A panorama of the Mataura River, Gore, New Zealand

This house was built in the 1930’s as a three-bedroom character family home.
In the early 1960’s it was purchased by the Presbyterian Church and converted into a children’s home. They called it Inglenook, which is a partially enclosed hearth area - a natural place for people seeking warmth to gather.
You will be in the “West Wing”, as we call it, and it consisted of six bedrooms and three bathrooms; one for girls, one for staff and one for the boys. A Matron’s flat was added to the front of the house as an upstairs addition and various other changes were made at that time too. That is where we live so just call out if you require assistance at any time.

About Inglenook

About Gore & Districts

Gore is also an excellent base to explore the most beautiful areas of Southland and Otago. Within two hours of easy travelling on good, uncrowded roads, you can reach Fiordland, Central Otago, The South Coast (from here, Stewart Island) and The Catlins Coast.


Each of these makes for an easy day trip.

Gore is a thriving town situated picturesquely on the banks of the famous Mataura River. This river, which wends its way through some of our country's most productive farmland is justly famous for the excellence of its trout fishing.

The town is the commercial and service centre for a large rural area, famous for its products of lambs, wool, grain and dairy products.

The trout statue, Gore, New Zealand

Times change and Inglenook was sold off to developers. In 1993 the Vincent family purchased it as it had lots of room for their six children. We thought it an ideal home close to town, schools and surrounded by parks. We were right; it has been an ideal family home for us.
Time also passes and children leave home but Dave and Donna decided not to sell up and move to something smaller but to stay put in this beautiful location and open up their home to guests like you.
Inglenook Homestay bears the marks of a robust life as a home for children and a family home. We have many good memories of our life here and we think that this “home away from home” has absorbed the flavour of all these good times. It is our wish that you feel welcomed, warmed and relaxed during your stay with us however brief it may be.
Dave and Donna Vincent


Gore is also well known for its lovely parks and gardens.

Local highlights:

  • Hokonui Pioneer village - a model historic town
  • Eastern Southland Art Gallery - some collections of national significance
  • The Moonshine Museum - adjacent to the Information Centre
  • The Multisport Complex
  • The Croyden Aircraft Museum
  • Excellent shopping and restaurants.
Tha Mataura River, Gore, New Zealand

Your hosts:

Donna and Dave Vincent

41 Ardwick St Gore, 9710

Ph: +64 3 208 1282

Mob: +64 22 084 7160

E: davevincent55@gmail.com