About Us


Irish hospitality in a Hawke’s Bay Haven

We (Emma & Colin), along with our little girl Ivy, took over at Meadowood in May 2017 and consider ourselves the current custodians of this little slice of Hawke’s Bay paradise.

Meadowood House was architecturally designed in 1934 as a replacement for the farm homestead devastated by the Napier earthquake in 1931. It was built to the latest Art Deco fashion by the Janette family, and has been passed through a series of very lucky owners since then. 

Meadowood is ideally situated off State Highway 50, between Napier and Hastings, and only 15 minutes from Hawke’s Bay airport. The wonderful wineries of Hawke’s Bay are on our doorstep, as are cycle trails, golf courses, markets, galleries, and so many more recreational options. Or simply stay on site and ramble across to Zeffer Cidery and sample some of their award-winning ciders on a typical hot Hawke’s Bay day. 

However you decide to pass your break in Hawke’s Bay, our goal now is to continue to preserve the history and serenity of Meadowood, while adding a little bit of fun to the property and share the pleasure that this site has to offer, with as many holiday makers and fun seekers as we can!!

Emma & Colin