“Hello, I lived in The Coach House 60 years ago, do you mind if I show my daughter around the property?”
One hears stories of the love between neighbours and the resulting ‘I love’, being carved into the 100-year-old fig tree, or the games of tennis played out on the court that was at the time the unofficial Ramarama Tennis Club. The owners even had a visit from the owner who built the court, photos and all.
The Coach House is located down a private lane in Ramarama which at one time was the bridal track from the Great South Road through to Thames. It was thought at the time that throwing a horse shoe into a stream brought good luck. When a neighbour was putting a culvert in the nearby stream, they discovered masses of old horse shoes that were no doubt shed on the hilly terrain near by as the horses were pulling the carts and carriages.
It’s a privilege to live in a home with so much surrounding history – memories of the love and laughter experienced here over the years. Whoever would have thought in the late 1800s of the changes that are now underway in the area. In nearby Drury, a railway station with rail links to the city, and a shopping mall with all modern conveniences will be built. There are even rumours of an Ikea store.
Fortunately, The Coach House is located in a peaceful, private location in the hills behind the developments where country vistas and mature trees make you feel like one is a world away from it all.
The property is a classic, beautiful villa like one sees in Ponsonby, where love and attention are poured upon them. The Coach House is no different – from the extension into a five-bedroom, three-bathroom home with high ceilings and a stunning conservatory with large sliding windows next to the country kitchen, to the lovely Kauri wooden floors flowing down the long hallway and gracing every room.
What an environment it would be for paying guests to wander, play tennis, go for a swim or walk over the fenced paddocks down to the bush and stream.
The possibilities are numerous: raise a family where pets can be adored, work from home or run a business – the choice could be yours. Let your imagination take hold!
Walk along the tiled pathways through the wonderful gardens and under mature, shady trees normally reserved for city parks.
For further information call or text Karen on 027 497 3063 or search ad in Trade Me/Property under The Coach House, Ramarama in the Franklin district.
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