Blake House
most spectacular scenery and whisper quiet seclusion

Blake House sits on a promontory overlooking the Taharua River and set amongst a backdrop of spectacular North Island wilderness scenery. This luxurious and tranquil retreat is nestled peacefully away from the stresses of the outside world. Designed by renowned New Zealand architect John Blair it is a unique destination for a relaxing holiday or a formal business meeting.

Blake House

Blake House is taken on an exclusive basis.

The two expansive lounges, with soaring ceilings and two huge open fireplaces in each, together with the kitchen, dining area, library and den form the central living space. Two ensuite spacious guest rooms are privately situated at each end of the house.

Additional accommodation is available in two bunkrooms each with four single bunks.

The house is elegantly appointed reflecting pioneering New Zealand.

Guests at Blake House have full use of the facilities at the Stables including the sauna, steam room, gymnasium, snooker room and wine cellar.

The house is fully serviced together with host and private chef.

There is also a self catering option, or guests may choose to use the services of our in-house gourmet chefs.

Blake House boasts a library, satellite television, high speed internet service, board and lawn games.

Guest Rooms

Each has a private sun porch with comfortable chairs and rustic table.

The luxurious ensuite bathrooms include bath, separate shower and under floor heating.


The kitchen is well equipped for either guest use or personal chef.

The lawn in front of the house includes outdoor furniture ideal for al fresco dining, and lawn games.

View Blake House floor plan.


With an extensive range of leisure activities, guests at Blake House can embrace the outdoors with a rod or gun, or a blanket or book.

Activities include: massage and beauty treatments, horse trekking and riding lessons, field archery, sporting clays, mountain bikes, hiking, heli hiking, target shooting, wine tours and sightseeing expeditions, fishing and hunting.

Nanny services, rental vehicles, and transfers by luxury vehicle/helicopters can all be arranged.


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