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Expanding Lifestyle Village

Momentum is building at the Queenstown Country Club with the recent announcement of the go ahead for a private hospital run by Southern Cross and the Central lakes Trust at the lifestyle retirement village.

Operated by the Arvida Group the facility has new homes under construction, a clubhouse planned for 2020 along with an adjoining retail centre and café opening this summer.

Sales manager Hilary O’Hagan says there has been rapid progress at the village since opening two years ago.

“We currently have 36 houses occupied which will increase to 40 by Christmas, with a further 20 homes at various stages of construction. It is a beautiful place to live with spaciously set out homes, green open spaces and lots of fruit and nut trees enhancing the grounds.”

“The future hospital announcement is exciting and the construction of our new clubhouse in May means people want to secure a home now while there is plenty of choice. The clubhouse will be the social heart of the village with a heated indoor swimming pool, gym, spa, movie theatre, library, billiards tables, bar and functions area.”

Queenstown Country Club homes are architecturally designed by Warren and Mahoney Architects and feature five-star, underfloor water reticulated heating, insulated internal and external walls, double glazed and thermally broken windows and gas fireplaces.

“When people walk into the show home their first reaction is often ‘wow’. The spaciousness and luxurious qualities strike them and the homes are warm and inviting. The mountain views are stunning and the village enjoys long sunshine hours,” says Hilary.

Four villas are currently available for purchase ranging from $750,000 to $845,000 and are  available for immediate possession.

“These homes are a great option because you get all the benefits of village life for a bit less spend,” says Hilary. “Building off our plans takes approximately eight months from signing up to completion.”

Hilary says the site is flat and residents will be able to walk or ride to the proposed new shopping precinct which includes the Wakatipu Medical Centre, Summerfield’s pharmacy and a café.

“This will certainly add a new dimension to life at the Queenstown Country Club.”

Retirement Made Easy

 Sue and Ray Simms have lived at the Queenstown Country Club for over six months after purchasing a new home off the plans.

“We chose the design ourselves and were very involved in all aspects of the build, including the final interior finish. Everything was made so easy and the staff were amazingly helpful,” says Sue. “Moving in was a great experience, arriving to find everything finished, curtains up, IT connections ready and working, windows cleaned and a lovely basket of goodies and flowers. Even the garden was planted.”

She says the community aspect is increasing as more people purchase homes.

“We have a small gym, a library and a community van to go out to events and we are all looking forward to the completion of the new clubhouse. We love living at the Queenstown Country Club and retirement has taken on a new meaning.”