Blake House is a well-appointed private villa which sits high on a promontory overlooking the Taharua River. The house is one of three unique accommodation options on Poronui’s 16-000 acre private estate, situated 40 minutes from Taupo.
Renowned architect John Blair, designed the house to reflect New Zealand’s pioneering lifestyle. The central living space includes two expansive lounges with soaring cathedral ceilings and huge open fireplaces, a well-equipped kitchen, dining space, plus cosy library and den. Four spacious master bedrooms each with its own ensuite bathroom, and an additional two bunkrooms make it perfect for groups of 4 to 16 guests.
Choose the full-service option and let Poronui look after your every need (includes the services of a private chef, butler and daily housekeeping) or the self-catered option of private villa with add-on services.
Blake House guests have access to the property’s Stables area including Snooker Room with a full-sized antique English billiard table and two distinguished dining locations. Also located in this complex is the gym, underground wine cellar, sauna and massage treatment rooms.
Ask about their world famous additional activities such as fly fishing and horse trekking; as well as dining options to add on to your Blake House stay.
At Poronui there is nothing that you have to do, but plenty that you can do. The property is a wonderful outdoor playground with more than 100 miles of roads and tracks that wind their way through the hills, virgin beech forest, open grassland and along the streams for exploring the native bush and wilderness. Fish for superb brown and rainbow trout in pristine waters, or discover the hauntingly beautiful landscape on horseback or mountain bike. Assisted by your personal guide, try your hand at deer stalking, eeling, sporting clays, field archery, air rifle shooting or unique Maori cultural experiences. After a day of activity, relax in the sauna or steam room, have a massage or simply curl up in front of the fire with a good book.
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