Country Lane Homestay & Garden


The Garden

Country Lane country garden is very much a spring garden including many roses which flower right through the summer. The garden has grown over the years which has made it necessary to move our fences often.  Our small cottage has been extended and a top storey added, so we have had to redesigned the layout of the grounds to accommodate the upstairs views. We now have three guest rooms with balconies over looking the vista. View Map

The Gardener

Fay is a hands on gardener and of course Allan is the lawn mower. 

Some comments from our Guests.

"A beautiful and tranquil place to stay with a lovely friendly and relaxed atmosphere."

"Fay cooked a fantastic meal and both were generous with their time in sharing their beautiful corner of the world. Not only we enjoyed their typical English breakfast and also their lovely horse, sheeps and cattles even if their small factory by which it seems they could do anything. I would highly recommend Country Lane Homestay."

"I had nine nights at the country lane homestay and could not have been looked after better by Fay and Alan. A beautiful house with a beautiful garden."

"The entire property is exquisite and sits on a beautiful relaxing location. Deserves a rating beyond 10. Many thanks Fay."

"We were given the grand tour and were amazed how beautiful the house was, grounds and all."

"We had the upstair room with a superb bathtub, we enjoyed hot bath each night! If you choose to do it during the day, you'll have sunshine and a pretty garden and farmland view."

"We really enjoyed our stay with Allan & Fay. The house & gardens are beautiful, they are rightfully proud of their work and we loved staying with them."


Garden Details

52 Orrs Road, RD 1 Aokautere, Palmerston North.
We are near the Manawatu Gorge, below the wind farm. 10km from Pacific College and 2km from the Equestrian Centre. This is an excellent stop over en route to/from Wellington or the East Coast.
(06) 326 8529 027 448 5833
(06) 326 9216
Contact Person
Fay & Allan Hutchinson
Garden visits are by arrangement only.
Garden Size
The garden is approximately half an acre.
Garden visits are $5 per person.
Brochure Available?
A brochure with map is available.
Off street parking for cars and coaches with the ability to turn around.
Food Available
Morning/afternoon teas by arrangement.
We have ample seating for groups around the garden, a large barbecue area, a gazebo, and large verandah's for inclement weather.
We welcome those who wish to bring a picnic.
Wheelchair Access
The grounds are suitable for wheel chairs.
Children Allowed
Not suitable for children or pets thank you.
B&B & Homestay. 1 Double, 1 King, 1 King/Twin, 1 Queen, 1 Single
Total 3 Bedrooms, Total capacity for 9 guests.
Baths: 1 Ensuite, 1 Family Share, 2 Private. Non smokers only.
Please phone for prices.
Guided Tours
Fay is happy to escort and liaise with visitors.
A tour of the house is optional.
Other Facilities
Our home is newly decorated, with antiques in a country traditional style surrounded by our garden. Sawmill on the property, coloured sheep, horses and calves. Manawatu River borders our property.