At a GlancePoplars 1 is a very comfortable 4 bedroom ensuited retreat luxuriously appointed with high-end furnishings, bedding and fabrics. It has a large convivial kitchen at the heart of the property – perfect for chef enthusiasts.
With a beautiful sun-drenched north facing window seat, it is the perfect spot to read a book on a winters day. The outdoor pool & spa lounge seating area has one of our most impressive views across the valley and out to Te Mata Peak. It is a short walk down to the communal tennis court at Poplars Upstream.
LocationKahuranaki Road, Havelock North.
CapacityUp to eight people in four king bedrooms, each with ensuite.
Rate$1800 p/night for 4 bedrooms (1st Feb- 14th Dec)
$2000 p/night for 4 bedrooms (15th Dec - 31st Jan & Easter)
Check in/outCheck-in: 3.00pm | Check-out: 11.00am
Minimum Rental2 night minimum
3 night minimum Statutory Holidays
4 night minimum + peak rates Easter weekend
Christmas/New Year bookings: 7 night minimum stay or by negotiation.
PaymentVisa and Mastercard accepted - Sorry no Amex or Diners
A valid credit card is required to secure and confirm all bookings regardless of payment method.
Terms and Cancellations
Bookings cancelled prior to 90 days from arrival the 40% deposit is refunded in full.
Bookings cancelled between 90 and 30 days of arrival the 40% deposit is refunded less the $250 booking fee.
Bookings cancelled within 30 days of arrival 100% of total is charged.
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Up to eight people in four king bedrooms, each with ensuite. Two rooms can split into twin share.
LCD large flat screen smart TV with Sky. Wireless Broadband Internet Connection with Starlink. Sonos sound system (and portable system for outside).
A fully equipped kitchen, complete with dishwasher, gas hobs, electric oven and microwave. Gas BBQ.
Full laundry with washing machine, dryer and ironing facilities.
Located within easy walking distance is an all-weather tennis court with lighting for night use - as a guest you are very welcome to play on this during your stay. Tennis rackets and balls provided.
Private pool and spa pool (heated for Labour weekend – end of Easter). Spa pool all year round. Separate outdoor verandas and dining area. Flat sheltered grassed areas.
Carport for guests to use and EV charger.
Generous bedrooms with bathrooms, dressing rooms, toiletries and luxurious robes.
Open indoor fire.
$25 per porta-cot and $15 per highchair.
Poplars 1 is also located in the beautiful Tuki Tuki River Valley. It is up a private driveway on farmland above the river with spectacular views across the river to the entire ridgeline of Te Mata Peak. While totally secluded, it is just 15 minutes drive from Havelock North, situated 4 kms upstream (west) from the Red Bridge which crosses the Tuki Tuki River.
During your stay you can also enjoy a premium selection of Black Barn wines.
We have a selection of mini bar items stocked in the retreat for your convenience. If there is a Black Barn wine we don't have in your retreat just let us know and we will have it ready for your arrival.
- BBV NV Brut
- BBV 2020 Pinot Gris
- BBV 2020 Barrel Fermented Chardonnay
- BBV 2022 Rosé
- BBV 2020 Syrah
- Garage Project Beer – Pale Ale & Hāpi Daze
- Antipodes Still and Sparkling Water
There is great trout fishing right at your doorstep - or we can provide a guide to take you a little further afield. You can also enjoy river swimming (walking distance from Poplars 1), kayaking and extensive walking trails. Cape Kidnappers, recognised as one of the worlds great Golf courses is 20 minutes down stream. The beautiful Waimarama and Ocean beaches are 20 minutes to the east. There are wineries and restaurants all within minutes of the gate. Havelock North with its great shopping, delis, antiques and food supplies is 10 minutes away. A full compendium to local restaurants and attractions will be in the retreat when you arrive, we also offer a wide range of activities that we are more than happy to arrange on your behalf. You can also view our compendium below.
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Four king sized bedrooms with ensuites. Two king rooms can be split for twin occupancy. First mornings breakfast provisions supplied. The minimum stay is two nights and sorry, no pets and no smoking indoors. No fireworks are permitted.