I am a proud native Scot, who moved to New Zealand with my young family in 2004. Kinloch very much became my piece of...More information +
I am a proud native Scot, who moved to New Zealand with my young family in 2004. Kinloch very much became my piece of "Scotland" away from home (Kinloch has beautiful rolling hills, and with the lake as well, it resembles a lot of what I remember of Scotland when I grew up).
In building Dunalistair House in 2008, my wife and I were so incredibly proud of the resulting home. Our architect was pretty proud too ! He won the coveted Supreme Home of the Year Award for New Zealand, with his incredible interpretation of what we gave him as a brief.
Ultimately, it had to be a home with 4 ensuite bedrooms, all private from each other, and with 2 living areas to complement a magical kitchen and view to knock your socks off! It turned out that way and more...! Guests who have stayed over the past years have continually commented how much they have relaxed while staying at Dunalistair House, and also how they would have loved to have stayed longer to take in more of the surrounding area. You need a car whilst staying here (I am happy to arrange a rental vehicle for you) and then you will find an incredible amount of activities within 30 minutes to an hour of the home. Whether it be mountain biking, golf, walking, fishing, geothermal wonderlands or culture, there is a massive amount to do here.
I take a huge amount of pride with what Dunalistair House has offered for guests in the past, and I will continue to do so, so please do take advantage of my local knowledge, as I willingly share it to ensure you have an experience that you will remember for a very long time to come!
I look forward to welcoming you to Dunalistair House at The Kinloch Club.
Left on Oct 19, 2009 for a stay in October 2009
We have been lucky to have recently discovered one of the most special places in New Zealand if not the world. Dunalistair House and Kinloch are superb examples of New Zealand at its stunning best. The whole family had a fantastic relaxing holiday and we can't wait to get back there again one day.