In the summer Jen serves the family kapiti coast berry icecream on a tray as a treat.
a barn in a field under the kaimai ranges in the eye of the waterfall , experiencing the power of nature
traditional tools were used to create the timberframe barn.
trees became beams fastened with a treenail
this is a unique barn stay. A local story with a didfference. Cyclone Bola hit and trees became an availabel resource. Dewi cut beams up to size in the field then took them to a workshop. There using only a mallet and chisel he cut out traditional joinery that would fit the beams together into a large frame onsite.
pull up a canva, grab a cold drink and relax in the great outdoors.
enter the barn off he countrylane through a large oak door into the light filled ground floor with views out over the surrounding fields.
enjoy a little bit of private dining in the barn made to order.
guests love sitting under the starry canopy at night- we showcase the most amazing skies here in new zealand.
be charmed and spoiled by a private candlelit dinner inside the barn cretaed by jen and dewi exclusively for their guests return from a day out.
Drive to karangahake gorge, cross the swing bridge and start the "windows walk" where you will explore historic gold mining tunnels and walk the River deep in the gorge
Visit Hobbiton movie set- the only "live" set in the world where the hobbit village garden is teneded daily, the washing hung out to dry and fire lit at night.
Take a torch from the housewithnonails and climbing the Wairere falls track descend down through the Bush in the dark and see the beautiful glow worms
views outside the Kingpost room from the landing, through the glass solarium
Let Jen spoil you with an elegant evening event gathering around the table by candlelight
The natural decor includes a handhewn wood frame, lime plastered walls, stone inglenook, clay ceramics, cement benches, plank flooring, leather couches and hand forged ironmongery.
Kaimai mamaku national park - Wairere falls walk. Guests take a torch and catch the sunset then descend through the hush in the dark catching the glowworm display in the banks.
Canoeing the karapiro
Kingpost room sleeps 2, with cathedral heights and clay infused lime plastered walls
Relax on the back lawn watching birds, cows grazing and soaking in pure nature with uninterupted views of the landmark kaimai ranges, waterfall and Mount te Aroha
Guests love us
Bush walks in the kaimai Mamaku forest park include North islands tallest waterfall bushwalk Wairere falls
this is our cathedral room showcasing the complexity of a hand hewn wood frame chiseled out by using a mallet. Enjoy this utterly unique space
direct access to the share industrial bathroom featuring the antique claw bath, white cement bench, gilded mirror and rainfall shower
the kingpost room features a large standing mirror
this room has the rustic aesthetic of terracotta lime walls pigmented with rose coloured clay.

house with no nails - kingpost

Matamata, Waikato

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Sleeps up to 2
From $200 tonight
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Sleeps up to 2
From $200 tonight

This is a great week-long base to explore the Waikato, Bay of Plenty and Rotorua regions offering a huge variety of landscapes and attractions. Its breathtaking views of the untouched countryside, Kaimai Ranges, the North Island's tallest waterfall and Mount Te Aroha is unparalleled.


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Essential Stay Info

Breakfast Available
Dinner Available
Lunch Available
Sorry, we can't accommodate dogs
Not Suitable for Children

Eating and Drinking
A full kitchen is available to use with three fridges, solid fuel cooker, gas hobb, electric oven, microwave and basic utensils. We offer meals at our dining table with us, and outside using an outside kitchen facility. Jen loves cooking and can prepare wonderful breakfast lunches and dinners with atmosphere. Let her know in advance.

Bedding Configuration
1x King Bed

More info about the property
Handcrafted wooden barn home sleepng 16 fashioned after an ancient building method called Timber framing, set in a field in hamlet of Wardville under kaimai ranges. Three stories including large groun...

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Unique kiwi experiences for you

Cycle the Hauraki Rail Trail
Visit Hobbiton Movie set
Soak in the unique mineral waters at Te Aroha spas

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What we love about this property

It is set in the heart of the Waikato countryside at the foot of the Kaimai Mamaku National Park very close to the Wairere Falls, Mount Te Aroha walkways and historic spa town with unique mineral wate...

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Activities on or nearby this property

Rural Views for Star Gazing


North Island
Not Suitable for Children
Power Available
Relax and Rejuvenate

Paid extras you might like to add

These will be available to select during the booking progress

$20.00 Per person

Local bacon, field ranged eggs, picked mushrooms, vine tomatoes, sourdough bread and home made chutney

$40.00 Person

Winter menu- Mustard Basted chicken/beef. Roast root veg including sweet potatoe, parsnip, pumpkin, beet, onion garlic Fresh greens simply steamed in butter Pan jus gravy Dessert Apple pie Cream dollops and kapiti creamy icecream NZ wines

$10.00 Per person

To and from activity or attraction Include booking

$40.00 Per person

Destination dining experience in the barn

$50.00 Per person

Dining experience under the stars at a long table

About your host, jen

Jen and Dewi love sharing their unique home . They have four grown up children with 4 grand children. They love travelling and people. They believe their home uniquely crafted home set in the countryside offers an amazing venue for holidaying and gathering for your special event.

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