Luxurious New Zealand Lodge Fit for Footballing Royalty Up for Grabs

Calling all fans of luxury, privacy, and maybe even Manchester United! A historic villa in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand, recently played host to a legendary Red Devils goalkeeper and is now on the market.

The colonial-style lodge, known as The Manse, has transformed into a five-star retreat for those seeking an unforgettable experience. Guests can expect to pay upwards of $1,050 per night for the privilege of staying in this opulent accommodation.

Current owners, Gary Grootelaar and Dietske van Kessel, are offering The Manse not just as a business venture, but also as a potential dream home. The sprawling 2.99-hectare property provides ample space for families and those yearning for a tranquil escape.

While Grootelaar acknowledges the property’s established reputation as a luxury lodge, he emphasizes, “The Manse has always been The Manse, it’s part of New Zealand’s history… We just kept the name and turned it into a business.” This opens the door for potential buyers to operate it as a high-end lodge, a luxurious family home, or perhaps even a lavish Airbnb rental.

Whether you’re a die-hard Manchester United fan hoping to walk the same halls as a legendary goalkeeper, or simply someone seeking a slice of paradise, The Manse could be your perfect haven.


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