Self contained luxury boutique accommodation in central Geraldine

Three Deluxe Downstairs rooms; Three Deluxe Upstairs rooms; One Two Room Superior Suite. Each with luxury Superking beds and private ensuite bathrooms. Rooms can be available as 2 x singles (twin beds) if agreed in advance.

All rooms are beautifully appointed to Premium Deluxe Standard with;

  • Free WiFi
  • Television (from which you can log into your personal Netflix account) 
  • Complimentary jar of Barker's of Geraldine preserve of your choice, at the Barker's Foodstore & Eatery next door.
  • Nespresso Coffee Maker, electric jug, toaster.
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Laundry access with washing machine and drier.
  • Access to a sitting room where all house guests are welcome to be social or relax. 
  • Car parking in The Vicarage carpark
  • You can select the Accessible Room which is downstairs and wheelchair friendly (there is no lift)
  • Three rooms are downstairs with an outside table and chairs on a small terrace  
  • Three rooms are upstairs with great views
     

Breakfast & more 
The Barker's of Geraldine Foodstore & Eatery is right next door, 8.30am-4.30pm. You can sample many of their products which are also showcased in the food they serve. They will be happy to offer you a complimentary jar of preserves with your breakfast order if you give them the voucher you will find in your room. There are five other good eateries within just 80m of the Vicarage where you can enjoy a good cafe breakfast. This local Geraldine website has all the details.

Exclusive use

Please contact us if you wish to book the entire property (Six rooms and the two sitting rooms) for your exclusive use. By unlocking interconnecting doors the property can be configured in three different ways and some of the Superking beds can be split into two singles; 

  • 6 deluxe rooms and 2 communal sitting rooms
  • 5 deluxe rooms and 1 suite (room and sitting room) and one communal sitting room
  • 4 deluxe rooms and 2 suites (room and sitting room) and no communal sitting rooms

 

 

The Rooms

Archdeacon Robin Smith Room 

Archdeacon Robin Smith was the Vicar of Geraldine for 11 years between 1974 – 1985. His daughter Rachel, a family friend, slept in this bedroom. 
This room is upstairs with views of the Riverside Rhododendron walkway, looking out over the Church lawns and the Barker's Foodstore & Eatery. 
Completely refurbished in a contemporary style that is sympathetic to the building's distinguished heritage. Feature wallpaper behind the bed contrasts with the simple off-white decor, plaster cornices, ceiling rose and elegant chandelier. Superking bed - quality cotton linen - feather duvets - ensuite bathroom.

 

Rev. John Hayhoe Room 

The Reverend John Hayhoe served 11 years as the vicar of Geraldine between 2006-2017. He was also the last vicar to live in this Vicarage.
This room is upstairs with views over the town centre to the Geraldine Downs behind.
Completely refurbished in a contemporary style that is sympathetic to the building's distinguished heritage. Feature wallpaper behind the bed contrasts with the simple off-white decor, plaster cornices, ceiling rose and elegant chandelier. Superking bed - quality cotton linen - feather duvets - ensuite.

 

Rev. James Preston Room 

The Reverend James Preston was the second and longest serving vicar of Geraldine between 1870-1898, retiring just two years before this Vicarage was built.
This room is upstairs with views over the town centre.
Completely refurbished in a contemporary style that is sympathetic to the building's distinguished heritage. Feature wallpaper behind the bed contrasts with the simple off-white decor, plaster cornices, ceiling rose and elegant chandelier. SuperKing bed - quality cotton linen - feather duvets - ensuite bathroom.

 

Rev. Lawrence Brown Room 

The Reverend Lawrence Brown, better known as Parson Brown, was the first vicar of Geraldine, serving seven years between 1862 - 1869. Lodgings near Woodbury were provided by Alfred Cox.
This room is downstairs with a small outdoors courtyard, a table and two chairs and it faces to the nor-east.
Completely refurbished in a contemporary style that is sympathetic to the building's distinguished heritage. Feature wallpaper behind the bed contrasts with the simple off-white decor, plaster cornices, ceiling rose and elegant chandelier. SuperKing bed - quality cotton linen - feather duvets - ensuite bathroom.

 

Archdeacon Harold Purchas Room 

Archdeacon Harold Purchas was the fourth vicar of Geraldine, serving ten years between 1920 - 1930.
This room is downstairs with French doors opening to the nor-west onto a verandah with a table and two chairs.
Completely refurbished in a contemporary style that is sympathetic to the building's distinguished heritage. Feature wallpaper behind the bed contrasts with the simple off-white decor, plaster cornices, ceiling rose and elegant chandelier. SuperKing bed - quality cotton linen - feather duvets - ensuite bathroom.

 

Canon Staples Hamilton Room 

Archdeacon Staples Hamilton served for 21 years as the third vicar of Geraldine between 1899 - 1920 and was instrumental in getting this Vicarage built less than two years after he arrived.
This downstairs room was traditionally the large study where the Vicar would hold meetings with parishioners. It opens onto an outdoors courtyard, with a table and two chairs. Completely refurbished in a contemporary style that is sympathetic to the building's distinguished heritage. Feature wallpaper behind the bed contrasts with the simple off-white decor, plaster cornices, ceiling rose and elegant chandelier. SuperKing bed - quality cotton linen - feather duvets - ensuite bathroom.

 

The Vicar's Sitting Room

This shared sitting room plays tribute to all seventeen previous vicars of the Geraldine Parish. Their stories over 147 years make fascinating reading.  The Vicar's Sitting Room is located downstairs with double French doors to the sun, and a gas fire to keep it warm in winter. Mix and mingle with your fellow guests before heading out to dinner and make use of the TV and Kitchenette.  

 

Canon Bob Lowe Sitting Room

Canon Bob Lowe was resident between 1960 and 1963 before developing his career as Vicar of St Barnabas Fendalton, author, radio and television host. His career was both brilliant and controversial and he was arguably New Zealand’s best orator and after dinner speaker. This sitting room will sometimes be booked by an adjoining room but at other times will be available for all guests to use. It is upstairs with glorious views and bathed in sunshine for most of the day.