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Mairenui Rural Retreat

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Business Type: Farmstay


Mairenui Rural Retreat is a three house farmstay complex nestled in the scenic hill country of the Rangitikei District, in the Central North Island of New Zealand. We offer three levels of farmstay accommodation - The Retreat, The Villa.

Address: 1019 Ruahine Rd, Mangaweka 4774, New Zealand Manawatu, Whanganui

Phone: view phone+6463825564


E-mail: send an e-mail


Built in 1885, The Villa was restored in 1995. It has up to five bedrooms, and can sleep 10 people. There is a small separate building (Te Whare) which can sleep 2 extra people if necessary. There is also a cot & a crib. An ensuite bathroom has just been added, and a private entrance from the verandah to the bedroom. 

We at Mairenui have tried to keep the Villa as close to the original as practicable - that means there is no TV or Music Stack, rather a small pool table, two open fires and a wood stove, a piano and lots of books, magazines & games.

However, to make life easier for our guests, we have provided an electric stove, refrigerator, freezer, and some electric blankets and heaters! Verandahs on two sides of the house provide plenty of room for relaxing on the comfortable seats in the sun. Croquet on the large lawn, petanque, a gas barbecue, a view down the valley and up to the Ruahine Ranges - what more could one ask for?

Breakfasts, lunches and evening meals are available by arrangement at an extra cost from The Homestead.


1019 Ruahine Rd, Mangaweka 4774

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