Welcome to Chapelwick Coastal Estate & Historic Chapel
(Former Porangahau Station Homestead est 1854)
Relax and let us take care of you.
Chapelwick is a fine stately home, tucked away in the Central Hawke’s Bay countryside, surrounded by coastal farmland with expansive views of beautiful Porangahau beach.
Originally, the homestead of Porangahau Station it was established by The Hunter family in 1854. The home was rebuilt in the early 1920s and has been renovated and modernised to provide luxury bed & breakfast accommodation. New hosts, since August 2014, Deborah, Sandra and Pat, provide a warm welcome and thoughtful hospitality.
Set on 18 acres, the estate includes sweeping lawns and gardens, an orchard, swimming pool, tennis court, pentaque, crocquet lawn, stables, a range of friendly farm animals and its own historic chapel. Free wifi and Sky TV are available.
The house features several impressive public rooms, such as a wood-panelled library with a brick fireplace and a huge drawing room with fireplace with a rimu surround, comfy couches, and window seat with sea views. The wood-panelled billiard room has a full size table and the conservatory has French doors opening onto a terrace overlooking the croquet lawn. The grand entry hall is complete with chandeliers and staircase.
With five suites, Chapelwick is able to accommodate up to 12 guests. It is perfect for a relaxing escape or makes the ideal getaway for a gathering of friends or family.
Chapelwick is the perfect wedding venue and will ensure an occasion to remember. The beautiful gardens or chapel is idyllically located for an intimate ceremony or renewal of vows. For larger groups additional accommodation can be arranged locally.
Chapelwick is fully licensed and welcomes groups for lunch, Devonshire Teas, morning or afternoon tea and dinners by request. A tour of the house, gardens and chapel can be included.
This stunning coastal retreat is easily accessible, just 30 minutes from Waipukurau and one hour south of Hastings and Havelock North.
PORANGAHAU the home of the longest place name in the world
Taumata whakatangi hangakoauau o tamatea turi pukakapiki maunga horo nuku pokai whenua kitanatahu