Designed to capture French Country style this property is relaxed, welcoming and rustic, yet offers elegant charm with featured timbered ceilings and Schist stone features throughout, with numerous sets of French doors connecting to several garden patios. Positioned at the northern end of Lake Hayes the property is privately screened behind the mature Hawthorn hedge and the mature garden nestles the home into its amazing rural landscape. The stunning surround mountain views and rural vistas are very protected. The social kitchen features timber floors and boasts two large banks of windows providing natural light and garden views, with an adjoining private outdoor courtyard area. The central dining and family room has a welcoming and warming enclosed log burner, feature ceilings and bi-folding doors opening to another very enticing patio with a wisteria covered pergola. The adjoining lounge with timber beams and lower ceiling provides a cosy atmosphere. Shuttered windows plus a 'jetmaster' open fire featuring schist and plaster surround completes this special room. Originally designed with five bedrooms, currently the house offers three impressive bedrooms, and the large office suite area could re-convert to one or two bedrooms. A further adjoining separate office could be converted to make a feature guest suite providing excellent living and bedroom choices for family and guests. For serious night sky observers, the property boasts an Astronomical Observatory with a retracting roof. To complete this property the mature garden offers many outdoor sitting areas including a courtyard and choice of patios. Three large willow trees provide summer shade, and there are also maturing walnut and fruit trees. For cycling and walking activities Lake Hayes is close by. Arrowtown, Millbrook Resort, The Hills Golf Course and Ski fields are all within easy reach from this ideal rural location.