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Coromandel Lifestyle Village

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Coromandel Lifestyle Village
Retirement Village
1737 Rings Road
Coromandel Town 3506
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Wayne Besley - 0272472016
Wayne Besley - 0272472016
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Wayne and Kathryn Besley purchased the Colonial Cottages Motel in 2021 as they could see it would make a perfect retirement village. The Communal area Villa was built around 1895 for Captain Albert Argall, he was the first of a succession of mine managers to live here. In 1937 the Coromandel Hospital Board bought the house to use as the medical superintendent’s residence. It became a motel in the late 1970’s. Now Wayne and his team of builders have transformed it again.
The villa is completely renovated with new piles, new carpet, new kitchen and dining area and an extension made for the toilet block – all done to match this heritage building. To conform to regulations for community spaces, we removed the two brick chimneys and rebuilt them using fiberglass and slices of the original bricks. The fireplaces now look exactly the same, but are structurally safe. Every care has gone into this project, with no expense spared on getting this building perfect and fit for another 100 years or so.
This villa is going to be the communal area for residents to interact together and spread out if they have family over. There is a modern kitchen, cosey games room, library, lounge, bathroom and large room complete with chandeliers that we called the ballroom – it has a huge 86 inch TV in it which residents can watch sport on, plus the room can be used for residents meetings. Around the villa there is 2 large decks and 3 / 6 burner BBQs.
We have 2 x 2 bedroom units complete These were the former motel cottages and have all been completely renovated, insulated, painted, and new appliances. It is plenty spacious enough to live in with open plan kitchen/lounge, two bedrooms, a shower room and a carport out the back door. Six of these cottages face each other across a tidy lawn. There are also two one-bedroom cottages which will be renovated, plus we are building five more new two-bedroom cottages on the site. The village is small enough to be personal so you don't end up being one of the great masses in the larger villages
But that’s not all! There is also a residents hobby room and workshop area, and at the back of the section there will be room to park motorhomes, caravans and boats, and grow some veggies or fillet the fish.
The Village is well protected from adverse weather events as with all the storms and rain that’s occurred this year we have had no flooding and only lost a small branch off one tree during cyclone Gabriel.
As a retirement village, owners will need to be at least 65 years old. The village will have an on-site manager during normal weekly working hours. The first two renovated two-bedroom cottages are now on the market. More will follow, and the whole site is expected to be completed in 2024. Please register your interest now.
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Affordable 2 bedroom cottage- Unit 1


Bed 2 Bath 1 Car 2 Floor Area 86m2

Property Type: Unit

Our village is based around the original Coromandel gold mine managers house that is 146 years old. This beautifully restored house has become the communal area complete with large BBQ decks, library,...

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Statutory Supervisor's Details
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Name Bridget McCormick
Address Duncan Cotterill Plaza 148 Victoria Street P O Box 5 Christchurch 8140 New Zealand
City/Town Christchurch
Company Anchorage Trustee Services Ltd
Phone 03 3726534
Mobile 027 5225235
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Updated: 12 Jun 2023

Solicitor's Details
Solicitor's Details
Name Dale Thomas
Address Level 6, 586 Victoria Street
City/Town Hamilton
Company McCaw Lewis Lawyers
Phone 07 9587428
Mobile 027 3459253
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Updated: 12 Jun 2023

Facility Features
Facility Features
Feature Status Details
Community Complex Yes Relax and socialize in our inviting communal sitting room, designed for comfort and fostering connections among residents.
Library Yes Our extensive collection of books and reading materials provides ample opportunity for relaxation and mental stimulation.
Games Room Yes Whether you prefer card games, board games, or table tennis, our games room has plenty of options for entertainment.
Lounges Yes
Gardens Yes Enjoy outdoor cooking and dining with friends and family on our spacious BBQ decks.
Other details Yes Host dances, events, and gatherings in our elegantly decorated ballroom. Ideal for functions and events, our fully equipped kitchen makes cooking and catering a breeze.

Updated: 8 Sep 2023

Special Features
Special Features
Our retirement village is conveniently located in the heart of Coromandel town, just a short stroll away from local shops, cafes, and restaurants. This means that residents have easy access to all the amenities they need, without having to travel far.

Coromandel Lifestyle Village is situated in a picturesque location, surrounded by stunning natural beauty. With views of the ocean and the hills, residents can enjoy the tranquility and peacefulness of the area, making it an ideal place to retire.

Updated: 8 Sep 2023

Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
BBQ, Cooking, Craft, Games, Garden, Indoor Games, Library, Picnic facilities, Reading

Updated: 8 Sep 2023

Location Distance Details
Shops Just a short stroll away from local shops, cafes, and restaurants.

Updated: 8 Sep 2023

What's New
What's New
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Beautiful boutique-style retirement village nestled in the heart of the Coromandel Peninsula.

Coromandel Lifestyle Village is designed for independent living in a small village community that offers a close-knit atmosphere and easy access to local amenities.

With a historic building on your doorstep, these cottages are unique with modern interiors.

Our village is based around the original Coromandel gold mine managers house that is 146 years old. This beautifully restored house has become the communal area complete with large BBQ decks, library, games room, ballroom, and a large communal kitchen for functions. There is a total of 16 units that have a cottagey design to them, but the inside is modern and completed to today’s standards. 

Updated: 4 Jun 2024

NOTE: The Retirement Villages Act 2003 (The Act) is designed to provide improved protection for people who ‘buy’ into a retirement village. If you intend to ‘purchase’ you must get independent legal advice before signing your occupation right agreement as required under The Act. Some Retirement Village type facilities are not required to register under The Act so different legal requirements apply. Please make sure you investigate fully.


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