Charming "Adelaide's Barn" offers stylish, self-contained accommodation as an alternative to in-house bed and breakfast in the Garden Suite.
A spacious, tastefully decorated retreat, the barn has a delightful bedroom with spacious ensuite bathroom, separate stylish lounge and kitchenette.
Enjoy indoor/outdoor living with French doors opening to the secluded, private courtyard for al fresco dining. Beautiful views from each room, through the courtyard to our walnut orchard, over hayfields, or the historic homestead's gardens.
Generous Continental Breakfast provisions are included in the tariff including free range eggs, muesli, fruit, yoghurt, orange juice, local preserves, home baked bread and butter croissants.
The quiet, spacious bedroom has a subtle French feel. With high vaulted ceilings and original wide floorboards it offers a very comfortable queen size bed with top quality linen, charming chest of drawers providing ample storage, bedside tables, large mirror and two chairs
The modern bathroom is fitted with a luxurious shower, a large shelf area for your toiletries, heated towel rail, underfloor heating and heatpump, plenty of towels, locally produced Jeymar natural handmade toiletries and hairdrier.
This is the most relaxing place on our trip ...great imagination and execution
Sit back in the bright sunny lounge with full width bifold windows and enjoy views from three aspects - the Richmond Hills to the west, part of the Woodside garden to the north and through french doors to the courtyard with views south through willow and walnut trees to the vineyards beyond.
Relax and choose from the magazines and books, enjoy the Sky TV television channels (full package including movies and sport), or choose a DVD.
If you have had a long journey or just want to kick your shoes off and relax, order and enjoy an informal antipasto platter in the courtyard or in a picnic spot in the garden - just give us a few hours notice.
The generous antipasto platter for two typically includes local seafood, smoked meats, salad, fruit and cheese, crackers and bread with dips.
" A great place to stay in a fantastic setting.
All needs met...."
Adelaide was born in 9 August 1848 in Worcestershire, England. When she was 7 she moved to New Zealand with her family. In 1863 Adelaide married John Burroughs, 13 years her senior. The date was 15 October just 2 months after her 15th birthday.
John Burroughs purchased a 100 acre block here on 16th December 1863 and the first house was built where our walnut orchard now stands. We know little about this house except that it was built of white pine and was soon attacked by borer. It was also badly affected by floods.
This, their second house, Woodside, was built in 1877 and survives as one of the oldest homes in the area.