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This stunning Manawatu homestead has the ultimate country charm

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Beautifully manicured gardens, a spacious country kitchen and character-filled interiors, this Manawatu property has everything you expect from a charming country homestead


  • Address: 310 Mount Biggs Road, Manawatu Surrounds
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Parking: 2 car parks

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This stunning Manawatu homestead has the ultimate country charm

Come home to Greenlea, in the thriving Manawatu, a landmark homestead, exquisitely maintained and complemented by established park-like gardens which are home to Kereru, quail, pheasants, kingfishers and morepork.

Only 14 km to Feilding and Ohakea Airbase, and 26km to Palmerston North with Airport, Hospital and University. Good choice of quality schools. Commuting is an open road breeze through beautiful green countryside. Central location, being less than 2 hours from Wellington, Lake Taupo, Mount Ruapehu skiing, Taranaki, and the wineries of Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa.

One of New Zealand’s finest homes, Greenlea was Architect designed and built from 1912 to 1914 of the best heart native timbers. The owners also owned a sawmill. Ahead of its time with concrete piles, this quality transitional home has many Arts and Crafts period influences. You will love the bay and bow windows, gables, deep verandahs, warm glow of Matai, Rimu and Kauri timbers and the glittering stained glass and leadlight windows.

Stunning entrance hall, lounge, living room, dining room, billiard room, kitchen/dining, five bedrooms (or four plus office), porch, and sewing room. 508sqm of home and garage, 117sqm of verandahs plus numerous outbuildings.

With grace and grandeur, but of human proportions, this well heated and insulated home with top chef’s kitchen and beautiful bathrooms is the perfect place to live in 2020. It really has the best of both worlds, including the flow from indoors to several outdoor living areas. Enjoy the rural lifestyle with the ability to be self-sufficient if you wish.

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