Character cedar bungalow in a quiet town suburb

Character cedar bungalow in a quiet town suburb


Oct 2019

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 5
2 Bathrooms

About our home

Our home location is in a stunning environment. We can offer a character cedar bungalow set in a quiet leafy location within five to eight minutes of central Whangarei.

There are three bedrooms. One is en-suite with a private veranda, plus an office. A modern main bathroom with shower and bath.. Two lounges, one which is modern and has a heat pump, Whilst the other is a traditional cosy cottage style complete with wood burner and heat transfer system. A kitchen and dining area plus a utilities passage. TV, Netflix, DVD player and library.

The gardens are virtually maintenance free being lawned and mowed monthly by contract. HRV air conditioning keeps the house warm and fresh. In addition to the garden there are two private decks, one with BBQ..

There is ample car parking with a double car port.

Shops, restaurant and take-aways, ten minute walk. A park within five minutes walk.


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More about us

  1. We are a recently retired professional couple originally from England but have lived in New Zealand for many years. Our two children now live overseas. Our eldest, Damien, was born in Malawi where Richard worked as a Telecom Engineer and Carole was employed in the British High Commission. Our daughter Keren lives and works in London with her IT husband.

  2. On arrival in New Zealand Richard became a teacher and manager at Northtech polytechnic and Carole was with Northland hospice. We have since lived and worked in the Solomon Islands, Bhutan and Papua New Guinea. For ten years we ran our own business Eden House Ltd. This comprised of a Bed and Breakfast and a HR consultancy.

  3. Our interest include the local amateur theatre. Richard acts, directs and writes whilst Carole enjoys being back-stage on props and set design. We are avid readers and enjoy history.

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Where is it?


The house lies in a smart pleasant road that leads up to the picturesque Whau Valley dam. Two principle supermarkets are within four minutes drive. Central Whangarei and the harbour is only a five to eight minute drive.

Whangarei is a scenic harbour town with easy access to numerous pristine beaches, and beautiful countryside. Although it's called a city and is the gateway to the 'winterless north', by UK standards the reality is a modest town with all the intimacy that provides. There is an abundance of weekly activities, museums, walkways, Full details can be seen on -

Buzzy restaurants
There are a full range of restaurants which include Traditional, Chinese, Indian, Israeli, Japanese, Thai, Italian, Turkish. Korean.
Cool bars
A five screen cinema. A weekly film club. Numerous pubs. Three live theatres and various nightclubs.
Cozy cafés
Various harbour side cafe's along in addition to those in central Whangarei.
Retail therapy
Okara shopping centre, and central Whangarei. Various growers weekend markets.
Bit of culture
Parihaka Pa overlooks Whangarei. Mount Manaia guards the entrance to the estuary. Forum North centre holds concerts . There is a well equipped modern library.
Walks in the park
Plentiful walks along bush tracks, parks and reserves. Whangarei Loop. Parihaka scenic reserve. Hatea Park Loop. Gardens.
Spot of exercise
Numerous fitness centers. Sport is very well represented, including five golf courses, fishing locations and tours, cycling tracks, horse riding. Kayaking, tennis clubs,
Day tripping
Bay of Islands. Kai Iwi Lakes. Kauri Museum. Tutukaka coast. Waipu Settlement. Cape Reinga. Stunning and historical Bay of Islands.

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