5 Bedroom home in lovely rural location on the edge of town central North Island

5 Bedroom home in lovely rural location on the edge of town central North Island


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5 Bedrooms
Sleeps 8
2 Bathrooms
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Our home

Our home is a very comfortable reasonably modern 5 bedroom home. It has two lounges, a gym, an ensuite in the master bedroom, a juccuzzi, an office and a large outdoor deck /entertainment area that captures all day sun.
It is a great home for entertaining or just enjoying the sun in the open living areas.
It is on the edge of town in a lovely rural area with a nice outlook.

Property features

Who we are

  1. My wife Michelle and I (Shane) are 44 years old and have 4 great children: Joshua (16), Rachel (15), Anna (13) and Renee (10).
    I am a Head Teacher in one of the excellent schools in Matamata and Michelle also teaches there part time.
    We are a close family and are keen to base ourselves in England for a year and do some exploring during school holidays and weekends when appropriate. I would obtain a teaching job (hopefully close to the area where we house swap) and our children would attend the local schools.
    We are excited about the year ahead and very much look forward to a suitable house swap arrangement with an English family moving to New Zealand that would be muturally beneficial.

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Where is it?

Your neighbourhood

Matamata is a reasonably affluent town of approx. 12,000 people and enjoys
good weather.
Our house is situated on the edge of the Matamata township. It is in a semi
rural location, has nice views and captures the all day sun.

Matamata's strength in a house exchange situation is its centrality, while
being large enough to provide excellent services and an enjoyable lifestyle.

One of New Zealands best beaches is Mount Manganui which is an hour away.
Lake Karipiro is 20 minutes drive. We often take the family for a spin on the donut tubes and waterskis.
We have a 2001, 18 foot Bayliner which could be available for an exchange families use, as of course would be our two vehicles.

Whakapapa (Mt. Ruapehu) ski field is two and a half hours drive away and easily manageable for a day trip, overnighter or a stayover for a few days in the Chateau or one of the other accomodation options.

Matamata is close to Rotorua (great
tourist destination), Lake Taupo, Hamilton, Tauranga and 2 hours from Auckland. Hamilton airport is only 40 minutes away.

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