Hidden from the world in the small historic gold-mining town of Ophir in New Zealand's Central Otago, Pitches Store provides luxury accommodation and delicious meals, perfect as a well deserved stop-off on the Otago Central Rail Trail, a foodie destination, a romantic getaway or for corporate travellers.
Beautifully restored and renovated by the current owners in 2012, it has operated ever since as luxury accommodation including six king-sized rooms with en-suite facilities and an award-winning licensed cafe/restaurant which can accommodate 50 people.
Pitches Store has a fine reputation for the quality of its offerings and the experience it provides. The building renovation has received both architectural and Master Builders awards. The restaurant has a quality reputation and has won numerous culinary awards. The accommodation has a Qualmark 4 Star plus rating. The business has enjoyed excellent reviews through Trip Advisor, Booking.com and Lonely Planet. At any given time, the business has significant forward bookings for accommodation and dining.
Pitches Store at 45 Swindon Street is a beautifully restored and enlarged Category 2 Heritage listed building in Ophir's main street. The building has been fully earthquake strengthened during the restoration process. It sits on a 1,969sqm section across 2 titles.
The original building dates back to 1883 when it was built as a general store for John Pitches, a merchant from Victoria in Australia who achieved some commercial success in Ophir (then called Blacks) in the mid 1860's. It is the last surviving of several general stores which Ophir boasted in its boom days.
This must-visit boutique accommodation and dining venue is now for sale. The sale includes the business, Pitches Lodge and Cafe Limited. The 1,969sqm parcel of land and the building Pitches Store, the equipment and the assets.
More information is available, if you are interested please contact either Jane or Matt.
For Sale: NZD$2,450,000 plus GST (if any)