33 Sandy Beach Road Governors Bay, Christchurch City 8022

Sold on 18 Dec 2017
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2 Cars

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House in Governors Bay


  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2 Cars
Listed By:
Ray White CashmereNext Step Realty Limited Licensed (REAA 2008)

Rowan House - built in the late 1800s from locally sourced Matai and Totara this historic homestead was built for Mary Small whose remarkable exploits inspired Elsie Locke's novel The Runaway Settlers.' Cattle were raised on the land and the owner drove them across the Canterbury Plains, over the Southern Alps to sell them on the booming West Coast goldmines. The home was also used as a tearoom/guest house for day trippers coming by boat from Lyttelton with the piles of the original Sandy Bay jetty still visible.
Progressively updated over the decades the home now presents to market beautifully and deftly unifies two centuries of architecture with a blend of modern updates and vintage elements.
Both downstairs master with ensuite and second guest bedroom look onto the ocean with a 3rd bedroom enjoying garden vistas while two upstairs bedrooms could be configured as a study, craft-room or art-space.
French doors connect country-style kitchen with open plan dining & main lounge with a courtyard, lush green gardens & patio notable for extreme privacy and relaxing outlooks over the Bay. Your own private path leads to the waterfront track tracing the foreshore.
Local amenities are close by, enjoy a craft beer at the historic Governors Bay Hotel, a treat at She cafe or take the 20 minute trip (approx) over Dyers Pass Road and be in the heart Christchurch CBD.
Combining heritage features and contemporary living with a quaint coastal location, this enchanting home promises a relaxing lifestyle away from the bustle.
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Please be aware that this information has been sourced from third parties including Property-Guru/ Christchurch City Council/ CERA/ ARCGIS/owner and we have not been able to independently verify the accuracy of the same. Land and Floor area measurements are approximate and boundary lines are indicative only.

  • Electric Stove
  • Weatherboard Exterior
  • Decking
  • Two Storey
  • Harbour Sea Views
  • City Sewage
  • Town Water
  • Study

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  • F/Floor Cover
  • Light Fittings
  • Cooktop Oven
  • Widow Furnishings
  • Heated Towel Rail X2
  • Skydish
  • Book Shelves
  • Heatpump

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2 garage spaces and 3 off street parks





Listed By:
Ray White CashmereNext Step Realty Limited Licensed (REAA 2008)