Carrick, just 20 kms from the town of Fairlie in Mackenzie Country, is a luxury four bedroom home set on 26 ha amid the mountain peaks and rolling meadows of the country's South Island. Artfully positioned on a small rise, to encompass the compelling beauty that surrounds the home, it is a place of tranquillity, with spacious accommodation that is both grand and comfortable. A haven you'll find difficult to leave, our sellers, having made the decision to move on, are now reluctantly offering this gorgeous home to a new owner. Few opportunities exist to acquire such a splendid home or getaway in one of the country's most scenic spots and our vendors realistic expectation only make this property more enticing.
At the centre of the home is a Great Room, perfect for any and every occasion which opens onto a covered patio offering enthralling views of the mountains in the distance. Adjacent is the drawing room complete with an open log fire that provides a cosy retreat on cooler days. The emotive heart of the home is a kitchen to excite the creative juices of even the most dedicated chef, with expansive work tops, 5 burner gas hob and three ovens (including a steam oven) This is then further augmented by a huge butlers pantry, which even has a spot to cure meat! A large adjacent mud room, complete with an additional bathroom, also accommodates the laundry and wine cellar. The home's west wing is dedicated to accommodation with three spacious, well appointed double bedrooms each with en-suite and wardobes plus an opulent master suite that boasts a walk in closet, lavish en-suite and even a crackling log fire! Built to offer a lovely comfortable environment even in winter, the insulation used was the best available when the home was built approximately ten years ago, but is aided by 2 open log fires (master bedroom and drawing room), 2 logburners with wetbacks (library and kitchen), and under floor heating in many areas of the home. In addition all the windows are double glazed.
The Mackenzie Country, home to Lake Tekapo and the unforgettable stargazing tours at the Mount John Observatory, is one of New Zealand's fastest growing regions, fuelled by tourism and the amazing attractions on offer. Carrick is an easy and scenic drive from both Christchurch and Queenstown, and the ideal spot for those seeking world class fishing, hunting, skiing, gliding, and climbing at Mount Aspiring or New Zealand's highest peak, Aoraki Mount Cook. The famous Otago Rail Trail cycleway is a short drive away and to the west lie the easily accessed glaciers of Fox and Franz Joseph, beautiful Lake Pukaki and the wonders of Doubtful and Milford Sounds in Fjordland National Park. This is what people around the world think of when they think of New Zealand! Carrick would be a perfect luxury retreat from the hustle and bustle of daily life, but given the proximity to the outdoor activities that abound in Mackenzie Country would also serve as an ideal luxury country lodge serving visitors seeking the finest in accommodations. With its position just off the main tourist route on New Zealand's beautiful and world famous South Island, you could hardly have planned it better! Install a telescope and augment the allure by offering star gazing in the Mackenzie Dark Sky Reserve, the only one of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, and one of only eight in the world!
Our vendors have instructed us to present all offers, so contact Martin and Laurie Sutton for full details, and to arrange a private viewing, today.