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If you are travelling State Highway 2 through Central Hawles Bay then definitely make a booking for the visit and high tea - it is just a short detour off the main highway and absolutely well worth it. Peter and Dianne have undertaken a major...More
We experienced a lovely high tea seated in a beautiful lounge room with the most amazing wood work. Gray and her grand daughter Savannah greeted us and made us very welcome. We enjoyed our club sandwiches and delicious scones with home made jam and cream....More
This visit was the absolute highlight of our wedding anniversary!
We were met at the homestead by hosts Peter & Dianne who were attentive and charming.
We were privileged to get an audio visual presentation on the history of the homestead & church on the...More
Historic homestead in Central Hawkes Bay - well off the regular beaten tourist track. Beautiful countryside and weather. Accommodating hosts with a vast knowledge of the homestead's history. If you are interested in traditional carpentry or woodworking - this is a must visit destination. The...More
We pulled up outside the Grand House and were a bit disappointed with the exterior, not realising that it was a work in progress. And what an undertaking!!!!. We were taken on a tour of the house and the church where they hold wedding receptions...More
The restoration of this grand old lady is a work in progress - will take years. We had a very nice high tea on a sunny but cool winters day, but the highlight for me was the talk given by the owner on the history...More
Amazing dedication to restoring this wonderful old house. If you are into architectural history and antiques it is well worth a visit. We had high tea and explored the house and grounds. There is accommodation.
We attended friends' winter wedding here. It had everything you need, and with an indoor option if it had been a cold day it really seemed to work very well for them.
The converted dining hall was amazing, really cool.