Live the life you've imagined...
"Mainholm" is a rare gem, rich with opportunity and history, situated in the idyllic rural setting of West Otago, on the South Island of New Zealand.
Built between 1910-19 as a grand family home, Mainholm has been the backdrop to precious memories for more than a hundred years. Throughout its history, this beautifully restored Victorian Manor has operated as a lifestyle block, a boutique bed and breakfast, hobby farm, been the feature location of movie, The Returning, a fine dining restaurant, a wedding venue and an event centre. Whether you're looking for a private quiet retreat or a home and income opportunity, Mainholm has it all.
LIFE AT MAINHOLM
Currently, a luxury bed and breakfast with dining, and liquor licence, Mainholm boasts sweeping views of the Blue Mountains and rural West Otago landscape. With private access to a year-round stream that feeds into the Pomahaka River, 3.298 hectares (8.15acres) of lush green grounds, gardens, veggie patch and green house, it's perfectly suited to those craving an organic lifestyle.
The main house is equipped with 2 heatpumps, 9 functioning open fire places, a woodburner, wetback/coal range, and underfloor heating. There is a triple garage and parking for up to ten vehicles, a marquee for functions, and grounds popular among locals for wedding ceremonies.
Mainholm also has the advantage of a detached timber-lined apartment with private bathroom, kitchenette, and heat pump, ideal for an artist's studio or caretaker's quarters. Take a look through our gallery and fall in love.