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Historic 1890's Country Estate Sleeps 45--on 36 Acres

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The Estate, taken from rear rose gardens. Land your helicopter here!

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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Manawatu-Wanganui chateau / country house description

Experience an unforgettable slice of New Zealand history, when you stay at Highden Manor Estate. Celebrate a special occasion with family and friends on your own exquisite personal estate, whether it's for a wedding, a family reunion, or your special vacation. Leave the urban world behind, and step back in time, to a place of English charm and grace.
Historic Luxury awaits you---11 beautiful guest bedrooms in the Manor House, with an enormous Dining room and Living room opening onto wrap-around verandas, overlooking the formal rear rose gardens, in bloom from October to April. Come in September for the magnificence of the flowering cherry blossoms in the front rose garden. Wander down by the natural pond, or enjoy a refreshing dip in The Manor Swimming Pool.
Bring your staff with you! The Pacific Rim Annex has an additional 14 bedrooms if you need them.
This is the perfect base for driving trips, all within an approx. 2-hour drive of the estate---- Wellington, the capital, Mt. Taranaki in New Plymouth, the Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa vineyards and wineries, and Lake Taupo.
Visit Feilding, winner of 'New Zealand's most beautiful town' (for 14 years), and Palmerston North city, both less than a 15 minute drive, for all food and facilities. Ride horses, hunt or fish locally, take a helicopter ride over The Rangitikei Gorge, visit The Rugby Museum, be spa-pampered at The Manor or in any one of The Salons locally.
This is the ultimate retreat, in style.

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Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House
  • 1800 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional
          • Car Available
          • Massage
          • Private Chef
          • Staff

          Suitability

          • Events Allowed
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Smoking Allowed:

            Smoking permitted on verandahs and outdoors only...moreless

          Bedrooms: 13 Bedrooms, Sleeps 50, Beds for 50

          • Waterlily Room: 1 king

            TV & ensuite...moreless

          • Highden Suite: 1 king

            Luxury king suite--sitting room, TV, veranda & ensuite...moreless

          • Camellia Suite: 1 king

            Luxury pillow-top king, sitting room, TV, verandah & ensuite...moreless

          • Rose Room: 1 king

            TV, ensuite...moreless

          • Iris Room: 1 king

            TV, ensuite...moreless

          • Bluebell Suite: 1 king

            Pillow top king, sitting room, TV, ensuite...moreless

          • Dahlia & Forget-me-not Suite: 1 king, 1 queen

            Two-bedroom suite, TV, ensuite...moreless

          • Orchid & Briar Suite: 1 king, 1 queen

            Two-bedroom suite with TV & ensuite...moreless

          • The Pacific Rim Annex single rooms (3 available): 3 twin/ single

            1 x Single bed in each room, shared facilities...moreless

          • The Pacific Rim Annex Twin Rooms (3 rooms available): 6 twin/ single

            Two single beds in each room, shared facilities...moreless

          • The Pacific Rim Annex King Rooms (4 available): 4 king

            All 4 rooms have king beds. Shared facilities...moreless

          • The Pacific Rim Annex Queen Rooms (4 available): 4 queen

            All 4 rooms have queen beds, shared facilities...moreless

          • Wisteria Suite: 1 king

            Enormous Bedroom, sitting room, TV, verandah & ensuite...moreless

          • Luxury King Suite enjoys spacious room with pillow-top bed, sitting area with flat screen TV, verandah access and ensuite. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 11 Bathrooms

          • Wisteria Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Period style bathroom with clawfoot bath and marble vanity...moreless

          • Highden Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Clawfoot bath & marble vanity...moreless

          • Camellia Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Double marble vanity...moreless

          • Waterlily Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Marble vanity...moreless

          • Rose Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Marble vanity...moreless

          • Iris Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Marble vanity...moreless

          • Bluebell Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Marble vanity...moreless

          • Dahlia & Forget-me-not bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

            ...moreless

          • Orchid & Briar Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Double marble vanity...moreless

          • The Pacific Rim Annex ground floor bathroom: toilet, shower

            This shared bathroom has 4 showers, 4 sinks, & 2 toilets...moreless

          • The Pacific Rim Annex first floor bathroom: toilet, shower

            This shared bathroom has 4 showers, 4 sinks, & 2 toilets...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • We look forward to your enjoyment of Highden Manor Estate. Please don't hesitate to ask any questions that occur to you. We welcome your inquiries....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Satellite / Cable:

                Available by prior arrangement...moreless

              • Stereo
              • Television

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic

              Attractions

              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Babysitter
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Bird Watching
              • Horseback Riding
              • Scenic Drives

              Location Type

                  • Rural:

                    Set within 36 acres of manicured rose gardens, and park...moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Hunting
                  • Hunting Small Game

                  Dining

                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Dining:

                    Dining room can actually seat up to 100 people comfortably if required, plus additional dining on the verandah for 40....moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 40 people

                  General

                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Garage:

                    Large building suitable for 20 cars or more...moreless

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating:

                    The Manor is centrally heated. Other buildings also have heating...moreless

                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Parking:

                    Free parking...moreless

                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Kitchen
                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Balcony
                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Golf:

                    We have a hole-in-one activity available on the lawn....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Pool / Spa

                      • Private Pool

                      House Cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Optional
                           

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                          5 night min stay
                          NZD1,000
                          NZD6,000 NZD24,000
                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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                          Fees:

                          • Refundable Damage Deposit NZD1,000
                          • Cleaning Fee NZD500 + tax
                          • Tax Rate 15%

                          Notes:

                          Please e-mail us regarding smaller room number requirements and costs. We endeavour to accommodate your special requests, as much as possible.

                          No refunds on cancellations made 60 days prior to booking date.

                          50% deposit required at time of booking. Remainder due 30 days prior to stay.


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                          Location

                          12 Kilometres
                          Nearest Airport
                          Palmerston North
                          12 Kilometres
                          Nearest Barpub
                          Feilding or Palmerston North
                          12 Kilometres
                          Nearest Golf
                          Feilding
                          12 Kilometres
                          Nearest Train
                          Feilding or Palmerston North Stations
                          2 Kilometres
                          Nearest Motorway
                          SH3
                          12 Kilometres
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Feilding or Palmerston North

                          Car: Necessary

                          Located centrally within the lower North Island, Highden Manor Estate is within a 2-hour drive of the capital--Wellington, the Hawkes Bay vineyards and beaches, the Wairarapa vineyards, Mt. Taranaki & New Plymouth, and Lake Taupo.

                          The estate is both tranquil and relaxing, allowing a peaceful place to unwind between scenic trips. Enjoy the ambiance of this historic home, and be transported back in time, but with all of today's modern conveniences. See our website www.highdenmanor.co.nz, for activities available, whether you'd like to be spa-pampered, or hunting pheasants!

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2008

                          About the owner: Andrew Michaels and Avril Druker purchased Highden upon their return to New Zealand in 2008, after living in Hawaii for 6 years previously.

                          Why the Owner Chose Manawatu-Wanganui:
                          They were looking for a change of lifestyle in rural surroundings, and brought their interior design experience to this landmark historic property. An intense 8-month transformative renovation followed, bringing the Manor back from neglect, to her true place as 'The Jewel of The Manawatu'.

                          The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
                          It was love at first sight for the owners. Even though it was in need of tender loving care, it was obvious to Andrew and Avril that Highden had a very special place in New Zealand history. In 2010 Highden was registered with The New Zealand Historic Places Trust, as a Category 1 landmark property, and is now protected for the future.


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                          Speaks: english, spanish

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                          Photos

                          • The Estate, taken from rear rose gardens. Land your helicopter here!

                            The Estate, taken from rear rose gardens. Land your helicopter here!

                          • The Dining Room can seat 100 people and opens to the wrap-around veranda.

                            The Dining Room can seat 100 people and opens to the wrap-around veranda.

                          • The entry foyer of the Manor.

                            The entry foyer of the Manor.

                          • A gathering in The Foyer.

                            A gathering in The Foyer.

                          • The Drawing Room (formal lounge) opens to wrap-around veranda.

                            The Drawing Room (formal lounge) opens to wrap-around veranda.

                          • The Camellia Suite bedroom. Sitting room adjacent, both opening to veranda.

                            The Camellia Suite bedroom. Sitting room adjacent, both opening to veranda.

                          • Interior of marquee on the rear lawn.

                            Interior of marquee on the rear lawn.

                          • The flowering cherry trees in blossom in September (Spring)

                            The flowering cherry trees in blossom in September (Spring)

                          • Medieval Gathering

                            Medieval Gathering

                          • The Highden Suite (largest suite of them all) opens to the veranda.

                            The Highden Suite (largest suite of them all) opens to the veranda.

                          • Driveway to The Manor is 1 km long--total privacy from the road!

                            Driveway to The Manor is 1 km long--total privacy from the road!

                          • Aerial of the estate (prior to the recent re-painting)

                            Aerial of the estate (prior to the recent re-painting)

                          • The Wisteria King Suite. Opens onto the veranda.

                            The Wisteria King Suite. Opens onto the veranda.

                          • A wedding set-up in the front gardens

                            A wedding set-up in the front gardens

                          • The natural pond at edge of the rear rose gardens.

                            The natural pond at edge of the rear rose gardens.

                          • The rear rose garden. Roses bloom from October to April.

                            The rear rose garden. Roses bloom from October to April.

                          • Bride on rear lawn.

                            Bride on rear lawn.

                          • Marquee in rear garden.

                            Marquee in rear garden.

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                          This listing was first published here in 2014.

                          Date last modified - Saturday, November 29, 2014

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                          13 Bedroom / 11 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 50

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                          Speaks: english, spanish
                          • Calendar last updated: 02/03/2014
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