Built in the 1970s but with the kitchen and en suite given a fresh new revamp, this country residence is designed for taking it easy – although there’s plenty of work to be had on the nearly three-hectare cherry farm.

Formerly Gisborne Cherry Farm, the property of 4.05 hectares in all still has all the infrastructure in place – and if cherries aren’t your thing, there’s opportunity for all kinds of rural undertakings. There’s an irrigation system plus two main sheds, one of which has a huge workspace, a cool room and storage area. Another big shed has machinery storage bays.


425 Mount Gisborne Road, Gisborne, 3437


Two dams, water tanks galore and extensive underground water supply infrastructure to distribute water – plus recycled water licence – are other farming supports.

A 10kw solar generation unit, which contributes substantially to the power bill, has a converter making three-phase power available at the property.

As well as a study, the house has four bedrooms, the main with walk-through robe and a grey-and-white en suite with a raised basin atop a floating vanity unit. The main bathroom and toilet are separate.

A large carpeted lounge-dining room has a feature wood heater, a set of modern light pendants and big windows for streams of light.

The family room, with cork flooring and wood heater, has a rough-hewn stone feature wall, while the kitchen-diner at the other end is a fab heart of the home. It has white cabinetry with an abundance of pot drawers, a glass splashback, a dishwasher, 900mm cooktop and wall oven. Windows behind the sink offer views of the pergola area.

The laundry/mud room is a good size.

A verandah wrapping three sides, and accessible from two points from the lounge-dining room, captures both morning and afternoon sun and is the ideal spot to sit and soak up the peaceful surrounds.

The heart of Gisborne is about an eight-minute drive away.

425 Mount Gisborne Road, Gisborne, 3437 (Photo supplied)

425 Mount Gisborne Road, Gisborne, 3437 (Photo supplied)

425 Mount Gisborne Road, Gisborne, 3437 (Photo supplied)

425 Mount Gisborne Road, Gisborne, 3437 (Photo supplied)