Large self-catering homestead set in spacious grounds, with rambling roses, rhododendrons and camellias. A perfect place for family gatherings or groups of friends, very child-friendly. A verandah on 2 sides, great for relaxing in the sun or watching a strenuous game of croquet. If the weather is miserable there's no need for you to feel down, with 2 open fires in the house, as well as a woodburning stove in the kitchen. Shelves full of books, magazines, and board games to while away the hours. Even a snooker table in the large livingroom!
A newly-built ensuite bathroom has ensured adequate bathroom facilities, along with the separate bathroom & shower room. There are many of the original touches left in the homestead, as well as more modern facilities.
Situated on a scenic through route from State Highway One to Palmerston North, Mairenui Rural Retreat is only 3 hours from Rotorua or Wellington. As well as the croquet lawn, there is also a petanque (boules) court on site, and a tennis court at the Homestead. As Mairenui is a working farm, there are many farm animals - sheep, cattle, deer (both wild & farmed) and a sport horse stud owned by Matt & Leonie. A river runs through the property, with attractive swimming holes, and there are beautiful walks to take on the farm.
Mairenui is a farmstay as well as a fishing retreat, with access to professional guides. Gourmet meals can be provided at the Homestead (you only need to cross the road) and Sue, David, Matt & Leonie delight in welcoming guests of all nationalities (French & German are spoken).
Mairenui Rural Retreat - a place for all seasons!
First 2 guests $100.00, accommodation only
Each extra guest $40.00 per person
Children under 10 years half price
10% discount for more than 3 night booking