Location

See the map on summary accommodation page for location. 10min Hamilton CBD. 10min Hamilton Airport. 10min Hamilton Gardens. 35min Hobbiton. 50min Raglan Beach, 60min Waitomo Caves. 75min Rotorua. 70min Coromandel. 90min Auckland Airport.

Pricing

Individual bedrooms. Prices range from $395 to $495 per room. See the price of each room below. Note that pricing is higher on certain days. See the booking page for pricing on specific dates.

All amenities are included in the price unless otherwise stated.

Bedrooms

Bedroom 1
Brideshead Suite
1 King-size bed
Capacity: 2
Ensuite bathroom
TV. A/C.The Brideshead Suite features hand carved furniture, luxurious soft furnishings, fine art and antiques curated from our private collection complementing the elegant cream and gold interior. The largest of our themed suites, the Brideshead Suite, is themed in the French Baroque style of the 18th century. The bedroom boasts a king size canopied bed in gilded mahogany, with side cabinets to match. Complimenting this are the Louis XI style armchairs in the sitting area and the davenport desk. The warm golden honey colour flows through into the marble en suite with its ‘Champagne’ bath and the gold Perrin and Rowe fittings. The bathroom is completed with Molton Brown Coco & Sandalwood nourishing body lotion, blended with creamy coconut, jasmine and sandalwood for a relaxing, tropical aroma. The Brideshead Suite also features a large balcony with stunning views of the estate to the north. As per all our suites it also comes with those modern comforts of a Netflix tv, espresso bar and unlimited wi-fi. Free local and national calls are also included.
$145 single person
$495 week day
$495 weekend day*
Bedroom 2
Blenheim Suite
1 King-size bed
Capacity: 2
Ensuite bathroom
TV. A/C.The Blenheim Suite features hand carved furniture designed by the owners themselves. The luxurious soft furnishings, fine art and antiques are curated from our private collection and complement the elegant turquoise interior. The Blenheim Suite is themed in 18th century Chinoiserie style that was popular in the English country houses of the time. During the 18th century porcelain, silk and lacquer-ware imported from China and Japan became extremely fashionable. This lead many British designers to create their own fanciful versions of the East. The oriental theme is reflected in the bedside cabinets, statues, pictures and turquoise wallpaper with its splendid red pomegranates and swallows. The en suite is fitted out with an elegant Grecian gray marble and silver Perrin and Rowe fittings. The bathroom is completed with the Molton Brown Samphire body wash, a revitalising body wash blended with samphire extract and brimming with minerals and vitamins. The Blenheim Suite also features a balcony with stunning views of the estate to the north and over to the lake and folly in the east. As per all our suites it also comes with those modern comforts of a Netflix TV, espresso bar and unlimited wi-fi. Free local and national calls are also included.
$395 week day
$395 weekend day*
Bedroom 3
Chatsworth Suite
1 King-size bed
Capacity: 2
Ensuite bathroom
TV. A/C.The Chatsworth Suite features hand crafted mahogany furniture, luxurious soft velvet damask furnishings, fine art and antiques curated from our private collection complementing the elegant interior. The Chatsworth Suite, as with its namesake, is decorated in the English Baroque style with red and gold being the predominant colours. Much inspiration for this room was taken from the second bedroom of Chatsworth house, home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. The suite features a mahogany four poster bed and curtains in a delicious berry red velvet damask with gold background from the English fabric house Jim Dickens. The style continues through to the en suite with its striking red marble and regency styled mirror and sconces. The red marble from Greece and is a striking complement to the gold Perrin and Rowe fittings. The bathroom is completed with the Molton Brown Ylang-ylang body wash and lotion, blended with ylang-ylang, amber and cardamom, giving a sweet and musky fragrance. On display in the Chatsworth Suite is the lithograph “The Toreador” by the famous 20th century Spanish artist Pablo Picasso. Also of note is the heavily carved marble mantelpiece with a gilded baroque mirror above and a matching set of garnitures to the sides.
$395 week day
$395 weekend day*

*The weekend days are arrival on Friday to departure on Sunday.

House amenities and features

Check in and out Check-in: 4PM, Check-out: 10AM (earlier or later by negotiation)s
WIFI Yes – unlimited
Phone calls Yes – unlimited local and national calls
Breakfast The Willowbrook Breakfast
This hearty cooked breakfast is a contemporary take on the classic full English using only home grown and locally sourced produce. It includes freshly baked artisan breads, bacon and free range eggs all from Willowbrook Farm and local suppliers, served with fresh seasonal produce from our potager garden.
Continental Buffet
Guests may help themselves from a wide range of wholesome goodies including cereals, homemade breads and preserves, and fruit harvested from our orchard.
Lunch No
Dinner No
Kitchen for own cooking No
Tea & coffee Yes, available in each bedroom and the kitchen.
Laundry Service Additional
Iron and ironing board Yes
Refrigerator Yes
Microwave No
Pets allowed No
Infant cot Yes
Air conditioning Yes
Shampoo Yes
Hair dryer Yes
Extra blankets Yes
TV Yes, with Netflix in each bedroom and the lounge
Games room Billiard Room and Upstairs Library

External amenities and features

Parking Yes
Swimming pool No
Hot tub Yes, in each bedroom.
Wildlife Extensive birdlife, rabbits, hedgehogs.
Barbeque Yes
Other features Lake, jetty and rowing boat. Folly by lake

Hosts (for hosted stays)

Peter and David Peter and David Lord Cowell are a couple with a passion for hospitality, gracious living, and running their traditional English country estate & manor house.

David is a doctor, and the Creative Director of Willowbrook Park. He loves classical art, architecture, music, interior design, gardening and farming. Together with Peter he designed the Manor and Gardens at Willowbrook Park, and created the Rare Breeds Farm.

Peter is the Managing Director of Willowbrook Park, and a Licensed Wedding Celebrant. He grew up in the south of England. He graduated Cambridge University and went on to become an Anglican priest, working in London for 25 years. He too enjoys classical art and music and is a keen chorister, pianist, and flautist.

The couple met in 2002 when David was working in the emergency department at The Royal London Hospital. Peter shifted to NZ in 2008 so they could start a new life together in the country.

The following year they bought the site of Willowbrook Park, 30 acres of bare land which had once been an apple orchard. Together they set to work drafting plans for the house and architectural features as well as creating a plan for the landscape gardens which were designed in the manner of the 18th century English style.

For 7 years they spent all their spare time setting out the gardens and creating the landscaping themselves, with the help of a team of devoted friends. In total they have planted over 15,000 trees, bushes and plants to create a collection of stunning themed gardens and outdoor rooms, blended harmoniously with the surrounding countryside.

They have a son, William, who was born Christmas 2017. Together they raise him on this magnificent estate.

Languages English (native)