Modern, quiet, 5 bedroom farmhouse near town and with stunning views

Modern, quiet, 5 bedroom farmhouse near town and with stunning views




Jul 2010

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5 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6
2 Bathrooms

About our home

Our home is a recently modernised, 5 bedroom farmhouse. It has open plan living, with a wonderful indoor-outdoor flow. The house captures all day sun through full length bi-fold doors all along the North side, opening onto a large, surrounding deck. From the deck there are stunning views over farmland to the mountains beyond. It is warm and sunny. The main bedroom with ensuite has a small kitchenette and can be used as a separate apartment if required.

We have a tennis court, large garden, kids play area with swings, trampolines and slides. We have chickens and 1 dog and 1 cat. The farm is a working sheep farm but is run by a manager (who lives 2km down the road), so you need do nothing except enjoy the farm life (unless you want to help out!). We have satellite tv; and a car may be available if required.

It is peaceful and quiet, surrounded by farmlife and with very little disturbances. We have an outdoor bath heated by a fire, which is superb in the long, serene evenings. We have heaps of books, and all manner of sports toys including skis, mountain bikes, kids bikes, tennis rackets, surfboards, tents etc; wireless internet; plenty of wood for the fire; vegetable garden. We have a piano and guitar for the musically inclined; and plenty of books. We also have a housekeeper and a gardener who come once a week and who may also be available for the period of exchange.


More about us

  1. We are a professional married couple. Mark (45) is a local veterinarian and owner (see website) at a large veterinary clinic; and Keri is a consultant psychiatrist at the local hospital in Invercargill. Our 3 children are Ben (4), Tess (6) and Ella (8), who all enjoy our outdoor life and the space around them.
    We have travelled extensively around the world both for work and pleasure, with and without the children; and are both originally from the UK, so still have many relatives and friends in Europe. We have lived in New Zealand for over 15 years now and simply love this quiet but beautiful corner of the world.

    In our spare time we hike, climb, mountain bike, surf and ski, both with and without the kids. There is plenty of opportunity for outdoor recreation for all levels all around, not to mention the wonderful sightseeing and food and wine for which New Zealand is world reknown. The hospitality of the Kiwis, and of the rural people in this part of New Zealand, is without exception. This is a superb base from which to explore the stunning South Island of New Zealand, and further afield.

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Where is it?


Our neighbourhood is a wonderfully safe, quiet and peaceful area. We live near the lower slopes of a limestone hill with native bush and forests, near a nature reserve with forest tracks. Our neighbours are few but are wonderful. We are only 10km from the nearest village.

The nearest village (Winton) has a population of 2000, and has a supermarket, cafes, pubs, petrol stations, banks, library, swimming pool, netball and squash courts, rugby club, and all you need for general stores. Invercargill (pop 50,000) is 30 mins away and has an airport, movie theatre, restaurants and larger shops.

We are near to some of the world's greatest hikes and treks, being only a couple of hours from the Milford Track, Routeburn, Kepler and Hollyford. We are only an hour from Stewart Island, and 90 mins from Queenstown and the skiing, vineyards and other recreation available there.

We are only 40 minutes from a superb beach, where we also have a 3 bedroom beach house which may be available for use. Surfing, kitesurfing, fishing and diving are available.

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