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Historic Homestead on 13 Acres, Marlborough N.Z. Wine Country

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Last updated: 11/25/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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Located in the heart of New Zealand's premier wine district, this beautiful Historic Homestead, overlooking a vineyard, is exclusively yours to enjoy. Hawkesbury was built in 1883 and has been tastefully restored. Set on 13 private acres, in a quiet valley neighbouring the famous Marlborough wine trail and cycle route, Hawkesbury is one of the oldest character Homesteads in Marlborough. The history of the property and park like grounds with century old trees, create a timeless romantic setting from a bygone era. Ideal for just a couple or as a luxury recreational retreat for an entire family or group. It is complete with its' own private swimming pool, full size tennis court and bicycles.

There are 4 large double bedrooms,(3 and 1/2 bathrooms) including a grand master downstairs with carved 4 poster bed, fireplace and en-suite with luxurious tiled shower, over sized claw foot bath and its' own private entrance. Upstairs,there are 2 bathrooms and 2 of the 3 bedrooms open onto a spacious tiled verandah. There are beautiful views overlooking the rose gardens, horse paddock and vineyards, through to the distant surrounding mountains. The lounge features 12 foot ceilings, a large open fireplace and library. Directly adjoining this room is the sun-drenched dining room which flows directly onto a covered veranda with additional alfresco dining. This area overlooks the tennis court and magnificent eucalyptus trees. The sunny pool and courtyard area features another large covered veranda with circular table and barbecue. Ideal for evening alfresco dining with views to the lighted pool, fruit trees and park like grounds. Come home each day to the huge farm house kitchen after exploring vineyards, beaches, golfing, trout or deep sea fishing, hiking, biking, cycling, horse riding or just relax by the pool after a game of tennis. There is an 18 hole golf course 5 minutes away and bicycles are provided to ride through the vineyards. Numerous wineries ( over 60), producing Marlborough's world famous Sauvignon Blanc and other excellent wines, are only minutes away from this unique property. e.g. Villa Maria, Highfield, Cloudy Bay, Alan Scotts, Wither Hill, Montana and Hunters,just to name a few. Many fine restaurants are also close by and you will soon see why Marlborough is considered NZ's 'Gourmet Province'

Located in a peaceful rural valley, you are ideally situated to explore the upper half of the South Island. You are only 5 minutes from a small market town (Renwick), 15 minutes from Blenheim, (Marlboroughs main centre), 30 minutes from Picton and the beautiful Marlborough Sounds. To the South is Kaikoura, with world class whale watching and swimming with the dolphins, to the west you are 90 minutes from the arts and crafts of Nelson, southwest is the high country and trout fishing in the Lakes. The airport is only 8 minutes away and there are many daily direct/short flights to Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch.
This Historic Homestead, with its full facilities and surrounding acreage ensures a long lasting memory of peace, privacy and timeless tranquility.

Keywords: Villa/Homestead

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Villa

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 8-9

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • Exclusive use of the 13 acres of park like grounds set amongst century old trees. Full size private tennis court with rackets provided. Sole use of the swimming pool. Located in a beautiful valley, bicycles are provided for cycling through the vineyards, on the 'wine tour' cycling route. With every 1 week booking 6 bottles of premium Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc will be included. For every 4 night booking up to 4 Queen Charlotte Track Passes will be included ( value $50)...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • CD Player
              • Music Library
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • Television
              • VCR

              Theme

              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic

              Attractions

              • Botanical Garden
              • Cinemas
              • Festivals
              • Restaurants
              • Winery Tours

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Boating
              • Horseback Riding
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Whale Watching

              Location Type

                  • Mountain View:

                    you overlook vineyards, pastures and 100 year old trees. The Richmond Mountain Range is in the distance...moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Parasailing
                  • Sailing
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Dining

                      • Dining Area

                      General

                      • Broadband Access
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Computer Available
                      • Covered Parking
                      • Fireplace
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                      • Telephone
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wood Fireplace

                      Kitchen

                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Kitchen:

                        Generously stocked country kitchen...moreless

                      • Microwave
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove
                      • Toaster

                      Outside

                      • Balcony
                      • Bicycles
                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Lawn / Garden
                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Tennis:

                        private full sized court...moreless

                      Pool / Spa

                          • Private Pool
                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          summer
                          Dec 1 - Mar 31, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          $600
                          $3,800

                          Rates are based on 4 guests; add $60 per night, per additional guest

                          My Standard Rate
                          3 night min stay
                          $550
                          $3,300

                          Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest


                          Additional information about rental rates

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                          • Taxes Not included

                          Notes:

                          Summer:$3,800/week for 4 people. $380 per extra person/week.

                          $600/night for 4 people. $60 per extra person/night.

                          Standard:$3,300/week for 4. $200 per extra person/week.

                          $550/night for 4. $50 per extra person/night.


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                          Last updated: 11/25/2014
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                          Location

                          6 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          3 Miles
                          Nearest Barpub
                          15 Miles
                          Nearest Ferry
                          3 Miles
                          Nearest Golf
                          9 Miles
                          Nearest Train
                          2 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          15 Miles
                          Nearest Beach
                          Beach

                          Car: Necessary

                           

                          Owner info

                          About the owner: The Homestead was originally built by Cyrus Goulter in 1883. His son Charles raised a large family at Hawkesbury and was famous for breeding Merino sheep. The property remained in the Goulter family for over a hundred years. My husband and I bought the property some years ago and have extensively renovated it so that it is now back to its full splendour and available for guests to enjoy.

                          The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
                          This is an unique opportunity to experience the peace, tranquility and timelessness of a Historic Homestead. A setting that includes century old trees in park like grounds that are exclusively yours to enjoy with beautiful views of mountains and vineyards. Sole use of swimming pool and tennis court. Watch horses roaming freely over several of the acres.


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                          • Hawkesbury Homestead circa 1883.

                            Hawkesbury Homestead circa 1883.

                          • Downstairs master bedroom with 4 poster king bed,firepace and en suite.

                            Downstairs master bedroom with 4 poster king bed,firepace and en suite.

                          • Private swimming pool, 36 x 18 feet.

                            Private swimming pool, 36 x 18 feet.

                          • Traditional country comfort.

                            Traditional country comfort.

                          • The back veranda/barbecue area. Relax and enjoy a Marlboough Sauvignon  Blanc.

                            The back veranda/barbecue area. Relax and enjoy a Marlboough Sauvignon Blanc.

                          • Sit on the veranda and watch the family/friends play tennis.

                            Sit on the veranda and watch the family/friends play tennis.

                          • One of the three upstairs double bedrooms.

                            One of the three upstairs double bedrooms.

                          • A Stairway that has been used and polished for 129 years.

                            A Stairway that has been used and polished for 129 years.

                          • Beautiful sunny upstairs bedroom, king size bed and doors opening onto veranda.

                            Beautiful sunny upstairs bedroom, king size bed and doors opening onto veranda.

                          • One of the upstairs bathrooms, with claw foot tub and glass shower.

                            One of the upstairs bathrooms, with claw foot tub and glass shower.

                          • Autumn is a beautiful time of year in Marlborough.

                            Autumn is a beautiful time of year in Marlborough.

                          • The main staircase to the 3 upstairs bedrooms, veranda  and 2 bathrooms.

                            The main staircase to the 3 upstairs bedrooms, veranda and 2 bathrooms.

                          • Timelessness and tranquility make this the perfect  South Island base

                            Timelessness and tranquility make this the perfect South Island base

                          • Downstairs en suite with claw foot bath.

                            Downstairs en suite with claw foot bath.

                          • Full size pool, 16x32 feet.

                            Full size pool, 16x32 feet.

                          • Fully equiped Farmhouse kitchen.

                            Fully equiped Farmhouse kitchen.

                          • Tennis court in park like grounds, rackets and balls provided.

                            Tennis court in park like grounds, rackets and balls provided.

                          • The Historic Homestead is surrounded by vineyards and 100 year old trees.

                            The Historic Homestead is surrounded by vineyards and 100 year old trees.

                          • Covered veranda overlooking the vineyard; watch a sunset or moonrise.

                            Covered veranda overlooking the vineyard; watch a sunset or moonrise.

                          • Beautiful park like grounds with trees over 100 years old.

                            Beautiful park like grounds with trees over 100 years old.

                          • 3rd upstairs bedroom with doors opening onto veranda.

                            3rd upstairs bedroom with doors opening onto veranda.

                          • Somewhere under the rainbow.

                            Somewhere under the rainbow.

                          • A great wedding base.

                            A great wedding base.

                          • Springtime flowers are beautiful. Garden Marlborough Festival is early November

                            Springtime flowers are beautiful. Garden Marlborough Festival is early November

                          VRBO #263042

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                          This listing was first published here in 2009.

                          Date last modified - Tuesday, November 25, 2014

                          $550 - $600 per night (USD)
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                          4 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 9

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                          Minimum stay: 3 nights
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                          Speaks: english
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