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Pitches Store & Luxury Accommodation Business for Sale Central Otago

Award-Winning Gem on the Market For The First Time!

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Why buy this Pitches Store & Luxury Accommodation Business

Pitches Store & Luxury Accommodation Business for Sale Central Otago

Behind this quaint and gorgeous historic street frontage is a Central Otago gem! On the market for the very first time, this is your opportunity to secure this iconic building and business, that sits near the popular Otago Central Rail Trail and the new Central Otago Touring Route, and enchants and captivates her guests – so much so they never want to leave!


  • Prime location near the Otago Central Rail Trail
  • Boutique accommodation with quality furnishings throughout
  • Six luxury bedrooms, all ensuited, with king beds
  • Renowned Central Otago café & restaurant
  • Landscaped outdoor areas offering great Central Otago views
  • Plus, a stunning open fire-place & private guest spa!

Pitches Store in Ophir, on the Central Otago Rail Trial, is one of New Zealand’s favourite luxury tourism accommodation and café hospitality businesses. It provides high quality accommodation and dining for independent or travel groups, either walking or cycling the Otago Central Rail Trail, or guests exploring the Central Otago region. The lodge features six king-sized en-suited bedrooms, and a fabulous café and restaurant, with one of the best hospitality reputations in Central Otago! Situated on a large land title, it offers guests a private spa, generous car parking, bike parking, and power points. Pitches Store currently operates for approximately 9 months of the year, through spring, summer, and autumn, and is closed in winter, however a new owner could operate Pitches Store as a full-time year-round business.

History, Renovation & Awards

Pitches Store is a a restored Category 2 listed heritage building in historic Ophir, one of the few remaining goldmining towns from the gold rush times. Built 1883 as a General Store for John Pitches, the schist stone building has been carefully restored to create the unique ambience that enchants guests. The owners spared no expense during the old general store’s renovation, and everything is to the very highest standards, and this is reflected in the outstanding reviews.

The renovations received an architectural award and were designed and supervised by well-known Queenstown architect, Michael Wyatt, while the construction received a Gold Award for commercial restoration from the NZ Master Builders Federation. This historic building has been fully earthquake-strengthened. Pitches Store offers guests a truly memorable architectural and culinary experience.

Luxury Accommodation & Dining

Pitches Store features six individually air-conditioned luxury rooms all with king-size beds, luxury linen and NZ Mohair throws, and all are ensuited. Some rooms have access to their own outdoor courtyard. Some of the rooms feature large windows which bathe the rooms in light, and this is complimented in the décor with the subtle blues, greens and natural schist walls; perfectly matching the pared-down ambience of this quiet, historic setting.

Pitches Store features an award-winning restaurant, which serves seasonally inspired cuisine, matched with an exquisite wine list, and offers both indoor and outdoor dining for both lunch and dinner. Pitches is picture-perfect for intimate special occasions for small groups celebrating weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, or corporate functions.

Approximate travel times to Pitches Store :

  • From Ranfurly 40 minutes
  • From Queenstown 1 hours 25 minutes
  • From Wanaka 1 hours 15 minutes
  • From Oamaru 2 hour 15 minutes
  • From Dunedin 2 hour 20 minutes

If you are looking for a freehold land and buildings investment, plus a great business to own and operate in the hospitality sector near the most popular cycle trail in New Zealand, as well as the new Central Otago Touring Route, then this is it! It is very rare to present such a high quality, award-winning property and business to market, where all the hard work is done, and the new owner is simply able to walk in to an extremely well-operating business. This business is easily managed by a couple, and it offers existing forward bookings, established supplier relationships, along with an excellent reputation from guests, many of whom return.

The current owners are seeking to retire after restoring the historic structure; having conceived and established the business; and having, with the assistance of loyal and committed staff, successfully operated it for almost 10 years. They want to hand this beautiful iconic property over to new owners. This luxury business and property is a true gem: rare and precious, and looking for some very special new owners. If you think that’s you, then call me now – you won’t be disappointed.

For more information please contact specialist Accommodation Business Broker, Adrian Chisholm, AREINZ, on 021 727 888 or email Adrian@tourismproperties.com.

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021 727 888
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