John and Iris welcomed us into their home with good humour and bon homie. They were unobtrusive yet always available. Their local knowledge and advice was given freely and was spot-on. Our room and ensuite were excellent and the the breakfast was sensational with home-made ingredients and served in the beautifully landscaped gardens. The complimentary bottle of wine was the best Pinot-Noir we tasted in NZ. And thank you, Iris, for the copy of your home-made muesli recipe.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Art filled architectural home in prime position with magnificent views. Out-door areas for guests including beautiful courtyard and deck with wonderful view. In-house Art Studio to visit featuring New Zealand way of life originals in acrylic and watercolour. Just 2 mins to our village, nestled in the famed Te Mata Peak foothills.20 mins. to beaches, 20 mins. We are a food and wine destination with many other attractions. i.e amazing Gannet Colony. ... more less