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Steeped in local history

Coromandel Peninsula has an amazing number of interesting places, beaches and history throughout its communities and landscape.
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One such property located in Te Rerenga, 1246 Whangapoua Rd, is steeped in local folk law and history.

Built originally in the 1800s as a mine manager’s house, when gold was being processed in a neighbouring property. This closed somewhere in the early 1900s. The grounds of which I am told, are now used as a reserve.

The property was bought by a private couple in approximately 1911 and converted to a hotel.

Serving the drovers and Kauri millers of the time. The area was known for its thriving kauri milling industry.

The Kauri tree at the corner of the home is said to be over 200 years old. Used in the days of the hotel as a hitching post by the drovers. Maybe causing it to be the shape it is today.

I am told the old swing doors to the bar were still in the property when it changed hands in the early 1960s.

The home has kept its large grounds over the years. The park-like setting is a pleasure to wander and take in. It is easy to imagine the history and stories that would have been made over the years.

What was once believed to be a tennis court on the property is now a generous large flat area for families or friends to frolic or camp.

Or maybe hold outdoor events such as weddings?

The small rural village of Te Rerenga still maintains a community of well minded and community caring people. This is reflected, I am told, in the local school which by all accounts has kept a good reputation.

The locals enjoy the easy access to the coast for their fishing, boating and leisure time at the Whangapoua and Matarangi villages.

The location makes you somewhat, give or take, mid trip to either Whitianga or Coromandel / Colville.

The property is a fantastic family home offering the potential of creating or working from home. Currently configured with three generous bedrooms, master with ensuite. All bedrooms have an outside entrance. Spacious lounge, large country style kitchen. Family bathroom. Separate laundry. Great covered areas all around the home enabling tea and coffee with the paper outside, in almost any weather.

The grounds are excellent for large families or again maybe creating a home industry?

Double garaging plus a sleepout with its own amenities.

The property is being marketed by auction by the Coromandel Beaches Realty Ltd (licensed REAA 2008) Harcourts Coromandel office. Glenn Wells from the Coromandel office says

whilst the vendors are selling, they will forever hold a special place in their hearts for this property and community.

For further interest:

Glenn Wells – Licensed Agent 0800 735 788 –