The Highden Manor Experience
Providing luxury, boutique accommodation
Let us pamper you with the best from a bygone era while providing todays' amenities in relaxed and elegant surroundings. Stroll through the lawns and gardens, picnic beside the pond, or walk through the native forest. Relax with a drink or a cup of tea in the grand drawing room. Enjoy breakfast in the formal turn of the century dining room, or on the balcony, overlooking the rose gardens.
All the Manor Suite and Guest Rooms have been designed to allow you to sample the elegance of the past, yet they contain the necessities of the present. All bedrooms are located on the first floor and are equipped with:
- central heating
- guest bathrobes
- clock radios and hair dryers
- the finest bedding and linens
- private bathrooms
Be our Guest
- The extraordinary vintage ambience of our Heritage NZ Category 1 Registered Historic property provides an authentic historic experience and perfect photo opportunity.
- Reconnect with your partner in our private, intimate, tranquil and relaxing environment or unwind from your stressful life and give yourself the much deserved break you need.
- Centrally located in the beautiful Manawatu so you can easily get here within 2 hours from anywhere in the lower North Island
- Continental breakfast available on request. Please allow 24 hours notice.
Manor Verandah Rooms
Located off the central foyer, this is the original master bedroom and the grandest in the Manor. It features a turret room and double-access to a wrap-around verandah with commanding views over the rose garden. The Highden Room is splendidly and grandly furnished with a beautiful super king-size bedroom suite and spacious seating area, and complemented by a lovely period en-suite bathroom.
Located off the central foyer, this comprises a very spacious main bedroom with a super king-size bedroom suite and an additional sitting room. This Suite is one of the original bedrooms, has a beautiful en-suite bathroom, and opens on to the verandah. The Suite has beautiful native matai floors and is grandly furnished with period furnishings, artwork, and rugs.
Located off the central foyer, this consists of two adjoining rooms, each of which enjoys verandah access with majestic views overlooking the rose gardens. The bedroom is furnished with a super king; the second room is a spacious sitting room leading to the en-suite bathroom.
The Empire Rooms
Located off the central foyer, this room has lovely views overlooking the front gardens. It has a beautiful super king bedroom suite and period furnishings and includes a lovely en-suite bathroom.
This is a very romantic Victorian room with beautiful rose wallpaper and a super king-size bedroom suite and its own en-suite bathroom.
This comprises two inter-connecting rooms with lovely views over the front gardens. One room has a super king-size bedroom suite; the other one is a sitting room which leads to a lovely en-suite bathroom.
The East Wing
The East Wing consists of two separate Two Bedroom Suites, each with their own bathroom, and are decorated with a colonial influence.
The Dahlia and Forget-me-not Rooms comprise the two-bedroom Suite. They overlook the rear gardens. There are 2 Victorian iron Queen Beds. Both rooms have TV's and tea and coffee making facilities and share a private bathroom.
The Orchid Suite comprises the Orchid and Briar Rooms. The Orchid Room has a king-size bed and has a sitting room. The Briar room has a Queen-size bed. Both rooms have TV's and tea and coffee making facilities and share a large private bathroom with twin vanities.
The Pacific Rim Hostel at Highden
Adjacent to the Manor the Pacific Rim Hostel at Highden provides budget accommodation on 2 floors comprising singles, twins, and double rooms with shared amenities.