Q&A with the Queenstown Country Club

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The Queenstown Country Club lifestyle retirement village is making an impact at its ideal location on the Ladies Mile with 25 of the planned 237 homes already occupied and many more villas under construction. QT Magazine spoke to project manager, Brent Mitchell, about the development which has created strong demand from Queenstown people who consider there has been a gap in the market for the type of village being provided by the Sanderson Group.

What type of homes are available?

We have 20 different designs ranging in size from 130-340 square metres with prices from $750,000 to just under $2 million, which makes the village affordable for anyone with a home to sell in Queenstown. The build quality is five star, with underfloor heating, 6 x 2 external walls, double-glazed thermally broken windows, high ceilings, luxurious carpet and drapes and designer kitchens. Well known architects, Warren & Mahoney, are responsible for the design and their work is outstanding.

How is the village’s retail precinct progressing?

Construction has already started on the retail precinct which includes the village medical centre, childcare centre and pharmacy. They will all be open for business by the end of this year. Building of the care facility which takes in the rest home, hospital and dementia facility will follow on from the completion of the retail centre.

When will work begin on the residents’ clubhouse?

The working drawings have been lodged with the Queenstown Lakes District Council. The clubhouse will be the focal point of the village and includes a gymnasium, swimming pool, spa, library and movie theatre.

Are there any other developments planned within the village?

We have a “Men’s Shed” underway as well as a Community Garden. The concept for both came from the residents as part of our bid to build a community which is what the Queenstown Country Club is all about. There’s also a café on the way which will be in the retail precinct and open to the public.

What are the special attributes of the Queenstown Country Club?

The people make it special. The residents get together every week for drinks and nibbles and a good sense of community is developing. The homes are easy care and luxurious, and with the gardens and lawns taken care of, residents have more time to enjoy their hobbies

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