Satying at Highden Manor is a trip back in time but don't be fooled, this is a luxury property in which to stay. We loved the history tour that Steve took us on when we arrived and then we were left to be as alone as we wanted. The guests all stay in the Manor which is just amazing and the staff are in other housing on the property. There are expansive grounds in which you are free to roam or just grab a bottle of wine and enjoy the peace, tranquility and views from the 1st floor verandah. The meals are 5 star and the staff were very friendly. Couldn't recommend Highden Manor any higher. Not sure if they have printed more business cards as we took all the ones in the entry foyer to give to our friends.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated on 36 acres of manicured parkland and formal rose gardens, Highden Manor Estate is registered as a Category 1 historic landmark dwelling, by The New Zealand Historic Places Trust. Built in 1896, as a country home for a Wellington Member of Parliament, The Right Honourable Walter Woods Johnston, and his wife, Celia, this now, Bed and Breakfast Hotel invites you to experience the serenity and privacy of a world of civilised grace and old English charm, in the Manawatu countryside, just 15 minutes drive from the city of Palmerston North. Restored to its original grandeur, the Manor welcomes guests for hotel stays, conferences, weddings, private functions, spa retreats, and offers the perfect venue for a multitude of special occasions. Ask about the "Exclusive Use" options, for your occasion. A truly private retreat property, Highden is "An Experience,not to be missed. ... more less