• The restful ambiance the blackhouse offers

Guest Comments

Kim Dotcom (Auckland)

"I loved the blackhouse!

Ben Bayly (The Grove, Auckland)

What a wonderful place. I can't wait to come back and stay!

Kate Sylvester (Auckland)

Thank you for the perfect mid-winter surf holiday. We have all loved it.

The Blue Mountain Mob (NSW)

Our group of six have truly enjoyed the blackhouse.  The house is idyllically situated providing spectacular views from every room.  The lodge warm and relaxing and the welcoming hospitality generous.  The attention to detail was outstanding!  What wonderful memories we will have of Gisborne.

Peter & Eileen Brownley (Auckland)

Wonderful place! Thank you for letting us enjoy your beautiful place! A 5 star resort!

Dan & Cath (Auckland)

"Awesome. Just awesome... love the story of the blackhouse. Thank you so much for the experience! It's been inspirational in so many ways and a wonderful homecoming, back to my roots. It was lovely to spend time with you both and look forward to many more wonderful times. Best fireplace we have ever seen!"

Larissa Richwhite (Auckland)

What a very special place - thanks Charm & Digby for providing such a spectacular spot for a truly memorable girls weekend!

Jenny Tallis & family (Sydney)

"This is one of the few places where the reality far outstrips any photo! The sheer beauty of the coast and headland on one side and the stunning valley on the other. The amazing fireplace at the heart of the blackhouse creating a wonderful atmosphere. A total magnet for all who stayed. Our family and friends just loved being here and explored the farm, surfed and flopped on the couch with books. It was such a relaxing, wonderful interlude. We can't wait to return. You were incredible hosts!"