Rural Retreat in Rangitikei New Zealand
Mairenui Rural Retreat Mangaweka New Zealand Farmhouse Self Contained Bed and Breakfast Lodgings Accommodations
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Hosts: David & Sue Sweet
Accommodations: Retreat, Villa and Homestead.
Address: Mairenui Rural Retreat, Ruahine Road, Mangaweka, New Zealand
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Telephone: +64 6 382 5564,
Fax: +64 6 382 5885
Activities/Attractions: The Rangitikei District is located in the Central North Island of New Zealand, a previously overlooked visitor destination. The Rangitikei River flows through the district from North to South, providing many opportunities for both adventure and relaxation. Rangitikei is a part of New Zealand's "River Region", also including Manawatu, Horowhenua, Tararua, Wanganui and Ruapehu.
Rangitikei's district tourism organisation is entirely operator-run, and promotes friendly, personal service. When you stay at Mairenui, we will be happy to organise any of these activities for you, and can arrange a guided tour of the attractions.
Mairenui offers a wide variety of on-site activities, such as tennis, croquet, petanque, farm walks, river swimming and fishing, & 4WD tours of the farm. There is an all-weather concrete tennis court with racquets and balls supplied. The petanque (boules) court is full-size and equipped with stainless steel boules, and the croquet lawn is edged with rhododendrons and camellias, and backed by a stand of native trees.
We have a fully-restored 1953 Landrover, in which David offers tours of the farm, or just a ride down to the river to swim in our private pools. With one of the few privately owned stretches of river, catch and release brown trout fishing is available solely for guests. Alternatively, we can arrange guided trout fishing on the Rangitikei & its tributaries.
However, if you're in the market for a relaxing, stress-free break, there's no better place. The only sounds are the native birdlife and the gentle whisper of the breeze.
Apart from everything the farm itself offers, there is a wide range of activities and adventure available locally in the Rangitikei District.
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General Information: Welcome to Mairenui Rural Retreat ... a three house farmstay complex nestled in the scenic hill country of the Rangitikei District, in the Central North Island of New Zealand. Mairenui is a working sheep and beef farm, also deer and horses, and has been in the Sweet Family for over 100 years. We offer three levels of farmstay accommodation:
The Retreat is an architect-designed, 3½ storey timber dwelling, set in a 700 year old stand of native trees. It has been described by guests as a 'hobbit house', as in 'Lord of the Rings' and features:
Built in 1885, The Villa was restored in 1995. It has up to five bedrooms, and can sleep 10 people. There is a small separate building (Te Whare) which can sleep 2 extra people if necessary. There is also a cot & a crib.
Mairenui Homestead offers quality in-house accommodation for up to four people.
Payment Accepted: Visa, MasterCard.
Rates: (Prices quoted in NZ Dollars).
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