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NBR rated in top 100 NZ homes. Built in 1863 and extended around 1905 ... this stately home is a truly magnificent example of Victorian and Edwardian architecture ...
During this mansions incarnate as a boutique hotel with a Qualmark 5 star rating and membership of Relais & Chateaux it hosted heads of state, royalty (HRH Prince Charles) and movie stars. Gwyneth Paltrow booked into her favourite Russian suite for two months, while locally filming Sylvia Plath in 2003. Eclectic Hollywood notables from Daniel Craig (007) to Sesame Street’s “Big Bird” have also stayed.
As a result of the GFC the hotel closed it doors in 2008, as $800 nights in the south became rather scarce. The mansion was purchased by a ventilation entrepreneur in 2009 and subsequently a further $1 million has been invested in improvements with the major projects being:
- the building of a second residential style commercial kitchen to highest quality standard;
- installation of a 60kw coal burner significantly reducing heating/hot water costs in the cooler Dunedin winters;
- complete rebuild of the historic greenhouse being transmogrified into a sublime conservatory with double glazing ensuring the comfort of up to 90 guests for a formal dinner or wedding and the likes.
This mansion is presented in magnificent condition; and, being nestled among 3.30h hectares of formal gardens, vegetable gardens, orchards, ponds, fountains and waterfalls with walking tracks through well- established woods ... the property is a favourite for everything from weddings to formal dinners and corporate retreats etc.
The mansion comprises of 8 (themed) suites and 3 dining and/or drawing rooms linked by recently carpeted expansive hallways from a grand-entrance foyer.
WIWO opportunity presents for either a grand home; or return to a boutique hotel operation.
Contact sole Agent: Murray Stott 021 0231 2796 / firstname.lastname@example.org
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