SUPERB EQUESTRIAN HOMESTEAD
SUPERB EQUESTRIAN HOMESTEAD
Set on a quiet lane within Cambridge's equine heartland, this impressive homestead offers horse lovers relaxed country living at its finest. The property comprises a flat 2.3450 hectare block (adjoining land of 2.09 ha also available), a full dressage arena with sand and rubber surface, post and rail fencing and a stunning five bedroom home which received a bronze in last year's Master Builders Awards.
As you approach the property through solid timber electronic gates, your eye is drawn to the tall rimu front door flanked by stone pillars. Inside, a spacious living pavilion unfolds before you, with roaring gas fireplace and both sliding and bi-fold doors which spill out onto a covered pergola to the east and large flat decks to the west. The current owners enjoy relaxed entertaining and the home is designed to facilitate this. The kitchen, dining and living areas are all combined within this one enormous "great" room, yet a separate lounge, fully wired for surround sound has made an ideal space for children to relax while their parents entertain.
To the east of this living area is a separate wing containing a guest bedroom with ensuite. This is designed to interconnect with the roomy adjacent office, which could also be used as lounge area for guests.
To ensure privacy, the family's four bedrooms are situated on the other side of the living area, at the northern end of the house. This winged design also allows each room in the house to enjoy different views of the surrounding countryside. The home's large windows and many , finished with beautiful native rimu do a brilliant job of ensuring the house stays warm and light filled regardless of the time of day. The master bedroom is a relaxed retreat with ensuite and French doors opening onto a private deck, perfect for watching the sun come up and the horses grazing in the paddocks beyond the lawn.
The lady of the house invested in mature box hedging plants when undertaking the landscaping here and her investment has paid off. The grounds have a lovely maturity about them despite the property only being three years old. A large gravelled children's play area is within easy viewing of the kitchen and living areas. Spacious flat lawns surround the homestead and draw the eye out to the tidy post and rail paddocks that complete this lifestyle offering.
The owners state that they "use every room in the house, everyday". This stunning property offers an impressive family home with plenty of room for the horses all within close proximity to St Peters school and the facilities, shops and cafes of Cambridge.
Cambridge: "Town of trees and champions" greets visitors through a stunning tree lined entrance. An historic town, with its remarkable village green road and St Andrews Church, Cambridge is a restful town offering art galleries, antique stores, New Zealand Equine Stars walk of fame and a popular farmers market.
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