THE 2019 CHESTNUT SEASON
(but with only a few nuts on the early variety trees)
On Sat/Sun 30/31 March
10am to 6pm
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40 Moorfield Road, PO Box 34, Te Kauwhata, New Zealand
Mobile: +64-27-2500-372 (John), +64-27-2500-941 (Janet)
Our small 6 Ha (16 acre) farm/orchard has around 400 mature chestnut trees and we run a steer, ewes & lambs and chooks. Guests are welcome to look around as long as they leave things as they find them. We have large gardens and, being on a ridge, have extensive views over the gardens, orchard, farmland, Whangamarino Wetlands, Lake Waikare, surrounding hills and Te Kauwhata village. Petanque and croquet sets are available for guest use.
The Super-King room can either have a massive super-king bed or two king-single beds. A comfortable single trundler bed is available too. This room has an en-suite including a spa bath with shower. TV, radio and tea/coffee making facilities are also included.
Te Kauwhata Tavern "Vinyard Restaurant " (Wednesday to Sunday nights and lunchtimes)*. Simple bar meals are available every night and lunchtimesl)
Te Kauwhata Bakehouses (earlgy breakfast, lunch and early evening)
Rangiriri Tavern (every night and lunchtimes),
Rangiriri Heritage Tea Rooms (every day)
Muddy Waters Irish Restaurant* and Pub at Mercer (every night and lunchtimes) and
The small "food hall" attached to the petrol station at Mercer (every day)
*Reservations may be necessary on busy days - we can book it for you if you wish.
Janet & John Free have lived in the district for more than 25 years (John being originally from England and Janet from The States) and have a wealth of knowledge of the area (and New Zealand in general) which we are happy to share with you, if you are interested.
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