Wallingford Homestead is a historic country home that offers the perfect blend of elegance and intimacy. The homestead provides spacious bedrooms, and an abundance of private verandahs, courtyards and intimate spaces where you can enjoy your stay.
There are 14 bedrooms available, and the homestead can sleep up to 32 in family groups. In the summer there are also 2 day beds on the Nursery Verandah which are comfortable and sheltered.
For large groups bathrooms may be shared. For small groups, private bathrooms will be designated.
Rates are dependent on the season, and how many rooms you book and the duration of your stay.
The largest bedroom in the homestead, the School Room is equipped with a king sized bed which may be split into two singles, as well as a fold out double bed that sleeps two.
For many years the room was used for schooling Ormond and local children. The room retains the library once used by the Governess for lessons, though the oak trees outside are now fully grown – like the students.
A quaint room with queen bed, unique native timber paneling, and a door which opens onto the kitchen courtyard.
The room has a large wardrobe and has artifacts of early New Zealand history. It was once the office of the Honorable J.D. Ormond, long-time Cabinet Minister of Parliament and Superintendent of Hawkes Bay.
Evie’s room is a comfortable bedroom with queen bed. The room’s windows open onto the back verandah, with a view to the back lawn.
The room has a charm that puts guests at ease. The favourite room of litigator Evie Ormond, a long-time fan of the heated pool pavilion.
A very large room with a super king bed plus single if required. The room opens onto the back veranda and lawn, and has a wonderful garden view.
The room was the favourite of Uncle Dave Ormond. Dave was a third generation Ormond, who ran the farm while his brother Sir John BEM traveled and worked for the Meat Producers Board and Shipping Corporation of New Zealand.
A very large room with a king bed and single bed. The room is private and quiet, opening onto the north facing verandah.
The Nursery Wing was for many years the wing dedicated to the resident children and their visiting cousins. There are 52 first cousins in the fourth generation of Ormonds.
A spacious room with super king plus single bed. This room is an ideal choice if you wish to set up a work station at the dining table and chairs.
The room has a small library, a collection of children’s toys and cot.
Children under the age of twelve had to spend evenings away from parents in the nursery wing. Before bedtime Gladys Ormond would come through to read the large group of children a bedtime story.
The only single room in the house, this quaint room is ideal for a child. The room has a view across the back lawn, and is next to the Night Nursery.
A great spot for children, or a single member of your visiting group. The room was the resting place of nannies from the early 1900s until the 1990s.
A lovely room with super king bed, modern ensuite bathroom and large window seat.
The preferred room of Hannah Ormond, who currently lives in Australia with her family. We can bring a cot into the room if you wish.
A modest bedroom with queen bed and wardrobe. The room is a good choice if you wish to take over the entire Rarotongan Wing with your group or family.
The last family of immigrated Cook Islanders left Wallingford in the 1990’s. The forty years in which Pacific Islanders immigrated to Wallingford were incredibly rich for Ormonds and the newcomers. Former staff continue to visit the house, and it’s always a warm and happy reunion.
A modest yet very comfortable bedroom with queen bed and wardrobe. The room has a view of the front lawn.
Charlie’s room is that preferred by Skipper Charles Ormond, who currently spends his time in the Mediterranean and the Bahamas.