Oak Lane Lodge - Old English grandeur
Open Days - Sunday 22nd, 29th November and 6th December between 1-1.30pm
Fit for a King or Queen, Oak Lane Lodge provides a rare opportunity to purchase one of Morrinsville' landmark properties.
This turn of the century home is set on three hectares of parklike grounds and gardens with 100 year old oaks spanning the length of the half kilometre sealed driveway. Greeting you at the end of the driveway is the Oak Lane cow watching over her charges.
This property, originally known as 'Diminsdale', was built and developed by the Allen family who have a long standing relationship and heritage in the immediate surrounding areas. The Allen's were noted for the extensive plantings of English Oaks which give Horrell Road and the easten side of Morrinsville such fantastic aesthetic appeal. "Murray Oaks" being a prime example of this with many craft and fun days being held in this location. Oak Lane Lodge exudes Old English heritage and grandeur.
The homestead features four bedrooms, two ensuites plus a third bathroom, study (with high speed internet), formal lounge, state room, dining areas, a library and sunroom, all of which are of generous proportions.
The spacious high spec kitchen has mostly dual appliances and is perfect for good numbers at dinner parties. A large and private entertainment area flows out from the kitchen/dining area onto the gardens and patio area, which has seen many a great party, with the flow onto the lovely in-ground pool to refresh on those hot summer nights. Croquet, tennis and chess all have their own separate garden areas.
One of the Lodge's major assets are the truly magnificent trees which surround this property, many of which are well over a century old. A beautiful cork tree is tucked in one corner along with a copper beech with its history inscribed on an attached plaque. Buxus hedges throughout to guide you to each separate segment of the property at which some different activity is taking place.
A great array of fruit, berry and citrus (your own tangelo orchard) adorn this property.
Behind the double garage is a hidden gem. A sleepout like no other. Beautifully lined with Canadian Oak panels, this fully insulated and warm unit soaks in the scene and views out to the Kaimai Ranges while lounging in the large bath while enjoying a glass of wine and serenading music. Bathroom with shower and toilet complete the five star treatment here.
Both indoor and out one can enjoy the beauty and the serenity whilst lost in your own private world.
Birds chirping, especially those in the large aviary tucked nicely in the garden, and trees gently rustling add to the charm and character of this property.
Included with all of this and much more is around 1.5 hectares (more or less) of grazing land to use for whatever you chose.
The homestead portrays quality and elegance throughout with classical fittings and chattels. Originality on one hand with modern appointment on the other.
A buyer who appreciates the magnificence of the setting and the quietness of nature at work should definitely venture to view.