We offer homemade bread, preserves, and spreads, fresh or toasted muesli, fresh yogurt, both dairy and dairy-free, seasonal selection of fresh fruit or bottled fruit as season permits.
We use our own fresh fruits and vegetables when in season and homemade preserves ensure our table is full of locally sourced, natural produce all year round.
Cooked breakfast can be done on request, please order the day before.
You are welcome to relax and unwind in the spa pool, set in the back garden.
This model is lower allowing easier access for everyone while eliminating the need for steps that become hazardous when wet.
The open plan of the spa is comfortable as there are no restrictive seating positions, there are however seating pads and the same level of bubble action.
Blockhouse Bay Beach
Our beautiful home is only a short walk away from Blockhouse Bay Beach. The perfect setting to enjoy a morning stroll, watching the sunrise with a coffee in hand.
Indoor and Outdoor Dining
We have a cozy indoor dining area along with a spacious outdoor area, great for entertaining and having a sit down meal.
In-house Massage Service
Treat yourself to a relaxing aromatherapy massage when you stay at Dovecote House.
Enjoy some family time or a drink in our tranquil garden surrounded by nature and wildlife.
Natural, locally sourced produce
We use our own fresh fruits and vegetables, when in season and homemade preserves ensure our table is full of locally sourced, natural produce all year round.
We are taking steps to ensure we are reducing our carbon footprint on the planet.
All bathroom amenities are made right here in NZ so that has reduced our carbon footprint. The amenity bottles are all biodegradable. Partly used bottles can be taken away with you in the ‘goodie’ bag.
We encourage you to play your part in the way you use our precious energy and water supplies and ask that you dispose of all rubbish responsibly. The bin in the dining room is split, meaning recycling is on one side and the other for rubbish. All food scraps except bones can be composted.
If you are happy to use your towel again, please hang it on the bathroom rack. We will refresh your towel every second day. If you require a clean towel before that, please leave the dirty towel on the bathroom floor.
We collect rainwater for watering the garden. In the very hot summer months, we will use sprinklers when needed. We have changed all of our power garden tools over to battery-operated so minimizing the use of fossil fuels.
To help reduce the use of plastic bags, we have put a shopping bag in your wardrobe for you to use when you go to the supermarket. We also use compostable bags where possible.
We have bees on the property, producing honey and our vegetable garden and fruit trees produce some of the vegetables and fruit we need for breakfast.
We use glass jars for bottling our products and they are reused each bottling season.
Our latest initiative is composting all of the cardboard that comes from packaging. Any polystyrene is dropped off at Mitre 10, they are taking it for free to recycle.
Any suggestions to improve our sustainability practices are greatly appreciated.