Brecon Pond Boutique B&B


In late 2016 we decided to leave behind the hustle & bustle of Auckland & opted for a quiet & gentler pace of life in the Taranaki.

As luck would have it, we were fortunate to find this unique property in Stratford, located halfway between New Plymouth & Hawera & at the end of the ‘Forgotten Highway.’  The previous owner had the vision to create a unique environment from bare land.  He was definitely a talented craftsman & went to extraordinary lengths to build this classic 1970’s home including milling all his own timber.  He was also an award winning gardener with a passion for begonias & the glasshouses are testament of that love & dedication.  To frame his garden he also constructed a wonderful pond complete with its own weir.

Sadly in his later years the gardens took on a life of their own. Despite their faded elegance we both fell in love with the property & we have dedicated every available hour to bring back to life the beauty of his endeavours, including resurrecting the pond & we have even made a little walkway around it so others can enjoy.  We also have our own bees & chickens & when available we will share the produce with you.

The grounds are an ongoing project and please note that the Pond will be undergoing annual maintenance and be drained during the 15th - 28th Jan 2018.

The modern studio we have created will allow you to enjoy both the morning & evening sun with your semi-private decks. On cooler nights the welcoming log fire will take the chill out of the air.

You will be pleasantly surprised at the serenity of your surroundings & we will do our best to make your stay with us as pleasant as possible.

Stephen & Casey


Brecon Pond Bed & Breakfast, 124 Brecon Rd Stratford, Taranaki, New Zealand