Located in a tranquil rural setting in the lush Waikato region of New Zealand, the beautifully renovated Foxgloves Bed and Breakfast is an escape to the country. This traditional Victorian homestead, surrounded by rolling farmlands, takes you back to a bygone era where time stands still and you wake to the sound of bird song, farm animals and the smell of a good country style breakfast. Tony, your host and co-owner of Foxgloves has a reputation and passion for cooking up a storm.
Do you fancy breakfast on the verandah with freshly squeezed orange juice? Perhaps free range eggs, local Pokeno bacon, home baked bread and a strong brew of coffee?
Foxgloves is an hour from Auckland Airport by car, offering an easy weekend escape for those seeking a respite of peace and tranquillity or to nourish and replenish the soul. A hot tub and stars beyond the city lights -- perfect for a romantic getaway.
With many outdoor activities available nearby, including walks, hiking, beaches, markets and cafes (refer to our Activities section), Foxgloves is the perfect vacation stopover or base for a longer stay.
Some of Foxgloves features:
- Own en-suite
- Tea and coffee making facilities
- Continental or cooked breakfasts
- A shared guest lounge and dining room
- A spa pool
- Dinner available by arrangement
- An organic vegetable garden
- Large library of DVD’s
An old grass tennis court is home to free range chickens who provide a constant supply of fresh eggs. Friendly goats Amy and Jack are often seen meandering the back paddocks along with Lambchops and Rambo, the pet sheep.
Our Back Story
Tony and Cheryl decided to make a move to the country once their youngest child "flew from the coop". Their "escape" has delivered a truly unexpected and amazing experience that they hope you will come along to discover for yourselves.
As a residential builder for 30 years Tony's aspirations to work on his own historical property became a dream come true with the purchase of this late 1800's homestead. Renovation and maintenance of its ornate fixtures and features blend building with art, bringing Tony much pleasure as he crafts beauty for all to enjoy.
As an accountant, redesign and renovation of the home has given Cheryl the opportunity to express a pent up creative side. Combining artistic flair with a great deal of research into "all things Victorian", Cheryl has created an exquisite oasis that must be experienced to be appreciated.
The name Foxgloves is driven primarily by the couple's love of fox terriers, of which they have three - Pluto, Baxter and Rocky. For the dog lover, these chaps will quickly find their way into your heart with their cheeky antics. Cheryl keeps a close eye on visitors as many try to sneak a dog or two into their car "to go".