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Five of the best winter retreats 

Victoria Young
Fri, 28 Jun 2013

Here’s the five of the best properties ideal for a mid-winter getaway. 

Bed: 3 Bath: 3
3040sqm section
CV: $1.54 milion
Price guide: $1.85 million

This is an award-winning home starring textured concrete panels and cedar features. It overlooks Lake Wanaka and the Treble Cone ski fields. The partially covered outdoor living space boasts a open fire/barbeque and flat screen TV.  There is also a grass tennis court and outdoor spa. View full listing here.

Bed: 3 Bath: 3 Car: 2
4.5ha section
RV: $1.665 million
Price guide: $1.995 million


This retreat was designed as a private sanctuary for relaxation. It has a large open living space which has bi-fold doors flowing onto a basalt tile deck. The property boasts handcrafted rimu doors, 140 year old hand polished Canadian Oregon beams, and the wine cellar has a natural rock floor. It includes a separate guest house. View full listing here.

Bed: 4 Bath: 2 Car: 8
16ha section
CV: $1.8 million
Price guide:$2.395 million

Just an hour from Auckland this property is a massive retreat with two full sized barns and a studio loft. Located five minutes from Matakana village, the property sits amongst native bush which can be viewed from extensive decks or the lovely north courtyard setting. View full listing here.

Bed: 4 Bath: 3 Car: 2
343sqm property on 701sqm section
CV: $1.17 million
Price guide: $1.295 million

This is a family home with a low-maintenance garden. It is set back from the road, offering privacy and peace, while being positioned pretty much on the Wanaka lakefront. The home has quality timber floor and a fireplace. View full listing here.

Bed: 5 Bath: 3 Car: 3
2 acre section
CV: $1.875 million
Price guide: $2.15 million

This is a versatile rural retreat with spacious living. The formal lounge posts an open fire and leads out to an outdoor living space with schist fire and spa pool. There is also a separate one bedroom self-contained flat. View full listing here.

Victoria Young
Fri, 28 Jun 2013
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