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$POA  Amazing Wild West Style Town For Sale in New Zealand

An amazing Wild West-style town is for sale in New Zealand and it's really rather remarkable!  Offered for sale by joint agents Bayley's and Knight Frank, the incredibly authentic town is the centerpiece of Mellonsfolly Ranch, a 1,000 acre estate set in a pristine valley in the center of New Zealand's North Island.

Agent's Description of Mellonsfolly Ranch:

“Imagine your own Old West Town

Mellonsfolly Ranch is located on one thousand acres of unspoiled native bush and is possibly New Zealand’s best kept secret. We now present you with the chance of a lifetime – ownership of your very own Old West Town.

Completed in 2006, Old West Town is an authentic frontier-style town situated on the Central Plateau of the North Island. The town is part of Mellonsfolly Ranch, which as the name suggests, is the folly and passion of a wild west enthusiast who spent four years bringing his vision to life. When you stroll along the well-worn boardwalk which links the ten themed buildings forming Old West Town – you truly feel like you have stepped back in time.

Visiting the property in the flesh, the passion and craftsmanship are clear to see. The authentic decor of each themed building, the attention to detail, and the varied western memorabilia will certainly impress. There’s a licensed saloon, a courthouse that doubles as a movie theatre, a sheriff’s office, a general store, a hotel, and a billiards saloon. Six of the ten main buildings offer well-appointed accommodation for up to 27 guests. There is also a commercial kitchen and laundry as well as three separate homes for staff or overflow accommodation.

Previously run as a boutique accommodation venue for private functions and corporate events, guests often dressed up in costume to fully immerse themselves in an authentic western experience. Staff would prepare cowboy cuisine and offer guests a chance to try their hand at a number of western activities including gun slinging and horse treks.

Mellonsfolly Ranch is surrounded by substantial pockets of native bush and is also home to Waterfall Mountain Honey, an established Manuka honey operation with hives located on the land.

If activity is more your thing, the central plateau has been touted as New Zealand’s newest year-round playground. Summer is for hunting, fishing, horse trekking, mountain biking and swimming in the rivers that wind their way through the valleys. And during winter, take advantage of the nearby picturesque ski town of Ohakune and the Mount Ruapehu ski fields.

The 400-hectare property provides a great opportunity to connect with nature and the night sky is something to behold. The Ranch’s remote location assures privacy and is an ideal venue for corporate or health retreats.

For those not keen on driving, the property features a helicopter landing zone and a nearby airstrip can accommodate light aircraft.

No expense has been spared nor any detail overlooked, but rest assured that every luxury has been accommodated”.

The agents are inviting Expressions of Interest:  Closing 4:00pm, Friday 11th November 2022 (unless sold prior)  Bayleys Whanganui, 158 Wicksteed Street, Whanganui, New Zealand.

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