The Chester Inn is an exclusive, off the
beaten track, escape. Here you can relax enjoying a unique atmosphere
that's delightfully rural, rustic and romantic.
Originally built as a pottery workshop for
award-winning New Zealand
potter Chester Neallie, Chester Inn is now available as an exclusive
fully self-contained holiday home. The cottage is secluded 50m away
from the main homestead, on six magnificent acres.
With its adobe walls, old wharf beams, fire
bricks and rough sawn timber, Chester Inn is a retreat full of creative
ideas and artistic flare.
Inside the Cottage
The main bedroom has a comfortable queen size bed. There is a cute olde-world bathroom,
and a separate, rustic, italianate shower room.
kitchen has all you need, microwave oven, flat-cook-top conventional
oven and fridge, and bar servery to a dinning area with truly massive
swamp kauri-wood table and chairs. For those warm summer days there
is a gas barbeque on the deck.
The spacious lounge has its own ambience
with specially commissioned furniture and decorations, plus snooker
table, stereo system and a TV/video. Set off from this lounge is a single bed mezzanine. There is a cosy attic snuggery
with double bed and its own view over the wetlands.
Outside, the air is fresh, the environment
is quiet, and various native bird species are to be seen and heard.
With sweeping views across the Kaipara Harbour, the gardens harmonize
with surrounding native Manuka, Kanuka, Pohutukawa, Mingimingi,
Flax, Cabbage Tree and Mangrove.
Chester Inn is a one-hour drive north from Auckland City, New Zealand.
It is close to the friendly South Head Golf Club, horse trekking,
trout fishing or surfcasting, walks at South Head Lagoon, Muriwai
Beach and Mount Auckland. There are thermal pools and sky diving
at nearby Parakai. Helensville offers the Pioneer Museum, harbour
and river cruises, and fishing excursions. Lake Ototoa, only 5 minutes
drive away is ideal for a picnic and fresh water swimming.
Hosts: Bruce Pitcher and Janet Milne
Phone number: +064 9 420 2000
Summer Rate 2014/15:
$NZ 200 per night for two people (minimum two nights).
Additional people $15.00 each
per night. Full breakfast provisions
provided on request.