This orchard property was purchased by Mary’s great grandfather in 1910 and the property is still managed as a working orchard...More information +
This orchard property was purchased by Mary’s great grandfather in 1910 and the property is still managed as a working orchard by Mary and husband Murray. Mary also has an off property job – managing volunteer services for the local Hospice. Mary’s parents, Anne and David Austin, recently left the orchard and moved into town. Kereru House is their previous home which has been completely refurbished. We are trying our best to maintain the stunning garden up to Anne’s high standards and have retained David’s enclosed vegetable garden and aim to keep it well stocked for our guests and our own use. Nearby trees of quinces, persimmons, plums, citrus varieties and of course apples are all available in season for our guests to help themselves. Guests are most welcome to walk around our orchard and will enjoy taking photos of our cute Highland cattle Our other four footed resident is our dog Coco who we adopted after she was found abandoned.
2 BR / 2 BA / Sleeps 4
Left on Oct 29, 2012 for a stay in April 2012
Liz H, New Zealand
We really enjoyed our stay in Kereru house. The location is spectacular and the house is really well equipped. We enjoyed the kitchen so much we stayed in and cooked local products, drank local wine and it was a perfect place for us to reconnect with friends we hadn't seen in years. The beds are so comfortable we all slept in! We enjoyed eating apples from the trees and …