Dave and Glynis emigrated from the UK in January 2003 after falling in love with NZ on a holiday. They settled in the Wellington region and apart from a 2 year period living in Taupo, have called it home ever since.
Dave was a successful IT Manager and Glynis has now retired from a rewarding career as a tutor of adults working for the Open Polytechnic of NZ, focusing on the Manor. Their two daughters and their Kiwi husbands, Elisa & Rob and Emily & Brent live close by and they are able to enjoy family time together with their adorable grandchildren Eva and Frank.
Dave and Glynis have been involved in the hospitality business for a number of years and in late 2011 they spotted Elderslea Manor for sale, in a very rundown condition. Falling in love with the property they've since spent many hours restoring it to it's former glory and look forward to welcoming you to their home.
We are lucky to enjoy having the services of Heather, Adele and Jamie to keep the house sparkling clean, ready fro your planned visit.
Our main source of business these days, comes from repeat bookings from guests from all over the world. Some have stayed up to 16 weeks with us, others are back on their third or fourth 3 week visit to family and friends in the region.
The Baker's Whisk is a boutique bakehouse that specialises in cakes, cupcakes and sweet treats. All of our creations are specifically designed for you whether it be for a wedding, corporate event or other celebration. Bakers Whisk is located in Silverstream, and services the entire Wellington region.