Be the lord or lady of this remarkable estate, one of the best-known properties in Lower Hutt. It is very private yet only 15 minutes away from Wellington CBD. You will love every bit of this beautiful estate. From the spacious and full of character house that was built for entertainment to the lovely ground settings. You will find yourself among the birds, the trees, your family and nothing else. This is truly a magical spot and will be the highlight of your holiday.
Your grand tour of this magnificent spot begins at the grand gates and takes you one km up a paved scenic driveway, passing 2 sparkling waterfalls on the way. The main house has been greatly enlarged and upgraded by its the previous owners. Tudor-style, it features five generous bedrooms, including an upper-level master suite, many living and lounge areas, both formal and informal. At every step, this home exudes quality: carara ceilings, jarra/matai floors, timber wall panels, inbuilt seating and lovely leadlight windows. The four bathrooms are situated internally, along with a games room with its own bar. The wine cellar and the huge farm-style kitchen is an entertainer?s dream. Well-insulated, the house is warm and comfortable.
In addition, the plantings on this property have been celebrated for almost a century. Tree ferns, cabbage trees, rhododendrons, avocados, walnuts and nikau palms are all well-established. Birdlife abounds, with tuis, fantails, wax-eyes and kingfishers, while monarch butterflies flutter by. The outdoor entertaining area is welcoming with a fireplace and a built-in barbecue in your own private piece of paradise.
**Please note that it is a minimum of two night stay on weekends
** For special events such as weddings, corporate retreats, family celebrations, different rates apply. We also offer full catering options.
**The advertised price is for 10 people. Any additional person incurs a fee of $50 each.
No open fire inside of the house
Smoking outside only
A bond of $500 (up to 4 nights) and $1000 (4 nights and over) is required.
Please clean up after yourself (ie: wash and dry your dishes, pick up rubbish and general clean of all surfaces and furniture). The cleaning charge is only for cleaning the place to bring it back to the standards as when you arrived.
We take bookings for special events such as weddings, corporate retreats, family celebrations with full catering options available.
Extras: Cleaning (Required, NZ$115.00 per stay); Linen (Required, NZ$15.00 per person);