Glen Almond House is one of the oldest residencies still in continual habitation in New Plymouth. It was built entirely of heart Rimu around 1857 as a ‘gentleman’s residence’ and originally had 15 acres of land with a large orchard, most of the land was sub divided in 1921.
It’s all wooden frame, is a perfect historic example of New Zealand’s colonial architecture, & it still retains many of the original features, such as the ornate pressed tin ceilings, the Kauri staircase, original Rimu floorboards. There are six fireplaces and the doors are a mix of Kauri & Rimu.
If you like character, large rooms with high ceilings, antique furniture, in a quiet setting, we are the place for you. Local attractions include, the Coastal Walkway, Pukekura Park, Len Lye/Govett Brewster Galleries, Puke Ariki, Lake Mangamahoe, Mt Taranaki, Egmont National Park, Te Wera Wera Bridge, Oakura, to name but a few.