169 Cable Bay Road, Hira

A wood pigeon is sitting in the willow tree, seemingly without a care in the world. That’s how you will feel, too, in this piece of paradise on the road to Cable Bay – and just 15 minutes to city attractions. Children can play, free as birds, in this country setting with rolling paddocks and green hillsides as scenic backdrops and spring lambs and birds for sound effects. Set on three quarters of an acre (3000m2) of wonderfully landscaped grounds with river stones, flat lawns, a gentle stream and the privacy from maturing trees is a comfortable family home offering multiple living choices. With four bedrooms – two each upstairs and down – and three bathrooms (including two ensuites) you have the option to run a B&B, have private accommodation for in-laws or simply use as an enviable guest suite. The indoor flexibility goes with the outdoor wonders – with living spaces opening to patios including a massive entertaining deck upstairs. Summer time barbecue gatherings are a joy here amidst the country peace – and as evening falls you’ll thrill to the sight of all those stars in the crystal clear air. For the handyman, there’s a double garage and workshop and so much space for vehicles and boat. You can launch it four kilometres away at Cable Bay, where you can also picnic, swim and fish and explore Pepin Island by kayak; Nelson city is so close. At home the children have a large lawn to play on and eels to spot in the gentle stream. If you yearn for a life of simplicity, tranquillity, and room for all the family this property will be irresistible.