This rambling old house was built in 1889 by the Murrell family for overseas visitors. It retains much of its original charm, and is surrounded by spacious grounds and tall hedges with long views of the mountains and the lake. Visitors can relax on the wide verandahs or in front of an open fire.
Grand View House has three guest rooms with ensuite bathrooms.
Each bedroom is individually furnished and decorated in fresh, welcoming shades
and fabrics whilst retaining the charm of yesteryear. Cosy quilts, heaps of
pillows, electric blankets and heaters, fresh flowers from the garden and a
selection of fruit in season are provided for your comfort. Breakfast served
in Victorian dining room.
Lake and mountain views from all guest rooms.Base for excersions to Milford and Doubtful Sounds, or any of the walking tracks in the Fiordland National Park.
Spacious lawns with cottage gardens are secluded behind grand old hedges. The grounds on one side slope 100m down through native bush to Lake Manapouri, while the grounds to the Waiau River are fenced to give a parkland home to a tame herd of local red deer.
An informal sitting room is the hub of the house. Complete with large open fire, well-filled book shelves and walls hung with historic oil paintings and appropriate reproductions.
Breakfast is served in the Dining Room, a room featuring the original hand-planed match-wood ceiling and retaining its Victorian aura with a single table graced with silver, and fresh flower posies. Family portraits and more paintings and reproductions adorn the walls.
7 Murrell Avenue, Manapouri, Fiordland
Phone/Fax: +64 3 249 6642
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