Corbett House is located in a tranquil, country landscape. This Heritage category B home has extensive gardens set in one hectare of lush farmland. This beautiful example of Arts and Crafts style architecture is unique to the area. Immerse yourself in this character home from the early twenties, while still enjoying all modern conveniences. This extensive property is surrounded by beautiful specimen trees including native kauri, rimu and titoki with many trees over 95 years old. A charming house, built on two levels has a warm welcome awaiting our guests. The large private section attracts a large number of native birdlife including kaka, tui and wood pigeon. The totally private back section of the property has a large verandah where our guests can choose to relax and enjoy the extensive views of the paddocks where our flock of Awapawa sheep graze. We also have a busy brood of free range hens supplying us with eggs.
Corbett House or "The Big House", as it is locally known is situated in the peaceful rural village of Hikutaia. Just a 10 minute drive to Paeroa, a 20 minute drive to Thames and a 1 hour drive to the Coromandel Peninsula. This heritage homestead began construction around 1922 and was completed around 1925, when electricity came to Hikutaia.
Corbett House has old world charm with all the modern comforts. Some of our facilities include:
- Full size 12ft billiards table
- Free WIFI access throughout the house
- Cosy wood burner in winter
- Cedar hot tub with a weather proof sliding roof
- Summer swimming pool with outdoor lounging areas
- An extensive veranda for relaxation or sunny breakfast dining
- Flat screen TV with Sky sports, in the shared lounge next to billiards room
- Bicycles available for free on the near by Hauraki Rail Trail
- Extensive reading library
All bookings are inclusive of a full cooked or continental breakfast. You can read more about our breakfast offerings on our breakfast page here. We offer our guests tea, coffee and a range of home made baking upon arrival between 2-4pm only.
There is a tea and coffee station in the breakfast room where guest can help themselves to beverages throughout the day.
A small guest fridge is also available for you to keep your own food and drink in.
We have three different rooms for you to choose from all featuring Corbett Houses' unique charm and character. Each with beautifully preserved heritage features and gorgeous views over the grounds. Choose from the Kauri, Rimu or the Titoki room, all named after the native New Zealand trees found throughout the property.
All our bookings include a full cooked or continental breakfast. Our breakfast room has french doors which lead onto the back verandah, which is flooded with the early morning sun. This is the ideal place to sit and enjoy the views overlooking the beautiful gardens and grazing sheep in the surrounding paddocks.