Top: The Lake, Inset: Kiwi.
Above: Award-winning Cuisine: Salmon Tartare.
Right: The Retreat, opening to The Lake.
a few yards across the lawns,
The Retreat is a special, airy, lakeside suite, ideal for guests needing
easy access or who are disabled, featuring large French doors to private
decks over the wildlife pond and to a private garden sun deck. Terracotta
floors, compact disc sound system, fridge and beverage facilities,
and full open-shower ensuite add to the private comforts.
At night, guests
here can sometimes hear the endangered Kiwi birds in our woods,
see the curious morepork in the close trees, or watch the rare native
Brown Teal ducks that breed on the lake yet are tame enough to be
fed by hand from the decks. In this blissful setting, it is quite
common for summer guests to sleep securely, with doors open to nature.