Jen & Tony

Hi, we are Jenny and Tony Bielby. We moved to New Zealand many years ago from the UK and are privileged to have purchased this very special property. In our opinion, it is just too good not to share so we were excited to take over the reins of the accommodation business in 2021.

We bought this land from our neighbours David and Gill who had been the owners since the late 1980’s. The land had previously been used as a deer farm and before that, was used as an apple orchard. David and Gill loved the place so much that they retained a part of the land for themselves, such is their attachment to this beautiful piece of paradise.

Amazing sea, rural and mountain views surround us and provide a level of peace and calm to escape the hustle and bustle of day-to-day life.  Ideal as a couple’s romantic retreat, family holiday or base for all the outdoor activities this fantastic region has to offer.

We have regular visits from NZ native birds: kereru (native Wood Pigeon), tui, pukekos, piwakawaka (fantails), waxeyes, kingfisher, finches and European birds: skylarks (in the surrounding paddocks), pheasant, spur winged plovers, and an occasional grey heron.

Here on our piece of land we have tried to tread as lightly as possible. We have many different garden projects on our two acres. 

At the road side and entrance, we are coppicing eucalyptus trees for our firewood supply.

Our border on the driveway is mainly planted out with native trees. The colour of spring bulbs, daisies, wild flowers and a wild patch of hebes and shrubs offer an attractive arrival area to the homes.

The Barn and accommodation wing both look out onto the pretty cottage garden,  paddocks and mountains beyond.

A home orchard with vegetable plots is a work in progress 

We avoid chemical sprays as much as possible and are now using environmentally safe products for cleaning all the homes. We recycle as much as the local council can offer as a service. We invite you also to participate in this during your stay. Please assist us to continue to tread lightly here on this land. We ask you to recycle all products; boxes and containers are by the Barn.

Waste food is easily and thoroughly enjoyed by Dudley, our pet kune kune pig, who will happily devour all food scraps. Please feed him by the stile opposite the cottage garden.

We have taken over the care of three very curious alpacas, Raymond, Percy and Colin who have come to join Dudley, in their rural paradise.