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Speldhurst Country Estate
Retirement Villages ('Purchase')
70 Kimberley Road
(06) 927 9903
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Debra Bishop - 0273678004
Wayne Bishop Investments Limited - 0274474611
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This exciting 48-hectare Lifestyle Village, at 70 Kimberley Rd, Levin is being developed on the leafy grounds of what was the Kimberley Hospital, that closed its doors in 2001.
“The scale of this lifestyle development is very significant for a community like the Horowhenua,” developer and Horowhenua District councillor Wayne Bishop says.
“With our aging population and the Road of National Significance connecting Levin more closely to Wellington, we are very excited about what the future holds for our Village.”
He points out Speldhurst offers wider lifestyle appeal than a typical retirement complex.
“It is a retirement village but it’s set in a rural lifestyle-type environment with community facilities.

Interest initially has been very strong from the local community from people who currently live on their lifestyle block and are choosing to continue their semi-rural lifestyle dream in this new setting at Speldhurst. However, there has also been a lot of interest from out of the district and we are excited to be welcoming new people to our region all the time.
Over the next 20 years Wayne plans to build around 500 houses and apartments in the semi-rural location, with the first stage already underway and selling well. Sixty nine homes are in the first stage and another Fifty homes will make up the next stage. We have one & two bedroom apartments, two & three bedroom duplex homes with single and double garage options available. We also have a few three bedroom stand alone homes under construction.

Indicative of what people can buy is by viewing the show home at the entrance to the Village and also seeing the new homes in their construction stage. “We are offering a ‘good,’ ‘better’ and ‘best’ price range for each specification of homes we are building,” Bishop says.
For example, a Slateprint cobblestone path costs more than a coloured or standard concrete path. One of the features of this Village is that residents are able to choose varying options they like for the different areas in their home.

Pricing is as follows:
One-bedroom apartments with no garage or carport are $194,000.
Two & Three Bedroom Duplex homes with single or double garage options from $325,000 to $396,000.
All are built from brick and tile construction with aluminium joinery. Floor areas of the homes range from 67m2 to 160m2. They are being sold on a right-to-occupy basis, which gives residents legal title to their homes but not outright ownership. This ownership structure of this Village known as a Right to Occupy is the same as over 95% of retirement villages throughout the country.

The Hub of the Village will be the community centre which is very close to being completed and will be known as ‘The George’. Facilities at The George will include an indoor swimming pool, spa pool and fitness room, outdoor bowling green, social area and kitchen, billiard table, library and hobby room, an outdoor BBQ courtyard area, TV and lounge room and a restaurant/café to enjoy.

Come and Visit Debra at the Show Homes and see for yourself how spacious and roomy these homes really are – you will not be disappointed. We are open Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm or by appointment.

Phone: (06)927 9903 or 027 367 8004

Speldhurst Country Estate promises to be the leading Lifestyle Village in the region and many exciting plans are in store for this Village. We have the 20 new homes going up at present in varying stages of completion, then we are heading over the road to the 1 and 2 bedroom apartments which are just underway now. Next we will head north/east and build the stand alone and duplex homes in this vast lawn area before continuing east with more homes in the near future. Come for a drive and see for yourself what this piece of land is being created into. You will not be disappointment and please feel free to pop in and see the Show Homes for yourself.

We are very pleased to have some applications already signed and people have decided to make Speldhurst Country Estate their new home in the near future.

Here are some comments why people have chosen this Village as their choice of lifestyle at this time of their lives……….

The mature trees are awe-inspiring upon entry to Speldhurst Lifestyle Village. Initially we didn't believe we could live without boundary fences but the thoughtful layout without walls or fences soon became appealing with a sense of spaciousness. We have found the staff very accommodating to our personal needs. As the property is being purchased early enough we are able to choose our own colour scheme which makes it very exciting. The country environment is very relaxing but it is still only a few minutes to Levin and the necessary amenities that are required by mature residents which is very important.

I have resided in Dannevirke all my life. After schooling I completed my Registered Nurse training at the Dannevirke Public Hospital and worked there until its closure. Since that time I have worked in the Aged Care Sector. It is now my “Golden Years” and time for change. Speldhurst - the country location, surrounding views, mature trees, expansive grounds and layout of the new homes presently for sale, had instant appeal. Wayne and Debra have both been most accommodating and professional when meeting with them discussing options and making decisions. When the proposed Community Centre to be known as ‘The George’ is functional my needs for companionship, social interaction and healthy living options will be met.

WHY NOT become a resident and live life to the Max? I’m looking forward to the future ahead of me!
Speldurst Country Estate provides a special and unique opportunity for us to continue our desire of enjoying a lifestyle property with a rural aspect.
The extensive amenities and full activities on offer going forward, further enhances and amplifies our decision to be part of this outstanding estate. We are extremely proud to be associated and part of this amazing development.

Downsizing to a retirement community has been on our radar for quite a while but this is such a major life decision that we had been putting it off. We have had a look at some of the options available and were not enthused about any of them. Then we became aware that something was happening at the old Kimberley Hospital site. We met with the developer and were very excited about the plans for the development. Over a period of time we have developed a relationship of trust with Wayne and Debra which has grown from the many meetings we have had. The point of difference for us is the spacing of the houses, with carefully considered placement of each home facilitating maximum privacy to every resident. The site itself with its mature trees was a major draw-card for us. The trees are beautiful with the homes placed around them. Our grandchildren asked us 'will we still be able to play cricket' and we are able to reassure them there will be plenty of green-spaces where they will be able to continue to do so when they visit.
When we look at the whole picture of what Speldhurst will be it has changed our perspective of making this move from something we were not looking forward to into an exciting move into the next phase of our lives. We can’t wait!
Updated: 15 Jul 2016
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Name Garreth Heyns
Address Level 6, 191 Queen Street, Auckland PO Box 4243 Shortland Street
City/Town Auckland
Company Covenant Trustee Services
Phone DDI: 09 909 5264
Mobile MOB: 022 043 0313
Email View Email Address
Updated: 25 Jan 2018
Solicitor's Details
Solicitor's Details
Name Brian Coburn
Address Level 14, PWC Tower 188 Quay Street Auckland 1010
City/Town Auckland
Company Hesketh Henry
Phone (09) 375 8704
Fax (09) 365 5204
Mobile 021444376
Email View Email Address
Updated: 15 Jul 2016
Composition of Village
Composition of Village
Type Details
Apartment (1 Bedroom)
Low Price$194000.00
Apartment (2 Bedrooms)
Low Price$235000.00
Duplex Home (2 Bedrooms)
Low Price$325000.00
High Price$341900.00
Stand Alone Home (3 Bedrooms)
Low Price$406000.00
High Price$436000.00
Multi Hip Duplex Home (3 Bedrooms)
Low Price$391270.00
High Price$396900.00
Duplex Home (3 Bedrooms)
Low Price$371270.00
High Price$376900.00
Updated: 25 Jan 2018
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite No No facilities are available for care at present
Updated: 29 Jul 2016
Personnel & Services
Personnel & Services
Personnel / ServiceHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Registered Nurse No No facilities of this nature are available at the Village.
Updated: 29 Jul 2016
Facility Features
Facility Features
Social/Recreational Programme No Coming in early 2018 once our Community Centre, The George is built.
Community Complex Yes Guy House is available for residents to use until The George, our community centre is built and available in early 2018.
Emergency Call System No Residents organise their own personal care system themselves but the local Police, Fire and Ambulance services have the code to get into our Village after hours.
Pets In Residence Yes This is negotiable with our management team
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes
Transport Available No Coming in early 2018
Restaurant No Coming in early 2018
Fitness Complex No Coming in early 2018
Swimming Pool No Coming in early 2018
Spa Pool No Coming in early 2018
Craft Room No Coming in early 2018
Library No Coming in early 2018
Games Room No Coming in early 2018
Lounges No Coming in early 2018
Updated: 29 Jul 2016
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Once the Community Centre is up and running in early 2018 we will have activities, outings, speakers and evening functions happening at the Village.
Updated: 29 Jul 2016
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
English Yes
Updated: 29 Jul 2016
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
(Other comments) Yes A Chapel is on site and available for the residents to use as they wish. The key is available from the Sales Manager at the Show Home Office.
Updated: 29 Jul 2016
Shops   The Levin Township is 6km north from our Village.
Mall   Levin Mall is situated in the middle of the Levin Township.
Parks   Levin Adventure Playground is a very popular playground for families in town.
Library   Te Takere is our local Library and is in the township of Levin.
Updated: 29 Jul 2016
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 29 Jul 2016

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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