Havelock House Bed & Breakfast Hosts
Your hosts Diana and Jeff
Jeff and Diana the hosts at your Havelock North bed and breakfast moved to New Zealand from England with their son Tom. Jeff is an engineer and worked for over 30 years on power stations; Jeff is keen on all sports and enjoys watching cricket at Napier, playing tennis and the occasional game of snooker.
Diana ran a successful farmhouse bed and breakfast in England. She has an extensive background in travel and tourism and has always worked in hospitality. Diana now enjoys being involved in the local community including Havelock North scouts, a 'gourmet' group and she set up the Hawke's Bay supper club for 'girls with spark'.
Diana and Jeff love their new surroundings and now run the bed and breakfast business together. They have gained a wealth of knowledge on places to visit and things to do in Hawke's Bay which they will be happy to share with you.
With Hawke's Bay known as "the fruit bowl of New Zealand" of course there are fruit and citrus trees in the 4 acres of garden which you are free to explore. Palm trees surround the swimming pool and there are lots of fragrant roses in the garden.
Havelock House history
Havelock House was built 20 years ago as a family home. At the time it was the talk of Hawke's Bay - the first $1 million dollar house to be built in Havelock North. Its colonial style takes its character from many older Bay properties - high ceilings, cornicing, cream paintwork, wide verandas and of course hints of Art Deco. With Diana and Jeff's skillful modernisation and decoration the property incorporates the best of both worlds, it is spacious and modern but retains its unique character.
Diana and Jeff's son Tom creates wine tables and custom wine barrel creations. These include wine tables, racks and bottle stands. Each product is hand crafted by Tom out of oak, recycled from old oak wine barrels. More of his work is featured on Tom's Tables
A stay at Havelock House Bed & Breakfast has been described by many new and returning guests as a real oasis - a place to come and relax. Diana and Jeff look forward to welcoming you to their Hawke's Bay Bed and Breakfast Havelock House.