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Breakfast is included each morning at Hawthorne House, set among 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 center 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 in particular like the location – they rated it 9.7 for a two-person trip.

Hawthorne House has been welcoming guests since May 9, 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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This property is part of the Travel Sustainable program, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.

4 reasons to choose Hawthorne House

  • Prices you can't beat!
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  • The staff speaks English

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Hosted by Peter and Paul

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Peter and Paul
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.
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.
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: English
What's nearby
  • Splash Planet
    4.4 miles
  • Trinity Hill
    5.6 miles
  • Black Barn Vineyards
    6 miles
  • Te Mata Estate
    6.4 miles
  • Craggy Range Vineyards
    6.7 miles
  • Elephant Hill Wine Estate
    9.7 miles
  • The Old Church
    10.4 miles
  • Church Road Winery
    11.1 miles
  • Mission Estate Winery
    11.5 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant St Georges Restaurant
    2.5 miles
  • Restaurant Malo Restaurant
    3.7 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Deliciosa Tapas Bar
    3.7 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Opera Kitchen
    3.7 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Piku Japanese cocktail bar and cafe
    3.7 miles
  • Restaurant Craggy Range Winery and Restaurant
    7.5 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Mountain Te Mata Peak
    6.2 miles
  • Ocean/Sea Waimarama
    22.4 miles
Closest Airports
  • Hawke's Bay Airport
    15.3 miles
How to get to Hawthorne House from Hawke's Bay Airport
    Free parking is available.
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Travel Proud

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

Amenities of Hawthorne House
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Towels/Sheets (extra fee)
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Slippers
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Garden view
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • 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
  • Horseback 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 2 miles) Additional charge
  • Tennis court Off-site Additional charge
Living Area
  • Sitting area
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/Champagne
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Minibar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Secure parking
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Private check-in/out
  • Baggage storage
  • Fax/Photocopying
  • Tour desk
  • Express check-in/out
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • Safe
  • Adults only
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Heating
  • Private entrance
  • Laptop safe
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
Languages Spoken
  • English
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3:00 PM - 10:00 PM


7:00 AM - 10:00 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children over 16 are welcome.

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Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

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 need be quiet between 11:00 PM and 7:00 AM.


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 of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

FAQs about Hawthorne House

  • 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

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

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Bowling
    • Diving
    • Tennis court
    • Fishing
    • Canoeing
    • Windsurfing
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Water park
    • Horseback riding
    • Temporary art galleries
    • Movie nights
    • Aerobics

  • The prices at Hawthorne House may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Room options at Hawthorne House include:

    • Double

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

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

    • Car 25min

  • Check-in at Hawthorne House is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.