home) where holiday makers have flocked to for over 100 years .Timaru is considered one of the best places in New Zealand to grow Roses so visit the Trevor Griffiths Roses garden at Caroline Bay -A garden of National significance with more than 1200 rose varieties..Visit one of the South islands best Art galleries,Aigantighe with a permanent collection including works by NZ masters along with local artists and temporary exhibitions. also explore Te Ana Maori Rock Art centre for meaningful and authentic cultural interpretations of some of the nations most significant examples of Maori Rock Art.
Just 1.5 hours drive away is Lake Tekapo, in the heart of the vast Mc Kenzie District,another popular tourist destination with its awe inspiring scenery. a family friendly ski field, Horse treking,Hot Spa pool complex,skating in winter a night sky observatory which was recently granted an International Dark Sky reserve status .”.where the sky is so clear and vast that millions of stars seem to appear right before your eyes!”... and is one of the best stargazing sites on earth!
Another unforgettable day trip from Timaru just 2.5 hours away is to Aoraki Mt Cook village at the head of Lake Pukaki, part of the UNESCO World heritage park in the heart of the southern alps which you can explore by walking, guided tramps,ski plane or helicopter...
Our closest Ski field is Mt Dobson...40 minutes away...but Round Hill at Tekapo and Mount Hutt are also only 2 hours drive from our home.
Timaru is two hours south of Christchurch International airport and three hours North of Dunedin or the central Otago Queenstown area and Timaru even has its own domestic airport with flights in and to Wellington twice a day!

We will have a local information folder available on your arrival about fun ways to explore our town and some highlights.
In the meantime check out NZ.com and search Timaru for a wonderful overview of our region.
Also South Canterbury .org

Buzzy restaurants
A collection of Restaurants and Cafes link the beach on the Bay Hill overlooking Caroline Bay...as well as The Oxford in the heart of the city, and Speights Ale House in the historic Landing Service Building and a variety of Ethnic foods...Sukothai,Little India,,Zest (for family pizzas),Koji Teppanyaki &Grill,Koji restaurant $Sushi Bar,Naruwan (Taiwanese) Street Food Kitchen
Cool bars
Saikou,Hector Blacks
Cozy cafés
Arthur Street cafe
Retail therapy
Stafford street (mainstreet)
Bit of culture
Aigantighe Art gallery,York street gallery,Te Ana Maori Rock Art,Timary district library,SC Museum,Playhouse Little Theatre,Theatre Royal,,Movie Max Cinema complex, Timaru Film society,
Walks in the park
Timaru Little Blue Penguin Guided free watching,(Timaru Penguins)Various local walks and descriptions available at i site information centre,Coastal Board walk Caroline Bay,dashing Rocks,Jacks point Lighthouse,Walkway,Centennial park Walkway,,Otipua wetland...saltwater creek
Spot of exercise
Bay Aquatic Centre...wide range of activities,...swimming,hydroslides,spa,fitness,cafe,sauna and beauty therapy,Trust Aoraki tennis centre ,Tmaru Golf club
Day tripping
Geraldine Village,Talbot and Peel Forests,waimate,Waihi,Te Moana and Orari Gorges,Rangitata Rafts,Lake Tekapo,Mt Cook,,Oamaru

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