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Breakfast is included each morning at Hawthorne House, set amongst gardens and surrounded by fields with views to the surrounding hills. Free Wi-Fi is included.

Located in the heart of Hawke’s Bay Wine Country, Hawthorne House Bed and Breakfast is a 7-minute drive from Hastings city centre and only 8 minute’s drive from Havelock North.

Breakfast at Hawthorne House includes mostly organic and locally grown produce, such as eggs which are from the property’s own free-range chickens.

Each bedroom features high ceilings, French doors and a veranda with garden views. All rooms include digital TV and tea/coffee making facilities. All rooms have a modern bathroom.

Relax on the comfortable sofas in the guest lounge or enjoy a leisurely stroll through the garden and surrounding paddocks.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.7 for a two-person trip.

Hawthorne House has been welcoming guests since 9 May 2012.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.7)

Breakfast info

Full English/Irish

Free private parking available on-site


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Travel Sustainable property
Travel Sustainable property
This property is part of the Travel Sustainable programme, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.

4 reasons to choose Hawthorne House

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speak English
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  • Are youm small dog friendly
    Thanks for your enquiry. Much as we love dogs, as we have our own cat and many other guests do not enjoy sharing the property with other people's animals we are sorry that we not able to welcome your small dog to Hawthorne House. Cheers
    Answered on 10 January 2021
  • Hello, if our home location is placed in lockdown after the free cancellation date has passed what is your refund policy please?
    Should New Zealand move from the current Alert Level 1 that would prevent guests from travelling to Hawthorne House, you will need to make changes via the and you are bound by the postponement or cancellation clauses of
    Answered on 28 March 2021

Managed by Peter and Paul

Company review score: 10Based on 26 reviews from 1 property
1 managed property

Company information

Paul and Peter welcome you to their beautiful home, Hawthorne House, situated in the heart of Hawke's Bay and in the middle of this renowned wine region. Set on approximately 13 acres, the property is an oasis of calm and the ideal get-a-way for those seeking rest and relaxation. Their backgrounds are in fashion, food and education here and in the UK. They originally come from Leeds (UK) and Christchurch (NZ) and have spent the last 20 years in Auckland running their own businesses. They moved to Hawke’s Bay in 2019 to pursue their passions for hospitality, gardening, heritage … and food and wine. They are avid collectors of art – paintings, photography, glass, sculpture and ceramics. They love the opportunity to display their collection at Hawthorne House. They are happy to talk with you about the works, many of which have been created by some of Aotearoa’s most highly regarded contemporary artists. Peter (the bald one) and Paul (the curly moustached one) look forward to welcoming you to their stunning home.

Property information

Built at the start of the 20th century, the house was previously the residence of a Hastings doctor. On the 3rd February, 1931 Hawke’s Bay experienced a deadly earthquake. With a wooden structure, the house withstood the quake. The site upon which the house now stands was originally the Borthwick freezing works, one of the largest employers in Hawke’s Bay at that time. It too was destroyed by the earthquake. In the 1960's the site was cleared and the house moved here from its original location. In the mid-1990's the owners added en-suite bathrooms to the bedrooms and opened up Hawthorne House as a boutique bed and breakfast venue. In 2019, Peter and Paul purchased Hawthorne House and have given the property an extensive interior 'face-lift' including painting and decorating all rooms, upgrading internet, other services and amenities; adding their extensive collection of mid-century furniture, art, glass, sculpture and ceramics. As custodians of this historic villa, they welcome you into their home and provide you with a unique country house meets mid-century meets art collection experience. Be prepared to be indulged.

Neighbourhood information

Hawke’s Bay as a region is renowned for its world class vineyards, restaurants, things to do and stunning scenery. It is also the home to Napier - the art deco city that was re-built in the early 1930's after the 1931 earthquake. If you are feeling energetic there are plenty of local walks and cycle ways to be discovered or maybe a round of golf at the renowned Cape Kidnappers Golf Club is all the exercise you need! There are local beaches and, of course, plenty of vineyards that await your attention.

Language spoken

Property surroundings *
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Travel Proud

Travel Proud

This is a Proud Certified property where you can be extra sure of a welcoming stay.

Facilities of Hawthorne House
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Towels/sheets (extra fee)
  • Bath or shower
  • Slippers
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Garden view
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun terrace
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Cleaning products
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Aerobics Off-site Additional charge
  • Movie nights Off-site Additional charge
  • Temporary art galleries Off-site
  • Water park Off-site Additional charge
  • Horse riding Off-site Additional charge
  • Diving Off-site Additional charge
  • Bowling Off-site Additional charge
  • Cycling Off-site
  • Hiking Off-site
  • Canoeing Off-site Additional charge
  • Windsurfing Off-site Additional charge
  • Fishing Off-site Additional charge
  • Golf course (within 3 km) Additional charge
  • Tennis court Off-site Additional charge
Living Area
  • Seating Area
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/champagne
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Minibar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Secured parking
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Luggage storage
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Tour desk
  • Express check-in/check-out
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • Safety deposit box
  • Adult only
  • Designated smoking area
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Heating
  • Private entrance
  • Laptop safe
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
Languages spoken
  • English

House rules Hawthorne House takes special requests - add in the next step!


15:00 - 22:00


07:00 - 10:00


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children older than 16 years are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

There is no capacity for cots at this property.

There is no capacity for extra beds at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Mastercard Visa Eftpos Hawthorne House accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests must be quiet between 23:00 and 07:00.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Please note that there is a 5% surcharge when you pay with an American Express credit card.

Please inform Hawthorne House in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

FAQs about Hawthorne House

  • Room options at Hawthorne House include:

    • Double

  • Hawthorne House offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Bowling
    • Diving
    • Tennis court
    • Fishing
    • Canoeing
    • Windsurfing
    • Golf course (within 3 km)
    • Water park
    • Horse riding
    • Temporary art galleries
    • Movie nights
    • Aerobics

  • Check-in at Hawthorne House is from 15:00, and check-out is until 10:00.

  • Hawthorne House is 3.1 miles from the centre of Hastings.

  • The prices at Hawthorne House may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Hawthorne House by:

    • Car 25min

  • Guests staying at Hawthorne House can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.4).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Full English/Irish
    • À la carte