Showing posts with label cambridge. Show all posts
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Monday, 6 June 2016

Sakura - Interior Photos of a Stunning Bed and Breakfast and Retreat, Your Sneak Preview.

I was recently invited to experience Sakura, a bed and breakfast and health spa tucked among the rolling green hills of the Waikato district just outside of Cambridge, New ZealandThe official opening will be in August 2016 but here is your preview of the sumptuous interiors of this wonderful retreat, lovingly built and decorated by owners, Lloyd and Gwen. 


Nina Beilby Interior Photography Chatswood Sydney

There is an overwhelming feeling of light and space when you first enter Sakura. It is open and spacious yet warm and comfortable.
Interior photos Nina Beilby Sydney Chatswood


Interior photos Nina Beilby Sydney Chatswood


Interior photos Nina Beilby Sydney Chatswood


Interior photos Nina Beilby Sydney Chatswood




The Gourmet Kitchen
Make yourself a cup of tea and sit in wonder at the forest scenery just outside. Sunrises and sunsets are glorious here so you may catch one of those as well.


Interior photos Nina Beilby Sydney Chatswood
Interior photos Nina Beilby Sydney Chatswood


Interior photos Nina Beilby Sydney Chatswood

Bedrooms
You will have a difficult time picking your favourite bedroom. Each is opulent and luxurious in its own right.  See what you think.

The beds are superb quality and I personally vouch for their comfort. The linens are all from Designer, Bianca Lorenne and they are magnificent.

The Cherry Blossom Room 


Interior photos Nina Beilby Sydney Chatswood


Interior photos Nina Beilby Sydney Chatswood





The Forest Room
As well as being lovely, the forest room has the added benefit of facilities for physically challenged guests.


Interior photos Nina Beilby Sydney Chatswood


Interior photos Nina Beilby Sydney Chatswood




The Silver Birch Room (BOHO)
This serene room has the added benefit of overlooking the lily pond adding to its peaceful, spiritual feel.

Interior photos Nina Beilby Sydney Chatswood


Interior photos Nina Beilby Sydney Chatswood



Interior photos Nina Beilby Sydney Chatswood





The Lily Room
Whilst the rooms are bright and airy, they can also be made dark for that extra long sleep in. This is verified by the fact that my Teen was able to sleep until lunchtime!


Interior photos Nina Beilby Sydney Chatswood


Interior photos Nina Beilby Sydney Chatswood



The Lotus Room
This was my room and I can attest to the best sleep I've had in years. The bed was extremely comfortable. There were no surprising noises (in Oz you are startled into consciousness at dawn by a cacophony of laughing Kookaburras and screeching Cockatoos).


Interior photos Nina Beilby Sydney Chatswood


Interior photos Nina Beilby Sydney Chatswood


I love all of the rooms. Which room is your favourite??

I hope you will get to pay a visit soon. You can keep up to date with what is going on at Sakura by following their Facebook page.


Related Posts
You may be interested in other related posts such as a visit to Hobbiton which is very close to Sakura and a must do on your visit; Cambridge, the closest town; Sakura's yoga retreat; the glorious Blue Springs which are also close to Sakura. 

Sakura - Yoga Retreat and Health Spa
Cambridge - Not What We Expected!
Hobbiton Movie Set - A Definite New Zealand Must Do
Blue Spring - Te Waihou Walkway


Nina Beilby is a professional photographer based in Chatswood, Sydney, Australia. You can see more of her work at www.ninabeilby.com.au


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Monday, 16 May 2016

Cambridge, New Zealand - Not What I'd Expected!

A traditional telephone booth is now a Book Exchange

After miles and miles of rolling deep green hills dotted with sheep and cattle, we arrive in Cambridge. Much to our surprise and delight, it was not at all what we expected to find 135 kilometres (83.9 miles) from Auckland.  


Cambridge is a quaint mix of colonial traditional and hipster all set amongst well maintained lush gardens and flagstone pavements. 

And as we were to discover, Cambridge is not only home to dairy farmers and horse breeders but also elite athletes. National sport organisations like cycling, rowing, and triathlon are based here. 


Enjoying the Autumn Sunshine at Cafe Rouge



paddock cafe grow their own herbs..








Town Clock



St Andrews Anglican Church

Maungatautari Road
Heading out of downtown Cambridge toward Sakura (Health Spa & Retreat), the tree lined streets surround Lake Karapiro. There is the purpose built Te Awa 8km walk/cycle way, (we walked) and enjoyed the most lovely fresh air and several visits from Tieke, a very inquisitive local bird.





Whilst my friend and I enjoyed our brisk walk, our teen decided to sit and read.

Cambridge was just stunning and one of my new favourite places on earth. Stay tuned for more of our trip including Hobbiton, Sakura and New Plymouth.


Nina Beilby is a professional photographer based in Chatswood, Sydney, Australia. You can see more of her work at www.ninabeilby.com.au


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Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Sakura Yoga Retreat and Health Spa - Lifestyle Photography

Zen...
Blankets will keep you warm during meditation


Sensitive Instruction
Nestled in hills of Cambridge, New Zealand, Gwen and Lloyd have created a quiet haven perfect for reflection, relaxation, recovery or meditation.

Whilst in the final stages of preparation for the official launch of their retreat and bed & breakfast website, you can keep up to date on their Facebook page, here.

These images are from the Yoga room, stay tuned for further posts which will include the rest of the property and local attractions such as Hobbiton and Blue Springs.

Namaste...



Nina Beilby is a professional photographer based in Chatswood, Sydney, Australia. You can see more of her work at www.ninabeilby.com.au

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