Bayleys are proud to offer Paratiho for sale, unquestionably ranking amongst New Zealand’s top farming estates. The luxurious and exclusive main residence is located in the centre of a stunning 700 hectare (2000 acre more or less) farm which is regarded as one of the finest in the top of the South Island.
The main residence which was built around 2000, was originally operated as a luxury lodge and gained international acclaim as one of only three “Relais Chateau” properties in New Zealand. It was acquired by the existing owners in 2009 and since then has been occupied as a private residence. It offers complete privacy, substantial and well appointed accommodation including six beautiful guest suites, a spa, a gymnasium with sauna, a manager’s apartment, offices and garaging for six large vehicles. The breathtaking grounds include fine lawns, many specimen trees, four lakes, a croquet lawn, a professional standard putting green, swimming pool, tennis court, a heli-pad and an area of mature native bush. The present owners have added a challenging nine hole golf course.
The farm, which has excellent buildings and stock handling facilities, is located in an idyllic, north facing valley with a good balance of irrigated flats and gently rolling hills making it ideal for breeding and finishing livestock with some cropping. The property comfortably winters over 7,500 stock units, made up of sheep, cattle and deer. The property enjoys plentiful supplies of water from two large dams and numerous smaller reservoirs, a community group supply, and various bore holes and wells.
Secluded but not isolated, this truly unique property is only 12 minutes drive from Motueka township and Nelson City airport is about 40 minutes away. The present owners have maintained the lodge amenities and the purchaser will have the option of retaining the property as a private residence or re-establishing it as one of New Zealand’s top international resorts.