The Manse looking from pool to lodge copyWe are delighted to advise that The Manse, Hawke’s Bay has been awarded Qualmark’s highest accommodation accreditation – New Zealand Luxury Lodge

This intimate country retreat is located near the world-renowned Gimblett Gravels wine region providing opportunities to visit local vineyards to taste these award-winning wines. Warm and welcoming hosts and owners Dietske and Gary speak English, Dutch, French and German.

Two elegant suites accommodate up to 4 guests. Beds draped with fine Italian linen from Frette, ensuite bathrooms with monsoon showers and underfloor heating. Nespresso coffee machine and tea making facilities with homemade cookies, fresh fruit and bottled water.  Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the lodge.

Gary is a professional chef and creates delicious meals from produce and livestock sourced from the farm. Take the opportunity to wander through the farm to view the orchards, chickens, pigs, cattle and sheep.

Gary is a golf pro with 35 years of golfing experience, played as a professional and was a teaching pro at The Royal Hague Golf & Country Club. He’s the ideal companion if you are looking for challenging golf on some of Hawke’s Bay’s leading golf course, or even personalised coaching.

Other activities include 4WD adventures, fly fishing, cooking lessons, clay bird shooting and Whisky & Cigar tasting in the lodge library.

A feature is the heated salt-water pool wrapped by large decks and entertainment areas, and shaded decks which allow you to escape the sun and enjoy al-fresco dining.

It’s easy to get to The Manse and the most popular way to arrive is by car to provide flexibility when exploring this beautiful region.  Or, arrive by helicopter – there’s a landing pad on site. Dietske and Gary do provide complimentary transport to Napier Airport, Havelock North and Hastings.


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