About Us

As a private residence for the last 30 years that few knew about, Barton Estate is simply one of Taranaki's hidden gems. Located just 10 minutes from New Plymouth on Barrett Rd, its sweeping driveway leads visitors past the geometric gardens, green swathes of manicured lawn and lofty mature trees in front of this elegant home.

Designed by a leading Taranaki architect, Terry Boon for a local timber magnate, this timeless home has a decidedly arts and crafts feel with ample use of exposed wood and stone both inside and out.

In addition to the native bush around the home offering a chorus of bird song, Guests can also enjoy the tranquility of its formal gardens. And the solar heated pool at the bottom of the garden is surrounded by herekawe sand stone tiles, offering a very classical, Italianesque feel.

It's no wonder that for new owner Meridee Butler, Barton Estate became an instant love affair that she wanted to share with others. It's sheer size and grandeur naturally lends itself as a unique B&B stay or as a wedding and function venue.

Meridee takes pride in making her guests stay at Barton Estate a memorable experience that they will love as much as Meridee does.