About this listing
Set amongst gardens, vegetable gardens, and orchards, our historic two storied homestead is a peaceful retreat with a luxurious feel. Relax on the deck overlooking lawns and orchards, or settle in with a wine in front of our open indoor fireplaces. Enjoy the expansive grounds or cool off in the pool. The Homestead is off the road and secure with paddocks and plenty of parking on site. Perfect for groups travelling on holiday or for events like Horse of The Year (only 10mins from show grounds).
The homestead is set amongst beautiful orchards and gardens, offering stunning boutique, luxury accommodation in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand. Our bedrooms are located in various positions within the homestead, offering privacy and seclusion.
Our home is an old historic homestead, over 120 years old. It is situated in a beautiful garden setting with a view over orchards and out to the hills. There is plenty of outdoor space to explore and children will love running around on the lawn and through the paths. There is a lovely big sandpit, swing set and a number of toys for your children to enjoy. We have a swimming pool and multiple indoor fireplaces where guests can relax and enjoy the peaceful ambiance. The home is mainly surrounded by lush, tall trees and bush creating a private, serene atmosphere.
Inside, the homestead has been well maintained and tastefully renovated, with lots of warm, welcoming spaces. The homestead boasts eight beautiful bedrooms including an outside room near the pool. The bedrooms are all wonderfully spacious and light. The homestead is furnished beautifully and offers a perfect place for groups or families to stay together. We have multiple cots and bassinets available for young children.
The kitchen is spacious, well equipped and a pleasure to cook in with a double oven, huge gas cooktops, two fridges, dishwasher and plenty of basics in the cupboards. There are plenty of plates, cups and cutlery along with a wide range of platters, bowls and serving dishes. You can enjoy lovely long outdoor meals on the variety of tables and chairs we have set up as well as relaxing with a coffee on the comfy couches on the deck.
Please note, the only personal belongings visible in the homestead are a few special photos.
Guests will have access to parking onsite, all the gardens, swimming pool, decks and lawns. Guests will also enjoy access to luxurious living spaces with open (two of the three) indoor fireplaces. You will enjoy using the brilliant and well stocked kitchen and there is a barbeque outside on the deck for guest use. Guests will have access to all bedrooms they have booked (NOTE: this listing is for 5 bedrooms only (10 guests), for access to the two further bedrooms please enquire and reserve before your stay).
Interaction with guests
Guests will be warmly welcomed and provided with information about their stay and the area. As a host I prefer to leave our guests in peace to enjoy their stay but I can be contacted and available if required. You may see either myself or the property care-taker (who also lives on-site) maintaining the swimming pool, gardens and grounds during your stay, but we do try to avoid doing these things while you are at home and give you as much peace and privacy as possible.
We love it when our guests enjoy the property and have a relaxing time. We also love it when they treat it with respect. We ask that guests leave the home as they found it - clean and tidy, and put things back where they belong - and we appreciate it when guests understand that this is a strictly 'no party zone'.
Please note: only those booked in to stay are allowed on the property. This booking is to accommodate 10 guests max unless extra bedrooms and guests (above the first five rooms and 10 guests) are reserved prior to your stay. To book further guests (potential maximum 14) please enquire about this during the booking process and confirm with payment.
No smoking inside please. If you are a smoker, you are welcome to find an outdoor area where there is no fire risk. Please do not throw cigarette butts on, under or near the wooden deck - please rather use an ashtray.
Sorry pet owners - your beloved furry friends will need a babysitter at home as we are a no pets property.
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I am a energetic outgoing woman, who loves sports and being outdoors. I love to travel and meet people. I live in a beautiful home which I love sharing with others and helping to create memorable experiences for our visitors. I have a passion for gardening and creating beautiful spaces.