The Butler's Quarters

The Butler's Quarters

Pōrangahau, Hawke's Bay

The Butler's Quarters is located 10 minutes from Pōrangahau, and 1 hour and 30 minutes from Napier in the Hawke's Bay region.

The aptly named 'Butler's Quarters' is the creation of Andrew and Merys Butler. Originally an old shearers' quarters built in the early nineteen hundreds, the old building was derelict but had beautiful bones. The couple has spent many months bringing it back to life as a gorgeous off-grid escape.

Set at the top of a hill on a picturesque farm, large glass doors take in the stunning views. On a hot Hawkes' Bay day, open them up to enjoy easy access to the wrap-around deck.

The cabin has an open-plan living and kitchen space with a welcoming wood burner to keep you cosy for atmospheric winter stays. A hallway from the lounge space leads you past a bathroom, to a separate bedroom containing a comfortable super king-size bed. 

Outside, at the front of the cabin is an outdoor room. Sit with a morning coffee and watch the sun come up - or relax in the hanging chair with a good book. The outdoor bathtub is the place to be after dark - for stargazing under a mesmerizing night sky.

Enjoy the rolling farmland and native tree surroundings...all to yourself. You may even see the occasional wild deer roam past!

FROM $300 p/n

  • Sleeps 2

A $40 Single Night Surcharge applies on top of the nightly rate when booking a single night. You will need to add this charge during the booking process. The calendar below will specify where one-night bookings are allowed.


1030 Wimbledon Road, Pōrangahau 4292


The Butler's Quarters is located 10 minutes from Pōrangahau, and 1 hour and 30 minutes from Napier in the Hawke's Bay region.

To get there, follow the Google Map directions to Wimbledon Road. Watch out for the Dragon Electrical signage at the letterbox for 1030 to help you identify the entrance.

You will receive a pre-arrival email with detailed arrival instructions and your host's details 5-days prior to your stay.

Note: If you have booked within 5 days and haven't received a pre-arrival email shortly after booking, please email us at [email protected].

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  • eating and drinking

    The Butler's Quarters is self-catering. Just bring your own food and drink, and cook meals using the double-ring gas burner, microwave, toaster, electric kettle and BBQ provided in your kitchen. You'll find all the cutlery, crockery, pots and pans that you'll need.

    If you want a break from cooking at any stage, Wimbledon Pub, The Duke of Edinburgh local country pub and Wallingford Homestead are under a 20-minute drive away. Takeaways are available from Pōrangahau Dairy (10 minutes away) - including fish and chips, chicken and burgers etc.

    The nearest store for stocking up on food and supplies is Pōrangahau Dairy, 10 minutes away, or the supermarket at Waipukurau, 40 minutes away.

  • things to do

    The Butler's Quarters is restful, cosy, and perfect all year around. Light the fire and snuggle up on a winters day, or open the doors up to the stunning view and outdoor bath on a summer's day.

    There are board games, cards, and books available for your entertainment. 

    If you want to get out and about, take a scenic stroll through the bush on the farm, or drive 1-hour to the beautiful Waihi Falls. Play a round of golf at the Pōrangahau Golf Course. Or visit the Longest Place Name In The World.

    Is it a burning hot summer's day? There are PLENTY of beaches to kick back, tan and swim at - Pōrangahau Beach (20 minutes), Herbertville Beach (20 minutes) and Whangaehu Beach (35 minutes).

  • your hosts

    Your hosts at The Butler's Quarters are Andrew and Merys, their children Tomos, Tegan, and Taran, and pet dogs Mabli and Scooby.

    The family have lived on the property for four years since moving from Wales, UK.

    After traveling the world, Andrew and Merys decided their favourite place to be was the countryside. Their dream was to buy a farm, and after years of hard work, they finally bought their stunning Central Hawkes' Bay property. With 316 hectares of land and approximately 100 hectares of bush and pine forest, they farm 900 ewes and a 70 Angus cow herd. They are proud to be an entirely Carbon Neutral farming business.

    The original building for the Butler's Quarters dates back to the early 1900s. It was formerly used as the shearer's quarters by shearing gangs. The elders in the community are thrilled to see the old building back to its former glory...with a few adjustments!


  • "

    Lovely place to stay and unwind. The facilities were unique, clean, and tidy. The setting was lovely too - especially the night sky and bird life. Thank you for having us!


    - 28 Apr 2024

    1 / 12

  • "

    The Butler’s Quarters was a wonderful place to stay. It was peaceful, uniquely furnished, and like a little peek into rural New Zealand history.


    - 16 Apr 2024

    2 / 12

  • "

    We had the most amazing night away. Had everything we needed and could not have asked for a better host. We will definitely be back.


    - 12 Apr 2024

    3 / 12

  • "

    Lovely spot for a relaxing time with the bonus of no TV.


    - 09 Apr 2024

    4 / 12

  • "

    A beautiful secluded location, a warm and clean hut.


    - 03 Apr 2024

    5 / 12

  • "

    Outstanding setting for a quiet, peaceful break.


    - 01 Apr 2024

    6 / 12

  • "

    Great stay with everything you could need. Thoughtful touches, peaceful surroundings. Just loved it.


    - 26 Mar 2024

    7 / 12

  • "

    Lovely stay in a beautiful setting.


    - 18 Mar 2024

    8 / 12

  • "

    The Butler's Quarters was the perfect spot for rest and relaxation. Other than the fantastic accommodation set up, hearing the morepork calling at night was just something else, and then the cattle quietly mooing in the morning was just beautiful. Thank you so much for a wonderful stay.


    - 12 Mar 2024

    9 / 12

  • "

    Lovely stay here. The hosts were most accommodating with our last minute booking. A lot of privacy that overlooked the beautiful scenery. Would stay here again!


    - 27 Feb 2024

    10 / 12

  • "

    The Butler’s Quarters was the perfect escape from our usually busy city lives. A beautifully serene setting that allowed for total tranquility and relaxation.


    - 23 Feb 2024

    11 / 12

  • "

    The Butler’s Quarters is a well-designed 'tiny home' on a hilltop location in a quiet corner of the farm. There are wonderful views of the surrounding countryside, and it was so peaceful just relaxing on the deck, listening to the wind in the surrounding totara. Having an evening soak in the outdoor bath and watching the night sky appear was magical. All you can see of civilisation is a farm track in the distance. I highly recommend The BQ as a relaxing getaway.


    - 14 Dec 2023

    12 / 12

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