About this listing
Advertised rate is for 4 guests B&B in a two bedroom suite with private bathroom. A superior double bed in the first room (210sqft) and either two single beds or a queen double in the other room (200 sqft). The private luxury bathroom (72 sqft) is across the hall from these rooms.
Richlyn is a private home and magnificent gardens on 8 acres 10 minutes drive from Taupo city centre.
Built by Richard and Lyn and shared some of the time with guests this luxury homestay Bed and Breakfast is an intimate, exclusive and friendly place to stay. Ideal to relax and enjoy a few days exploring the fantastic central North Island.
In addition to the these rooms there is the romantic Tauhara suite.
The lounge, sitting room and kitchen areas (1300 sqft) are shared with Lyn and Richard.
Romantic, 27sqm, Tauhara suite with superking double bed and ensuite bathroom.
Beautiful, 20sqm, Tongariro room with superior king double bed.
Ruapehu room with queen double bed and Ngauruhoe room with twin single beds 17sqm each.
All rooms are fitted with thick drapes, wool carpet and flat screen TV. They all open out onto sandstone paved patios and into the magnificent gardens.
There are fuffy bathrobes, quality furnishings and luxury linens in all rooms.
The beautiful home is centrally heated using wood sustainably grown on site.
You will be warmly welcomed by Lyn and Richard with afternoon tea and home baking. The full breakfast is prepared by Richard includes home baked bread, Lyn's home made jams, freshly made fruit salad, cereal, fruit juce, yoghurt, bacon egg mushroom and tomato.
Two beautifully furnished, 50sqm, sitting/lounge rooms, one with 58 inch plasma TV, the other with relaxing couches and cosy gas fire, plus numerous outdoor relaxation areas, are available for your use.
Enjoy the outdoor hot tub surrounded by beautiful mature gardens, relax in the country peace and tranquility.
Richlyn is six minutes drive from Lake Taupo 5 minutes from the Hilton with one of the best restaurants in NZ.
Use Richlyn Counry Homestead as a base to explore the myriad attractions of the local area and take day trips, 1hr to Rororua, 1.5hrs to Napier, 1hr to the Tongariro National Park/Tongariro alpine crossing and 1.5hrs to Waitomo glow worm caves.
Lyn, retired banker and Richard, retired firefighter are your friendly knowledgeable hosts, you will be welcomed as visiting friends, this will be your home from home while visiting Taupo. Pamper yourselves.
Lyn and Richard enjoy sharing with their guests the home and gardens that they have built and nurtured since starting with bare windswept grass land in 1990.
Guests are expected to relax, experience the friendly New Zealand hospitality and enjoy the peaceful garden surroundings. Treat other guests and the property with respect and pay for accidental damage. Unfortunately we cannot accommodate guests animals.
About the Host, Lyn And Richard
Lyn, originally from Scotland, a retired banker and Richard, born in Taupo, retired firefighter, electrician and general handyman, enjoy sharing their dream home and gardens.
It has taken us twenty years of building and planting to convert what was 8 acres of windswept farmland into our hidden oasis of peace and tranquility.
We have travelled fairly extensively and provide you, our guests, with the things we looked for but often did not find when away from home. Friendly hospitality, local knowledge, warm comfortable roomes and beds, fantastic breakfasts and someone to talk to.