Up a long enchanting tree-lined driveway, hidden from the road, find Royston - an extraordinary, distinguished, significant and impressive 6 bedroom character homestead featuring 5 living areas and 3 bathrooms. This is a private sanctuary on fairytale grounds of 7423 m2. Built in 1896 for Marton’s mayor and modelled on an English country house, historic Royston has always been a place for families and friends to gather for parties and celebrations.
Enter through the impressive wide foyer, and marvel at the ingenious floor plan with the ground floor accommodating formal lounge with its unique circular fireplace, casual lounge/family room, library, children's lounge, kitchen/dining combined (incorporating a Rayburn woodburner on wetback that heats the radiators), guest bathroom, butler's pantry, and excellent indoor/outdoor flow to the veranda and sunroom enjoying all-day-sun.
Upstairs past the original Italian lights on the landing, you note to the left, the very spacious main bedroom with en suite plus 5 other bedrooms, as well as study overlooking the notable back garden with its formal box hedging, family bathroom with its luxurious claw-foot bath, and excellent storage cupboards. A feature of this floor is the leadlight skylights looking upwards into the attic space. Enjoy remarkable views from every window looking over the estate, and neighbouring farm.
This well-maintained homestead has been recently re-roofed with Colorsteel, new spouting, re-wired, re-plumbed, has no scrim, mostly insulated in ceiling and underfloor, exterior painted, modern kitchen and bathrooms, interior refurbished, and for your comfort there are two woodburners, two heat pumps, radiators, smart vent and four open fireplaces to choose from, as well as gas central heating downstairs. All the hard work is done.
Wander around the park-like grounds, opportunity for sub-division/separate entrance, find the pond, venture out to the back garden with established fruit trees and enjoy views of the country paddocks. There is plenty of space including a rustic double garage, two carports and big wood storage shed; explore the Wendy house and then it's back on to the veranda for refreshments.
This is one of Marton's finest and unforgettable significant homesteads in the stunning and adventurous Rangitikei district of New Zealand. We invite you for a personal and guided tour - to book, please phone Team Lewis on 027 444 4845.
Marton is only 20 minutes drive to Feilding, 25 minutes drive to Whanganui, 10 minutes drive to Bulls, 15 minutes drive to RNZAF Base Ohakea, and 30 minutes to Palmerston North. All town services including 50 metre indoor heated Olympic swimming pool, gym, skate park, lots of clubs to join, medical centre, health shuttle, medlab, dentist, optometrist, taxi service, workers' bus to Palmerston North, New World and Countdown, and great schools including Huntley, Nga Tawa and Rangitikei College.
Proudly marketed by Team Lewis RE/MAX.
Team Lewis welcomes your call on 027 444 4845
The listing agents are Carol Lewis, and Mike Lewis
Pauline O'Donoghue from Team Lewis
Gems Mason from Team Lewis
Deb Lewis Assistant to Team Lewis
You can contact Team Lewis on 027 444 4845