It is worth making a special trip to Waimate just to stay here. A beautiful old wooden house, the best outlook from the bath, a top quality bed, fluffy towels, a huge range of teas.... The house is on a gentle rise with an expansive outlook to the coast that makes one sigh and gasp all at once. (Take the turret room; it is special).
Waimate has a jewel worth visiting: St Augustine's church, designed in 1872 by Benjamin Mountfort. The church also includes two fine windows designed and made by the English firm Morris & Co. (2 of only 8 in NZ). And the vicar is wise and welcoming.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A 104+ year old Edwardian property located on an elevated site with views to the southern alps around to the Pacific Ocean. Located within a working vineyard and adjacent winery with direct access to bush walks and mountain-biking trails from the front gate. Hosted B&B accommodation with guest dining in the evening by arrangement. Sauna and outdoor hot-tub with deck loungers. Complimentary winery tour and tasting for guests. See us on Facebook - TeKiteroa ... more less