In the late 1800s, Holme Station Homestead was the beating heart of one of New Zealand's first and largest pioneer farms, stretching from the Pacific Ocean across the plains to the foothills of the majestic Southern Alps.
The farm's founder was Edward Elworthy, from Somersetshire, in England. In 1864, whilst managing sheep farms in Australia, he heard of the Crown opening up good land for sale in South Canterbury, New Zealand.
The current owners acquired Holme Station in 2002, and decided to restore this important historical icon to her former glory. After an extensive refurbishment, the homestead and grounds have been returned to their rightful place as one of the leading country residences.
The bedrooms at Holme Station Homestead retain their original elegance. Beautiful and tranquil, these rooms feature fine fabrics, furnishings and use colour to accentuate the old world glamour of the rooms, making them an ideal place to retreat to at the end of the day. The house has a range of rooms including 8 super king size bedrooms, two king singles and two childrens rooms. The Homestead has 6 bathrooms, three with bathtubs. Each bathroom has underfloor heating and features a large spacious shower.
With four lounges, reception area, dining room, seven fireplaces and a games room, there are plenty of options for both relaxing and entertaining. Holme Station Homestead today embraces visitors warmly - taking them to an earlier time of elegance, peace and comfort, allowing a privileged insight into times gone by.