Happy Homesteading - in a fairy-tale setting

Growing your own food, raising animals, free-range eggs, cooking from scratch, the warmth of a real wood burner, open space, clean air, quiet nights, being woken by birdsong.

Pieta and Sam met whilst crossing Ponsonby Road, fell in love and dreamed of a place in the country where they could raise their family close to nature and the West Coast beaches. In 2012 they found this magical 10 acres and have spent the last six years turning it into the beautiful home it is today.

The homesteading bug has grown and they now find themselves moving on to start farming proper on a much larger property and we at Harcourts Team Malloy are pleased to now offer this quite unique property for sale.

The main home is a charming weatherboard and macrocarpa three -level cottage nestled in its own little wonderland surrounded by terraced gardens, native trees, an abundance of birdlife and plenty of fresh air. Sweeping views from the house across the valley ensure an ever-changing landscape.

The entry level of this home has character features throughout, spacious open plan living with modern kitchen offering all the usual amenities plus one double bedroom and a separate, modern family bathroom.

Wind your way up the storybook staircase past stained glass windows and you will find yourself stepping into the impossibly cute and cosy A-frame top floor currently used as a nursery but this could easily be a second living area, additional bedroom or an office space. This then leads you into the master bedroom with beautiful views from dormer windows.

On the ground level, with its own separate entrance, is the third bedroom plus separate laundry, this could be the ideal location for an art studio, home office or even unruly teenager!

Situated a good distance away from the main home on its own driveway is also a very cosy, self-sufficient one-bedroom minor dwelling (unconsented). Complete with all the mod-cons and woodfire, it is immaculately presented and would make an ideal space for extended family or Air BnB.

With a spacious workshop on site plus extensive vegetable gardens and fruit trees, you can be self-sufficient and create your own fairy -tale ending.

All this is only 10 minutes’ drive to the Swanson train station, and eight minutes to Waitakere School, and just over half an hour to the city! Yet worlds away from the stress and noise. Our sellers are moving to a larger location to expand on their dream - this could be your chance to start out. An affordable entry into a new lifestyle where you can live happily ever after.

Call Mark or Nicky Malloy from Harcourts on 0800 180 111 for more information. www.harcourts.co.nz/hf190304