I purchased "The Ark" in 1984 and there was plenty of work involved in restoring it and planting our the wonderful gardens that surround "The Ark" today.
I am originally from Hengelo in Holland so I speak fluent Dutch and a little German. I enjoy meeting people from all over the world who come to Central Otago to enjoy this unique region of New Zealand.
The Ark is a welcoming, comforting retreat from the busy city life, and you feel like you are going back in history in its setting of the historic gold mining town of Lawrence. I also have an extensive garden which is open to the public.
Hello my name is Frieda, and I run "The Ark" a Bed & Breakfast (B&B) in Lawrence, Central Otago, New Zealand. The Ark is a character home which was built in 1890 by Frederick Augustus Miller a local builder (for himself). Mr Miller was the builder of many character homes still standing in Lawrence.
Looking for a special treat
Contact Frieda and ask about - arranging a garden tour of Lawrence, included in this tour would be a special visit to the wonderful garden of The Ark, Bed and Breakfast. There are wonderful gardens and homesteads in the Lawrence area that are open to the public, and accommodation and meals for overnight stays are available. Contact Frieda on +64 3 485-9328