We just loved our stay with John and Iris at their wonderful home and it was the highlight of our 12 day road trip .They are engaging and friendly hosts and were very helpful with advice on places to visit and things to do in the beautiful surrounding area and also including Hastings and Napier which are a short drive way . We certainly recommend staying 3 nights minimum ... we needed this and want to return one day to explore some more .The area near their home is adjacent to the most beautiful Te Mata Peak. The drive to the summit is a must do. The surrounding range and river a very picturesque and John has done some beautiful paintings reflecting this . John and Iris were very helpful in recommending which wineries would be good to have lunch or dinner at and their recoomendations were spot on .
They have a spectacular home with a special warmth which was not just the brillant Hawkes Bay weather we enjoyed Our room was lovely and the breakfasts were sensational . We found it so very hard to leave and hope to return again
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- 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
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