Claremont Country Estate
Timaru, Canterbury, New Zealand
New Zealand's South Island is appreciated worldwide as a destination must-see. Scenery so beautiful it swamps your senses, a perfect fusion of snow-capped mountains, lakes, forests, and rivers existing in what appears to be splendid isolation yet, in reality, is a region inter-connected with great roads and international airports, restaurants, sumptuous lodges and hotels. The South Island is dotted with small townships serving a wide customer base and providing intimate shopping experiences. It is a playground for the adventure traveler, a skier's delight, and a nature lover's chance to engage with New Zealand's unique bird and reptile life.
Claremont Country Estate is a New Zealand Category 2 Historic building of European Grandeur, two hours drive from Christchurch International Airport and City and 15 minutes down the road from Timaru, yet positioned in its own "Splendid Isolation".
Built from solid granite, the layout of the property is substantial with ground-floor commercial kitchens, a substantial parlor with french doors leading to the gardens and lawns, a library, a large study, a billiard room, and central reception area, leading from a stain-glassed double door entry. The beautiful sweeping staircase leads to at least 8 bedrooms upstairs and numerous bathrooms. Adjacent to the main house is a detached chapel, and two separate self-contained 2 bedroom units as well as a substantial conference hall. Castle Claremont is surrounded by peaceful rural views, manicured gardens and lawns, fields for ponies, and forested areas.
This is an inspirational property for a wide range of buyers. There is an opportunity to add design flare, create an exclusive tourist business, or establish a specialized medical practice. Most importantly the splendors of the South Island are waiting to fulfill your every desire, a perfect complement to a perfect property.