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A Sanctuary for the Senses 
Kourarau Homestead, 460 Te Wharau Road, Gladstone.
Buyer Enquiry  Over  $2,695,000 

Kourarau Homestead is currently on the market for those genuinely interested in a lifestyle change with the vendors considering all serious offers.


The vendors  have arranged for a single open home event this Saturday, offering viewing opportunities from 11 am to 2 pm. Private viewings can be arranged after 2 pm on Saturday 27 April 2024 and throughout Sunday with prior scheduling. 


Nestled discreetly in one of Wairarapa's prime locations, the historic Kourarau Homestead dates back to the 1880s, meticulously restored and enhanced with the finest materials. The result is a timeless masterpiece where the architect has seamlessly blended charm and sophistication, ensuring its legacy for generations to come. Attention to detail is evident throughout the property.

This unique estate embodies the best of New Zealand heritage fused with elegant European and laid-back Kiwi design elements, creating an atmosphere of tranquility upon entry. Kourarau offers a complete rural lifestyle with privacy amidst established surroundings and ample space for family and guests.

Featuring reception rooms for entertaining and private chambers for intimate gatherings, the homestead caters to both formal and informal occasions. The accommodations are spacious and beautiful, offering picturesque views of the 3.0-hectare park-like grounds. A spacious country kitchen and living area provide inviting spaces for open-plan living, dining, and casual entertaining. Formal and informal events can be hosted in the grand dining room, drawing room, and billiard room, each adorned with large open fireplaces. Additional spaces include a private library/study and an upstairs living area for relaxation or work.

French doors open onto a wide verandah and sheltered outdoor space with a heated swimming pool, changing rooms, outdoor fireplace, built-in pizza oven, and barbecue area. The landscaped grounds feature a fenced tennis court, mature gardens, native trees, and expansive lawns blending seamlessly into the surrounding countryside.

Located just minutes away from the renowned Martinborough Gladstone vineyards and the classic Gladstone Pub, and a short drive to the magnificent beaches of the east coast. Greytown and Martinborough are both approximately 20 minutes away, while Wellington city is easily accessible within 1 hour and 30 minutes by road or train.


Combining understated elegance, classical beauty, and modern convenience, Kourarau Homestead presents an irresistible opportunity for discerning buyers. This remarkable property is destined to be sold.


Land Area:  3.0095 hectares more or less

House sqm: 600m2 more or less





Billiard Room

Formal Dining Room and Bar

Drawing Room

Open-plan Kitchen, Living and Dining



Upstairs Living Room (or additional bedroom) and Storage

6/7 Bedrooms 

5 Bathrooms 


​Outdoor Storage Room & Bathroom


Tennis Court (full-size asphalt and fenced)

Tennis Pavilion

Swimming Pool (salt water and heated)

Changing Rooms

Outdoor Fire, BBQ, Pizza Oven


Chicken Sheds

Double Garage with Workshop/Storage


Anthony Morsinkhof


Licensed Under the REAA 2008 

Mobile: 02102017524


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