Glen Aros Country Estate has a fully equipped chef style kitchen ideal for fixing your own meals and entertaining friends. It includes:

  • Gas cooktop (6 burners and grill) and 2 ovens
  • Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer
  • Walk-in cooled pantry with wine racks
  • Jura Impressa coffee machine
  • Small appliances – toaster, microwave, blender, food processor
  • Quality cutlery, china and glassware
  • Table mats and cloths, napkins
  • Basic pantry staples such as condiments, flour, sugar etc.

Commence your evening at Glen Aros with pre-dinner cocktails in the sitting room adjoining the elegant dining room which has seating for up to 14. In summer, the western veranda overlooking the petanque court is also a popular option.

After dinner, relax with drinks or coffee in the comfortable living room where on cool nights you can light the wood fire with a simple gas starter. Or enjoy the warm Hawke’s Bay summer evenings from one of the verandas overlooking the garden, or sit out on the candlelit patio by the swimming pool.

Breakfast or lunch in the informal kitchen area, alfresco in the garden courtyard or on the patio by the swimming pool, will enhance your casual dining pleasure.

A gas barbecue is available and can be set up by the pool or in the garden courtyard adjacent to the kitchen.

A private chef can be arranged, with adequate prior notice and subject to availability, for a special dinner or for your private catering.