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Property Ref: 26477
Holly Homestead Boutique B&B For Sale at Franz Josef Glacier
Property Type: B&B Residential Opportunities
Sale Type: Freehold Going Concern
Region: West Coast
Physical Address: 2900 Franz Josef Highway Franz Josef Glacier South Westland 7856 New Zealand
Price: FREEHOLD INVESTMENT, offers over $985,000 + GST (if any)
Broker: Tracey GreenMobile: +64 22 410 8710
Franz Josef Glacier Gem: Holly Homestead Boutique B&B
Nestled in the heart of Franz Josef, Holly Homestead is a distinguished Boutique Bed & Breakfast offering a unique blend of luxury accommodation, historic charm, and an exceptional lifestyle. This colonial homestead, originally crafted from beautiful native timber in 1926, has been lovingly refurbished, preserving its Arts & Crafts architectural essence.
A Fantastic Entry-Level Tourism Business: This is your chance to step into the thriving tourism sector with a well-established boutique B&B that offers tremendous potential for growth.
Luxurious Guest Accommodation: Holly Homestead features four beautifully appointed guest rooms, each with its own ensuite, ensuring a comfortable and unforgettable stay.
Character-Rich Building: A masterpiece of architectural heritage, the homestead exudes history and character, making it an attraction in itself.
Private Owner’s Quarters: The managers enjoy two private rooms with ensuites, conveniently located downstairs for added privacy.
Cosy Lounge & Open-Plan Living: A spacious, welcoming lounge area and an open-plan kitchen and dining space provide guests with comfort and convenience.
Safety First: The property is equipped with a comprehensive fire safety system, including sprinklers, ensuring the safety of all occupants.
Scenic Beauty: Surrounded by established gardens, the property offers views of the enchanting rainforest and snow-capped mountains. The Tasman Sea is just a 25-minute drive away.
Potential for Expansion: There is an opportunity to extend one of the guest bedrooms, further enhancing the property’s earning potential.
Established & Respected: With two decades of operation and a well-established agent base, Holly Homestead has secured its reputation as a top accommodation choice in the area.
Explore the Region:
In the heart of Glacier Country, this Bed & Breakfast is surrounded by awe-inspiring natural wonders, including the world-famous Franz Josef Glacier, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and Fox Glacier. Visitors can indulge in a myriad of activities, from scenic flights and glacier hikes to kayaking and skydiving. The stunning Lake Matheson walk offers reflective views of Mt. Cook & Mt. Tasman, while Ōkārito Lagoon beckons for exploration. And when it’s time to dine, there’s no shortage of great restaurants and cafes.
Holly Homestead is not just a tourism business; it’s a cherished, irreplaceable homestead that comes with it. Ideal for owner-operators, this business can be easily managed with staff support during peak seasons. It represents a one-of-a-kind opportunity to own a business with character, exceptional income potential, and a remarkable lifestyle.
Don’t miss out on this iconic opportunity in Franz Josef!
For more details or to schedule a private viewing, please get in touch with our specialist Accommodation Business Broker, Tracey Green, at 022 410 8710 or via email at email@example.com.
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26477 | Holly Homestead B&B | Financials 5 year summary
26477 | Holly Homestead B&B | Guest Brochure
26477 | Holly Homestead B&B | Certificate of title
26477 | Holly Homestead B&B | Vendor Notes
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Classy and Elegant ★★★★★
“A lovingly restored 1920’s homestead hosted by Bernie and Gerard who are warm and friendly and dedicated to providing a genuine 5 star experience for their guests. The rooms were large and comfortable and the lounge area cozy with a blazing woodfire. The special touches including daily baking, cooked breakfasts with home baked bread, and a complimentary glass of port in the evening were a highlight. Their local knowledge both local and of the West Coast was
Lovely house on the outskirts of town. Welcoming hostess, very friendly, and the room is large, airy, and very comfortable, with all the facilities and amenities you would expect. In addition, we had 2 lots of washing done, and dried, which was a huge bonus, and very welcome. Breakfast was large and hot – brilliant!
Sweet and thoughtful ★★★★★
We had planned our Franz Josef adventure nearly a year out. So we were stunned to hear of the floods washing away roads and stranding tourists in December!
Bernie was terrific in keeping me informed, providing clear updates, and offering whatever flexibility we might need/desire.
We thought we’d have to skip that portion but roads were mended quickly and we had two great nights with Bernie and Jerrod. I’ve lost my pictures but our superior room was very spacious, with a kettle, hooks, a small chest, and plentiful counter space. The bathroom was likewise roomy and well equipped; the shower was a little less powerful than I prefer but is intended to be like a gentle rain, said Bernie when asked! (FYI room 2 was upstairs with a good number of creaky stairs to drag your bags.)
Bernie’s thoughtful touches made Holly Homestead really stand out: earplugs by the bed; a night light in the bathroom; port in the cozy parlor with fireplace; complimentary drinks in the small fridge in the kitchen; and use of the kitchen fridge. Restaurant info and menus are provided. And she even called Fox Glacier for us to check on our excursion the next day.
We had two early starts and Bernie and Jerrod accommodated us with nice breakfasts to get going (he’s the breakfast chef). Bernie bakes bread and scones and it was difficult not to eat them all up as they came out of the oven the night before.
The home is just a few minutes drive past town, and slightly back from the main road. There was a tiny bit of traffic noise, which stopped at bedtime. Parking is right out in front of the house.
Thanks for everything, Bernie and Jerrod!
10/10 We highly recommend this b&b
“accommodations were excellent (loved the heated bathroom floor and homemade shortbread cookies!), breakfast was delicious, and Bernie was a delightful hostess.”
“Don’t Review on anything! But this place is beyond doubt the best BnB we’ve ever stayed in! The breakfast was amazing!!! Bernie & Gerard We hope to be back soon!
We booked one day of staying and were not disappointed. The warm welcome we received and the excellent breakfast was a clear bonus. The hotel was full but was also very quiet. When next visiting the area we would not hesitate to stay at the Holly Homestead again.
5/5 |A lovingly restored 1920’s homestead hosted by Bernie and Gerard who are warm and friendly and dedicated to providing a genuine 5 star experience for their guests. The rooms were large and comfortable and the lounge area cozy with a blazing woodfire. The special touches including daily baking, cooked breakfasts with home baked bread, and a complimentary glass of port in the evening were a highlight. Their local knowledge both local and of the West Coast was instrumental in making our holiday fabulous. We would highly recommend this accommodation.
5/5 |Loved our stay here! The house is beautiful and the place is so quiet and relaxing. Bernie was so welcoming and helpful with tips and advice. Short walk to town. Would highly recommend it.
5/5 Can’t say anything bad about this stay… Everything was just nice and perfect, can’t recommend it enough!
Source: Online review platforms.
Property TypeB&B Residential Opportunities
Sale TypeFreehold Going Concern
Physical Address2900 Franz Josef Highway Franz Josef Glacier South Westland 7856 New Zealand
PriceFREEHOLD INVESTMENT, offers over $985,000 + GST (if any)
Tracey GreenTourism, Hospitality & Leisure Business Broker
Kaikoura, Marlborough, Tasman, Nelson & the West Coast
International: +64 22 410 8710
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International: +64 27 444 9692
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