This is a very pleasant, sheltered lifestyle property only 8kms from Fairlie, with Lake Opuha, Mt Dobson, and Lake Tekapo nearby. The 10 acres are ideal for a home based business and could be used for poultry farming, alpaca's, equestrian, goats, or a tourism business with tourist campervans and cyclists passing past the gate! The setting provides wonderful space, good broadband access and is situated in a very private setting making it ideal for a couple or a family, with a school bus stop at the gate.
A very established garden and 4ha of land, including a generous, fully enclosed 12m X 12m workshop which is just over 6 years old, currently operating as an engineering business with a concrete floor throughout and 16 amp sockets for welding. One bay is suitable for the storage of a helicopter or micro-light, the other two bays are open internally but have lockable sliding doors which slide across the front of all three bays for security. This workshop is accessed off a separate drive from the house and has a large shingled yard around it along with a hen house, sheep yards, pig sty and small loading ramp.
The attractive character home is warm and very sunny with vast views of the Mt Dobson range and potential to add your own touch. It has a log fire and heat ducting along with ceiling insulation. Off this is the sunny dining area and kitchen with wood finishing on the cupboards. Three large double bedrooms with built-in wardrobes and the largest has an ensuite (toilet and hand basin). The bathroom has been totally refurbished with all new fittings and timber T&G finishing. The lounge has French doors which open onto a sunny and outside dining area with a very colourful garden back drop and shade sail to cover. The roof, spouting and electrics have been replaced recently. Mains pressure (cold & hot) water and a recently replaced stainless hot water cylinder.
A double garage with power and wood shed are alongside the house. Behind the garden is an open 3 bay implement hayshed, also with lights and power. Water is from a private well which is pumped to the house and implement shed. There is electric fencing and stock water troughs to all 5 paddocks. Included in the sale are a number of items including a dishwasher, fridge/freezer, chest freezer, washing machine and other lifestyle inventory.
This is an exceptional property, in a friendly and safe community and has been lovingly taken care of over the years. The lakes and mountains are nearby for hunting, boating and fishing, skiing, horse riding and mountain biking all on the back doorstep. 30 minutes' drive to Lake Tekapo, 45 minutes to Timaru, 30 minutes to Geraldine and 2 hours to Christchurch.
Surrounded by some of the best scenery Canterbury has to offer, situated in an up and coming area with art galleries and award winning cafes.
What more could you wish for… viewing is a must!
Price By Negotiation around $550,000
Fairlie is a small rural community of around 900 people which has a lot to offer young families right through to those choosing to retire here.
It is a quiet rural town without the crowds, the rush or the bustle. Away from the pressure and stress of city living.
Compare house prices - you'll find you can update your present home and still have cash in the bank.
So centrally located - 2 hours from Christchurch, within 45 minutes of Geraldine, Temuka, Timaru and Lake Tekapo.
Within twenty minutes to the turnoffs to Mt Dobson and Fox Peaks Ski Fields and just ten minutes to Lake Opuha a warm man-made lake covering 700 hectares.
Excellent recreational facilities, from the rivers and lakes providing boating and fishing, to the sporting minded who prefer golf, bowls, cricket, rugby, squash, croquet, basketball, tennis or just a quiet dip in the covered and heated swimming pool.
Excellent standard of Pre-school, Primary and Secondary Schooling available. Lower class numbers allows more time for students and one-to-one attention.
A safe and secure town with a resident police officer.
All the essential shops and facilities. A range of eateries, service stations and accommodation options.
Very caring and well qualified doctors and nurses at the Medical Centre along with a very didicated team of volunteer Ambulance and Fire Brigade personnel.
A town full of friendly people, happy to help and proud to be part of this community.
Visitor information can be obtained from the Heartlands Fairlie Resource Centre
Phone: (03) 685 8496
The Mabel Binney Cottage, just west of Fairlie on State Highway 8, dates from about 1975 and presents many period items. The adjacent Vintage Machinery Museum houses old farm machinery, wagons and traction engines.
On the same site as the Mabel Binney Cottage is the old Fairlie Railway Station, moved there after the line was closed in 1968.
The Mt Dobson and Fox Peak skifields are a short drive away.
Lake Opuha, 12 kilometres from Fairlie, offers boating, water and jet skiing, fishing and swimming.
We have two residential doctors, a volunteer fire brigade and an ambulance service. We also have facilities, such as a Resthome, Kindergarten, two Primary Schools, and a High School. The local community library caters for all reading requirements and we have all the essential shops to fulfill your needs. There is two fine restaurants to choose from or two hotels for a more relaxed atmosphere. A large village green area and hundreds of clubs, sports, services, and welfare are available for all types of hobbies.
The Old Library Cafe provides excellent food for those wishing to while away the time in Fairlie. (03) 685 8999
The traffic volume in Fairlie is low and the footpaths are good. It is safe to walk or cycle. In Fairlie you are always handy to everything.
GTS Countrylink (Geraldine Tourism) provides a service to Timaru on Fridays. It departs at 9.10am and leaves Timaru on the return journey at 3.30pm.
InterCity Coachlines have an alpine service base at Fairlie.
(03) 685 8605
Fairlie has a low crime rate, and excellent schooling, with low class numbers. The people are very friendly and we have a very caring community.
Come to Fairlie to get away from the crowds, the bustle and the traffic! Improve your standard of housing and have cash in the Bank. If you want a challenge, we have skiing, fishing, hunting, boating, mountain climbing or just tramping, everything is so handy. Fairlie is a great place to visit, but it's a wonderful place to live!!!
Mackenzie Community Library
(03) 685 8560
Fairlie Medical Centre
(03) 685 8211
A physiotherapist and dentist visit the town regularly.
Timaru Public Hospital
(03) 684 4000
The postal service operates Monday to Saturday from L and L Hardware. Internet Services are available at the library, resource centre and Fairlie Interesting.
The 'Fairlie Accessible', a fortnightly newspaper and advertiser that covers the region from Cave to Lake Tekapo, is published in Fairlie.
(03) 685 8692
The early childhood facility in Fairlie is:
South Canterbury Free Kindergarten Association.
(03) 685 8505
The primary school in Fairlie is:
Fairlie Primary School.
(03) 685 8504
St Joseph's School
The secondary school in Fairlie is:
Mackenzie College (forms 1 to 7)
(03) 685 8603
The nearest tertiary institutions are:
(03) 684 8240
0800 4 AORAKI
Christchurch College of Education South Canterbury Campus Timaru
(03) 688 8163
It is also possible to do tertiary study through Mackenzie College's link with Massey University.
Fairlie Bowling Club
(03) 685 8644
Fairlie Golf Club
(03) 685 8024
Strathconan Park provides facilities for bowling, rugby, squash and croquet.
The Fairlie swimming pool is open during the summer months and the Fairlie Domain has a children's playground.
Mackenzie Country Hunting Guides
(03) 685 8230
Dobson Ski Area
(03) 685 8039
Fox Peak Skifield
(03) 685 8539
The Ski Shack on Fairlie's main street provides services for skiers, including ski waxing, equipment hire, clothing and information on ski conditions.