Tepopo Gardens & Sarsen House in Stratford New Zealand
Tepopo Gardens & Sarsen House Stratford Taranaki New Zealand Bed and Breakfast B&B Lodgings Accommodations


Hosts: Bruce and Lorri Ellis

Guestrooms: 4 suites.

Address: 636 Stanley Road, R.D. 24 Stratford, New Zealand

Telephone/Fax: +64 6 762 8775

Activities/Attractions: Stratford - Gateway to the National Parks - is situated at the junction of State Highway 3 and State Highway 43 in the centre of the Taranaki Province - North Island - NZ. Taranaki is rhododendron country and there are magnificent gardens and parks throughout the province.

  • 21 golf courses
  • 40 trout fishing streams
  • five heritage trails
  • mountain climbing and walkways

There is the mountain ... providing excellent climbing, skiing, tramping and photography. The mountain is the source of over 50 rivers and streams and is a botanically unique area. It contains a wide variety of vegetation from sub-tropical semi coastal forest in the Kaitake ranges through to sub alpine herb fields 1800 metres on the main cone.

The six-acre homestead garden is surrounded by deep river gorges clad in pristine native forest. A 30m suspension bridge leads to an 8 acre Long Field and 500 ornamental trees. Beyond are hills and valleys of native forest, plantation timbers and fascinating streams for the intrepid explorer.


"A rural retreat of botanical magnificence and culinary delight. Wonderful wood fire in very private unit provides special atmosphere in winter. Breakfast is a feast of homemade delights. We had a wonderful stay."


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Sarsen House

Sarsen House Living Room

Sarsen House Patio

Sarsen House Dining

Sarsen House Suite

Sarsen House Bedroom

General Information: Welcome to Tepopo Gardens & Sarsen House in Stratford, New Zealand ... set in 34 acres of woodland, garden and native forest named after the area - Te Popo. A Maori name for "lullaby", Te Popo is a peaceful country retreat of great beauty filled with birdsong.

Separated by a large courtyard, the Guest Wing houses four individually-appointed, spacious suites, each with private access.

  • Treetops Suite is light, bright and appealing upstairs suite with large windows overlooking beautiful ornamental trees.
  • Rose Garden Suite is beautifully appointed, cheerful in yellow and blue tones.
  • Kingfisher Suite has rich tones of terracotta, cream and azure blue in the furnishings create a warm welcoming ambiance.
  • The Apartment has a large bedroom and ensuite downstairs, and a living area upstairs with fully equipped kitchen.

Every effort is made to ensure your stay with us is a truly positive experience. Relax and explore Taranaki - the heart of New Zealand gardens.

  • Great hosting
  • Comfortable, relaxing, luxury accommodation in spectacular garden setting
  • Private Guest Suites
  • Fine food & wine
  • Large woodland & native garden with amazing river gorges & walking trails
  • Main house with large beams & fireplaces
  • Antique furniture
  • Handcrafted light fittings
  • A fascinating art collection

Guests are most welcome to use the extensive library, TV and video facilities in the lounge room and to share dinner in the adjacent dining room.

Payment Accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Diners and Amex.

Rates: (Prices quoted in NZ Dollars).

From $150/night

Full (cooked) or Continental Breakfast included.