Ngapuke Farm is a 7 minute drive from the town of Matamata made famous by Hobbiton. The farm looks across rolling hills, down to Matamata and to the Kaimai Ranges. You will be hosted by the owners of the property Debbie and Paddy.
A full breakfast is included in the price (think Bacon, Eggs, Toast, Cereal, Fruit).
If guests desire, Debbie can put on a home cooked roast of lamb, chicken, pork or a steak if guests prefer at an additional cost of $35/hd including a glass of wine or beer.
The homestead is a lovely space with views out of every window. The 4 guest rooms are scattered through the house. There are lots of sitting rooms to relax in, or if you prefer to sit in the shade on any one of the numerous terraces or if you are the competitive type there is also a billiard/pool table.
In summer there is a swimming pool which guests are free to use (and is fenced if you have kids).
There is parking at the front door of the house and a few steps up into the house, or you can walk around the rear of the house for step free access. The bedrooms are all easily accessible, however the bathroom facilities are not set up for and disabled access.
Interaction with guests
As it's a working farm Debbie and Paddy are never far away and will always be in residence when there are guests. They are more than willing to help out while your staying and enjoy socialising with their guests. Alternatively, if you prefer there are lots of quiet spaces you can curl up with a book in front of the fire or on the terrace and enjoy the peace and quiet.
Other things to note
Paddy or Debbie can give you a tour over the farm (it's 600 acres!!) if time allows.
- Smoking outside under the verandar
I would be delighted to host you at Ngapuke Farm. I have run farmstay for 16 years for people around the world. Enjoy meeting people and cooking. In 2017 we will have 13 grandchildren.