The farmhouse is luxury the views are to die for , and then you get ...Dianna and Charlie as hosts. I. Spent 5 days with charming hosts who made me feel like a long lost uncle. Had dinner with them on 4 nights and can recommend Dianna's cooking unreservedly. Charlie's choice of. Wine complements the meal and then. It's all taken on the deck with the superb views.
The bed was so comfortable I slept so well I needed an alarm clock to be on time for breakfast.(anything you want)
Don't forget to ask Charlie for a farm guided tour.A fantastic experience...you will appreciate milk anew.
I was so comfortable I forgot when I was due to check out and stayed another night.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Shailer homestead is a 90 minutes drive south of Auckland International Airport. It is situated on State Highway 39 which connects directly to highway 1 at the south end on Ngaruawahia and is en-route to the Waitomo Glow Worm Caves. Hamilton City is just a 12 minute drive from Shailers which is internationally renowned for its themed gardens and many restaurants. Your hosts Charlie & Dianna Shailer offer a luxurious home-stay and tours of their four hundred cow dairy farm which is now managed by their son. The distinctive and beautiful Pirongia Mountain is the backdrop to their picturesque 128 hectare (318 acres) property. Mount Pirongia offers a variety of tracks for all levels of fitness. The quaint seaside village of Raglan on the west coast offers surfers the challenge of a left-hand surf break and is only 40 minutes drive from Shailers. Shailers is also 10 minutes drive to Vilagrad Winery, 15 minutes to the Mystery Creek event centre, 60 minutes to Hobbiton and less than 90 minutes to the thermal capital of the world, Rotorua. ... more less