Tranquil rural settlement beautiful water views

Tranquil rural settlement beautiful water views

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Karen

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décembre 2010

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3 chambres
Couchages 6
2 salles de bain
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Our wood-built house on half an acre of land has been added to lovingly over the years. We never tire of the views of the inlet as they change constantly. When the tide is out horses run on the sand and children and adults alike gather clams to bake on the BBQ. We have two kayaks with lifejackets for the use of our guests as well as two bikes and two sets of golf clubs. We feed the native birds throughout the year and are rewarded by their chorused "thank yous"! The house has a heat pump and an elegant gas fire in the living room. The master bedroom is up the circular stairs with an ensuite and walk-in wardrobe. Downstairs the two bedrooms share a large family bathroom with shower as well as bath. There are heaters and electric blankets in all the bedrooms. We spend a lot of time in the sunroom and will often eat there with our friends, just to enjoy the views. We are close to a farm and rolling green hills are our other vista. The house is easy care, easy to live in and is just plain friendly. Please smoke outside if you wish and take care of your butts - thank you.

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  1. Kelvin is a retired barrister/pilot and Karen returned from a lifetime overseas to marry him. She had previously owned and chartered a yacht in the Mediterranean for 20 years and prior to that had worked for the UN in Rome. We love to travel and have many friends in the UK and Europe and we take turn-about staying with each other. Sometimes we meet halfway and so at times there will be four of us. We have now completed several exchanges and have been rewarded with wonderful new friendships. We are interested in the world around us in all respects. We are gentle with other people's property and are sure you would be the same with ours - we are really enjoying this adventure and have now repeated three exchanges as they have been so mutually successful.

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Purakaunui is a small, picturesque settlement 25 minutes from Dunedin. Dunedin is a university city of 150,000 with a strong Scottish heritage and founded on gold. We are a 15 minute drive from Port Chalmers where there is a supermarket, shops and restaurants. Ten minutes in the other direction is the Orokonui Ecosanctuary with native flora and fauna - right down to our iconic kiwi! On the peninsula opposite is the albatross colony (where the only Royal Albatross in the world nest on a mainland), also seals, penguins, sealions and birdlife in abundance. Beautiful, almost deserted beaches are all around us and Murdering Beach is famous for its surfing. Dunedin boasts five first-class 18 hole golf courses which, by world standards, have extremely modest green fees. Central Otago with its mountains, lakes, skiing (in winter), wineries and orchards is a 3 - 4 hour drive away. A vintage rail trip is popular and the Central Otago Rail Trail is a must for bikers and walkers alike. New Zealand abounds in breath-taking scenery and we like to think that most of it is right at our doorstep.

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