Stunning retreat from the city in the heart of Karaka, especially if you have farming in mind! Just under fifty acres of pristine farmland and immaculately presented, it is just seventeen minutes to the motorway and approximately thirty-five minutes to the International Airport. Ideally suited for the entrepreneurial buyer who just wants to be away from it all, and to enjoy sitting on the wide verandah in the evening, cool drink in hand, watching your horses or fat cattle at play! The views are magnificent, right out across your easy land to the north, to the harbour, and Auckland City in the distance.A exquisite Replica Villa (330 sqm) takes pride of place at the end of the tree-lined drive, complete with safe security gates, and again the presentation here is faultless, having all the charm of yesteryear, but with all the modern amenities you would ever want, such as double glazing, full insulation, loads of fireplaces and wide, gracious, hallways.Four large bedrooms, ( one as a study), and an elegant farmhouse kitchen, complete with a butler's pantry, which will be the envy of all. All these areas open out to the north-facing verandah, a really relaxing spot to entertain. Plus there is a self-contained guest wing just below the house and forms part of the stable complex, next to a 70 x 70 square meter horse training area with room for a 60 x 20 dressage arena and a 50 x 70 jumping arena.Huge double doors made of solid Kauri, grace the front entrance and are actually from an old Auckland Courthouse, easily opened to welcome your guests like Royalty. They definitely initiate the "character" of the modern homestead.The land has been meticulously maintained, with extensive planting of English trees in the lower boundaries, and there are beautifully planted waterways as well. A "bridle-path" one kilometre long, has been painstakingly established at the northern end of the property and is an absolute delight to exercise young horses or dogs in the early morning! The land is well raced, and has excellent shedding and water.Vendors now need to downsize so it is now a magic opportunity for you to purchase your own peaceful lifestyle in Karaka's best position!Inspection will be rewarded!