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Naseby, 58 Derwent Street

Not Just A Home: A Lifestyle.

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Listing Number: AR1524
About this listing
Once a home to Central Otago's medical elite, the 'Old Doctor's Residence' at 58 Derwent Street now welcomes guests from all over the world.

Originally built in the 1870s as a goldminer's cottage, this distinguished villa forms part of historic Naseby, a town often referred to as the jewel of the Maniototo. Named for the succession of town doctors who lived here, the 'Residence' offers a desirable country lifestyle. The accommodation includes three bedrooms and bathrooms, a classic kitchen and beautiful main lounge with big bay windows, a wooden floor and woodburner.
Rose gardens and a climbing vine on the verandah give the home's front a total 'picture book' look, while the back veggie gardens, garage and large outdoor utility room (complete with a washing machine/dryer/sink/freezer and wine cellar) are styled to complement the house.

It's seemingly a place made for creating stories, with owners Bob and Dallas recounting their own adventure which led them here. "By chance we stayed at the Old Doctor's Residence when we were riding the Central Otago Rail Trail about 3 years ago," they remember. "It was love at first sight! The house was everything we hoped for in quality heritage property with current income (luxury Bed & Breakfast), set in a remarkable part of the country. We feel privileged to be part of a living history".

Away from big tourist towns, Naseby offers the idyllic country lifestyle most can only dream of, full of peace, privacy and community. It also boasts an incredible outdoors with the Ida, Kakanui and Hawdun ranges providing an ever-changing backdrop for the fantastic walking/biking trails nearby.

The 'Old Doctor's Residence' currently operates as an established B&B and, as there is no other high-end accommodation nearby, provides a guaranteed income during the Rail Trail season (September-April). It could also make a perfect family/holiday home or investment opportunity.

With house prices increasing in Central Otago, there's no better time to buy in Naseby while prices remain low. It's an extremely rare opportunity to live in an untouched historic town, in a remarkable property which for Bob and Dallas means not just the house but the place and the people. "Living here has a real feeling of a golden time gone by. It's a place like no other and we'll miss it very much."
Property Information
  • Land Size: 1189 sqm
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Property Type: House, Home & income
  • House style: Character
  • Garaging / carparking: Single lock-up, Open carport, Off street
  • Construction: Weatherboard and Mud Brick
  • Joinery: Timber
  • Roof: Coloured steel and Iron
  • Insulation: Floor, Ceiling
  • Flooring: Carpet, Polished, Other (Concrete) and Timber
  • Window coverings: Drapes, Net curtains, Blinds
  • Heating / Cooling: Woodfire (Closed), Ceiling fans, Gas bottled, Electric, Other (Gas fire wall heater)
  • Electrical: Satellite dish, TV points, Rewired (Fully rewired)
  • Property Features: Smoke alarms
  • Chattels remaining: Blinds, Drapes, Fixed floor coverings, Light fittings, Curtains, As per Chattels List
  • Kitchen: Dishwasher, Separate cooktop, Separate oven, Rangehood, Extractor fan, Breakfast bar, Microwave, Gas bottled, Pantry and Finished in Other (Concrete)
  • Living area: Separate living
  • Main bedroom: Double
  • Bedroom 2: Double and Built-in / wardrobe
  • Bedroom 3: Double and Built-in / wardrobe
  • Main bathroom: Separate shower, Heater, Additional bathrooms
  • Laundry: Separate and In bathroom
  • Workshop: Separate
  • Views: Urban
  • Outdoor living: Entertainment area (Concrete), Garden, BBQ area, Verandah
  • Fencing: Partial
  • Land contour: Flat to sloping
  • Grounds: Landscaped / designer, Manicured, Backyard access
  • Water heating: Gas, Electric
  • Water supply: Town supply
  • Sewerage: Mains

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Harcourts Alexandra

Highland Real Estate Group Ltd

Licensed REAA 2008

2 Limerick Street
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