The Retreat Historic Farmhouse
|Type:||B&B & Farmstay & Cottage with kitchen|
|Address:||469 State Highway 1, Wellsford, RD 5, Wellsford 0975|
|Host:||Colleen & Tony Moore|
|Email:||Email this host|
|Phone:||(09) 423 8547|
Total 3 Bedrooms
(2 in B&B 1 in cottage)
Total capacity for 7 guests
Dinner: $30pp by arrangement
|Breakfast:||Full (Continental + cooked)|
|Nearest Town:||6 km N of Wellsford|
|Pets/Children:||Pet free home|
Tony and Colleen welcome you to The Retreat, a spacious 1860s farmhouse built for a family with 12 children. Set well back from the road, the house is surrounded by an extensive landscaped garden, including a productive vegetable garden and orchard. Fresh produce from the garden is a feature in our home cooking.
Colleen is a spinner and weaver and our flock of sheep provides the raw material for the woollen goods that are hand-made and for sale from the studio. If you haven't got close up to a sheep this is your chance, as we always have friendly sheep to hand feed. We have hosted guests at The Retreat since 1988 and appreciate what you require.
We know New Zealand well, our families have lived in NZ for several generations and we have visited most places in our beautiful country, so if you have any questions on what to see or do, we are well equipped to provide the answers.
Also available is a self-contained cottage, close to the house, with the option of having meals with us, or self-catering.
The Retreat is very easy to find. Travelling North on SH1, we are 6km north of Wellsford, look for the Weaving Studio sign on your left. You will pass through Te Hana before arriving at The Retreat. Kaiwaka is 13km north of The Retreat.
"We stayed at Retreat Historic Farmhouse with Colleen and Tony for one night at the end of a two week visit to North Island, and found it to be a delightful conclusion to our holiday. Their home is well positioned for a return to the airport, easy to find and most attractive. We spent a relaxed evening over an excellent dinner with our congenial hosts and were only sorry not to be staying longer.
Susan and Arthur Lyons