Live your Downtown Abbey dream at this stunningly gorgeous property in a prized Tamahere enclave bordered by the Waikato River. Moondance Manor has graced the pages of numerous magazines and featured in a TV commercial. The much-visited gardens are a joy to experience where guests can explore just over 1ha of perfectly manicured park-like grounds. Amidst this wonderland is a stately home evoking the grandeur of an English country manor. Built-in 1995 and beautifully refreshed over recent years, the five-bedroom home interplays with the outdoors and enjoys a warm synergy with nature. Every room, upstairs and down, frames stunning garden views. The spacious interior is absolute quality, offset by a soft colour palette, lustrous rimu timber, and bespoke drapes and window treatments.
The entrance hallway leading to a grand hallway and music room/office sets the tone. The open-plan family room spills onto the courtyard and pergola and is anchored by a brand-new granite country kitchen. A chandelier hangs above the formal dining table and French doors open out to the terrace. Daylight floods the formal lounge/drawing room, heated by an open fire on a reticulated air system. Its bay window captures the garden and pond panorama.
Also downstairs are a guest powder room and a large laundry/boot room with floor-to-ceiling storage cabinetry and a shower.
Upstairs the master bedroom is a relaxing retreat, with comforts galore including a luxurious en-suite. Two family bedrooms share a large family bathroom and a picturesque Juliette balcony overlooking gardens and river. A delightful guest room, with en-suite is a haven for your special guests to relish the expansive views. A further spacious bedroom and large media room complete the extensive upstairs accommodations.
The double garage has internal access, and the under-house cellar is ideal for wine collections and storage. A game of croquet, high tea on the clipped lawn and a swim in the pool are everyday life at this magnificent home.