The Manse – Hawke’s Bay

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Property: The Manse
Location: Maraekakaho/Hastings
Region: Hawke's Bay
Tel No: 64 6 874 9625 or 64 21 0228 8261
No of Rooms: Two
Total Guests: Four
Rate (NZ$): $515-$937 inc GST
Rate Sheet A: 2017-18
Rate Sheet B: 2018-19
Book Now: Check Availability 
Included in Rate: Continental and Cooked Breakfast. Pre-dinner drinks and canapes, complimentary wi-fi, Sky TV, Bathrobes and bath slippers. Nespresso Coffee/tea making facilities
Access: 23kms from Hastings or Havelock North and 37kms to Napier Airport

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The Manse – an exclusive, luxury boutique lodge set on a hill bordering the world-renowned Gimblett Gravels wine region.


Originally built in 1910 for the Presbyterian Minister of the Maraekakaho Station, The Manse was renovated in 2012 and is now a beautifully furnished historic country house with European flair. 


Elegantly furnished with European antiques and designer fabrics, its spacious living areas entice guests to relax indoors or out. Verandahs and terraces open to the gardens and Salt Water pool, and there is an intimate library stocked with books, Cuban cigars and malt whiskies. As night falls, take in the night sky from your private verandah.


Dietske and Gary are your charming hosts and speak English, Dutch, French and German. Gary is a professional chef and creates delicious meals from produce sourced from the property – take a walk around the farm to meet and greet the livestock! 


Your host Gary has 40 years golfing experience and 20 years international paying and teaching experience. If  you are looking for challenging golf on some of New Zealand’s leading golf courses, or personalised coaching, then Gary is the ideal companion. Golf packages to tempt –


The Manse offers so much with 4WD adventure trips, Clay Bird Shooting, Cooking classes and Whisky and Cigar tasting, all on site. Take a wine tour through the Gimblett Gravels region or Fly-fish in one of New Zealand’s best trout fishing rivers – The Ngaruroro.


After your day’s adventures, unwind by the Salt Water pool and enjoy a glass of wine accompanied by sublime canapes, surrounded by the peace and beauty of the Hawke’s Bay countryside.     

Recent Trip Advisor reviews

Ultimate hospitality’ ultimate dining; ultimate comfort”

“A lovely property with extremely welcoming hosts”

“Gorgeous lodge in a beautiful area”