The farm is a 1200 acre sheep farm inherited from John's parents and we've recently completed building the retreat for your enjoyment. If you haven't seen the show, you can watch the Grand Designs episode that follows the build of our home.
The top 300 acres of land is reserved for hunting as part of our pest control management of wild pigs and cattle. We also have a trapping program to deal with possums, rates and feral cats.
25 acres of land is covered in native bush that's over 150 years old with a walk for you to explore and enjoy the area. Among the trees you'll see are kōpī, karamu, black punga, lancewoods, mahoe, terehina, our very own Chatham Islands Christmas tree and an abundance of native ferns. You're also likely to encounter the Chatham Islands parakeet, warblers, pīwakawaka, tūī and kererū.