338 Arrowtown-Lake Hayes Road is a significant part of Arrowtown’s history originally being part of a dairy farm owned by the McEntyre family who were one of the founding families in the area. After building it in 1864 they lived in the home for many years and were active in the community, including the re-routing of the main road into Arrowtown which is now known as McEntyre Hill.
The current owners moved into the property in 1972 and set off on a journey that would eventually see the creation of one of the most recognised gardens in New Zealand. It was named a "Garden of National Significance" by the Gardens Trust of New Zealand who gave it a five star rating, at the time the only garden in Queenstown to have that rating.
The house itself is the perfect backdrop for such a significant garden, with outer walls built with two foot thick schist and coated in a lime wash effect product which allows the stone to breathe. It is a classic Georgian style, symmetrical and simple, giving a look that is lasting, understated and tasteful. The main house has 304 square metres of internal spaces and the significant outbuildings offer a further 210 square metres.
The grounds are spread over eleven acres and the landscaping is established and exceptional throughout. A number of historic outbuildings add to the charm and provide a practical solution for gardening equipment and vehicles.
Acreage of this size is becoming very hard to find making this an extremely unique offering to the Queenstown Lakes market. The enviable location is just a few minutes’ drive to Arrowtown, Millbrook Resort, several winery restaurants and three golf courses.