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Historic 1890's Manor House (25 Bedrooms)--36 Acres for Your Private Retreat

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Rear rose garden. Land your helicopter here!

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Manawatu-Wanganui hotel 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 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 verandahs, 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 Annex has an additional 15 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.

Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House
  • 1800 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Hotel

      Meals

      • Catering Available
      • Breakfast - Booking Possible
      • Lunch - Booking Possible
      • Dinner - Booking Possible

      Onsite Services

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

      Suitability

      • Smoking Allowed:

        Smoking permitted on verandahs and outdoors only...moreless

      • Children Welcome:

        Children welcome...moreless

      • Pets Considered:

        Pets welcome...moreless

      • Long-Term Renters Welcome
      • Events Allowed

      Bedrooms: 13 Bedrooms, Sleeps 47, Beds for 47

      • Waterlily Room: 1 king

        TV & ensuite...moreless

      • Wisteria Suite: 1 king

        Enormous Bedroom, sitting room, TV, verandah & ensuit...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 Annex Queen Rooms (4 available): 4 queen

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

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

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

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

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

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

        1 x Single bed in each room, shared facilities...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 Annex ground floor bathroom: toilet, shower

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

      • The Annex first floor bathroom: toilet, shower

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

      Kitchen & Dining

      • Dining:

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

      • Dining Area Seats:

        40...moreless

      • Child's Highchair
      • Dishes & Utensils
      • Pantry Items
      • Kitchen
      • Coffee Maker
      • Toaster
      • Dishwasher
      • Refrigerator
      • Stove
      • Oven
      • Microwave
      • Seating for 40 people

      Amenities

      • Parking:

        Free parking...moreless

      • Babysitter
      • Iron & Board
      • Living Room
      • Hair Dryer
      • Washing Machine
      • Clothes Dryer
      • Heating
      • Linens Provided
      • Towels Provided

      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

          • Games
          • Television
          • Stereo

          Pool & Spa

              • Private Pool

              Outdoor Features

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Lawn / Garden
              • Balcony
              • Deck / Patio

              Theme

              • Romantic
              • Family
              • Away From It All
              • Historic

              Location & View

                  • Rural:

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

                  Activities

                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Hunting
                  • Fishing
                  • Cycling
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Medical Services
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Hospital
                  • Groceries
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Live Theater
                  • Restaurants
                  • Museums
                  • Library
                  • Cinemas
                  • Churches
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Spring
                  Sep 1 - Nov 30, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  NZD1,800
                  NZD10,000 NZD24,000
                  Summer
                  Dec 1 - Feb 28, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  NZD1,900
                  NZD12,000 NZD30,000
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  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.

                  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 Train
                  Feilding or Palmerston North Stations
                  2 Kilometres
                  Nearest Motorway
                  SH3
                  12 Kilometres
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Feilding or Palmerston North
                  12 Kilometres
                  Nearest Golf
                  Feilding
                  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 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 renovation followed, bringing the Manor back from neglect, to her true place as 'The Jewel of The Manawatu'.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Hotel:
                  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.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english, spanish

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                  Photos

                  • Rear rose garden. Land your helicopter here!

                    Rear rose garden. Land your helicopter here!

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

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

                  • 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

                    The Wisteria King Suite

                  • 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.

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

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

                  • 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 verandah.

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

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

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

                  • 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

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                  Date last modified - Saturday, September 13, 2014

                  NZD1,800 - NZD1,900 per night (NZD)
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                  13 Bedroom / 11 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 47

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                  Minimum stay: 3 nights
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