Mana Lodge, the estate owned by the late Sir Paul Holmes, is now being marketed both internationally and locally, with expressions of interest closing in early February 2017.
Hawke's Bay Today reported yesterday that the property had been taken off the market, but Harcourts Hawke's Bay's rural Consultant, Christine Thomas, said it was now being marketed through Harcourts Hawke's Bay's international luxury property selection brand.
"I sold Mana Lodge to Sir Paul and Lady Deborah Holmes 16 years ago and it seems fitting that I should now be searching for another person or family who will cherish the property as the Holmes did, with Sir Paul calling Mana Lodge his treasure."
"It has been four years since Sir Paul Holmes passed away and by calling for expressions of interest by February 3, 2017, this not only gives buyers time to do their homework on the property but also allows the existing accommodation and wedding bookings at the lodge to proceed", Ms Thomas said.
Mana Lodge is already being advertised in the UK, being described in London magazines as a "much admired Hawke's Bay country home and a two bedroom gatehouse set in more than 45 acres of freehold estate land, including more than 2500 mature olive trees".
The UK ads offer purchasers the opportunity to enjoy the 6 bedroom gracious home and the gatehouse for guests or staff accommodation and invites purchasers to consider options including growing the existing wedding/luxury accommodation/corporate events business which Lady Deborah has been operating.
The property will feature in Harcourt's newly rebranded Luxury Property Selection Magazine next month. It will feature in a double page spread alongside other NZ luxury properties from around the country and from Harcourt's offices throughout the world.