About Us


Irish hospitality in a Hawke’s Bay Haven

We (Emma & Colin), took over at Meadowood in May 2017 and consider ourselves the current custodians of this little slice of Hawke’s Bay paradise. We’re also very lucky to be able to bring up our two little kids, Ivy and Ross, on such a glorious country property, with plenty of trees to climb and hide in!

Meadowood House was architecturally designed in 1934 and built in three stages over an 11-year period. 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

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What our guests say about us…

“This weekend was truly one of the most peaceful, relaxing and beautiful weekends we’ve had in a long time. We will hold the memories made here with us forever.”

Joel & Tory, April 2019

“Thank you so much, we LOVED staying here. We feel so relaxed and refreshed - we would definitely love to come back again.”

Divya & Mohit, Auckland, April 2019

To read some more comments from guests who have stayed at Meadowood, please click here.