Built along the lines of an Edwardian country manner, Wharekauhau Country Estate cuts an elegant figure as it presides over the3,000 acres of rolling pastureland.
The main lodge consists of a large country kitchen, wood-burning open fireplaces, formal dining room, wine cellar, games room, intimate library, heated indoor swimming pool, gymnasium and plenty of winter snugs in which to cosy up with a good book.
From the moment you arrive to the second you depart, the Wharekauhau family are here to make this your home-away-from-home.
Built on the service basis of traditional kiwi farmhouse-style service, the lodge encourages guests to join Chef Marc in the kitchen for a mid-morning coffee, or meet Aaron, the lodge Sommelier and enjoy an impromptu Pinot tasting in the cellar.
The relaxed, yet ultimately knowledgeable staff at Wharekauhau take great pride in making sure your stay is one to remember for many years to come.
The accommodation is provided in 16 separate Cottage Suites dotted around the main lodge building. All cottages feature super king beds, open gas fireplace, underfloor heating, private verandas, flat-screen televisions, iPod docking stations and wifi. The lodge & cottage interiors have all been designed by the award-winning interior designer Virginia Fischer. All rooms are situated to capture the stunning natural light and absorb the panoramic vistas over the Pacific Ocean.
For those travelling with friends or family, 3 cottage suites can be interconnected.
The lodge also boasts a large, 3 bedroom private villa – The Wharekauhau Owners Cottage. Perfect for those looking for the ultimate luxury hideaway embedded within the estate.
Wharekauhau offers a range of onsite activities from the relaxing such as cellar tastings or soothing massages to the adventurous such as ATV Quad Biking, Clay target shooting, Archery & Tennis. Guests can enjoy a trip into the famous Burgandy-esque Martinborough wine region, home to 35 boutique wineries, and a plethora of artisan food producers. A day trip out to Cape Palliser to see the Southern Hemispheres largest Brown Fur Seal colony and lighthouse built into the cliff face is also a must-do. Those wishing to contrast the relaxed country atmosphere often head for a day out shopping, visiting the national museum, and enjoying the vibrant coffee culture ambience of Wellington city.
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Western Lake Road
Tel: +64 (0)6 307 7581
Fax: +64 (0)6 307 7799
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