Pine Valley


PHOTO: SCOTT HAMMOND/STUFF Lloyd and Valerie Mapp are selling their 50 hectare ‘paradise’ to move to a smaller portion of Pine Valley.

Lloyd and Valerie Mapp are downsizing.

After nearly 50 years in Pine Valley, in rural Marlborough, the Mapps are selling 50 hectares of land, including their home, flat paddocks and rolling hill blocks.

But they’re not moving far – just 2 kilometres in fact, to the front of the farm, where they will lose their sheep, but continue beef farming.

“After much searching, we have not found a better area to live in,” Lloyd Mapp said.