There is a wide range of options available to buyers who are considering buying a lifestyle property.

From larger residential properties in quiet rural towns to various sized bare land blocks waiting to be built on and developed, to established and well set up blocks complete with fencing, sheds, shelter and water.

It is important to weigh up your needs, wants, experience, long term goals and financial commitments, taking time to seek professional advice in all respects before purchasing any property.

According to the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) lifestyle property values have continued to peak with a national median of $635,000 for the three months to April 2017, however there has been a significant decrease in sales volumes and supply of quality properties in popular locations, with the number of days to sell improving in a number of areas.


Simply stunning eco-living

This beautifully simple, fourdouble bedroom home is set on a four hectare block in Eyrewell, Canterbury.

Built by award winning Hybrid Homes with wellbeing and reduced living costs in mind, this home is well-designed for comfortable eco-friendly living.

The home is constructed with non-toxic building materials and is well insulated with an energy efficient design and quality appliances throughout, including an energy efficient Pyroclassic Woodburner which heats the open plan kitchen/dining and living areas.

High windows which take in both the sun and the views, over height doors and polished concrete floors all encourage passive solar gain. Hot water heating with solar heating capability is also installed. Numerous doors open out to extensive Kwila decking, providing incredible outdoor areas to relax and entertain in with, great views of the mountains beyond.


A lifestyle with magical setting and views

You will find this outstanding eight hectare property situated in the magical setting of Coopers Creek, with stunning views to Mt Oxford and surrounding foothills, just minutes from the township of Oxford.

This established property offers multiple lifestyle, accommodation, business, equestrian and subdivision opportunities.

This generously proportioned, five-bedroom home has many luxurious features, including high ceilings and multiple sets of over height bi-fold doors, connecting bedrooms and living areas to patio and garden areas.

The stunning chef’s kitchen with bi-fold windows and views to the garden is central to the elegant, open-plan living and dining areas, complemented by the main lounge (with log burner and solar water heating) plus a separate media room.

A private master bedroom with walk-through robe and ensuite is separate to the main bedroom wing and guest bathrooms. A light-filled, cathedral-style conservatory connects the main house to the original twobedroom cottage.

Outbuildings include a four-bay stable complex with tack room and attached studio, two twobay implement sheds, separate enclosed workshop, hay barn and glasshouses.

The property is well fenced into approximately eight paddocks with two units of Oxford water, a well and water storage tanks. Other features include a large ornamental pond, gorgeous, well established gardens, a stream which bounders the property and established native trees.


Smaller lifestyle options

This is an immaculate two to three bedroom home plus a carport and refitted 20ft container, set on a large 2,055sqm section with lovely rural views. Located in the quiet township of Ashley, just minutes from Rangiora.

The original 1950s-built home has been beautifully and simply renovated and modernised throughout.

Much of the original character and charm of the home has been retained through thoughtful and careful planning. Featuring polished original Rimu floorboards, doubleglazing, log burner, Ecoply lining, and full insulation.

Currently configured as two bedrooms with wardrobes, kitchen/dining area, separate formal lounge featuring a log burner, main bathroom (tiled), separate toilet, laundry and plenty of cupboards for storage.

In addition to the home, the container provides another living area or extra bedroom, heated by a Woodsman log burner and with power. This property offers an opportunity for a smaller lifestyle and relaxed living options with a rural aspect.

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