15 Fountain Place - Nelson New Zealand Featured

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  • Agent: Jeremy Mathews
  • Agency: Bayleys Nelson
  • Website: https://www.bayleys.co.nz/Listing/Nelson-_-Tasman/Nelson/Beachville/4001498
  • Mobile: +64 274 379 485
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The Original Captain's Cottage

"pon my soul Mr Bains! I've not seen the like in all me' born days!" It's been a long time since one of these originals came onto the market. She's the cottage of Cap'n Johnson, built honest and strong as the day is long, when the sea lapped the beach here at Fountain Place and the good captain's ship lay riding her anchor where the Ports cool-store is now. Welcoming and secure she's stood happy and relaxed against wind and tempest on her brick piles for over 150 years. She's the real-deal for romantics, artists, writers, poets, and scholars. Her weathered timbers, steep pioneer staircase, cottage ceilings, rain-rattled windows, and cosy quarters whisper atmosphere and character in every room. In the kitchen, a freestanding woodfire and shipborne cooking stove heat the whole place of three bedrooms, library or fourth, open-plan kitchen, and dining. Riotous gardens offer flowers and preserving fruit, while the warm cluck of brooding hens hide behind ancient scented wisteria on the fence. Time, tide, and THIS little sweetheart will wait for no man. Our Vendors have raised their topsl's and are anchors a-weigh, so it's "Step-lively there damn your eyes!"