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          A luxury alternative nature retreat     

    Escape to the tranquil beauty of Tiger House Hermitage, nestled in the foothills of Havelock North. Originally a 110-year-old green concrete barn, Tiger House has been lovingly transformed into a haven of relaxation and creativity since spring 2018.

    Perched on a hill under majestic old trees, Tiger House boasts sweeping views of Hawkes Bay and abundant birdlife. Bask in all-day sun, revel in the quietude of our private setting, and look out to the snow-capped mountains on the horizon. As night falls, soak in the outdoor bath under a canopy of stars, cook with the regions fresh local produce in our fully equipped kitchen, or simply unwind by the crackling indoor fire.

    For those seeking extra privacy or traveling with companions, our charming stables have been converted into a cozy second bedroom/summer sleep-out. The stables is situated separately from the main barn, and offers a simple and rustic bedroom for an additional couple or friends, sharing the main barn'  bathroom facilities. 

    At Tiger House Hermitage, you'll have the entire barn to yourself, accessed via a private entrance and driveway. Surrounded by our expansive family property, adorned with beautiful old trees and teeming with birdlife, you'll feel a world away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Take a leisurely stroll down the country road to Birdwood's Gallery, a charming cafe and gallery nestled at the bottom of the paddock, offering a delightful blend of art and artisanal fare.

    Indulge in the serenity of Tiger House Hermitage, where luxury meets nature in perfect harmony.


    Welcome to your sanctuary in the heart of Hawkes Bay.

      Amenities & Services


      Unlimited Wi-Fi access.

      Fully stocked kitchen. 

      Large walk-in dressing room.

      Big beautiful bathroom and open Italian shower.

      Locally grown and produced breakfast provisions.

      High quality linen. 

      Swimming pool.

      Outdoor bath for soaking under the sky.

      Plenty of parking.

      Inhouse compendium with the local scoop on what's available in Hawkes Bay. 


      Some cool guests have been saying lately....

      "Tiger House is hands down the best B&B we have stayed in.
      The location is perfect, surrounded by beautiful fields and beautiful birds.
      Tiger House itself is full of amazing antique furniture and a big comfy cloud of a bed. It has everything thing you need for a relaxing stay. The outside bath is a particular favorite.
      It was exceptionally clean, warm at night and the continental breakfast was a great touch.
      We couldn't recommend this place enough, it was amazing."

      "If you want a weekend of relaxation this is the place to go! The unique and eclectic style makes you feel instantly relaxed and as if you are in a different country - less than 10 minutes from great restaurants and shops in nearby Havelock North. The plunge pool was great, as was the outdoor bath and loved the large open bathroom and dressing room ... felt very resort like.
      Fantastic selection of breakfast provisions and essentials in the cupboard.
      We will be back!

      "Tiger House is a hidden gem in Hawkes Bay. We enjoyed the accommodation and the quiet elevated rural setting which stays cool in the hot summer days.

      The locally sourced breakfast provisions were a nice touch and the pool was wonderful to cool off in and keep the kids entertained. We will be back."



      "Such a beautiful place to stay, with everything you need. Stunning conversion, amazing view, beautiful furnishings and ambiance - just gorgeous!!!"

      "A beautiful place to relax and unwind. with gorgeous views.
      Tiger House has everything you could want from soaking in the tub, cosy fireplace … along with a wonderful history of the restoration of the barn and all of Woodys wonderful items he had collected along his journeys. Thanks for sharing this beautiful place. Loved the ducks too😊."

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