Akaroa, New Zealand
Built in 1878 by a pair of British gardeners and ornithologists who saw great potential in situating their home on the sunny side of the Grehan Valley, Beaufort House was originally called “The Wilderness." An Akaroa landmark, the house is surrounded by a beautiful garden with many roses, camellias and magnolias planted by the original owners, along with a magnificent bunya-bunya tree. The house itself was built from totara, rimu, and matai woods with kauri doors that are still in place today. Extensive renovations have maintained the property’s historic integrity, creating a boutique bed and breakfast with five unique, luxurious rooms filled with antiques.
Beaufort House's spacious rooms reflect the character and charm of a bygone era, including fresh flowers from the garden and sumptuous tea stations. Each room is named for one of the home’s previous owners and features complimentary Wi-Fi, pillow-top beds with white Egyptian sheets, feather down pillows, pure New Zealand wool blankets, feather down comforters and quilts. Tranquil views overlook the vineyard, garden, hills or sea. Each room has a spacious en suite bathroom with fluffy Egyptian towels and natural New Zealand toiletries.