Villa on 1 acre of lawn, trees and a stream in New Zealand's South Island

Villa on 1 acre of lawn, trees and a stream in New Zealand's South Island

Gerald and Susan

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6
1 Bathrooms
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Our home

Built as the original farmhouse in 1911 and completely renovated our home has 3 bedrooms, dining, lounge, detached office, craft room and lockup garage, all set among half an acre of lawns and gardens, with another half acre of English trees plus a stream. Located in the Central Otago village of Lauder. We are retired and can travel anywhere at anytime. Long term, one month plus exchanges preferred, for long distance destinations.

Facilities include a barbecue, outdoor dining under the sun umbrellas, two bicycles, golf clubs, high speed internet and Sky TV.

Property features

Who we are

  1. Our names are Gerald (73) and Susan (68). We are fit, healthy, retired, adaptable Kiwis. We moved to Central Otago from Auckland in 2001 and this is our second home. At the same time Gerald transitioned from businessman to published author, photographer and historian as a retirement interest.

    Susan is a career mother and grandmother who enjoys crafts, gardening and making quilts. We discovered home exchanging in 2008. Since then we have completed 11 very successful exchanges ranging from 10 days to 6 weeks in Manhattan, Las Vegas, Plymouth, Chicago, Amsterdam, Menorca, Berlin, Prague, Dublin, London and Brisbane.

  2. Lauder, where we live is a mecca for trout fishing. We are in easy reach of 130 fresh water rivers, streams, lakes and dams that contain both rainbow and brown trout. Several uncrowded local golf courses are a second delight.

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Where is it?

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Located in the lower half of the South Island in the Central Otago village of Lauder, directly opposite the 152 kilometre Otago Central Rail Trail which attracts cyclists and walkers from all over the world, We are 1.25 hours from Queenstown, the Gibbston Valley, Wanaka, Hawea, Twizel, Lawrence and 2 hours from Dunedin. Dozens of local vineyards are 30 minutes away, while Queenstown and Dunedin have international airports. Lakes Wakatipu, Wanaka, Hawea, Ohau, Pukaki, Benmore, Aviemore, Waitaki and Tekapo are 1.25 to 2 hours drive, as is Mount Cook National Park, Coronet Peak, the Remarkables, Cardrona, Treble Cone and Ohau ski-fields.

Cycle or hike the 100 kilometre Queenstown Trail or the 310 kilometre Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail. Fish locally for rainbow and brown trout, play golf on 6 local courses, free camp beside the local high country dams, swim in the rivers and dams, play tennis, take the many walks available, explore the old gold mining villages, or visit the local cafes and hotels. A Toyota Camry is included with the property. Reciprocal car exchange preferred.

Best restaurants
Blacks Hotel - Ophir, Pitches - Ophir, Omakau Hotel
Monthly pizza night - Ophir, Old time movies - Ophir Hall, weekly, Local barbecues .
Favourite cafés
Stationside Cafe - Lauder
Where to go shopping
Alexandra, Cromwell, Wanaka, Queenstown
Your area's cultural and historical landmarks
Too many to list. - Former gold mining area, stone buildings etc.,
Local walks
Manuherikia River, Otago Central Rail Trail, Blue lake - St Bathans, Matakanui,

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