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+64 (0)210320176
+64 (0)78880911
80 Waghorn Road
Waharoa Waikato 3474 New Zealand

"housewithnonails" immerses you in the homely feel we have created.

Hand hewn Beams fastened with tree nails provide a unique architecture.

Parquet wood floors, stone inglenook fireplace, a character kitchen reminiscent of a Welsh cottage

lime plastered walls, leather suits, sheepskin rugs beneath feet and wool throws at hand.

7 king size beds, 2 x single and 2x fold out sofas over three floors.

A loft space over countryside views.

A second floor rooms vista through a large glass solarium

and a private family wing looking into North Islands tallest waterfall and Mount Te Aroha.

housewithnonails has a story!!!

Crafted from local trees by Dewi, your host, showcases traditional joinery etched with his mallet and chisel.

You stay with the craftsman in his Barn.

A copper sink from the cowshed, a chestnut dresser of clay pottery, a totara fencepost mantel over the stone inglenook fireplace.

Cast your eye through the Barn out over the lush green fields and into the spectacular ancient Kaimai Mamaku State forest mountain range.

Hidden under its presence amongst the pastoral farmland is one of 22 Great rides Haurakirailtrail, wheeling you on a leisurely family nature ride.

Drop into the converted dairy factory cafe at Cafe 77 in the tiny historic village of Mamaku and transverse the state of the art rock climbing venue hidden within.

Onwards to enjoy a slow luncheon at the Old Forge Kitchen set under Mount Te aroha offering authentic " paddock to plate" cuisine on the trail.

Onwards still further and Paddle your way up the Waihou river with Adventure Te Aroha , a self guided Kayak and stand up paddle Board our of the region by waterway.

Throw a dart whilst eating fish n chips in the old Palace Hotel, a historic treasure old watering hole, with its Grand tavern Balcony.

These iconic buildings of once an Edwardian spa town sets the stage for the premiere movie THE GONE, featuring Mount Te Aroha as Mt Affinity in a new Irish New Zealand film.

Climb Mount Te Aroha 5 hour return trip and and discover spectaular views as sen in the movie, including walking through the Wairongomai Valley 1880s gold history.

A great 5 day cycle track ride continues haurakirailtrail along a historic railway line between Thames Waihi Te Aroha and Matamata,

197 kms through fertile Waikato dairy plains.

Soak in rare warm natural mineral waters at the foothills of New Zealands original spa town .

being individually body wrapped and massaged with beauty treatments beside.

feel pampered, relaxed refreshed!!!!

Our hidden local knowledge gem is at Opal Hot springs, after climbing North islands tallest ancient waterfall bushwalk called Wairere falls.

Soak in the historic Ramaroa pool- an outdoor mineral ( 40C ) geothermal river surrounded by Bamboo all to your private selves. a real gem!!!!

Return to the housewithnonails and let us transport you into a rustic dining experience under the stars.

we light up the asadero fireplace

Lowering New Zealand grassfed tomahawk steaks onto the heat, we cook on fire!!!

Dining under the old beamwork on rustic boards with chimichurri sauce made fresh from the raised kitchen beds, by candlelight.

The firepits are stoked and blankets offered to wrap up warm and sip spicey mulled wine poached in the crock pot for ambience.

Groups are welcome to use this magic space for their private occasions within a hand hewn Barn countryside aesthetic.

For those who need a little provincial boutique shopping Peroa offers the " antique capitol of New Zealand", whilst Tirau offers Nottinghills Interior design trail.

Guests love " Over the Moon" cheese adventure at Putaruru from locally sourced goat, sheep, cow and even Buffalo milk.

Transported into a walk to the Blue Spring along the Waihou Walkway , to find trout swimming in the crystal clear waters, filtered over a 100 years is stunning.

so much to do and not enough time, this is the local attractions.

Eco Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari a hidden world of wetland, old growth Forests and native birdlife, an ancient forest sanctuary for endangered species.

Lunch in Cambridge for its charming cafes, gourmet food and galleries before a wider afield toursim look at the area at the world renown Hamilton Gardens.

Thats before you plunge into a Hobbit world of lush shire pastures

being guided through the Hobbiton Movie set,

said to be the only " live " set because they hang hobbit clothes on Hobbit lines, and light Hobbit fireplaces, and tend the Hobbit Garden daily!!!!

if you can get in, do the Hobbit Banquet Feast at dusk, fit for a Hobbit, with tables heaving with Hobbit fare.

Still more !!!

Decide to stay at housewithnonails several days and use it as your base to explore geothermal geyserlands at Rotorua, white beaches at Tauranga

Our hidden gem is to tell our guests to do the evening glow worm kayak tour beginning at lake McLaren,

day turns to night up a canyon at its head, and marvel at millions of bright green glow worms clinging to the cliffs.

Another favourite local knowledge package we share with our guests came from another guest living on Te Anga Road, Waitomo.

Everyone loves the caves, a major attraction but did you know there are hidden natural wonders along the road,

including Mangapohue Natural bridge, Piripiri Cave and Maropkopa Falls and the beach. This is a raw New Zealand day trip at its very best!!!!

we could go on and on, suffice to say, come and stay,

using the Hand hewn Barn stay as your base and let us match your interests and passion for sight seeing central North Island New Zealand.

Blue skies with waving green fields and a waterfall cascading through the mountain range awaits you to be enjoyed.

Wind down and feel better just soaking in the country chic interior.

Jen and Dewi have been living here in Wardville district as long as they can remember and know the Waikato region like the back of their hand.

The name "housewithnonails" storytells their very unique crafted home where hand hewn tree nails fasten rustic beams.

A barn experience awaits you with complementary robes in rooms and bathroom accessories.

The private lawn opens up to sounds of nature and cows chewing their cud for you to soak in at your leisure.

All room rates are offered with a choice of a free continental breakfast , or an english cooked breakfast for $20


We want you to make the very most of the stunning scenery and activities Waikato has to give you,

including Hobbiton Movie Set, Kaimai National Park bush, rivers and waterfalls.

Our central North Island location is perfect for us to curate you 1-2-3 day itineraries to geyserlands, beaches and our best kept secrets.

We love to share this local knowledge so just ask for " Jen and Dewis ten best recommendations" .

"housewithnonails retreat is ready to utterly pamper you.

Property Features

  1. Fire Place
  2. In House Movies
  3. Iron/Ironing Board
  4. Full Kitchen
  5. Free WiFi
  6. Seasonal Kitchen Garden
  7. Library
  8. TV
  9. Fresh linen supplied
  10. Children Play Area
  11. WiFi Internet
  12. Garden
  13. Broadband Internet Access
  14. Shared Bathroom Facilities
  15. Free Parking
  16. Laundry Service
  17. Guest Laundry
  18. Interconnecting Rooms

Accommodation Details


The Wing - Standard Rate

The Wing - Standard Rate Book

Standard rates for this room

  • Sleeps 5
  • Room 1: 1 Sofa bed, 1 Single bed and 2 King beds
  • shared Bathroom

  • 2.0 m²
  • Mountain view
  • Non-smoking


Kingpost Room-Double room with shared bathroom - Standard Rate

Kingpost Room-Double room with shared bathroom - Standard Rate Book

Standard rates for this room

  • Sleeps 2
  • Room 1: 1 King bed
  • shared Bathroom

  • Mountain view
  • Non-smoking


Middle Room- Double room with shared bathroom - Standard Rate

Middle Room- Double room with shared bathroom - Standard Rate Book

The middle room has a queen size bed and shared bathroom.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Countryside view
  • Non-smoking


Sunny Room-Double room or twin with extra bed - Standard Rate

Sunny Room-Double room or twin with extra bed - Standard Rate Book

  • Sleeps 3
  • Room 1: 1 Sofa bed and 1 Super king bed
  • 2 Bathrooms

  • 1.0 m²
  • Garden view
  • Non-smoking


The Loft - Standard Rate

The Loft - Standard Rate Book

Standard rates for this room

  • Sleeps 3

Entire house - Enquiry Only Book

housewithnonails is our unique hand hewn Barn home in Central rural North Island New Zealand.

It showcases the art of Timberframing , where the owner hosts Dewi and Jen Roberts
milled and crafted their stunning raw architectural home with local resources when they were in their twenties,
later we created a boutique accomodation inviting small groups up to 15 to gather with a purpose.
Family , friends, groups gather for a night or weekend for a private gathering or for several nights to explore the Waikato region rich in experiences and attractions.

Set in a tranquil rural spot close to the Kaimai Mamaku state forest, the Barn offers access to day bush walks, cycling 1 of 22 great rides on Haurakirailtrail .
Hobbiton movie set is the regions star attraction. Climb Wairere Falls for its panoramic views over the plains , soak privately in a hot thermal river pool a t Opal hot springs.

Sit under the stars around the firepit back at the Barn each night planning another day trip out to boutique shop in Cambridge and Tirau, wander Hamilton city gardens, see Rotorua geothermal playgrounds, stroll the white beaches of the Bay of Plenty, take a kyack river adventure on the karapiro, explore the karangahake gorge rich in gold mining history and more. You can easily fill a week oand return to your tranquil location gathering privately to retreat with nature.

Enjoy self catering in our generously equipped spacious Barn with use of an outdoor Asador fireplace to cook over fire.

housewithnonailshas developed a unique ASADOR FIRE cooked dinner exeprience. Owner, timberframer, hosts Jen and Dewi present an argentinian outdoor fire cooking tomahawk steaks over hot embers . This rustic dinner served on boards under the stars or in the breezeway at the long table invites you to their table in the GARDEN BY CANDLELIGHT. By enquiry only.
Firepits available
Contact housewithnonails to see if your specified dates are available.

  • Sleeps 15
  • Room 1: 2 King beds
  • Room 2: 1 King bed
  • Room 3: 1 Queen bed
  • Room 4: 1 King bed
  • Room 5: 1 Single bed and 2 King beds
  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Mountain view
  • Non-smoking
  1. Dishwasher
  2. Large Balcony/Terrace
  3. Pots and pans
  4. Instant hot water
  5. Dining room seats
  6. Outdoor Setting
  7. Telephone
  8. Foam pillows
  9. Chargeable WiFi
  10. Towels
  11. DVD Player
  12. Ceiling Fans
  13. Free movies/video
  14. Silverware/utensils
  15. List of movie channels available
  16. Oven
  17. Laundry Facilities
  18. Free Toiletries
  19. Sitting area
  20. Dish-cleaning supplies
  21. Electric Blanket
  22. Television
  23. Fridge
  24. Childrens Entertainment Area
  25. Low bathroom sink
  26. 2nd bathroom
  27. Laundry Service
  28. Reading light
  29. Interior corridors
  30. TV
  31. Fax Connection
  32. Toaster
  33. Refrigerator with ice maker
  34. Internet Access
  35. Luxury linen type
  36. Room Service
  37. Complimentary fruit basket
  38. Full kitchen
  39. Smoke detectors
  40. TV Room
  41. Free In-House Movies
  42. Complimentary toiletries
  43. Full size mirror
  44. Iron
  45. Down/feather pillows
  46. Fresh Milk
  47. Linen and Towels Provided
  48. Bathroom
  49. Spare electrical outlet available at desk
  50. Universal AC/DC adaptors
  51. Shared Bathroom
  52. Linen provided
  53. Bathroom amenities
  54. Kitchen supplies
  55. Duvet
  56. Fridge - Fullsize
  57. Lounge Area
  58. BBQ Area
  59. Storage space
  60. Verandah
  61. Shared Bathroom Facilities
  62. Washer and Dryer
  63. Seating area with sofa/chair
  64. Conditioner
  65. Electric kettle
  66. Fully equipped kitchen
  67. Daily Room Service
  68. Blackout curtain
  69. Kitchenware
  70. Wake-up calls
  71. Shower - separate
  72. Microwave
  73. High Definition (HD) Flat Panel Television - 32 inches or greater
  74. Lamp
  75. Electrical adaptors available
  76. Hairdryer
  77. Weekly Room Service
  78. Separate toilet area
  79. Streaming service (such as Netflix)
  80. Mood Lighting
  81. Balcony
  82. Desk
  83. High speed internet connection
  84. Tea/Coffee Maker
  85. Walk in shower
  86. Heating
  87. Mini Fridge
  88. Body soap
  89. Large desk
  90. Washing machine
  91. Barbeque
  92. Wireless Internet
  93. High speed wireless
  94. Cups/glassware
  95. Outdoor furniture
  96. Bath
  97. Dining Setting
  98. Shampoo
  99. Large work area
  100. Outdoor space
  101. Iron/Ironing board
  102. Feather pillow
  103. Higher level toilet
  104. Laundry basket/clothes hamper
  105. Extra adult charge
  106. Bathrobes Provided
  107. Plates and bowls
  108. Bottled water
  109. Terrace
  110. Oversized bathtub
  111. Broadband Internet Access
  112. Fire alarm
  113. Hob
  114. Desk with electrical outlet
  115. Extra child charge
  116. Stairs
  117. Plates/glassware
  118. Buffet breakfast
  119. Desk with lamp
  120. Pantry
  121. Kitchen
  122. Fire alarms or smoke detectors
  123. Housekeeping
  124. Toaster oven
  125. Widescreen TV
  126. Stove top
  127. Fire extinguishers
  128. Shower
  129. Linen
  130. Fan
  131. Tea/Coffee Making
  132. Fire Pit
  133. Hypoallergenic pillow
  134. Dining Area
  135. Patio
  136. CD Player
  137. Fireplace
  138. Chair provided with desk
  139. Toothbrush
  140. Wine glasses

Terms & Conditions

This is our home as well as a BnB
Check in between 4:00pm and 8:00pm. Outside these hours by prior arrangement only
Checkout by 10:00 am
No animals.
No smoking inside. Smoking is permitted outside on the lawn.
Noise levels must be respectful of other guests andneighbours.
Parties are not permitted except by prior arrangement
Fires are allowed in the brazier until 10:00pm when theywill be totally extinguished.
Damage will be charged.
Bathrooms. There are2 shared bathrooms with copious towels. Use must be considerate of other guests.
Whole house rental means all available rooms arebooked. This is our home and the hostswill remain on site at all times.
Children are welcome. A crib and high chair are available.
Young children should be supervisedat all times as the upstairs is not fully child proofed.
Surrounding farmland is not part of the property and thefarmers dislike trespassers as it upsets the cows.
Use of kitchen is by prior arrangement.
Cancellations. At presentthere are no cancellation fees but as much notice as possible is appreciated.

Payment Policy

Credit card details are required to secure and guarantee the reservation.

100 % percent deposit will be taken at the time of booking to secure and guarantee a room or whole Barn/ sole use reservation.

All small events

( this includes weddings, french language weekend,, writing , cycling and walking groups, corporates, and any other gathering for a special occasion stay, )

are required to pay a 50 % non-refundable deposit at the time of booking, and the remainder balance one week prior to checkin. . Any extras are payable on checkout.

housewithnonails online banking details
bank ANZ
a/c nos 06 0361 0196459 00
card name- housewithnonails
reference guest name
GST number 071394565

Cancellation Policy

Any cancellation within seven days prior to arrival will be charged 100 percent of the accommodation.

Any "no shows" will also be charged the full amount .

All events including weddings, small group gatherings,, corporate stays, anniversary, birthdays , cycling stays, bespoke French Language stays, workshops, incur a 50 percent non refundable deposit at the time of booking, with the remainder balance due one week prior to check in. Other costs incurred during the stay may be paid online to our business account at departure.

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