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Property Ref: 50823

Luxury Home and Income For Sale in Fox Glacier, NZ

Property Type: B&B Residential Opportunities, Bed & Breakfast, Investment Opportunities, Luxury Homes, Other Accommodation, Other Businesses for sale, Other Hospitality, Residential Real Estate

Sale Type: Freehold Going Concern

Region: West Coast

Physical Address: MATHESONS ESCAPE, 7 Williams Drive, Fox Glacier, New Zealand


Broker: Adrian Chisholm

Mobile: +64 21 727 888


Purpose-Built Luxury Home & Income is on the Market!

Peaceful and serene with stunning mountain views, this elegant residential home and income is the perfect base for exploring the spectacular lakes, rain forests, mountain trails and beaches in and around Fox Glacier. Handy to bars, restaurants and town amenities, this is a great opportunity as a residential home and income, or investment, property.

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  • Great location near key features & hot spots
  • Purpose built home & income, with multiple buildings
  • Currently operating as Mathesons Escape & also listed on Airbnb
  • Plus potential to sub-divide, subject to consents

Built in 2014, the luxury home was designed to capture the surrounding natural environment, while providing the shelter to enjoy the landscape in all weather conditions. Light and spacious, the house can be used to relax and reflect in individual spaces, or socialise and connect with friends and family. Floor to ceiling windows bring the stunning natural environment in. A modern and well designed kitchen area provides a fantastic social environment with connections to the outdoor vistas as well as the lounge, dining and media areas. The house has central heating throughout, plus a great log burner to create a lovely ambiance. The North facing side of the house captures all day sun to provide winter warmth, and large sliding doors make for easy access to the extensive outdoor areas. The house has four bedrooms and two bathrooms. All the bedrooms have floor to ceiling windows and are very comfortable and light. They have built in wardrobes, with the master bedroom having a walk in robe and ensuite bathroom.

This significant modern four-bedroom home, plus a separate cottage, three-bay farm shed and other amenities, is able to be subdivided subject to consents. The residence is currently being utilised as a luxury accommodation complex Mathesons Escape, and is also listed on AirBnB. In this unique and iconic location those with an astute eye, will not only see the present possibilities but also the future.

For more information, please contact specialist Hospitality Business Broker, Adrian Chisholm, AREINZ, on 021 727 888 or email

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The area around the Fox Glacier township offers visitors a rare opportunity to easily access a dynamic glacial environment in a forested area while within driving and walking distance from the main highway. Many short walks are available with abundant bird life in the ancient rainforest. Glow worms can be seen during night time adventures on tracks adjacent to the town. Lake Matheson & Gault are two of the most popular walks and Gillespies Beach is well worth the drive.

Fox Glacier/Weheka is on the west coast of the South Island in the area known as South Westland. It is in the middle of Westland National park. It is a 2.5hr journey south of Hokitika and a 4.5hr journey from Queenstown. Mathesons Escape is a short 2km drive west of the township and on the way to the famous Lake Matheson.

Lake Matheson Loop | Walk time 30 minutes – 2 hours.

Lake Matheson is nestled in ancient forest and is famous for mirror views of Aoraki/Mount Cook and Mount Tasman. Its excellent reflecting properties are due to the dark brown colour of the water – the result of organic matter leached from the humus of the forest floor. Dawn and dusk are the best times to enjoy the reflections in the lake. Lake Matheson was formed when Fox Glacier Te Moeka o Tuawe retreated from its last significant advance about 14,000 years ago.

Distance from accommodation to Lake Matheson – 3km, walking time – 37 minutes | Driving time – 4 minutes

Lake Gault Track | Walk distance 8km return via the same track

A gradual climb on a historical tramping track through ancient podocarp forest provides panoramic views of Aoraki /Mount Cook. If you’re lucky, you can enjoy the mountain landscape reflected in Lake Gault. For more information on this track check out the DOC website.

Distance from accommodation to Lake Gault Track – 3.8km, walking time – 46 minutes | Driving time – 5 minutes

Beaches | Gillespies Beach & Galway Beach Seal Colony

Located 25 kilometres from Fox Glacier, Gillespies Beach is a secluded, yet beautiful beach that offers a glimpse into our gold mining past (as well as the chance of the odd seal encounter). It’s a great way to spend half a day; you’re guaranteed to come back feeling rejuvenated.

Distance from accommodation to Gillespies Beach – 18.2km | Driving time – 28 minutes

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Final LIM Report - 02 03 2022

A stylish, spacious, modern comfortable home, beautifully cosy in the winter when we visited, with a stunning view of snowcapped alps. We arrived late in the day and the house was invitingly warm. Complimentary muffins and vouchers for Matheson’s Cafe were a nice additional touch. | July 2021

Convenient location, comfortable house , lots of privacy – great for a weekend away. Highly recommended. | April 2021

Property Details

Property Type

B&B Residential Opportunities
Bed & Breakfast
Investment Opportunities
Luxury Homes
Other Accommodation
Other Businesses for sale
Other Hospitality
Residential Real Estate

Sale Type

Freehold Going Concern


West Coast

Physical Address

MATHESONS ESCAPE, 7 Williams Drive, Fox Glacier, New Zealand



Contact Agents

Business Broker Adrian Chisholm

Adrian Chisholm

PRINCIPAL | Tourism, Hospitality & Leisure Business Broker
Head Office | Otago & Southland
International: +64 21 727 888
NZ Mobile: 021 727 888





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国际电话: +64 27 726 8888
新西兰手机: 027 726 8888



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