Named after the charming Irishman who established Huka Lodge, along with its reputation for matchless hospitality, the Alan Pye Cottage opened in late December 2008. This wonderful new cottage builds on and continues many of the themes established earlier in 2005, with the stunning Owner’s Cottage, also within the Huka Lodge grounds.
Privacy for guests staying in the Alan Pye Cottage is paramount and to this end the property has its own entrance and is gated. It is sited to take every advantage of the unrivalled Huka Lodge aspect of the deep turquoise green waters of the Waikato River.
The Alan Pye Cottage has been built to exacting standards using the finest heritage materials − cedar and various heart timbers, stone and brick. It draws on design elements from the 1920s and 1930s and is a slightly eclectic yet very elegant retreat, with a definite English Arts and Crafts influence pervading the interior and exterior design.
The Cottage boasts two large and stylishly appointed bedrooms, with fireplaces, en suite bathrooms and generous dressing rooms. Both bedrooms are superbly decorated and offer a highly considered level of comfort.A generous open plan living room features a large fireplace, decadently comfortable furniture and everything guests will need to feel this is a true ‘home away from home’.
A well-equipped kitchen is set up for a personal chef – guests may choose to stay in or to wander over to the main Lodge and dine there. Guests at The Alan Pye Cottage have use of all Huka Lodge facilities and services as a matter of course.A study is tucked away with desk, plasma flat screen television and sound system. This room also has its own bathroom should it be required to accommodate an accompanying party.
A heated infinity-style swimming pool and a separate private spa pool have been integrated into the outdoor landscape. There is also a fabulous stone outdoor pavilion within a courtyard garden featuring a magnificent fireplace.
The Alan Pye Cottage is certain to carry on the fine tradition of generous hospitality and elegant living established by Alan Pye and his wife at Huka Lodge so long ago. A legacy that drives Huka Lodge to this day to continue to find more ways to define the experience for its guests and to make it truly extraordinary.
Huka Lodge, Taupo is located 300 metres upstream from the famous Huka Falls on the banks of the Waikato River. This iconic property has been consistently chosen as one of the top retreats in the world for many years. It offers a location of great natural beauty and luxurious hospitality, gourmet cuisine and 17-acres of perfect peace and quiet.
Just 18 Lodge Rooms, one suite, the Owner’s Cottage and the new Alan Pye Cottage both are tucked amongst mature, manicured gardens along the banks of the hypnotic turquoise blue waters of the river. The exclusive Owner’s Cottage and the new Alan Pye Cottage both offer superbly appointed guest suites, living room, dining, kitchen and a den plus provision for staff.
In the evening guests gather in the main Lodge Room to enjoy pre-dinner drinks before being presented daily with a superb five-course menu featuring the finest local seasonal produce and complemented by seamless service. Over 20 sublime private and romantic indoor/outdoor dining venues are also a unique feature of the property.
Neighborhood: Semi Rural Countryside Nearest Airport: Taupo (TUO) 7 mi/11 km
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