Along with luxury boutique accommodation, you can enjoy superb home cooked meals prepared with ingredients from the house garden.

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Louise is an enthusiastic and accomplished cook who loves to share her passion with family and friends.  With seasonal foods and ingredients from the house garden she can prepare a superb meal on short notice, able to be served either in the Cottage or shared with the family at the refectory table in the main house.

The following are examples of some of Louise’s favourite dishes :



Caramalised onion and feta tart

Rocket, Pear and Blue Cheese Salad

Homemade Pate, with crusty toasted Wholegrain Crostini


Fresh Salmon Fillets enlivened with a Lime Hollandaise on a Tomato Concasse.

Wild Duck Ragout served with Creamy Potato Mash, Grilled Tomatoes, Winter Vegetables

Beef fillet with Bordelaise sauce, served delicious Potato Gratin and Grilled Tomatoes


Crepe Suzette and Ice Cream

Rhubarb and Berry Crumble

FreshLemonTart with homemade Ice Cream

Platter of New Zealand Cheeses served with homemade Quince Paste


Louise’s fabulous food can be accompanied by the very best of New Zealand wines selected from local award winning vineyards, at an additional cost.