Destination

The French Country House is a beautiful  farmhouse nestled in the hills of Tauranga in the sunny Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. The luxury lodge provides boutique accommodation in Tauranga, with the perfect pairing of rustic elegance and modern refinement. There are three bedrooms - the Blue Room, the Green Room, and the Farm View Room, all superbly appointed with elegant, hand-picked pieces of furniture and each with their own ensuite bathroom.

Our accommodation is spacious and light with an irresistible charm. From exposed wooden beams and the finest Italian linens to crystal chandeliers and serene countryside views, each room is a unique sanctuary. The very best of care is taken to ensure the comfort of all our guests.

Whether you are seeking a luxury wedding or corporate event venue with exclusive use of the property, or simply wanting the best boutique accommodation in the Bay of Plenty, the French Country House is the ideal haven to enjoy peace and tranquility.  As such, bookings with children under 12 are at the discretion of the manager and in the best interest of other guests onsite at the time.

Boutique lodge in Tauranga, Bay of Plenty

All four seasons offer their own unique charm amidst the rustic and authentic horse farm

In Summer,  the shade trees allow plenty of delightful places to relax and enjoy the horse and ponies at play.

In Spring,  you may want to feed our beautiful donkey, Cheyenne and  delight in the beautiful autumn colours as you walk around the farm.

The sunshine hours in winter are among the longest in New Zealand so you can enjoy a relaxing walk to feed the horses, ponies and donkey, and return to curl up by one of the fireplaces with a good book, hot coffee and delicious homemade baking.

Luxury accommodation in Tauranga

Your Host

Your host Kay is passionate about hospitality and specialises in providing New Zealand style hosting with genuine care and warmth. Kay owned and managed her own luxury B&B in Russell for many years, before going on to manage the famous 199 at Lake Tarawera, where her skills were recognised by guests and agents alike.

Kay has an eye for detail and effortlessly ensures her guests’ stays are relaxing and memorable. With extensive knowledge in tourism, Kay can help plan your day’s activities and give advice for personalised and memorable experiences around the region.

Added to Kay’s many talents is that she is also a specialist as a Wedding Planner and Marriage Celebrant for intimate weddings at the French Country House.

She feels very blessed to meet so many amazing guests from all over the world and looks forward to hosting and sharing your dreams. Kay’s heartfelt belief is that ‘You arrive as guests and leave as friends’.

Find Us

Our luxury lodge is ideally located in the Bay of Plenty, 20 minutes’ drive from central Tauranga and just over 2 hours from Auckland Airport. We have many iconic New Zealand attractions within reach - from the Coromandel, famous for its coastal scenery and rich history, to the thermal wonderland of Rotorua, Lake Taupo and the dramatic Huka Falls, or the home of the Hobbit movie set in Matamata.

Closer to home are the cafes and shops of Tauranga City and Mt Maunganui, an extinct volcanic cone that gives the neighbouring beach and town its name. The Mount dominates the surrounding landscape and is a hugely popular place to walk with absolutely stunning views from the summit, 360 degrees.

The Bay of Plenty region is particularly popular for the accessibility and range of beach and water based activities, glorious walks, arts and crafts, and artisan food producers - all easily reached from the French Country House.