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Mairenui Rural Retreat

1019 Ruahine Road, Rangiwahia 4774 New Zealand
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1019 Ruahine Road, Rangiwahia 4774 New Zealand
Mairenui Rural Retreat
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Marian C wrote a review 3 Mar
Wales20 contributions2 helpful votes
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Sue & David made me most welcome and comfortable. They are a very interesting couple and conversation around the dining table with them and other guests was most enjoyable as were the meals. The scenery surrounding the property is just amazing.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Lucy H wrote a review Jun 2023
Waihi, New Zealand26 contributions2 helpful votes
My wife and I stayed on a freezing frosty night. We found the accommodation functional and warm with all we required. David and Sue are wonderful hosts, the meals and conversations were most enjoyable and it was enlightening to learn so much history about the area.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Myrddin wrote a review Jan 2022
Levin, New Zealand607 contributions389 helpful votes
We stayed here for a birthday celebration, taking up almost all of the facility, so this review is a reflection of a variety of opinions. Firstly, the various 'locations' are in three distinct areas with the local road intersecting them. If you are staying as a couple then this probabily won't matter, but for us it came as a surprise and meant a bit of coming and going for some in our group. The villa is definatly "old School' and may come as a bit of a shock to some. Even though we were here in summer the nights were cool/cold. We had to light the fire both nights....Yes an open fire that you have to work at.....comes as a surprise to those who are used to a heat pump. The ceiling are very high and the windows small. meaning it is dark in there, even when it's bright sunlight outside. We also had some un-invited guests, of the fury, long tailed variety. Our fault no doubt for leaving food out, but country life!!! (and this is not imagined as we saw them). The other property is 'quirky' at best. I can imagine some people not being comfortable in there at all, as the sleeping areas have open spaces so private conversations, aren't. Also, for those of us who stayed there, hot water would have been nice.....there was none! You probabily think that we didn't enjoy our time here, well that's wrong. Far from it, we loved being away from everything and stepping back in time to when houses like this were the norm. But if you think you'd miss your mod con's then perhaps this isn't the spot for you.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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ChristineCP99 wrote a review Apr 2021
Wellington, New Zealand22 contributions4 helpful votes
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Awesome weekend stay at The Retreat. Amazing funky place. Had everything we needed. And amazing views especially waking up in the queen room. Cosy with the fire also. We had breakfast on Sunday which was delicious and plentiful including homemade jams and muesli. Sue and David are wonderful friendly hosts. We'll be back.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Edward J wrote a review Feb 2020
Derby, United Kingdom28 contributions5 helpful votes
We stayed with David and Sue two nights, in the homestead over the road. A delightfully quaint villa, still furnished in the original way, we had the whole building to ourselves, and loved it. The bed was comfortable, the setting beautiful, and breakfast in the main farmhouse each morning was tasty, varied and stylishly presented. Sue's evening meal was also lovely, with drinks included, and they are very pleasant hosts to dine with.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Neville L wrote a review Oct 2019
Tauranga, New Zealand12 contributions2 helpful votes
Arrived from Tauranga late on a stormy afternoon to a warm welcome and shown our already heated, with all facilities, room looking out on pasture, cattle and waving bushland. Drinks at 7-30 and a beautiful dinner accompanied by stimulating conversation with host and hostess Sue and David Sweet. We have done travel plus plus and must recomend Sue and David's "Rural Retreat" as one of the most comfortable facilities experienced, We will certainly hope we will be seeing more of Sue and Daid's Mairenui Rural Retreat
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Date of stay: October 2019
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michelle&harry wrote a review Apr 2019
Boston, Massachusetts6 contributions1 helpful vote
We stopped here for a night on our way to Wellington. It made for a magical evening with our 3 kids. We saw the sheep getting sheered, met the new foals, and fed Flossy the sheep. David gave us a tour in his vintage land rover around the area. Sue made us a beautiful breakfast in the morning and we had a wonderful time chatting with them about the history of the farm and their own travel experiences. This was a special experience for all 5 of us!
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Mr.X wrote a review Jan 2019
Springfield, Missouri17 contributions1 helpful vote
I stopped over for 1 night and chose to have the optional dinner. It was beautiful and the conversations with David and Sue were interesting and they made us feel at home. The breakfast was amazing and so was the tour of the farm. The sheep and horses were nice and so was the dog.
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Date of stay: January 2019
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bwl55 wrote a review Mar 2018
Greater Sydney, Australia20 contributions5 helpful votes
Wonderful place to stop in in the NZ countryside. The hosts are charming and the accommodation to a good standard. We had the older house to ourselves (1895 built) with a bedroom and en-suite. Ther house has other rooms plus lounge and kitchen as well, but we dined with our hosts. Dinner and breakfast were excellent. The views around the property are awesome.
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Date of stay: February 2018
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Mike T wrote a review Oct 2017
4 contributions1 helpful vote
Spent 3 nights here, a real rustic rural retreat. Great room with good beds and facilities. Generous and welcoming hosts Sue and David. Good breakfasts and fantastic 3 course meal for dinner, and of course good wines. Great to share travel stories with Sue and David. Thoroughly recommended
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Date of stay: October 2017
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$159 - $169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandManawatu-Wanganui RegionRangiwahia
NUMBER OF ROOMS
4
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