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A Magnificent Governors Bay Estate

40 Allandale Lane, Governors Bay, Banks Pensinsulamap of location

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A rare Historic Estate commenced in 1852 and recently completed by a renowned stone mason and well respected leading botanical authority has come to the market. The long history of construction, planting with many private areas and special features is a credit to the present vendor. The many private walks among some of New Zealands special specimens of trees, shrubs and plants make this property a very special place.

Covering twenty acres (7.5941 hectares) this property has the ability to be developed into four separate future country estate sections, ranging from 1.4760 hectares to 2.5875 hectares. The plans for this development have been prepared by Davis Olgive Partners Ltd Engineers, Surveyors, Planners, of Christchurch with comment from the Christchurch City Council. This project has yet to receive Resource Consent and will require development of all services. The views from these sites, encompasses Lyttelton Harbour, Pegusus Bay and Christchurch City. This trophy estate consists of a main house, two guest units Garden Cottage and Jacks Cottage, meeting house/studio all hidden behind lush gardens from the general population.

The main house consists of four bedrooms, two living rooms, open plan country kitchen/dining and extra living, two bathrooms, three toilets, separate laundry, separate double garage and storage sheds. Jacks Cottage has a double bedroom, open plan (six walls, interesting exposed beams and skylight) kitchen/living/dining with separate en-suite and laundry facility. Garden Cottage has double bedroom, open plan kitchen/dining/living with separate en-suite and laundry facility. The tennis court which has been recently resurfaced is complete with a stone pavilion with male and female shower and toilet facilities, plus a kitchen to complete this area for tennis parties or as a completely separate entertaining area.

This completely private Estate is within 10 kms to Diamond Harbour, 3 kms to Governors Bay Hotel and Cafe, 12 kilometres to Lyttelton, 12 kilometres to Cashmere and the magnificent scenic Summit Road drive with panoramic views of the City and the Southern Alps with inspiring landscapes and subjects for the Artist.

Uniquely beautiful day and night country atmosphere the extensive gardens have been established from 1973 in the shade of a magnificent old Colonial Turkish Oak tree, size and scale more sufficient to tangibly impress. Not so vast that losing yourself is possible, but above all else Taunton Gardens is inspiring in a peaceful restful way. Away from the thrum of urban traffic, but punctuated incessantly by natures little players, a place where you wake up to a, Dawn Chorus of the most amazing bird song. Satisfy the duty you have to yourself, Taunton Gardens will give sensitive substance, surprise and delight that you would say that you wished you had arrived the day before yesterday.
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