'Aigantighe' is the name of the property, meaning 'welcome to our home' in Gaelic, and this applies to you.
Landscaped in a traditional New Zealand manner, this comfortable practical family home has been much loved and used, as well as being a small wedding venue. The open plan design living area has both a dining room and lounge opening off. The bedroom wing, besides the four bedrooms sleeping six, has a bathroom, two separate toilets and a shower room/laundry. The downstairs bedroom has an ensuite with shower and toilet.
This spacious house was built for the sun and the views, surrounded by and overlooking the native bush to the lake. From the sunny living areas sliding doors open onto outdoor living and BBQ areas, lawn or several quiet decks. No other house overlooks the gardens. A hot tub (in season), is found outside from the bathroom.
The driveway winds 100 metres through the bush to emerge at the double garaging under the house. An internal staircase gives access to the main house. On the far side of the garages is a children's playhouse on poles with swings and sandpit.
All the attractions that bring visitors to Taupo are well known, but from here a formed bush track leads down towards the safe sandy beach of Acacia Bay. Bird song fills the air at dawn and tui, bellbird, grey warbler and fantail abound. Just down the hill are public tennis courts, playground, restaurant, store and beach; in the other direction the iconic L'Arte cafe. Taupo town is a mere 5 minutes away.
The kitchen garden with its seasonal produce, the orchard apples, nashi, plums and grapes, as well as currants and raspberries, are there to be enjoyed. Eggs can be collected from the hens and the affectionate resident cat spoiled. Honey gathered from the hives in the orchard awaits your pleasure in the kitchen. It is a step back in time to when home was a place of contentment. Relax in any number of little private nooks in the sun or shade, and enjoy!
Smoking allowed outside only
House available all year, with 2 night minimum stay if self catering. A FULL catered and hosted HOMESTAY experience is available on request.
House and garden location and design make it an ideal venue for small functions, like awedding, family reunion or special purpose retreat. There is a charge for garden preparation.
An additional, but refundable $75 bond (also covering small breakages) applies, requiring the property to be left in a clean and tidy condition.
Extras: Linen (included); NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave;