Within a tight radius of Havelock North Village, you will find every level of accommodation but this central cog in Hawke’s Bay’s tourism destination is most loved for its luxury offerings. Black Barn Retreats offers 16 unique properties.Each is selected for its prime location, unique character and original style and is fully self-contained with exclusive use. All are luxuriously appointed to reflect their individual character with the very best in furnishings and amenities. From an eight bedroom luxury retreat to a two-bedroom, turn-of-the-century cottage in the heart of the vineyard. Craggy Range Vineyard Cottages are located under the watchful eye of Te Mata Peak. They are all located in the vineyard and the various options include, the Chardonnay Cottage with one luxurious bedroom or the Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and Pinot Noir Cottages, each with two bedrooms. Everything about these delightful hideaways is well-appointed and very special. The internationally acclaimed Terrôir Restaurant is just footsteps away and it’s only seven minutes’ drive to Havelock North. Mangapapa Petit Hotel, built in 1885, is exquisite. It maintains its historical look and charm and is carefully renovated throughout, with each of the 12 magnificent suites being individually decorated with modern, contemporary style and elegance. This property was originally home to Sir James Wattie, the founder of one of New Zealand’s favourite food brands. The Farm, Cape Kidnappers, is also around 20 minutes drive from the village and is nestled in farmland with jaw-dropping views across the international golf course. The shimmering Pacific Ocean is some 800 feet below. Roaring fires in winter, an infinity pool for summer, intimate, snug lounges and world-class dining equal superb luxury, Mana Lodge is about 15 minutes from Havelock North. It is a handsome, elegant six bedroom, exclusive-use unique country home offering contemporary comforts within 18 hectares of exquisite, park-like landscaped gardens and manicured lawns. Further options:
- Millhills Lodge: has been purpose-built to deliver the high standards discerning guests have come to expect
- Miller Road: is 20 minutes from the village centre and it is seriously stylish and set on a beautiful vineyard
- St Andrews Escape: is a quality bed and breakfast set in a large country garden embraced by the Karamu Stream
But there are so many more options, including lodges, cottages, motels, apartments, bed and breakfast and home stays, holiday houses – many of which are very swish.