222 Mount Horrible Road, Timaru, Canterbury
New Zealand's South Island is appreciated world-wide as a destination must-see. Scenery so beautiful it swamps your senses, a perfect fusion of snow-capped mountains, lakes, forests and rivers existing in what appears to be splendid isolation yet in reality is a region inter-connected with great roads and international airports, restaurants, sumptuous lodges and hotels. The South Island is dotted with small townships serving a wide customer base and providing intimate shopping experiences. It is a playground for the adventure traveller, a skiers delight, a nature lovers chance to engage with New Zealand's unique bird and reptile life.
Claremont Country Estate is a New Zealand Category 2 Historic building of European Grandeur, two hours drive from Christchurch International Airport and City and 15 minutes down the road from Timaru, yet positioned in its own "Splendid Isolation".
Built from solid granite, the layout of the property is substantial with ground floor commercial kitchens, substantial parlour with french doors leading to the gardens and lawns, library, large study, billiard room and central reception area, leading from a stain-glassed double door entry. The beautiful sweeping staircase leads to at least 8 bedrooms upstairs and numerous bathrooms. Adjacent to the main house is a detached chapel, and two separate self-contained 2 bedroom units as well as a substantial conference hall.
Castle Claremont is surrounded by peaceful rural views, manicured gardens and lawns, fields for ponies and forrested areas.
This is an inspirational property for a wide range of buyers. There is opportunity to add design flare, create an exclusive tourist business, or establish a specialised medical practice. Most importantly the splendours of the South Island are waiting to fulfill your every desire, a perfect complement to a perfect property.
Land Area: 11.6 hectares more or less
House sqm: 1360 m2 more or less
Formal Dining Room
Kitchen with Commercial Kitchen
Swimming Pool (salt water and heated)