Ugbrooke Country Estate has a long and illustrious place in New Zealand settler history. The home was started by the later Lord William Clifford of Ugbrooke in Devon, UK and completed by his cousin, Henry Vavasour where it became a Vavasour family home for three generations. Named 'Ugbrooke' to reflect the family estate back home in Devon, Ugbrooke currently operates as a boutique accommodation. The time has come for my vendors to hand the reigns over to a new loving owner.
This stunning property is located 25 minutes south of Blenheim in the Awatere Valley, with magnificent views of surrounding vineyards, the Kaikoura Ranges and an outlook of Cook Strait and Mount Tapuaenuku. Positioned on sixteen acres of land and on an elevated and sheltered site, this luxurious home offers picturesque scenery on a day-to-day basis.
Constructed from triple brick, this heritage home has been lovingly restored and earthquake strengthened to guarantee extra-strength. With a generous twelve bedrooms all with ensuites, there is also the option of the historic, fully self-contained wing at the back of the house, once operated as the servants' quarters. Sophistication and quality-design are reflected throughout with unique and modern rooms and amenities. The European-inspired formal dining room, billiard room, sun-room and family room offer a variety of activity options. The solar-heated swimming pool, horse arena, stables, work sheds and immaculate landscaping will keep the outdoor-types more than occupied. The additional luxury of eight heat pumps, wood fire's and two large solar hot water systems ensure comfort and warmth at all times of the year.
Current vendors have put a vast amount of effort into making Ugbrooke what it is today - now they are offering you the very same opportunity! Rarely does a home of this calibre come to the market.
The opportunities for this property are endless - a luxurious residential home, or continue on the commercial venture - the choice is all yours!