Historic Mataia Homestead

Other | Glorit | #6646

9.9/10 (43 ratings)
  • 12 Guests
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 11 Beds
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking

Description

Mataia Homestead is a 125 year old historical homestead located on a 1400ha unique combination of a working sheep and beef farm and private nature reserve on the beautiful Kaipara Harbour. The perfect spot for families or groups looking for a quiet retreat, the homestead is situated on approximately 5 acres of gardens, including a large productive vegetable and herb garden and a heritage fruit orchard. There are a number of short and long walks through the 400 hectare private conservation reserve which is made up largely of coastal native forest margin and salt marsh wetland. This area is a great place for bird-watchers and boasts rare populations of Fernbird, Banded Rail and North Island Brown Kiwi and is host to a large number of other native bird species. The two-storey homestead features 6 bedrooms, two bathrooms, a library/television room, music room, dining room and large open plan kitchen and lounge area making it the perfect space for groups. The homestead is located 15 minutes from the small village of Kaukapapa, and equidistant from three townships - Warkworth, Wellsford and Helensville (all within a 30 minute drive). Special walk packages are also available on enquiry. A fully catered, 20km, 2 day, 2 night walk package is available and encompasses the whole of the Mataia Farm and includes accommodation at Mataia Homestead and at the Farm Cottage, all meals, bag transfers, and loads more. A shorter 1 day, 1 night 12km walk gives a good snapshot of the farm and conservation area and includes accommodation at Mataia Homestead, and full catering. Please get in touch for more information. Special conditions: A standard 2 night minimum stay applies. Single nights available but compulsory linen and cleaning charges will apply to single-night stays depending on numbers. Extras: Cleaning (included); Linen (included);

Facilities

  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio/Hi-Fi/Stereo
  • Telephone (local calls)
  • TV
  • Washing machine

Bed layouts

  • Lower Bedroom

    2 x Single bed

  • Upper Bedroom 1

    1 x Queen bed

  • Upper Bedroom 2

    1 x Queen bed

  • Upper Bedroom 3

    3 x Single bed

  • Upper Bedroom 4

    1 x Narrow single bed
    2 x Single bed

  • Upper Bedroom 5

    1 x Single bed

Availability

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*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (44)

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  • Wow - what a fantastic place

    Wow - what a fantastic place. Loved it and we were there in the middle of a storm! A home of character and charm set on a wonderful farm. Heard the kiwis at night and loved the gardens and orchard. We didn't have time to explore the walks but did do some walking closeby in very heavy rain and just enjoyed the history and scenery. A great place and will certainly go again sometime! Thanks

    rjwagener 100%|12x Jun 2018

  • Exceeded our expectations

    Exceeded our expectations. Wonderful place to stay and the bountiful vegetable garden and fresh eggs a delightful bonus. Our city kids now want chickens! Made to feel utterly welcome. Hope to return.

    AngelaMo38 100%|1x Jan 2018

  • Very comfortable stay with friends

    Very comfortable stay with friends. Well cared for garden to wander around. The kitchen is well equiped.

    HazelTe1 100%|2x Jan 2018

  • Beautiful property! We had an amazing stay and loved our time here

    Beautiful property! We had an amazing stay and loved our time here. Has everything you need and the house itself and gardens are very well looked after. Would love to come back. So close to Auckland but you feel like you're far away. Thank you!

    carois768 100%|15x Oct 2017

  • Mataia Homestead is an absolute treasure

    Mataia Homestead is an absolute treasure. This rural property is large, comfortable and immaculately clean. Our party of 8 had the best weekend away. Fairy-tale bedrooms, plenty of communal space and a fully equipped kitchen. Huge decks and a beautiful garden.

    miari463 100%|4x Sep 2017

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