A rare rural lifestyle block on the market is a stone’s throw from Queenstown’s Frankton Flats.
The 1.89-hectare block is off an access driveway off the eastern end of Hansen Road, above State Highway 6.
It’s one of four contiguous blocks created after an exhaustive planning process, including an appeal to the Environment Court.
“I don’t believe you’ll see any more lots created up there, certainly not the way the judge has ruled,” local Harcourts agent Simon Hayes says.
He’s marketing the block for sale – the method’s ‘price by negotiation’ – with colleague Chelsey Koberstein.
“It’s a real rarity,” Hayes says.
“You can’t buy another rural block anywhere from Frankton through to Quail Rise.”
Vendor Lynley Hansen – whose family first farmed in the area in the 19th century – is building a house on another block, but Hayes says all four generously-sized building platforms are “tucked in a way you’re going to look hard to find them”.
Lot 2, the one for sale, is separated from Hansen Rd by a sheep paddock.
“It’s a good-sized block, but it feels a lot bigger than that because there won’t be any buildings in that gap between Hansen Rd and the lot,” Hayes says.
“It’s sunny and you get great views from Walter Peak to the Remarkables to the Crown Range Peak.”
You’re also within easy walking distance of the Frankton shopping centres, the Events Centre and the airport.
“You’ve got to like planes because there’s activity and there’s things to see,” Hayes says.
“Though not at the moment you wouldn’t know there’s an airport there.”