Black Barn Wine Retreats


INTOSOL is constantly scouting out new, extravagant luxury destinations around the world. We are searching for those places that transcend the expectations of even our most discerning customers.


In New Zealand we have discovered the Black Barn – a hotel that charms the soul and is a paradise for wine connoisseurs and individualists. A traditional vineyard, the Black Barn Wine Retreat offers nine individual and highly comfortable accommodation units that allow you to self-supply should you wish read more » to do so.


However, no two units are alike. The setting, facilities and design vary – you will need to make a hard call which unit to take. The surroundings are magnificently beautiful and the favourable climate permits you to explore at your leisure.


In fact, there are so many enchanted places and hideaways on the large wine-growing property that time flies. A good place to start is the popular and cosy Black Barn Bistro.


Settle down to enjoy the charming ambience and delicacies amidst the vineyards. The large terrace offers breathtaking views of the scenic surroundings, tempting you to follow lunch with another glass of wine.


The courtyard, ancient vines climbing the buildings all around, is another of those highly romantic spots. Sip another glass or –for the best use of the romantic flair- propose to your loved one or arrange for the wedding ceremony to take place in the courtyard.


The luxurious Black Barn Wine Retreats: Set most gracefully amidst the vineyards, the luxurious cottages are first-choice for a private ambience in a stunningly beautiful setting. Welcome to the Hawke’s Bay region, New Zealand!


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The Black Barn Hotel’s exceptional accommodation options spoil you with choice. All of the nine units sport unique flair and finest comforts.


The cottages are spaced generously apart to ensure absolute read more » privacy and are surrounded by vineyards, olive, almond and citrus trees. Inhale the fragrant air and look forward to fabulous days in New Zealand at the Black Barn.


In the east, snow-capped mountains form the backdrop. Turn around and you will be looking at lush river valleys and the ocean in the distance – a nature paradise par excellence!


Of course, the facilities leave nothing to be desired: Modern amenities are underpinned by thoughtful details like a barbecue and a couple of courtesy mountain bikes for every cottage.


A fine choice, the Rush Cottage charms its guests with a romantic setting amidst the vineyards. Reach up to pluck a few plums or lemons from the trees or cuddle up in front of the blazing fireplace.


The Beach House, as you might imagine, is located directly on Waimarama Beach. The Beach House is the perfect options for those that enjoy an early morning swim and watching the surf roll in.


The Summerlee is just right accommodation for large families and groups of friends. Eight bedrooms and four bathrooms feature every luxury and comfort imaginable.


Nestling within the picturesque river valley Tuki Tuki, the River House boasts a private swimming pool. The neighbouring cottage, the Black Dog Cottage charms the eyes and pleases the senses with its elaborate design.



And last but not least, the three Riverside Lodges, numbered 4, 5 and 6, offer everything you might need and more. The Black Barn Hotel in the Hawke Bay region – come and see for yourself!


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Set on a vast property, it comes as no surprise that the activity programme at the Black Barn Hotel is generously diverse and plentiful.


Above all else, the Hawke’s Bay region is paradise for wine read more » connoisseurs and a regular trip down into the wine cellars rewards you with excellent Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.


Those that prefer a white wine are well advised to sample the delicious Chardonnays and Sauvignon Blancs. It is a local tradition to harvest by hand – and the hand-selected grapes result in a quality that you can taste.


The scenic village Havelock North is only a few minutes away and well worth a visit. Every Saturday a market is being held: sample the local produce, savour the smells and aromas and relish the charming ambience.


Of course, the best start into a new sunny day is a long, leisurely stroll through the rolling vineyards. And later, at night, visit the amphitheatre for a play or music performance.


The amphitheatre can also be booked for your private celebrations or business events. Moreover, outside the regular opening hours, the art gallery is the perfect venue for a dinner party.


The Hawke’s Bay nature is stunning. A long guided hike introduces you to New Zealand’s great natural diversity and takes you to lovely spots on lonely trails.


Alternatively, try your hand at fly fishing – it requires some practise and skill! Or improve you handicap on the nearby golf course. And then, of course, you also need to spend some time on the beach to enjoy sun, sand and sea! Welcome to the Black Barn Hotel!


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