Grand Old Lady: Mansion Built 1913
Explore this beautiful old mansion filled with history and character. Built in 1913 by Dr. A. G. Pitts as Waimate's Private Hospital this property has a rich history which shines through in its beautiful original features accentuated by tasteful modern renovations. The property is comprised of the original 9 bedroom double bay villa plus a modern (1990), spacious 4 bedroom addition which has potential to be a fully self-contained home (with the addition of a kitchen).
- 13 Double Bedrooms
- Large kitchen
- Three bathrooms, five toilets
- Both a fully disabled and wheelchair accessible toilet
- Commercial Laundry
- Walk in linen cupboard
- Massive 2032m2 section
History of the Hospital
Around 1913 Dr. Pitts and Mrs Henderson built a private hospital in Rhodes St closing the prior Leonard St establishment. It continued to operate until an extraordinary meeting of shareholders of Waimate Private Hospital Ltd. in 1951 decided that so serious had become the staffing problems that the hospital must be offered for sale. It was then let as separate apartments for residential purposes and some years later converted to a private home for aged persons under the name of Woodham Lodge Rest Home. When the owners of Woodham Lodge could no longer meet the requirements of legislation in 2004 the home was sold to become a private residence and boarding house called The Nest.
Make the most of this rare opportunity to purchase a piece of Waimate history. Call Suzie Rutherford to view. 027 310 6835