Hololio House - Historic Homestead at Clevedon Polo Club
Hololio House – Historic Homestead at Clevedon Polo Club
Experience a different side of New Zealand from the comfort of this historic, 1892 homestead! Relaxed, spacious, and lovingly restored, this lovely five-bedroom home spreads across 2400 square feet at the Hololio Polo Club, which is run by the owners in the summer. Equestrian lovers will jump at the chance to stay in this stunning home, and everyone else will love the prosperous location in charming Clevedon.
You’ll love the interior design of this lovely homestead, charmingly furnished with a mixture of antiques and restored and upcycled furniture. Spend leisurely afternoons lounging in the sun-filled living room, furnished with incredibly comfortable feather-filled sofas. The rustic, brick fireplace will keep you warm when the nights get a bit cooler as you take in the rural landscapes through large windows. The décor features a plethora of lovely artwork to brighten up the space.
The living room opens directly up to the dining room, where you’ll find a gorgeous antique French table that’s perfect for a celebration. The kitchen itself is relaxed, exuding country comfort while still offering state of the art amenities to work with. A new French door Fisher and Paykel refrigerator provides plenty of room for family feast preparation. The old Irish Stanley wood burner keeps the kitchen warm, and you can even cook on it if you wish! The kitchen looks out over the polo fields and opens up to an expansive, north-facing veranda, where you’ll find comfortable alfresco seating and a barbecue grill.
You’ll find five lovely bedrooms to choose from during your stay. Each is decorated in the same classic style as the rest of the home, combining elegance and rural charm to pamper you endlessly. One room features a super king-sized bed, while the next four have a queen and a twin. The final twin bedroom has an additional roll-out for children or extra guests.
During your stay, the Hololio pool will be available for your use. This spectacular limestone pool has a pebbled bottom and is surrounded by greenery, keeping the space serene and secluded. Relaxed and glamorous at the same time, you’ll adore soaking up the sun and splashing in the waves.
Hololio House was built for the Munro family, the first Pakeha settlers of the land in the 1880s. It features a timeless beauty you won’t get enough of, surrounded by natural splendor on all sides. All guests will have access to seven kilometers of river walking trails, and in the summer, the owners run the Hololio Polo Club and polo yard. Guests can expect to see polo three times a week. In the winter, the hosts run sheep, with some 700 lambs grazing from the river plain from April to October.
Clevedon itself is the perfect serene getaway for those looking for a bit of a thrill with their relaxation. Close to beaches, mountain bike routes, three magnificent regional parks, and so much more, you’ll never run out of things to do. The village is small and offers undeniable charm, with a local pub and delicious local restaurants to try. You’re just a short walk away from the Sunday farmer’s market, an absolute must for any visitor!
Experience true rural luxury at this historic Auckland homestead!
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Private Residence with 2 levels
5 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2400 square feet, 223 square meters
King, Queen + Twin, Queen + Twin, Queen + Twin, and Full + Twin
14 guests maximum
Auckland International Airport - AKL
35 minutes by car
Hololio Polo Fields and Wairoa River Plain views!
Pets Welcome Upon Approval
Not Handicap Accessible
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Activities of Interest
- Wine Country
- Equestrian - Clevendon is an equestrian center, with your gorgeous home overlooking polo fields. The city offers plenty of opportunities for you to join in.
- Whitford Park Golf Club (10 minute drive) - Enjoy a round of golf on this sweeping 18-hole course.
- Waitawa Regional Park (15 minute drive) - Amazing scenery awaits you on the trails at this regional park.
- Duder Regional Park (15 minute drive) - This coastal park offers leisurely hikes with stunning views of the sea.
Places of Interest
- Clevedon Village Farmers Market (2 minute walk) - On Sunday mornings, this farmer's market offers the best seasonal produce, pastries, and snacks.
- Hunua Falls (15 minute drive) - This spectacular waterfall offers quite the sight cascading down.
- Tawhitokino Beach (25 minute drive) - Experience the unspoiled beauty of one of Auckland's top ten "secret beaches."
- Auckland (40 minute drive) - An adventure capital, Auckland offers a plethora of activities to uncover.