Region: Hawke's Bay
Tel No: 64 6 874 9625 or 64 21 0228 8261
Total Guests: Four
Rate (NZ$): $645-$925
Rate Sheet A: 2020-21
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Access: 23kms from Hastings or Havelock North and 37kms to Napier Airport
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, view the night skies from your private verandah.
Dietske and Gary are your charming hosts and speak English, Dutch, French and German.
Cuisine – 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!
GOLF – The Manse offers a range of Golf Packages. Play golf at either nearby Bridge Pa or the famous Cape Kidnappers course – Gary is a golf-pro and coaching can be arranged.
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. Fly-fish in one of New Zealand’s best trout fishing rivers – the Ngaruroro, just a few minutes drive from the lodge.
After your day’s adventures, unwind by the Salt Water pool and enjoy a glass of wine accompanied by delicious canapes, surrounded by the peace and beauty of the Hawke’s Bay countryside.
Note – Not suitable for children under 16 years of age
Recent Trip Advisor reviews
“The most wonderful stay at The Manse
A Hidden Gem – We’re so thrilled that we listened to the reviews on Trip Advisor and stayed for two nights at The Manse. It’s a bit off the beaten path but well worth the short drive outside of Napier. We arrived in the evening after a long drive just in time for hors d’oeuvre and wine before a fabulous 4-course dinner. The views of the vineyards in the valley below are exquisite at sunset. The service and the accommodations couldn’t have been better or more inviting. After a day of wine tasting the next day, Chef Gary whipped us up a gourmet frittata and entertained us with stories of the local culture before giving me a tour (and a taste) of his very impressive Scotch collection. The Manse was the best find (and the best night’s sleep) we had on our two-week tour of New Zealand!