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Chocks-away as incredible lifestyle block with stately home and private sealed airstrip placed on the market for sale

A luxury lifestyle property complete with its own private aeroplane runway and commercial hangars overlooked by a magnificent English style country manor has been placed on the market for sale.

The 25.27-hectare Wayby Valley property just north of Auckland encompasses the secluded lifestyle estate called Springhill Airfield which sits alongside a stately six-bedroom/seven-bathroom home,

Springhill Airfield’s infrastructure is “next level” with a 870-metre long fully tar-sealed all-weather airstrip which can accommodate very light jets and turboprop aircraft such as Cessna Citation, Beechcraft Kingair and Pilatus PC12 types.

It’s also long enough to satisfy car enthusiasts, with plenty of storage - with 287-square metre and 128-square metre hangars. All capped off with a standalone single-storey office style building known as the ‘pilot clubhouse’ with full amenities for those parking up for a break or for holding functions.

The property’s spacious 527-square metre home – complete with a self- contained one-bedroom studio apartment wing for guests - features an open- plan kitchen and family room, with a formal lounge and dining room which seamlessly extend onto north-facing terraces beyond.

This marvellous indoor-outdoor flow provides endless opportunities for al-fresco dining and entertaining, whilst the full-size heating swimming pool will ensure you’ll be popular with friends and family all year round.

The Hinuera Natural Stone home has garage parking for four vehicles and has been designed with energy efficiency in mind – with double glazing throughout, three heat pumps, two fires, and has a fully integrated solar system operating from the three-bay barn.

For those looking for even more upside there’s a resource consent in place to develop a five-lot subdivision.

The airfield was established in the early 1990’s by successful industrialist Richard Izard (OBE) who had an absolute love of flying airplanes and cars. To protect the long-term life of the airfield, Mr Izard had covenants placed on surrounding land, and gained a resource consent for the airfields use.

The consent grants the airfield’s owner with unlimited private use, commercial flights (up to 5 per day averaged over each calendar month), aircraft assembly of two planes a month, along with storage and maintenance activities. These use rights should reassure potential investors, that they are buying more than a mere runway and home, it's a gateway to limitless possibilities for travel, adventure, and even business ventures.

The current owners, retired British Airways captain, and keen ‘plane enthusiast Tim and his wife Carol came across the property through their friendship with Richard Izard.

Tim says, “I used to fly him around New Zealand and every time we landed back at Springhill he’d ask ‘have you picked the place where you’re going to build your house on the farm!”?”

Eventually the couple purchased some land, and built their gracious manor - a modern version of the Cotswold stone house they’d owned in the UK, which was completed in 2010.

Bayleys Country Property Specialist John Barnett says the property’s proximity to Warkworth, Wellsford, Mangawhai, the golden sands of popular east coast beaches, and world-famous golf courses has provided Tim and Carol with plenty to do, when they aren’t flying somewhere.

Springhill Airfield with its grazing land, hangars, and gracious home has been placed on the market for sale by tender through Bayleys Warkworth, with tenders closing on March 1 2024.

Tim said they would miss the airfield at their doorstep; however, it was now time to downsize a little and move onto their next adventure/

Barnett said there would be very few properties in New Zealand, if any, which offer a fully functional commercial airfield, sitting within in a lifestyle countryside setting, along with a magnificent modern seven-bedroom home all less than an hour’s drive from our biggest city or 25-minutes to some of the best golf courses in the world.

“We believe this property will attract a variety of different buyers - aeroplane enthusiasts, pilots, aviation commercial operators, developers, car fanatics, lifestylers, or investors who understand how unique this opportunity truly is,” he said.

“Continue to use the hangers for housing aircraft as they have being doing for many years, or use for racing cars, boats, or as a function centre. says Barnett.

“It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity not to be missed.”

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