Waikonini Homestead

$239 for 2 Nights for 2 incl. Breakfast Daily at Waikonini Homestead Bed & Breakfast

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Step back in time with two nights at Waikonini Homestead.

Waikonini Homestead is a seven bedroom historic home, located five minutes from the village of Peel Forest on 10 acres of lush botanic gardens. The home was built in 1882 of timber and with a corrugated iron roof for a Mr William Barker. The architect was a Mr J.P. Pritchett of Darlington, UK. The T-shaped house has a verandah and a high, vaulted roofline.

William Barker was one of Peel Forest's well known residents. He was an orchardist / bee-keeper and his fruits were reputed across the south island of NZ. Mr Barker founded the Mount Peel Floral and Horticultural Society.

The gardens of Waikonini are majestic and hold the original charm that was bestowed by William Barker. Atlantis Pine, Tasmanian Blackwood, Oak, Himalayan Lilies and Rhododendron are mixed with Primroses, Violets and Strawberries. Even the original Pear and Apple trees are fruit-bearing.

Mary Casey, the current owner, has recently had Waikonini painted inside and out. She has also honoured Pritchett's original plans, having a conservatory constructed and completed in 2014, in position beside the kitchen.