A retirement village with stand-alone homes and resort-like facilities immediately appealed to Bryan and Veronica Anderson of Waikanae Beach.
The couple had been considering a move to Hamilton for some time in order to be closer to their daughter and two grandchildren and have leapt at the opportunity to join our new community.
“We had already listed our names on a new village in Hamilton North,” Bryan explains. “Luckily our daughter heard through a colleague about the soon to be developed Tamahere Country Club. Straight away we were attracted to the idea of living in this type of community. It was exactly the kind of environment we were looking to move to.”
The Andersons found the sales process to be “very good and informative” with Sales Manager Sandy Turner able to answer their questions promptly and thoroughly via phone and email given they were living some distance away.
Bryan is a retired marine engineer who spent the last 34 years of his career as Chief Engineer on the Kiwi Rail Interisland Line Ferries. He and Veronica had seen television advertisements for other Sanderson Group properties and liked the lifestyle on offer compared to what was available elsewhere.
“My sister and some very good friends of ours live in different villages on the Kapiti Coast and we had also visited villages in Waikanae. All the properties in these villages are very crammed in with houses close together and very few stand-alone dwellings, unlike Tamahere Country Club where the majority are stand alone. We also visited Bethlehem Shores in Tauranga and realised how different the TCC would be compared to what we had seen. This certainly helped with making our decision.”
The fit and active pair enjoy a busy lifestyle including regular walks, gym workouts, gardening, trips to cafes and restaurants and spending time with friends. Bryan also belongs to the local bridge club, a Probus club and loves to catch whitebait when the season permits. “We both enjoy meeting new friends and have over the years done a lot of travelling,” he says. “We are looking forward to our upcoming trip to Japan for the Rugby World Cup and also have a son who lives in Scotland with his wife and three children.
“Both our children support our decision to buy into the Tamahere Country Club, especially our daughter who is really excited about us moving and living closer to her.”