Approached via a long oak lined driveway, this significant Charles Natusch designed home, built in 1904, is set on just over 7 ha of land. Large established trees, an expansive lawn, ponds and a swimming pool surround the home, while set away from the house is a two-bedroom self-contained cottage, currently generating income as Airbnb accommodation. Significant equestrian facilities are also found on the property including stables, tack and feed room, covered yards and a round pen. This is certainly a substantial property to come to market.The Tudor-style homestead is built from kauri and utilises beautiful native timbers throughout from rimu joinery and panelling to matai flooring. Despite being a large home at 415 sq m it has a lovely low-rise profile and is set in a u-shape creating an intimate atmosphere. There are six bedrooms, four bathrooms (two of which are en-suites) as well as an atmospheric den/office. A formal dining and a separate living open off an elegant hallway space lined with doors and windows which open into a character filled sheltered courtyard. The large kitchen has been modernised in a sympathetic style and is the hub of the home opening out through oversized doors onto a deck. A Bosky wood fired stove found here can run the 23 radiators throughout the house together with two heat pumps, fireplaces and an HRV system in the home add to the options for winter heating.Its location offers the best of both worlds being close to the Puketapu village with its highly regarded primary/intermediate school and popular pub as well as being surrounded by some of the well-known vineyards. Napier and the airport are just a short distance away. It therefore offers all the benefits of a rural property without the inconvenience of isolation.