'Longforde', a beautifully restored villa on 1.18ha, is in Greytown's dress circle, and could equally be a discerning 'entertainer' for the weekends, or an everyday family home.

The discreet entrance, set back from the road, forms into a circular driveway. Past the stables, the carriageway is lined with manicured buxus, and beds of white roses lead to the homestead which has an extensive deck running the length of the Western side of the house, enjoying a panoramic view of the Tararua ranges.

Roses frame the front door and verandah, and on entering you'll be impressed by the 12' ceiling stud, and the wide hallway that opens to the first of three living rooms. The chef's kitchen has a walk-in butler's pantry, the antique marble bench makes for great informal dining, and French doors provide stunning vistas to the picturesque mountains.

The fantastic formal living room boasts bay windows and a Jetmaster fireplace. The spacious master suite, with ensuite bathroom and dressing room, offers more French doors onto the main deck, and is a wonderful place to enjoy morning coffee or spectacular sunsets.

The first delightfully appointed double guest bedroom opens through doors to a private verandah and courtyard and a 500 bottle capacity wine cellar links the guest wing, with two further bedrooms, 2 guest bathrooms, and a superb TV lounge with an inviting woodburner and more French doors.

A utility room with 4th lavatory, a 25,000Lt water tank, and a bore which draws clear, drinkable water from the Waiohine water table take care of business!

This gorgeous 288m2 house has been extensively remodeled to offer a contemporary and sophisticated lifestyle, and is a very appealing place to spend time with family and friends. This estate needs to be seen to truly appreciate the lifestyle that is achievable so close to the amenities and attractions of Greytown village.

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