Nestled in an established 1.17 hectare setting, amongst cottage gardens, an array of native plantings and beautiful established trees sits this very special property. Maple Grove has been utilised as both a private home and a "bed and breakfast accredited" venture where guests enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the 2.9 acre setting while being a convenient base to all Central Hawke's Bay has to offer. Built in 1911, great care has been taken to preserve its rich history with stunning ornate native timber detailing including soaring ceilings and quaint period features. Discreet contemporary enhancements have been made to give a wonderful standard of living including modern kitchen and two well appointed bathrooms, two inbuilt wood burners and heat pumps, insulated ceilings, heat pump style hot water and sprinkler system. The rooms are spacious and airy in summer while being warm and cosy in winter with both formal and family living and dining and four charming double bedrooms. Outside relaxation is offered on either the wrap around rolled roof veranda or two outdoor living areas including a quaint bricked courtyard where the flowering shrubs add a colourful backdrop all year round. Outbuildings include implement style double garage, separate workshop with attached utility room and basic studio room with heat pump. Set on the outskirts of Takapau, a small rural township 20km south of Waipukurau along State Highway 2 between Palmerston North and Napier/Hastings.