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Tour Barn
Tour Front Steps
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Bride And Groom Fountain
Dining Seating
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Villa Walton Accommodation & Gardens

Villa Walton, 303a Walton Road, Walton, Richmond Downs, Matamata 3475


Villa Walton is set in the quiet historic village of Walton in Matamata, part of the beautiful Waikato. The villa has been an integral part of the village since 1904 when a family who farmed on the property built it.

The original homestead was known in the area for the beautiful cottage gardens and specimen trees.  There are some beautiful examples of a hundred plus-year-old Kauri, Copper beech and magnificent magnolia trees which the birds love to visit.

During its history, there have been many families who have lived in the villa with each generation adding their love and attention to the property and gardens. 

The Gardener

Set in picturesque Matamata, overlooking local Dairy Farms and the Kaimai Ranges this peaceful location awaits you. Both Mark and Glenn the owners of Villa Walton have a passion for gardening and along with Tina our current gardener ( and Helen our recently retired gardener, after decades in the garden) have nurtured and loved this garden during the seasons.

Mark has a passion for the Vegetable garden, Glasshouse and the fruit trees while Glenn loves to create the perfect mowed lawn which is quite a skill. 

And they both love the abundance of rose and flowers that cover this 1 1/3 acre garden.

Garden Size

1 1/3 acres, allow 1-2 hours for your visit.


Villa Walton is situated within an idyllic rural hideaway yet only 10 minutes to central Matamata and just off State Highway 27. Our location is close to many local wedding venues such as The Hall, Daltons, Te Miro Woolshed, The Red Barn and many others.

With park-like grounds spread over 2 acres with Rose Gardens, Native trees and many seasonal plants and flowers along with water features and beautiful veranda's that surround the original homestead built in 1904 Villa Walton is the perfect photo location and accommodation pre or post the wedding event.

There are many Victorian features within the Homestead including original fireplaces, polished floors, leadlight windows and doors with high stud ceilings. The original homestead was fully restored in 2018 while retaining the charm and character. We offer three luxury en-suite guest rooms within the homestead, along with a private guest lounge and dining room. Full meal service is available at Villa Walton.

For guests requiring a bit more privacy, Villa Walton offers another unique option "Walton Cottage" a fully restored self-contained cottage with private courtyard, separate ensuite bedroom, full kitchen plus a secluded and romantic outdoor bath.

To request a brochure or pricing information please do not hesitate to contact us.


  • Accommodation
    We offer Bed & Breakfast accommodation with an additional self-contained cottage. The property is surrounded by beautiful gardens and spaces to relax and enjoy your stay.
  • Price
    Garden Visit From $10 per person - cash or credit card payment available, cost per head depends on the size of your group. If you are staying at Villa Walton you can enjoy our gardens as part of your stay. See out website for booking details. Catering can also be arranged.
  • Parking
    We have plenty of off-street parking and turning space for buses and minivans.
  • Wheelchair Access
    Limited access to certain parts around the property due to incline.
  • Dogs allowed?
    No dogs please due to farm animals on the property.
  • Food available?
    Morning or afternoon teas and light lunch available by arrangement.
  • Picnics
    Yes, feel free to bring along your own picnic.
  • Children allowed?
    Children over 12 years are welcome and free with paying adult for garden visits.
  • Toilets?
    Toilets on site.
  • Seating
    There is seating throughout the property to use, offering pleasant resting places to enjoy the birds, plants and peace. The large undercover barn is available for catering.
  • Guided Tours
    Garden tours including catering can be arranged along with a tour of the original homestead built 1904.


Villa Walton, 303a Walton Road, Walton, Richmond Downs, Matamata 3475

Centrally located to Hobbiton, Cambridge, Te Aroha, Hamilton, Tauranga, Rotorua and Waitomo. And all under a easy 2 hour drive from Auckland Airport or Auckland Central