We fell for this beautiful homestead in 2007 and commenced a major restoration to bring Naurea Homestead back to her former glory, introducing new elements to create a modern lifestyle for our family.
Now we want to share Naurea Homestead Bed & Breakfast so that others can also enjoy this peaceful haven away from city life.
Through our world travels, we've developed a passion for generous hospitality, providing simple and delicious home-grown food from our spray free gardens and paddocks, to share with our guests.
Welcome to our rural paradise
~ Katy & Barry McLaughlin ~
Naurea Homestead is a historic 107 year old homestead located in Patutahi, just 10 minutes northwest of Gisborne.
Rich in history, our homestead was built for Archdeacon William Herbert Williams with his grandfather, Bishop William Williams, one of New Zealand's key missionaries, who was the first to grow grapes in Tairawhiti for use in alter wine.
Herbert Williams, who established Te Rau Press, campaigned with Sir Āpirana Ngata for the recognition of Māori language as a subject for study in the University of New Zealand, with the study of Māori becoming eligible for a degree of bachelor of arts in 1928.
Herbert Williams edited the first Maori Dictionary along with his father Leonard Williams and his grandfather William Williams.