Board and Batten Studio
|Address||897 Matakana Rd Matakana RD 5 Warkworth|
|Phone||09-422 7891 or mobile 021 521 811.|
|Contact Person||Debbie Crowe.|
|Hours||Open Fri-Mon, 10-4pm or phone for an appointment with Deb.|
|Entrance Fee||There is no charge to visit the showroom.|
|Brochure Available?||Yes we can post out to you.|
|Parking||There is off street parking for buses coaches and cars right outside the studio.|
|Toilets||Yes and in time we will have a disabled facility.|
|Food Available||No however there are many local cafes in the area.|
|Seating||There is limited seating around the grounds.|
|Wheelchair Access||Yes the studio is wheelchair friendly.|
|Dogs Allowed||No please keep your dogs in the car.|
|Children Allowed||Yes but please remember the studio is not a play room. Parents please supervise your children.|
|Accommodation||No but we are happy to recommend local accommodation in the area.|
|Sales/Shop||We can arrange to get any interior peice for you.|
|Other Facilities||Matakana Village today has shops, a school and service industries which cater to the local farming, horticulture and tourism sectors, including the Matakana Village Farmers' Market which runs every Saturday from |
9 till 1.
Stretching from Puhoi to Pakiri, the Matakana Coast Wine Country not only has a coastline that features deserted bays studded with small islands and wonderful recreational reserves but some of the finest wines, arts, crafts and visitor attractions in rural New Zealand. www.ruralattractions.co.nz and less than one hour's drive north of Auckland.
The small village of Matakana on the banks of the Matakana River has an interesting history. These days there is a burgeoning wine industry in the area and no less than 12 vineyards currently offer wine tasting and sales creating a wonderful wine trail for the area and a must for visitors to the area. www.wineriestovisit.co.nz
Check www.gardenstovisit.co.nz our sister site if you would like to visit a garden in the area.
About our AttractionDeb Crowe waited for the perfect place to show her interior talents to eager clients - and her patience paid off.
Sometimes when you have a dream, you have to let things percolate for a while before all the planets align and you can make it a reality. That was certainly the case for interior designer Deb Crowe who'd nurtured the idea of a cool design studio that was both her work-space and a showcase for her design expertise. Oh, and out of the rat-race in somewhere pretty and country. She'd hunted without success for two or three years around Waiheke, where she lived, while commuting to a city office. It was en-route to a caravan holiday at Omaha that she spied a barn and run-down cottage on the road into Matakana. A new plan was hatched.
"The house and workshop are about showing people what polish and paint can do to transform a space. But I also wanted to show that I can design and deliver a beautiful piece of furniture - the cupboards in the showroom are to die for - and that can make all the difference."