Mike Fraser-Jones Hamilton


Golden OpportunityWeb ID: 2310481

Newstead 385 Marshmeadow Road
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Here is a golden opportunity to enter the blueberry market with one of the best operations in the Waikato. This well-regarded orchard was started nearly 40 years ago by the current owners and today is known as Quinn's Blueberries. This impressive block has location and opportunity written all over it. The 7.4780 hectare (more or less) property consists of five covered blueberry blocks, extensive utility shedding for storing tractors, spray equipment and other associated plant. It has a self-contained processing plant for sorting, packing, chilling, dispatching and staff amenities. A bore, with submersible, supplies water to the orchard irrigation system with town supply and rain water to the packing sheds and dwelling. The orchard includes two 6,300 sqm greenhouses, made from galvanized steel and covered with 200 micron Duratough film, with computer-controlled vent system, fans and irrigation. A further three blocks, under netting, consist of two 6,000 sqm and one 7,000 sqm. In addition, these have naturally vented gable roof canopies which are covered with 200 micron greenhouse film, to prevent hail damage. These are designed to be rolled up after harvest. There are 5,575 blueberry trees consisting of the PB/BB, Maru and Rahi variety. Production in the 2017/18 season was 68,050 kilograms and 63,238 kilograms in the 2018/19 season. Sitting at the front of the property is a 325m2 brick home. This immaculate home is both spacious and gracious and designed with a family friendly environment and great entertaining in mind. Features include a modern kitchen with open plan living and dining, four large bedrooms, two stunning bathrooms and a very large office. A generous driveway leads up to triple garaging with internal access. Set back from the roadside you can enjoy the privacy by the well-maintained gardens that wrap around the house. Take advantage of the location with just a short commute to Hamilton for schooling, work and pleasure. Quinn's blueberry orchard may be the lifestyle you are looking for. With nearly 40 years of hard work, development and refinement already done, you can enjoy working and living from home. Contact Mike Fraser-Jones for further details about the property.