Thursday, January 24, 2013

Love at first sight!

At long last we have found a property! Today it officially became ours. It was love at first sight and ticked all the boxes. I just had to share it with you. And it is only 30 minutes drive from where we live now so I can still keep my job.
The house sits on 2 acres of lawn and gardens. It has lots of gorgeous trees and plenty of room for more daffodils, roses and fruit trees! It is surrounded by market gardens, garden centres, rose nurseries and there is a fabulous cafe five minutes down the road. And I thought I'd mention that there are two quilting stores in town! It is five minutes drive from a lovely river, 20kms from the beach and about one and a half hours drive north of Wellington.
The house feels like it reflects our personalities much more than the home we have sold. And the grounds are park-like. There is lots of history to the property too. In the early 1940's it used to be part of a RNZAF (Royal NZ Air Force) air field!
It has a spa pool which I think will be lovely to soak in during the winter months. I've never had a spa pool before and I have no idea how to look after it! However, the most exciting thing is that is has a self-contained flat which will make the perfect studio space for Mr M & M and I.
Can you tell I'm excited?

Carole x

31 comments:

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Sounds perfect. Love it when a dream comes true. A spa and pool are a lot of work, chemicals, temperatures etc but it there are 2 of you and you enjoy it the health benefits are worth the work. Have fun and I wish you much happiness making the transition.

By Hoki Quilts said...

Carole it is gorgeous and yeas you do sound and have every right to be excited. The added bonus being you get to keep your job too.
Looking forward to Spring to see just how many 'daffs' you end up with in those gorgeous grounds.
Congratulations
hugs - Miche'le

Doreen G said...

What will you need a studio for?
You will be too busy looking after those beautiful lawns and gardens.
Congratulations my friend-I'll be on the first plane from Oz once you settle in.

Jen xo said...

haha Doreen, it loks wonderful carole.....its looks perfect all round...love that its made from ripple iron :)

Emma said...

Wow, it looks & sounds fabulous! So glad it's all turned out well for you & how exciting to start a new studio ;)

Tatkis said...

Fantastic! Congratulations, Carole!
And 2 quilt shops is such a nice detail ;)

Hugs,
Tatyana

Jennifer said...

Oh - that is so nice, it's gorgeous!

Suztats said...

Congratulations! I'm so glad you've found a new home-and one that you love. Wishing you much happiness in your new home.

Lynn said...

Congratulations - glad you found a property you can love!

Linda said...

I am SO excited for you! It sounds perfect for the two of you.... I can't wait til move-in! Happy, happy dance!

Anneliese said...

My congratulaltions, too. How fantastic - what you mention. The garden center and quilt shops and most important the cafe. And the river and the beach. It sounds like vacation.

Diane Kelsey said...

I would be excited too! What a wonderful find to become your home. X

Julie said...

It must have been waiting for you :-) I am already in love having seen it on Facebook and all the details here make it even more wonderful. Interesting to have the Air Force history as well. Have a wonderful life in your new home.

Pallas said...

Beautiful home and garden - wishing you many happy years living there.

~*~Patty S said...

I am excited for you dear Carole
VERY excited and happy that you've found your dream place!

I look forward to more peeks once you get settled in your new life!
oxo

Lottie said...

Wow - I am absolutely delighted for you. Brilliant news that you have found your forever home and so near to where you previously lived. It's worked out perfectly hasn't it!

Nicky said...

It looks stunning Carole, very you! Lovely gardens and outdoor living spaces, gorgeous.....

dosierosie said...

Looks fabulous.
Gillx

Ali Honey said...

That looks exciting! This ex Rangitikei person wants to know exactly where?
A studio!!!!

Cait said...

Congratulations! It's stunning. hugs Cait xo

Jenny said...

Oh my goodness - it looks absolutely divine - easy to see why you fell in love with it. Congratulations, Carole - it's fabulous :)

Michelle said...

Congrats, it is really exciting for you both! Love the fact it is so close for moving and the added bonus of cafe, quilting shops etc.
Happy packing,
Michelle.

Gabriela said...

Hi Carol! I lost touch with you for a while! Funny I was just looking at a beautiful hanging heart I received from you years ago and wondered where you were!Found you through Suzy!I love your new home!may you have beautiful moments there!

Anita said...

How very exciting, a new home!! Great that it's not far from your work place.
Cheers, Anita.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Oh hooray! This must be a huge relief. The thought of being homeless must have been hanging over your head. It looks like you've found the perfect place to roost.

Hope Amen said...

Dear Carole, I am so happy you found your dream home. It looks lovely, and a studio to boot! Congratulations! I knew I found my dream home when I found out there was a thai restaurant and great thrift store. Funny how those things work out, lol. I wish you and your husband much happiness in your new home.

Nathalie Thompson said...

Isn't it funny how you found the perfect place just minutes from your current house? The cafe sounds like a great reason to go for a walk down the road and everything else sounds perfect, perfect,perfect for you!

Congrats!

Jen said...

Hello Carole,I am a new follower to your blog and loved seeing the new home you have with beautiful green lawns. Sounds so handy to everything.Happy new home.

Elizabeth said...

it looks so beautiful. So great! I hope you'll live here happely ever after.

ms lottie said...

It looks fantastic! So glad you finally found something and handy that it's close too. Hope your move goes smoothly and that the sewing room purge wasn't too painful. And your fluffy sheep bums in the trailer pic is very cute!

Debbie said...

Hi I'm a new follower. I love your needlework and your fabulous new house - wow - it's gorgeous!

I organise the Kitsch and Stitch Fair in Kent, UK- you have recently become a follower of the blog. Welcome to Kitsch and Stitch!