Single level home plus small garden in residential cul-de-sac

Single level home plus small garden in residential cul-de-sac




Dec 2012

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4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6
1 Bathrooms

About our home

Does 4-6 months in beautiful New Zealand appeal to any exchanges in Toronto.

Accommodation and facilities
Four bedroom single level 204 sq. m. home with new carpet throughout. Garage. Security alarm. Sheltered garden with swimming pool. Back yard garden, deck off the dining-room (morning sun) with fruit trees including lemon, grapefruit and mandarins and plums. Vegetable garden.
Master bedroom, with en suite. One double bedroom. Two single bedrooms. One family size bathroom. One toilet in the main bathroom and one separate one.
New superb kitchen. Gas hob, electric oven, fridge/ freezer, microwave, dishwasher, slow cooker, food processor etc.
Laundry room including a warm airing cupboard, front loading washing machine and a tumble drier.
Spacious sitting-room. TV, heatpump, two sofas and one wing chair etc – see photos.
Dining-room, table chairs and sofa.

Our home is ideally situated only 45 minutes south of Auckland, (see New Zealand’s largest city. Our comfortable home is in a quiet cul-de-sac in a friendly neighborhood in the rural town of Pukekohe.
Pukekohe, population 26,000, is perfectly located as a gateway and base for touring the rest of New Zealand being only 40 minutes away from Auckland international and domestic airport. No flight is more than 2 hours to any region of this unspoilt wonderful country. The township boasts an international car racing circuit as well as horse racing and trotting tracks. Pukekohe is the principle vegetable growing region of New Zealand with a strong colonial history. The New Zealand roads are uncongested apart from rush hour near the major cities. (bears no comparison with the 401!!) We are close to long haul coach/buses travelling all over the country.
Pukekohe has a train service in and out of the city and south to Wellington, the capital of new Zealand.. The main street of the town is 20 minutes walk from our house and the train station 25 minutes or a local bus will take you - four minutes into the town.

Pukekohe combines relaxed country living with city style – there are numerous cafes embracing the ‘coffee culture’ that is vibrant in New Zealand, restaurants and boutique style shops. A new department store (like ‘The Bay’) is opening in March. There is a newly built cinema. The thriving Art Centre, centrally located houses the library and also a gallery with regular exhibitions.
Most churches are represented. The supermarkets are less than a mile from our home. There are doctors and dentists in the town centre.


More about us

  1. We are a retired couple with our flights booked to Canada for mid April to end Sept 2013.
    We want to spend time with our Canadian family in Toronto. Our grandsons attend St Michael’s College School and we want to get to know them better before they grow up, so a central location would be preferred, for visiting concerts, games etc in term time.
    George is 72 and Jill is 69. We emigrated to New Zealand 30 years ago from Edinburgh We are experienced house sitters and will take great care of your home. We have two daughters living in Auckland who would be able to offer you any assistance if needed.
    We are non smokers. George is a retired horticulturist /engineer. He is a keen golfer, music lover and sings in the local choir. Jill was an occupational therapist. She is a quilter and writer.

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Where is it?


The Franklin area ( features olive groves, vineyards, market gardens and citrus orchards. There is a craft market, a Saturday morning market and several nearby farmers markets where you can taste and purchase locally grown foods.
There are beaches 35 minutes from the town with fishing, boating and surfing. Further but only 2 hours drive are the spectacular white sandy beaches of the Coromandel. The subtropical ‘winterless north’, ninety mile beach and the famous kauri forests north of Auckland is 3-4 hours drive.
The thermal region and the North Island ski fields are a 3 ½ -4 hour drive south.
The newly released Hobbit movie was made a mere 90 minutes from our town.‘Middle Earth’ is proving to be a Mecca for Tolkien fans all over the world.

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