AS hints of summer break through the haze of our recent cold snap, thoughts now turn to family holidays in idyllic retreats away from daily routines.
The cute 80m2 three-bedroom cottage at 7 View St, Manapouri, offers the perfect opportunity to secure a serene spot in the heart of Manapouri township.
Pearl Harbour, the Manapouri Visitor Centre, tennis courts and the community pool are all within walking distance of this lovingly maintained hideaway.
A large covered, north-facing patio gives a vantage point to watch the children play in the manicured private backyard.
A comfortable, cosy chair, perfectly placed outdoor dining set or barbecue would be an ideal addition in this bonus entertaining and living space. The options are endless.
The abundant back lawn would be a great spot for the kids or visiting friends or family to pitch a tent during the summer holidays.
French doors connect the patio to the heart of the open-plan living and kitchen area.
The galley kitchen is truly the heart of the home with its connection to both the living room inside and the outdoor patio.
Warm neutral tones have been used throughout the living areas and three double bedrooms.
The renovated bathroom, with a shower over the bath, sparkles in its fresh navy blue and white theme.
The living room heat pump makes this property a great option for year-round weekend getaways or possibly an Airbnb listing when it is not being used by the family.
Generous off-street parking gives a safe place for visitors to park at the front of the house, while the owners can tuck their cars away in the double Skyline-style garage at the rear of the section.
Three raised garden beds offer the opportunity for green thumbs to keep the family supplied with fresh produce.
The vendors have said they are prepared to sell all of the furniture as part of the package, if required.
Price: Deadline sale closes 3pm, Friday, November 26 (unless sold prior)
Agent: Todd & Co licensed real estate agent Kathryn Hishon, firstname.lastname@example.org, 027 229 0760
Open home: Saturday, November 6, 12.30pm-1pm