Stonestead at Te Marua
Stonestead is definitely worth the trip to Te Marua. Especially on a nice day.
Devonshire teas in a peaceful tree and cottage setting out front, or more personal garden space out back.
There’s also indoor seating upstairs above the ‘kitchen’.
Kevin (owner/operator) makes all scones himself (date, raisin or cheese on the day we visited), and offers a choice of teas and jams to accompany.
The scones were very good, light but generous, and with beautiful home-made strawberry, apricot or blackberry jam and cream.
And all for $7.
If you have time to chat to Kevin, there’s a lovely back story about ballroom dancing and a trip to England as inspiration for starting the devonshire teas at his Te Marua property.
There’s also a quiltery next door for crafty inspiration before or after.
Usual days of operation are Thursday to Sunday. Other group visits by arrangement.
I will definitely be back with others.
Just off the main road at Te Marua.