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This Feild­ing prop­erty, sur­rounded by en­chant­ing gar­dens, is look­ing for an imag­i­na­tive fam­ily keen to live their dream, says Emma Good­win.

Manawatu Standard - Property Weekly - - Front Page -

Built in the 1920s, when par­ties were held al­most ev­ery night, this is a home that has seen its fair share of fun. Set in ex­quis­ite grounds that have been thought­fully de­signed and lov­ingly tended, it’s a home that has a spe­cial place for ev­ery­one to en­joy. So bun­dle the fam­ily into the car, and come have a look at it.

Step into the morn­ing room, where the sun’s first rays play across the floor. Here, with the kitchen close at hand, you will find the per­fect place to en­joy a leisurely break­fast.

Like the spa­cious for­mal din­ing room, which is heated by a wood burner, the morn­ing room has French doors that open to the deck and gar­den.

A step down takes you into the fam­ily liv­ing room, which is big enough to al­low the largest fam­ily to pur­sue its var­i­ous ac­tiv­i­ties.

Sky­lights above your head let in even more light, and win­dow seats along one wall of­fer a great place to re­lax and ad­mire the view of the gar­den.

All three bed­rooms are spa­cious and have built-in wardrobes. The main bed­room has an en suite, plus space for a walk-in closet if you need one. Look­ing for a fourth bed­room? At the other end of the house there is a room that is cur­rently be­ing used as an of­fice. But as it has a sep­a­rate toi­let and bath­room, it would be ideal for overnight guests or el­derly relatives.

Even if you con­verted this room back into a bed­room, you wouldn’t have to forgo an of­fice. There is a room off the kitchen that would suit that pur­pose – or serve as a sewing or hobby space.

The kitchen has a great coun­try feel to it, thanks to its tim­ber cab­i­nets and walk-in pantry. It is set in the heart of the house, where peo­ple will nat­u­rally grav­i­tate, and has one of the best views of the gar­den.

This is a house that can be opened up in the sum­mer to cre­ate an ideal place for re­fined en­ter­tain­ing. And if there’s a fam­ily wed­ding on the cards, you won’t find a gar­den venue bet­ter than this one.

Buxus hedg­ing, ro­man­tic ar­bours, lush lawn, roses, climbers, laven­ders and ma­ture trees all com­bine to make this a mag­i­cal spot.

And for the cook, there’s also a potager gar­den wait­ing for the new sea­son’s veg­eta­bles and herbs to be planted.

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