Pastoral splendour: Lu and Joe Bagrie's Lower Shotover property, Cedapeaks


A rural Queenstown pad for sale in the middle of suburbia offers would-be buyers many

‘Cedapeaks’ — a four-hectare property off Max’s Way, right above Shotover Country — comprises a well-insulated 340 square metre, three-bedroom home, about eight horse
paddocks, a well-kept garden, extensive fencing and even a 45m-long curling rink.

There’s also a 170sqm barn that can take six cars and two horse stables, while also serving as a social venue.

The property — which is on the Arrow irrigation scheme — even includes a road, as Max’s Way is on the title.

It’s been owned since 2005 by Lu and Joe Bagrie, who bought it as a farm paddock  from Sharyn and Grant Stalker, who subsequently developed Shotover Country.

As a major carrot, the property’s zoning means it can be subdivided into 2000sqm sections.

‘Cedapeaks’ is so named because the 360-degree views mean you can ‘see the peaks’, and because there’s a bit of cedar on the house.

The so-called ‘mayor of Lower Shotover’, Joe regularly hosts sports events such as golf and petanque, as well as impromptu Sunday sessions.

‘‘I’ve never seen a property that offers so much,’’ says local realtor Hamish Walker,  who’s listed it through his new company, Premium Real Estate.

‘‘It suits a developer who wants to either buy and develop it or hold it, because with this location you can’t lose.’’

Lots on offer: Property owner Joe Bagrie, left, and realtor Hamish Walker by a curling rink on the southern embankment

It’s four minutes to two Frankton shopping centres, eight minutes to the airport and 800 metres from Shotover Primary.

The house faces north so you’re sheltered and, though Koko Ridge is being developed in that direction, it won’t be imposing, Joe says, as the sections are 2000sqm.

He notes even in the winter the sun goes down at 4.35pm ‘‘and we get it just on 9 o’clock, coming over Cardrona — probably only the likes of Kelvin Heights would have longer sun’’.

Walker says the property’s being filmed soon for a TV series on high-end properties.

It’s selling by deadline sale, closing May 6.