Contact John & Dianne McKinnon

Ph (06) 388 1308

110 Wairanu Road
RD 4
Taihape 4794




Photos of Grandvue


Property Description

Relax in comfort in our cosy modern home situated in the heart of the Rangitikei on 90 acres of farmland. Only 6 minutes south of Taihape,2 minutes off State Highway 1.
Our home situated in spacious grounds boasts magnificent views of mountains and ranges.
One hour to Mt Ruapehu, two hours to Taupo and three to Wellington with many local activity options available.
Comfortable beds with electric blankets.
Paddock facilities available for travelling animals.


B&B Details

Type: Homestay
Email: Email this host
Phone: (06) 388 1308
027 8499870
Fax: (06) 388 1308
Beds: 1 Queen
2 Twin
Total 2 Bedrooms
(Portacot available)
Total capacity for 5 guests
Baths: 1 Guest Share
Tiled shower/Spa bath
Tariff: Double: $130.00
Single: $90.00
Children: Children 9 and under $25
Dinner: Dinner by arrangement
Breakfast: Special
Nearest Town: 6 km S of Taihape
Pets/Children: Children welcome, Pets welcome by arrangement
Facilities: Internet Available, Free WiFi
Payments: Visa/Mastercard




Reviews: 10 reviews

"I don't know if I can rave enough about my stay at Grandvue. It was fabulous. John and Dianne made my sister and I so welcome that we would go out of our way to stay there again. It is in the perfect location to break a trip north and as we were travelling with horses it was even more appreciated as we let the horses out in their idyllic paddock. We then cleaned up in the lovely house and enjoyed a scrumptious meal with our delightful hosts. The garden and surrounds are devine and John and Dianne encourage you to take a look around their property. Just fabulous! Thanks so much. Regards Charlotte from Australia."

Charlotte Wilson, 15/11/2015

"My sister and I arrived - with our two horses! - at this lovely farm to be greeted with such warm and genuine kiwi hospitality that we immediately felt right at home. Dianne and John are the most wonderful hosts who really do make you feel like you are being pampered by your mum and dad! The farm is set in the most beautiful countryside with sheep grazing all around in the rolling green pastures. There is native bush in the gullies and views to Mount Ruapehu etc... and the garden is immaculate and overflowing with a wonderful range of plants. The grazing for the horses was fabulous and they really enjoyed their stay as well. The walk around the farm with Dianne and the farm dog one morning was a real treat. Dinner and breakfast were delicious, the rooms are very nice with superb views out over the farm and the whole experience was just such a wonderful way to start our journey that we just HAD to stay there again on our way home!! Thank-you Dianne and John, we look forward to seeing you again on our next trip north! XX"

Rebecca Wilson, 08/11/2014

"Views all around the house. Great breakfast. A lady who tries hard to make her guests happy. I felt at home in Dianne's magnificent home."

Allan Cooke, 04/02/2014

"Dianne and John were so welcoming for me and my K9 travelling companion. Wonderful accommodation, lovely people, just perfect."

Vicki and Poppy, 22/01/2013

"A highpoint for me was the home stay, discussions with you. Many thanks for your hospitality, your great house, very good meals, education on sheep and NZ. Very warm feelings for you and for the comfortable stay, best wishes to you!"

Gary Cummings, 17/05/2009

"The McKinnons were terrific! 10 out of 10! Welcomed us with open arms. Couldn't do enough for us. Dianne cooked beautiful mealsl, enjoyed at their table with good conversation. One morning the power went off, we got up and Dianne was t the propane bbq fixing us a hot breakfast! I enjoyed their company and hospitality immensely!"

Don Muelrath, 17/05/2009

"I enjoyed my stay with you immensely. What hospitality! Your home is beautiful, the meals we're outstanding, but most of all I loved chatting with you and trying to understand Kiwi words and ways. Dianne, thanks again for the beautiful meals you prepared and your warmth. John, I was so impressed with your inventivemenss with your garden and property are so well done!"

Robert McEwen, 17/05/2009

"I stayed with John & Dianne for 5 nights. Their hospitality was amazing. I returned 2 weeks later with my family. The accommodation was clean and very comfortable. It was like home from home."

Mike Price, 09/05/2006

"We had an amazing stay with great company, good food and a comfortable bed! We even bought our horse! I would really reccommend as a home away from home!!"

Vanessa Farrington, 19/04/2006

"Very new and lovely house with a wide view over farmland. A great place to stop on the long road between Wellington and Auckland"

John Butt, 03/01/2006